7 Tips for Staging Your House

Selling a home can be stressful. Making your home appealing to potential buyers can seem like a daunting task. Realtors agree that one method to successfully sell a home is by staging the house for potential buyers.

Staging a home transforms the house into a showroom for potential buyers.  Buyers can visualize their own living space in the home and increase the chances of the home being sold. 

Many sellers can find these tasks overwhelming. Deciding what they should and shouldn’t do may keep a seller from undertaking such a task, and in doing so lengthen the time their home is on the market. Luckily, with companies like Shutter Heaven, Inc. staging a home does not have to be stressful. 

Today, we’ve got seven tips to help you stage your home to sell. With some simple improvements and updates, you can have a home ready for potential buyers.

1. Get Rid of the Clutter

One of the first steps in staging a home is getting rid of the clutter. Throw away anything that you do not need to keep, and then box up whatever you can.  Stow away your personal items, if possible with a friend or relative; you may want to invest in a storage unit as well. 

Of course, if you have already bought a home, move as much of your things there as possible. If you plan on taking your window treatments to your new home, you may want to replace them.

2. A Clean Home is a Happy Home

Deep clean your house. That includes bathrooms and kitchens, which may require some extra elbow grease. 
Clean carpets and resurface wood flooring if you can. Any drapery and window treatments should be cleaned and dusted. Eliminate pet odors if you have animals. 

You may want to hire professional cleaners if it is in your budget. 

On the outside, pressure wash the house and keep landscaping looking neat. Make sure that the house numbers are visible. Remember, curb appeal is key.

Open the windows to allow the house to air out. Remember that air fresheners or scented candles can cause allergic reactions - not something you want your potential buyers to have to deal with!

3. A Fresh Coat of Paint

Homebuyers want to see a home as a blank canvas. Paint walls neutral colors such as white, tan, or soft blues and greens. These painting updates will also reflect the natural light better.

4. Consider Solar Roller Shades

Lighting has a profound impact on the look and feel of a home. Solar Roller Shades are a great option to modernize a home and to easily adjust lighting. 

The shades are great for bedrooms, as they allow only 14% light penetration. The cordless design also makes them a safe option for children.

5. Renting Furniture

As we mentioned above, it’s important to remove as much of your furniture as possible so that the space feels open and big. However, you will still need some furniture in the house to make it feel homey and give potential buyers a way to picture the possibilities. 

If you’ve already moved your own furniture out, you may want to rent some furniture, or invest in some pop-up furniture. Pop-up furniture is a cheaper alternative, as it is made of cardboard, but allows buyers to visualize the space. 

6. What Rooms to Stage

If you are still living in the home, you may not feel comfortable staging the whole home. Key areas you want to stage are living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.  

Arrange furniture in a way that is visually appealing and inviting to guests.

7. Beautifying Your Windows

A few extra touches can help in selling a home. Old fixtures and window treatments can make even a newer home seem older and less appealing. 

Replacing old blinds, shades, and drapery can brighten up rooms and make a home seem like new again. New window treatments can modernize and update any home, making it more appealing to potential buyers.

Using these tips will help you to stage your home for the market in no time. If your home is in need of some new window treatments, Shutter Heaven is here to help! What do you think? Any awesome ideas for staging a home for sale? We’d love to hear your questions or comments below!