Home Staging Tips

Home Staging Tips That Improve the Value of Your Home

While selling your home is a stressful enough proposition, staging your home is a vital part of the selling process. It can be a daunting task, but there are several things you can do to help sell your residence at top dollar:

Deep Clean

There is cleaning, and then there is cleaning. Dirty bathrooms and dingy walls are the ultimate turn-offs to prospective buyers. Make sure you take the time to thoroughly clean every room and surface in your home.

Incorporate Mirrors

Mirrors give the appearance that a room is bigger than it is and help to bring extra light into the space. They also add a touch of upscale style.


You might be proud of your home’s inhabitants but displaying family photos can distract potential buyers. You’ll want them to envision themselves in the space, not you. Try replacing personal wall décor with mirrors and simplistic art.

Turn Your Bathroom Into a Spa

Quickly dress a drab bathroom by stacking a few washcloths tied with ribbon and adding some scented candles and faux plants. Displaying all-white towels and keeping the countertops clear also help to make the space seem inviting and clean.

Look at Rearranging Rooms

Make it easy for potential buyers to envision a room being used by family or friends. Your current furniture arrangement might not be the one that appeals to others.

Tidy Up the Kitchen

The kitchen is frequently the focal point for many buyers. The countertops need to be clear, so make sure any gadgets or appliances are stored away and out of view. We all love to display those A+ report cards, but the fridge also needs to be clear of magnets and other items.


Homes are functional spaces that hold many items from our daily lives, but that visual chaos shouldn’t be on display for a showing. Anything non-essential from your daily routine should be stored away. If your house is on the market, it should look ready for new occupants. When in doubt, simplicity is best.

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