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When Staging a house for sale, some of the things that
should be addressed include; visual flow, furniture layout,
scale and proportion, balance and harmony, focal points
and room function.

When enhancing the functionality of the rooms, you
should take into consideration the over all layout of
the house, and the intended purpose for each room.

A good example is the formal dining room.  Today,
many dining rooms have turned into home offices,
or multi purpose rooms.  If your house plan has a formal
living/dining room combination, when preparing your
house for sale, the ideal situation would be to return
the dining room to its intended purpose.

Many buyers can't look at a dining room which has
been turned into a home office and picture their dining
room furniture in the room. On the other hand, when
the room has dining room furniture, it is easier for
them to look the space and feel confident their own
furniture will or will not be appropriate for the space.

Home Staging includes room function as well as
enhancing room functionality.

Lydia Pollard
Owners Pride Home Staging & Design
Serving Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Milton & Etobicoke


Richard Dolbeare
Inactive - Wailuku, HI
Living the Hawaii Lifestyle

Excellent point about the home office which should be relocated to a bedroom or other room separate from the living room.  I did that in my home and what a difference it made.

Sep 17, 2009 03:28 PM
Jim Valentine
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Gardnerville, NV

Excellent post.  We have a listing that has the master bedroom with work out equipment, a sitting area and a single bed.  They did the same in one of the guest rooms.  Splitting up?  Who knows, but it is odd showing the master - we have to stop and point out how large it really is with the three different living functions that are represented there. 

Oct 09, 2009 02:36 AM