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Home Staging Tips

The spring home buying and selling season is underway! A quicker home sale can be reached by keeping in mind the needs of the home’s most likely buyer and creating a fresh inspiring look just for them. If you’ve recently made big upgrades like renovating your kitchen, getting Glass Shower Direct to install a new shower in your bathroom, or creating an open floor plan for the downstairs, then your house will likely be in a good condition and won’t need much staging. However, there are always small additions you can make to really draw the buyer in. It’s important to keep in mind your primary buying demographic. The three largest categories of buyers likely to buy your home are young singles, families, or empty nesters.

Targeting Singles

Emphasize sleeping spaces and the living room. Singles will spend a lot of time in the living room and the bedroom, which are their sanctuaries from the outside world. As a result, there is no need to set the dining room table with place settings. Focus on a simple TV stand with clean lines, fairy lights to set the ambiance and plain curtains, bedding and rugs. Young singles are less likely to have lots of furniture, so help them to envision what it could look like by using modern furniture similar to this live edge epoxy resin table.

Targeting Young Families

Young families tend to revolve around children. Items that help this demographic envision themselves living in the space include age-appropriate bedding, linens and towels, a bright rug near play areas, and strategically placed toy chests with open tops. Since kids often play or watch TV on the floor, eliminate the coffee table to create a living room that appears larger and more inviting. Garage storage space is important to families with young children. Organize children’s toys and sports equipment to showcase the garage’s storage capacity without compromising functionality. The kitchen is also important as family meals will be prepared there, whilst a dining room should show off its ability to hold family dinners, so get the best silver cutlery out ready for when the grandparents come round!

Targeting Empty Nesters

Empty nesters tend to seek an upgrade in quality features. Upgrading bath accessories like towel bars and toilet paper holders or decorative hanging lights to a better quality and newer style will make an impact. If the budget allows, you can also upgrade their sofa (click here) to a more comfortable one, so as to maximize their relaxation. Lighting is also a key feature for this group so try to maximize natural light in the living spaces. If lighting is less than ideal, add lamps or a ceiling fan with light fixtures. It’s important to open heavy blinds or window coverings when showing the home.

An absolute “must” for home stagers regardless of which demographic being targeted is color. Most sellers are instructed to use neutral colors when repainting. However, adding the right punch of color to accent walls can create depth, enhance kitchen cabinets, or bring a boring bathroom to life.

Homeowners can find color in simple accessories, like throw pillows, coffee table books, and decorative canisters. Neutral colors in flooring materials, upholstery pieces and window dressing work well because they enhance brighter accents.

Article Source: RISMEDIA

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