Home Staging Tip - Space Planning is Important - Home Staging Vancouver
My company, Exit Stage Right, was hired recently to prepare this cute bungalow for sale. This home has a lot of great features, including beautiful, refinished, hardwood floors with inlay, and a wood-burning fireplace.
When I first visited the home, it was clear that two young children had invaded the space with all their toys, bouncy chairs, cute baby pictures, sippy cups etc. This is life with young children, and completely understandable. However, when selling the home, the "day care" look had to go!
The other item that immediately struck me upon entering the living room, was that the focal point, the fireplace, was almost completely covered by a big, leather lounge chair. It was almost as if the most important feature in the living room, the fireplace, was being ignored as an after thought.
All these obstacles to a quick sale can easily be rectified by an experienced home stager. By space planning, we were able to remove the children's furniture, place the sofa under the window, and relocate the large, leather lounge chair to the far wall. This completely opened up the space, leaving the fireplace front and centre, and creating more space for the dining room table. The room suddenly opened up and appeared much more spacious. Buyers want space, so we gave it to them!
Don't be afraid to rearrange furniture. Move pieces around until you feel you have the best layout, both in terms of space, and in terms of being able to have a conversation with the person seated near you.