Portland Home Staging Q & A: Can you Stage just one room in my home?
As a home staging company in Portland OR, we are often called by homeowners and listing agents with questions about staging. In a recent example, homeowners were about to put their updated home on the market, and their formal living room (the first room you see upon entering) had been the “pool table” room. The sellers knew they should remove the pool table (they’d watched HGTV, after all) but they didn’t have enough furniture to make the living room feel inviting to potential buyers.
Their smart listing agent suggested that they hire Room Solutions Staging to furnish this room appropriately so that buyers could see themselves enjoying this room with family and friends. It would also be the room that sets the tone for the rest of the house, and it’s important that the spaces flow well together.
When I first viewed this home, here’s what the living room looked like, before staging:
In the “Before” photo, you can see that there was only a leather chair, art above the mantle, and two small tables … but the room had no warmth or personality. A system of wires held up two pendant lights that hung over the recently-removed pool table … they’d have to go.
For a small expense, the sellers received a living room that lived up to the rest of their lovely home. Adding furniture and color warmed up the room quite a bit … and the fireplace is now a properly- highlighted focal point. Take a look at the “After” photo:
For the rest of this home, I provided the sellers with a list of Things To Do before putting the house on the market; they worked hard to get everything done in 24 hours, and I returned to stage this living room.
~ This home SOLD just TWO DAYS after listing, and for OVER asking price ~
When you’re selling your home, don’t leave equity on the table … make sure that every room is presented looking its very best for your target buyers. Do you have a home staging question that we can help you with? Just let us know!
~ Staging by Room Solutions Staging; living room “after” photo courtesy of Realty Imaging ~