Recently our Portland home staging company was hired to stage a very small home in a lovely 55+ retirement community. Their model apartment was ready for a new resident and I previewed the property to find that it was just over 600 sq ft. When staging such a small space, you want to make sure that you accomplish a few important goals:
- Show the Function of each space clearly
- Don't over-crowd those spaces with too much furniture
- Ensure the space looks warm and inviting, where the target buyer would want to spend time whether alone or when entertaining friends and family
Staging draws you into the space, showing well-defined function and how you could live here
Another angle of the dining space & entry
Staging helps a buyer see how much room there really is for a table & 4 chairs (we used just 2 but 4 would easily fit)
The Conversation area, Before
Once staged, it's easy to see that there's more room than it looked like when empty
Before, the bedroom looks small
Staging the bedroom shows it easily fits a queen bed, 2 nightstands, a dresser & accent chair!
Even the small kitchen needs a little help
Staging the kitchen added color and appeal during showings of this compact space
A final shot welcomes the viewer into the space, encouraging them to want to see more ...
Staging this small home was successful! The Director of the community said that everyone who saw it loved it, and it was snapped up quickly :-) So remember, if you're staging a very small home, furniture placement and scale are both important. Contact your local professional home stager for assistance!
~ Photos and Staging by Room Solutions Staging ~