Staging your home: Certain spaces matter (more)
Monday - 5/20/2019 3:34 pm
Gayle King

All the home investment projects are completed, your house is 1 week away from hitting the market, and now it's time for staging. Is it worth making every room sparkle and shine like the couches have never been sat on and the coffee tables have never had the feet of teenagers propped on top? Absolutely! But realistically, we are not all super heroes with unlimited time. Some spaces matter more than others. Here are the three most important rooms to stage:

1) Master Bedroom
• This space is the most personal for buyers. This is the room where they will not only spend time sleeping but also relaxing and watching a movie on a lazy Saturday morning or where they will receive breakfast in bed on an anniversary morning. This space intimate to buyers. Make them feel comfortable there. It's impossible to imagine life in a space that is filled with clutter, dirty clothes, and the distractions of another family.
• Helpful Tip: The bed is the focal point of the room, so try buying a new bedspread and decorating tastefully with throw pillows. Simple wall art can also help to frame the bed.

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2) The Living Room
• The Living room is the space where families go to be together. This space is used for relaxing with family, entertaining guests, and making memories with family and friends. Again, the potential buyers need to be able to imagine hosting their own friends and family in this space.
• Helpful Tip: Paint this space a neutral color to make the space look brighter and more spacious. Take down all personal photos and memorabilia

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3) Bathroom(s)
• Just like the living room, the bathroom(s) are used by everyone in the family for basic hygiene and bathing needs. It is essential that this space is clean and crisp looking. No one feels comfortable in a dingy, dirty, or cluttered bathroom.
• Helpful Tip: Make sure that all toiletries and personal items are out of view when showing the home. Decluttered spaces feel more open and clean. Nothing on the vanities and in the shower

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If you are unable to completely revamp every inch of your home, these three spaces are a great start. Use these tips to help spruce up the spaces buyers value the most.

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