Selling your home can be expensive what with moving costs, repairs, and marketing your home. One way to save money and still sell your home quickly is by staging your home yourself. Rather than hiring a staging company and shelling out a couple hundred dollars, these DIY staging tips will brighten up your home and make it more appealing to potential home buyers.
After just one weekend, your home will look fresh and irresistible to home buyers with these staging tips.
Depersonalize and Declutter
It can be awkward for home buyers to walk into someone else’s home and see their family pictures hanging on the walls. These personal touches can make it difficult for buyers to see themselves living in your house. So, take down all of your family photos and your children’s artwork from the walls. Not only will this make the space feel bigger, but home buyers can visualize their own photos on the walls.
Another way to make the space feel bigger is to put away your knick knacks and little souvenirs. Clear off shelves and table space to make your home feel spacious. This is another way to depersonalize your space too.
Make Minor Repairs
Most people think of staging as rearranging furniture, but it also includes making repairs. While you have gotten used to the loose doorknob to the bathroom or the scratch on the wall in living room, home buyers will be quick to notice these flaws. There are only a handful of buyers who want to buy a home that needs some fixing up.
Part of staging your home well is doing a deep cleaning of every room. This means getting down on your hands and knees and scrubbing away every scratch and picking up every speck of dust. This is the time to clean like you’ve never cleaned before. While home buyers aren’t quick to notice a clean home, they are quick to notice a dirty home.
Neutral color palettes allows your home to feel more spacious and fresh when home buyers tour it. Think about repainting your walls and putting covers on your couches to stick with a neutral color palette. This may include buying new accessories to pull the room together with the new colors, but that’s just part of the staging process.
Let There Be Light
Everyone wants a home with a lot of natural light. So, don’t be afraid to draw back those curtains and let in as much light as possible! You may need to replace your dark curtains with lighter, more transparent curtains to allow light in. Before a showing, always open your curtains. Don’t forget to give those windows a good scrubbing while doing your deep cleaning too!
Staging your home may require you to rearrange your furniture and mix and match furniture from different rooms. While it may not be your ideal way to living, this rearrangement can give a room a more open concept. If you aren’t sure where to begin, check out some HGTV or other listings similar to your home for ideas.
Organize Closets and Cabinets
Home buyers want a home with a lot of storage space. So, they will inevitably open up all of your closets and kitchen cabinets. To make these storage spaces look bigger, take some time and organize what’s inside them. Condense items by stacking or even putting some items you don’t need in storage. This clean, put-together look is essential when staging your home.
Have you ever noticed that stores like Anthropologie have large plants throughout the space? This is to make the space feel more lively and calm. You can create this atmosphere in your own home while staging by adding big leafy plants or little flowers in the window. This greenery makes a space feel more inviting and will help you to sell your home quickly.
Get Started with Staging
To sell your home quickly, staging is an essential part of the process. While it may seem like a large project meant for professionals, you can do it yourself. These simple staging tips should only take you a weekend to complete and will instantly transform your home.