When selling your house it is important to have a professional photographer. Because of the 90% of home shoppers looking online – this is likely the ‘first’ showing. Statistics also show that a staged home makes it easier for a Buyer to visualize the home. Below Qblends will share with you these home staging tips to help your house to sell quick – even if you are on a staging budget.

Staging a living room tips
  • Go through your house and remove any unnecessary furniture to help open up each room.
  • Pull furniture away from the wall in certain rooms such as the living room to help create more space.
  • Consider replacing dated curtains with newer ones. This will help freshen up the room.
  • When hanging pictures, group smaller, like-kind art together.
  • If you have cords and wires showing from TV’s, receivers, lamps or any other electronics. Consider tucking cord’s away so they are not visible.
Home staging living room
Home staging living room
  • When staging a home, you likely hear the word de-personalize. One way to do this is to pack away any family portraits you have around the house.
  • A lot of households have magazine racks packed with old editions that never get looked at. Pack them away or recycle them!
  • When looking for ideas to staging a living room, you will notice that walkways don’t usually look bare. Consider adding a long narrow rug to fill in the empty space.
  • When hanging art throughout the house, hang the largest artwork on the largest wall.
  • After removing your old magazines, add a nice coffee table book in its place.
Staging Your Dining Room
  • Remove any extra table leaves and store them away to help make the dining room feel larger.
  • Properly set the dinner table as if you are having guest over for a special occasion.
  • Hang light-colored curtains from floor to ceiling. This will help give the perception of taller ceilings.
  • Clean and open blinds to let in more natural light.
  • For the time being, replace low wattage light bulbs with 100 watt light bulbs to brighten up darker rooms.
Home staging Dining room
Home staging dining room
  • Use more life and color by bringing in different kinds of plants into the house.
  • Add an extra lamp or two to bring in more light in dark areas that are hard to light.
  • Add mirrors for more light and to help give the perception of an open area.
  • Don’t hang art and pictures on every wall. Consider leaving one wall bare.
  • When home staging, hang wall art at eye level.
How to stage a kitchen tips
  • Clean and pack away most of the items that are usually stored on your counters.
  • One old staging tip is to add a bowl of fruit to bring in more color.
  • Staining or painting dated cabinets can be time-consuming but can easily transform a kitchen.
  • After updating your dated cabinets, also consider replacing the old knobs and hardware.
  • Another way to de-personalize when staging a house is to remove all items from the refrigerator.
Virtual staging your kitchen
Virtual staging your kitchen
  • Spice up the kitchen! There are many quick and easy ways to add a new backsplash to add more personality.
  • Consider replacing that old, dated faucet with a brand new faucet.
  • Loud and bold colors can be a quick turn off for homebuyers. Consider repainting any rooms a more neutral color.
  • One easy way to add more natural light is by simply cleaning all windows inside and out.
  • Fix any leaking faucets, contact a local, licensed plumber referred plumbing issues. These are things buyers look for when looking at houses.

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