5 Expert Staging Tips for Giving Value to Small Spaces
Only 33% of buyers can imagine the potential of a space without furnishings… 77% of buyers can’t! After all, we’re accustomed to seeing beautiful spaces on the TV, the internet, and in magazines. Which means…
Every inch inside and outside your home counts!
When you are selling your home, every area needs a purpose and reason for being. If you don’t know what to do with an area… well, neither will a potential buyer.
If you can furnish these small space areas and create a usable space — voilà! — it increases your homes likability and value in the eyes of buyers.
Now that you’re a believer in the importance of staging small spaces, here are some tips!
#1 | When in doubt, make it a nook!
Small spaces can often be found at the top of a flight of stairs or a landing. Try putting a small narrow table there with a lamp and maybe a garden seat. If it’s big enough you could even put a small chair. This instantly creates an inviting space. Plus, nooks are all the rage these days!
#2 | Small Rooms Make Great Offices, Playrooms, or Dressing Rooms
If you have an extra-small bedroom not in use, chances are it has collected all the leftover clutter… Clean it out! A cluttered “storage” room is a waste of real estate and will turn potential buyers off.
Try these ideas instead…
Make it an office with a small desk, unique chair, and beautiful artwork
Turn it into a children’s playroom with colorful coordinating baskets for toys and a pretty area rug
Create a luxurious dressing room with a popular, extra-large framed leaning mirror, a wingback chair, a tufted ottoman and a thick fur rug
#3 | Create Inviting & Relaxing Outdoor Spaces
An outside terrace or patio is the perfect place to create an inviting scene. Try adding a small iron table, two chairs with small cushions, and some flowering plants. Now, a potential buyer can envision coming home after a long day at work and relaxing outside.
#4 | Transform your creepy attic into a selling point
Many homes have finished attics that seem to be the catch-all for old clothes, holiday decor, or unused furniture. Now is the time to clean out the area and give it some purpose. It should contribute to your selling price, not take away from it. Restyle the attic to invite people to linger…
Stage the space to create a reading room by adding 1 or 2 comfy chairs, a tall reading lamp, a small coffee table, and maybe even an area rug
Create a yoga room, with mats, an exercise ball, candles, and relaxing artwork
#5 | Use Size-Appropriate Furniture in Small Spaces
Putting large furnishings in a small space is a good way to make it look small — which you don’t want. Bolsters are great options for small-scale seating, or use an ottoman as a dual-function footrest and cocktail table.
If you have space and not sure how to furnish it or putting your home on the market and need some help Lori Carbone of Spaces That Speak Home Staging is right in our area serving Bergen County NJ and Rockland County NY. Contact 201-957-4610 or spacesthatspeak.com