HIGHLIGHT the HOMES BEST FEATURES
When preparing a home for sale, determine what each room’s best feature is and determine the best way to highlight that feature. If there are architectural features in a home, highlight the details by clearing items away from the features. Built in book cases are a good example; they are best highlighted by minimizing the amount of items diplayed, allowing the eye to see the details of the book cases, not the stuff in them. Large windows with beautiful views are best highlighted by removing as many items in front and around the windows as possible and sometimes even removing the window treatment.
Often, in living rooms the fire place is blocked by a large sofa, not allowing the home buyer to see the room’s best selling feature. Instead, move the sofa to the side and highlight the fireplace with a few attractive accessories. Place two chairs opposite the sofa. Buyers will be able to visualize themselves sitting next to the warm fire with this furniture arrangement.
Most often, it is the bed, itself, that is the best feature in a bedroom. When properly staged with beautiful linens and an abundance of pillows, it will showcase a luxurious place to retire to.
Kitchens and bathrooms have many architectural details that can be highlighted by simplifying the items on countertops and walls. In kitchens and baths, less is always best to showcase the many detailed features that are in these rooms.
One point to remember; WE ARE SELLING THE FEATRUES OF THE HOME, NOT THE HOME OWNERS STUFF.
JULIE STONE, ASP
Accredited Staging Professional