Check this out! We loved these before and after pictures. While the initial shots show off the homeowner’s vibrant personality, the transformation shows how easily the personality can recede into the background in order to stage a home for sale.
Sneak Peek of the Staging Transformation:
“But I love my home…”
A common refrain homeowners have for Stagerie is: “But I love my home. It’s beautiful.”
And that’s TRUE. However, home staging and home design are completely different. Home design involves designing a home for your needs and wants. Home staging is styling a home to entice the most possible buyers.
Designed Homes vs. Staged Homes
Looking at the pictures below, you might be able to see a few characteristics that are clearly for the homeowner and fall into the home design bucket, especially when you look at the difference for a staged home.
- Paint Colors: Homeowners that love color typically love bright and vibrant spaces. However, for home staging, vibrant colors do need to be toned down.
- Décor: Many homeowners will use pieces that mean something to them. These could be family photos or mementos of past events. When listing your home for sale, buyers don’t have the same memories. The décor becomes almost a background effect; everything should harmonize with the overall feel of the home.
- Furniture: We at Stagerie see either too much furniture in most rooms, or furniture that’s not placed in a way to maximize traffic flow. When living in a home, this makes sense! Sometimes a homeowner may need additional seating, storage or tables. For staging a home, homeowners must have furniture that melts into the landscape. This is just enough furniture to show how a layout can work, without overwhelming potential buyers.
Before and After Pictures
The Final Review
And when all is said and done, what did the homeowner think?
Well, we think she is pretty pleased! Thank you, Dana, for letting us feature your home on our portfolio page!
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