The Big Three,Space, Light & Storage. Staging in Burlington

Home Stager

Last night I did a consult on a charming older home. It was built in the knob and tube era. 

The home was small but charming. Walking through it showed me once again how important the Big Three of Staging are when selling. 


No matter what size of home, a buyer needs to feel that the rooms are spacious for that size of home. To do this we make sure that traffic flow is good and that there are no 'extras' being stored in the room. Remember, less is more on surfaces and shelving. Entry areas to each room should not be crowded with furniture. Leave room for the buyer's imagination.

We make sure that each room has a clear purpose. 


Buyers like homes flooded with light. Make sure there is lots of natural light coming into the house and that there is good illumination at night or on dull days. Open up those window treatments. Make sure there is instant light when you turn on a fixture. This may mean replacing those Eco bulbs. Update the light fixtures. 



Everyone likes storage. Show the buyers that your home has enough storage. Tidy storage areas but do not strip them. Storing food stuffs in the basement can make it look like your kitchen cabinets are inadequate. 

Over the door hooks and coat trees can indicate a lack of closet space. 

Show them how efficient your storage spaces are by organizing them. 

No matter how old the home, these areas always count.

If you have an older basement invest in some paint and refresh that unfinished area.  

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Comments (6)

Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

These are great tips to ensure that a home is shown in its best light.

Mar 01, 2017 09:12 AM
Janice Ankrett

Thank you Belinda Spillman ! They apply to every type of home, no matter the size or price range.

Mar 01, 2017 09:43 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Janice- you are spot on with this post.  They're the basics that sellers need to address when selling their home!

Mar 01, 2017 09:48 AM
Janice Ankrett

Glad you agree Kathy Streib . Thanks for the Banana ;).

Mar 01, 2017 10:56 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Mar 01, 2017 10:14 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

YES YES and YES.  Addressing these three will make all the difference!

Mar 08, 2017 12:28 PM
Janice Ankrett

They are very basic but very important Sharon Tara ;).

Mar 08, 2017 02:29 PM