I love playing with colors in my home. Changing the color in my living room used to be a big job. I used to have to repaint the entire room to change the color scheme but have since learned to keep the walls and flooring neutral. Using accent colors in the room can make it very easy to change the overall appearance of the room without going to the expense or work of repainting. My blog will show you what you can do to change the color in your rooms without having to go through the process of painting the entire room.
If you are selling your home and are simply cleaning it and then showing it to potential buyers, but aren't getting any offers, it could be a problem. Your home may sit on the market for a long time this way without getting any offers at all. Just cleaning your home may not be the way to go. You may need to do a little more. Home staging is a way to set up your home to make it look more appealing to a potential buyer. Read on for information about home staging.
What Is Home Staging?
Home staging is when a company comes to your home and sets it up with furniture and housewares/decor to decorate your home in a more appealing way. They decorate to make your home feel cozy, but still neutral enough that anyone can feel like it's their home. It looks move-in ready, clean, neat and organized. It's a service that can help your home sell quickly and a lot of sellers (especially newly built home sellers) use this type of service to sell their homes.
Whose Furniture Do They Use?
You can talk to the home staging company about this, but most times they bring in their own furniture and decor. If you have a lot of your own things, they may use your furniture, but decorate and downsize to make the home look a little less cluttered and more organized. They may also have you get rid of any collections or family photos on the walls that makes the home look less neutral - if you have these things, put them in storage now.
Do They Stage The Entire House?
The service you choose depends on how much you want to spend. Most home staging may only be in the living spaces and kitchen, but you may be able to add more rooms to be staged as well. To stage the entire house, it may be an extra cost to you, but it could be worth the cost.
How Does Staging Help?
A potential buyer doesn't want to see your personal belongings left out everywhere in your home. If you have a cluttered home, it may feel clean to you, but to a potential buyer it may look like a big mess. It's hard for a potential buyer to see themselves and their belongings there when it's too cluttered or crammed with things. A home staging company can clear out your home and can make the home appear larger and help a potential buyer see themselves living there.
If you are selling your home without a lot of luck at getting offers, consider hiring a home staging company and get your home sold.