On a recent tour of a Showhome here in Nashville, Edie Moll, owner of Showhomes Portland suggested the following:
When touring a dining room, she suggested that it was better Fung Shei to pull dining room chairs out a bit from the table so they are easier to sit in and the table as a whole is more apporachable. Here are two versions of the same table in different stagings with the chairs in and out:
Her idea, and I agreed, was that the more approachable a room is, the more comfortable it is for buyers. The more comfortable the room is, the more likely buyers will sit down in a room and if they do that they will spend more time in the home. The amount of time that a buyer spends in a staged home is often what determines how much they will pay for a home. More time = higher offer.
I like clear dining room tables, free from place settings because I beleive it makes the table more approachable but I never thought about pulling the chairs out. Great idea! Edie is schooled in Fung Shei and uses it in her staging in Scottsdale and Portland.
What do you think?