7 Home Staging Tips for Your Windows

Real Estate Agent with The Chenevey Group 155728

In looking for some great tips for staging, I came across this blog. Loved these ideas! We don't often give windows the credit they deserve. Enjoy!


All my best,


Original content by Kathy Streib


Windows Do Count...Easy Tips to Follow

When preparing your house for sale, don’t forget your windows! I know that you have a lot to think about when getting ready to sell your home but remember these 2 things about your windows…

1.They help shine a light on your home

2.They are the portal to what buyers are looking for...the outside oasis.

Don’t worry, there’s no need to invest in expensive new window coverings that you will barely get to enjoy.  

Here are 7 very easy tips you can take to stage your windows:

1.Make them shine.

Hire a professional window cleaner if you need to but make them sparkle.

There are many home cleaning solutions that can help make

Rem0ving screens

lets in 30% more light




windows sparkle. My favorite has cornstarch in it, and it really does work.

2.Remove your screens.

Did you know that you can let in up to 30% more light by removing the screens!  Brighten up those rooms!


3.Remove the Scarlett O’Hara look

If your window treatments would make a good dress for Scarlett, then take them down.  They can be dark and also send off the “I’m old” vibe.


4.Go Sleek

If you want to replace them, think sleek.  Remove the heavy rod and opt for a simple rod with rings. Then add simple panels.

5.Leave them off.

Don’t break the bank with this.  When we remove the heavy window treatments in many of our homes we stage, we opt for nothing if that is the budget. This lets in more light and lets the buyers see the outdoors.

6. Go long!  Short curtains that “match” your window are like adding a belt to a dress on a short lady.  You’re only cutting the height of the room in half.

7.Stage the outside

Often, no matter how clean the windows, the view looking out may not be very inviting….a neighbor's shed or an ugly building.  If this is the case, look into adding a plant or something to enhance the view that buyers will see.


windows in staging

Don’t leave this important part of your home to chance.  Stage your windows so your buyers can see the possibilities of your home.

 Kathy Streib 

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Comments (2)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I love this post. I'm so glad you reposted it so everyone had a chance to read it

Oct 13, 2016 09:32 PM
Nancy Chenevey
The Chenevey Group - Ann Arbor, MI
"Showing You the Way Home"

I agree Lise, great tips!

Oct 20, 2016 03:19 AM