Are you thinking of putting your house on the market in 2020? Have you considered home staging?
As self storage specialists, Space Centre have been in business for many years helping customers find the right storage unit for their specific needs. They can tell you from experience that the main reason people turn to self storage is when moving or renovating. Home staging can help make a property more appealing while significantly speeding up the selling process and asking price.
Before you start staging your home, you need to do a proper clear-out. If you don’t have enough space for everything at home, a self storage unit is the best and most affordable solution. Don’t empty out your entire home as people often buy into a lifestyle as much as the property.
Keep some of your personality in the house as they want to picture what it might be like to live there. Remove big and bulky furniture as it can make the room feel small and replace it with something smaller. You should consider built-in bespoke furniture as it’s stylish, personalised and saves on space.
Clear all surfaces of any unnecessary clutter but leave some family photographs, a few appliances and anything you’d expect in a normal house. Home staging is about putting your home on display but it still needs to resemble a homely environment.
DIY Improvements For Home Staging
Unless there are structural issues or your house looks dated, you only need a few small home improvements to add value. Remember, the two main rooms people typically focus on are the kitchen and bathroom so plan accordingly and you will reap the rewards.
Here are a few small home improvements that can make a big difference:
- A fresh coat of paint and/or varnish
- Fix holes in walls, broken doorknobs and cracked tiles
- Replace worn or damaged carpets
- Replace worktops
- Paint or replace cupboard doors
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Tips For A Bathroom Makeover
Besides a bad choice of paint, bathrooms without a shower or a bath can almost instantly count against you. Here are a few small things you should do to add value to your bathroom.
- Replace dated fixtures with a basic white suite as it’s a neutral colour and can help make the room feel bigger and brighter
- Remove or replace carpets with lino or tiles
- Install a bath and a shower if there is enough space or at least a shower over the bath
Home staging is about showing each room as it is intended. If the spare bedroom is a home office or study but advertised as a double bedroom, change the room so buyers can see that. Same goes for the dining room filled with kid’s toys or other items. Potential buyers want to see how their dining room table and chairs will fit in so help them visualise it.
Simple Gardening Tips
Gardens are certainly seasonal but buyers still want to see one nonetheless. Make sure your garden is as clean and tidy as possible with toys and tools packed away neatly. Potential buyers want confirmation that the garden is safe for their children or that it’s good for entertainment purposes.
Did these home staging tips whet your appetite for more? Get in touch if you need professional advice on home design and bespoke furniture. You can visit our showroom or we can arrange a visit to your house. Either way, give us a call on 01756 700471 or visit www.hartleysbedrooms.co.uk
Many thanks to the Space Centre for their top tips. We hope you find them useful and we wish you good luck with your home sale.