There comes a time in our lives when we need to move out of our old home and move into a new one. When that happens, we have to make a decision on what to do with the property we’re going to leave behind. Most of the time, people decide to sell their old houses or rent them out and make a quick buck out of it. But based on our experience, it’s anything but quick folks. In fact, it might take a long time in finding a trusted person to buy your house. Should you decide to rent it out, the competition is too high that you have to give your property an edge if you want lessees to choose it over the many options out there. Sounds too heavy, huh? But don’t lose hope because we got you covered when it comes to home staging.
While staging a home is the most logical step to undertake, there are also a lot of design and handyman choices involved in the process. You have to be familiar with every room and area in your house in order to determine what needs to be enhanced or repaired. Here are some home staging tips for certain areas in your residence.
A kitchen is always a favourite amongst mothers and food lovers. As such, it’s important to redecorate it into something that will motivate people to get their hands dirty and cook good food. To do that, you have to make the area light and neutral. Paint the cabinets with colors that are not too dim yet not too shocking so as not to limit your market. And please, do not be overly decorative! Why? So that prospective buyers and tenants can easily imagine what fixtures they will add to personalize their cooking space. You can also install a new clean countertop that will definitely catch the eye of anyone. Lastly, don’t forget to have your faucets checked and repaired, folks. You don’t want a leaky faucet to scare home buyers or renters away, do you? If you are serious about keeping up with the competition, hiring able plumbers who are experienced in home additions and renovations should be a top priority.
Clean and simple. While there are lots of ideas out there on how to create the perfect bathroom, this timeless general theme never fails. Instead of focusing on colors and styles, arrangements, and other artistic aspects, check for the necessities: mirrors, cabinet, soap dish, exhaust, curtains, and a rag. Again, don’t over-decorate this part, because even the male members of the family are meticulous when it comes to the bathroom. In fact, that’s the only room they care about in most cases. An overdecorated bathroom can turn them off.
Functionality is the main function of a bathroom and it should be highlighted when you’re staging a home. Don’t forget to install bathroom towel holders and toiletry containers that keep everything within hand’s reach. Plus, installing electrical sockets inside a bathroom helps make a grooming process go faster and smoother. Just make sure these sockets are placed safely and away from any source of water.
A living room can be made better if you emphasize on comfort and convenience. Let’s face it. No home buyer or investor will be interested if a living room that looks stressful. If you don’t want that to happen, stage a living room by using and arranging furniture well. We’ve written before that you can jumpstart your home staging well by getting rid of old furniture and staging your home artistically. Ventilation should also be improved to provide more comfort.
At the same time, install bright and energy-saving light bulbs and improve the windows to illuminate the living room. Plus, you can place potted plants to make a living room seem livelier. The end product should be a safe space where any family can just be together and enjoy their free time bonding.
Apart from the living room, the dining room is another area inside a home where family relationships are cultivated over food. It’s actually the best place to catch up and enjoy stories as each member of the family is eating a well-prepared dinner. And come on, who doesn’t like to eat good food with your family?
In this room’s case, a simple and functional dining table is the centrepiece of it all. To accentuate the table, decorative pieces should be placed to create an environment of warmth for people. Some of these pieces include family pictures, wonderful artwork, or vases with flowers. These things will help your dining room look more inviting. Lastly, don’t place any appliance or digital gadget in this area. Having a television is a big distraction. The living room or individual bedrooms should be a place for these things, not the dining room folks.
Backyards can be fun if you stage it well. It’s that one area where kids can run around safely or adults can just hang around to relax outdoors. When it comes to backyards, a clever landscape design is what you need for your home staging plans. All the plants, trees, and fixtures should blend perfectly in a backyard. You can also have a flowerbed constructed to really increase your backyard’s aesthetic appeal. You might find some useful tips that will get you started with your landscaping projects here.
Potential home buyers or investors will see how much fun they can have with a well-designed backyard. Stage it properly with the use of amazing landscaping methods and you’ll have a taker for your property soon enough.
Sleeping requires a room where a person can feel safe and comfortable. The bedroom will create a lasting impression on a prospective buyer or tenant so you can get a bit creative here. Who knows, you might just find the perfect client with the artistic choice that you make in this part of the property?
For the essentials, there has to be a closet, a mirror, inviting soft cushions and fluffy pillows, a bedside table, and a lamp. Choose a theme to your bedroom and that will determine the colors and elements you’d put inside. The closet must look spacious no matter what theme you choose.
If you chose an urban feel, then go for steel, sleek, and modern-looking lamps, monochromatic to gray-shaded bed and pillow covers, and a white paint or wallpaper. You can also opt for oceanic shades of blue for the covers and wall paint, with a picture of a beautiful beach or a boat hanging right above the bed. A classy-looking lamp with subtle shades of blue is perfect for this theme. You can even go green and natural by putting a vase with oozing greens and a few flowers right on top of the bedside table. Decorate the bedroom with nature-inspired hanging art pieces that go well with wooden, unpainted, but varnished closets. It’s totally up to you.