My recent stay in a Stockholm apartment proved to be a good source of some off the job training. Most would assume that staying in an 800 square foot apartment would be tough on a family of 4. Not so in Sweden and many other European countries. For example, take a look at this photo. The dishwaher is 1/2 the size of mine at home and the refrigerator (that you cannot see is also very compact.) The place is tidy, space is optimized with the addition of several requesite IKEA staging solutions, and the heated tile floor on the tiny balcony is the perfect solution for getting a breath of fresh air in the cold winter months.
Cozy space for a breath of fresh air!
Now...it's time to bring this back to staging in North America...and more specifically for me staging in the Midwest. Well, here it is. As home stagers we are often concerned about the perception of prospective buyers when it comes to their likelihood of making an offer with a uniquely small kitchen, master bath, etc. I think it is time to take the focus to what can we do to show how amazingly resoruceful we can be in using these cozy spaces. In some cases it might even be time to put a little IKEA on!
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