As a professioanal Chicagoland Home Stager that works in a lot of vacant homes for both individual seller and investors, I get to experience some amazing transformations. While we may do this on a daily basis, it doesn't take away from the excitement of the before and after shot. Take a look at a recent River Forest makeover.
A vacant home makeover in River Forest shows the dramatic change
This long skinny living room could have had buyers trying to determine how they would divide up two smaller spaces, pushing those who were interested in having a large room checking this home off their list.
The after photo shows a large room that functions well for family or entertaining.
This dining room leaves buyers worried about flow and table size where they should be focused on the stunning detail molding.
Buyers now focus on the room itself, not awkward traffic patterns. Artwork brings the eye upward so we can focus on all of the details in this craftsman home.
What do you do when the detail work overpowers the room? Tall windows and dark trimwork leave tihs room feeling small and dated.
Staging makes the room feel warm and inviting. Showing the dimensions of the room is much easier when buyers can see exactly how it will work with furniture in it.
This master bedroom is anything but inspiring. The small window off to the side may leave buyers wondering where they will put their bed or how the room will function. By no means does this space feel luxurious.
After Chicagoland Home Staging completed this project the room feels large and the awkward side window has all but disappeared, except for adding lighting and interest. The room now feels large and luxurious in istead of lopsided.
Focus on the positive through home staging
One of the best benefits of home staging is that buyers are able to envision what their life (including their stuff) might look like in the home. They are able to focus on the positive elements of the home rather than being distracted by less favorable ones.