The goal of home-staging is to make the house marketable (able to be sold quickly and for a good price). This entails presenting the home in the best possible way to attract the highest number of prospective buyers.
Some of the homes we get to stage are already in a picture-perfect condition. All we need to do is add a few finishing touches, bring in some knick-knacks and artwork and it’s good to go!
Other homes need a bit more TLC. In these instances, we harness the power of optical illusions.
The idea of what a dream house should look is unique for each and every one of us. Despite our different needs, requirements, and expectations, empirical evidence suggests that most buyers gravitate towards the same aspects – ample natural light and abundance of space.
As Home-Stagers, it is our responsibility to enhance these two features, even if the property doesn’t have enough of either. Impossible? Not if your Property Stylists are part-time illusionists, bwahaha! (evil laugh)
Okay, on a more serious note – it’s important to mention this before we continue.
Illusion ≠ Deception
People sometimes assume that home staging is deceiving and that the only purpose is to hide holes in the walls and cracks in the flooring in front of the buyers.
The truth is, that any good and professional Home-Stager can showcase the potential of the house without hiding any imperfections.
When we talk about creating illusions, we mean making the most of what we’ve got.
If you are in the market as a buyer – why not use staging as a template? Get inspired! You can easily recreate any of our “tricks” regardless of the size of your budget.
They say “A good magician never reveals his secrets” … well, good thing we are Property Stylists! Here they are, enjoy!
Is there anyone out there who would actually enjoy living in a dark and dingy home? No, really… is there? If it’s you, please send us a message. We won’t judge, we’re just curious.
It’s in human nature to be surrounded by a lot of light. Letting more brightness into your home helps the body produce melatonin, which is a hormone that regulates our body clock, sleep pattern and digestion. Exposure to more sunlight also increases serotonin, which can reduce the symptoms of depression. Oh, and did we mention saving $$$ on the electricity bill?
Creating a bright environment before you put your house on the market is the ultimate hack to make people fall in love with your home. And the best thing? It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg!