11 Ideas for DIY Home Staging in South Florida!
1. Get free advice – “A no-cost—and no-brainer—way to get your home looking good and ready to sell? “ Get your REALTOR® involved,” says Realtor Bill Golden.
2. Don’t rent a storage unit – Experienced sellers all know the absolute cheapest way to spruce up a home for sale is the critical de-cluttering stage—”the most typical problem” of homeowners, as one staging pro puts it.
3. Slipcover old furniture – Design expert Sam Jernigan at Renaissance Design Consultations of Northern California previously worked at one of the top staging firms in San Francisco and developed a mini-staging service.
4. Grab just 1 quart of paint – You already know that most rooms should be painted in a neutral tone. But according to Jernigan, a quart of the right pop of color can play up key architectural features and costs only around $15.
5. Raise the roof, visually speaking – “Older homes with low 8-foot ceilings benefit from adding strong vertical lines to a room,” says Jernigan. Cut some wild foliage—like 6-foot branches—and place them in a narrow vase.
6. Bed-in-a-bag – If a bedroom needs updating, snag bed-in-a-bag bedding ensembles from a discount store (starting at as low as $8 at Target).
7. Quick bathroom face-lift – If a complete gut job isn’t in the cards for your outdated bathrooms, just paint existing cabinets, add new hardware, and finish with a cloth shower curtain. “Voila! This helps your old bath feel almost as good as new,” says Los Angeles–based interior designer Sarah Barnard of Sarah Barnard Design.
8. Pay attention to lighting – Show your home in its best light by purchasing good quality bulbs with appropriate wattage.
9. Hit thrift stores and yard sales – If you need to buy some pieces to stage your home, don’t break the bank unless you’re shopping for furniture you plan to keep. Instead, hit thrift stores and yard sales. Better yet, borrow pieces from friends or family.
10. Banish outdated décor – Zero in on yesteryear’s decor “such as silk flowers and outdated curtains,” says Colby Sambrotto, CEO and founder of US Realty.com. This includes updating one of the first things buyers see when they pull up: the house number.
11. Create homey vignettes – Stage for everyday living with bouquets of fresh flowers and bowls of fresh fruit. This kind of staging is basically free—”it means setting dining tables and creating small vignettes like a folded newspaper with a coffee cup on a tray by a chaise lounge,” says Jernigan. “These small touches spell home, especially our idealized version of home.”
REALTOR.com® also recommends, “There’s no simpler way to increase what people will pay for your home than to stage it carefully; do it like a pro.”
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Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara