Can Staging Help Unlock the Appeal of a Very Small Portland Home?

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Recently our Portland home staging company was hired to stage a very small home in a lovely 55+ retirement community.  Their model apartment was ready for a new resident and I previewed the property to find that it was just over 600 sq ft. When staging such a small space, you want to make sure that you accomplish a few important goals:

  • Show the Function of each space clearly
  • Don’t over-crowd those spaces with too much furniture
  • Ensure the space looks warm and inviting, where the target buyer would want to spend time whether alone or when entertaining friends and family
Here are some Before & After photos of the staging of this small model apartment (ironically, we staged it the same week we staged a Portland home that’s 6,400 sq ft — ten times larger!)
What you see when you enter: Portland home staging tips

Staging draws you into the space, showing well-defined function and how you could live here portland oregon home stagers

Another angle of the dining space & entry portland house staging

Staging helps a buyer see how much room there really is for a table & 4 chairs (we used just 2 but 4 would easily fit) model home staging portland oregon

The Conversation area, Before oregon home stagers

Once staged, it’s easy to see that there’s more room than it looked like when empty how to stage a small home

Before, the bedroom looks small staging a home for sale

Staging the bedroom shows it easily fits a queen bed, 2 nightstands, a dresser & accent chair!

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Even the small kitchen needs a little help home staging experts portland OR 97221

Staging the kitchen added color and appeal during showings of this compact space www.roomsolutions.com

A final shot welcomes the viewer into the space, encouraging them to want to see more … Portland OR real estate staging

Staging this small home was successful! The Director of the community said that everyone who saw it loved it, and it was snapped up quickly 🙂    So remember, if you’re staging a very small home, furniture placement and scale are both important.  Contact your local professional home stager for assistance!

~ Photos by Room Solutions Staging ~


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Room Solutions Staging offers expert services to Portland Oregon homeowners, real estate agents, builders, banks, and investors to prepare your home for selling.  Our clients love our customer service and our results!  Our services in the Portland OR metro area include Verbal Consultations, Home Staging for both vacant and lived-in homes, and interior re-styling service when you’re staying in your home but need a new “look.”  For a free proposal, please contact us @ 503-246-1800.