Well you’re not alone. The question; "how do I arrange the furniture?" is perhaps the most frequently asked questions I receive. And with reason. Most sellers have seen enough shows on TV to understand that there's a need to change. However, they're challenged on exactly what changes would benefit them the most.
Let's begin with reviewing the objective:
The objective for the seller is to showcase the features as well as the space the home has to offer.
How is that accomplished?
- Find the feature you want to highlight. Perhaps it's the fireplace in the living room or the built-ins in the keeping room. Your objective as a seller is to draw the buyers' eye to that feature.
- Add visual space. This can be accomplished by removing an item or two from the room. For example, if you have two end tables today, try removing one. If you have a dining room table with a leaf and 6 chairs, try removing the leaf and two of the chairs.
- Expose your flooring. This is especially true if you believe this to be a feature of the home. Try removing the rug or reduce the size of the rug you use. Yes, area rugs can add warmth but if over-sized, then you risk covering up one of the best features of the home.
With those basics in mind, know that it's perfectly okay to have a room re-arranged 5-6 (or more) times before you settle on the right arrangement.
Also know that there are experts in place that are use to "putting the pieces together." An experienced home professional can easily help you identify the features, knows what it takes to add that "visual space" and can recognize what features may be hidden and need to be exposed.
Georgia Interior Solutions (GIS), LLC is Atlanta Georgia's Premier Home Staging Provider. Owner and Real Estate Staging Expert, Kathy Nielsen has appeared on the pages of Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Home Improvement; Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. You can also see one of her staged homes on HGTV's hit show Sleep On It.
With their extensive home staging portfolio, you'll quickly learn that they have the experience and knowledge on what it takes to make your home and/or listing appeal to the prospective buyers. Contact them today for your free no-obligation appointment: 678 522 8392.