Maureen at Room Solutions Staging (in Portland, OR) has done it again! Last week we shared her before and after shots of a home with just too much in it to see the "bones" of the home.
This week she shares a SMALL apartment home that she staged to show the home's possibilities!
Sometimes staging tells the story of your home and gives your buyers the ability to see themselves in your home. Her key point in this article stresses the importance of scale when it comes to furnishing a room.
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Recently our Portland home staging company was hired to stage a very small home in a lovely 55+ retirement community. Their model apartment was ready for a new resident and I previewed the property to find that it was just over 600 sq ft. When staging such a small space, you want to make sure that you accomplish a few important goals:
- Show the Function of each space clearly
- Don't over-crowd those spaces with too much furniture
- Ensure the space looks warm and inviting, where the target buyer would want to spend time whether alone or when entertaining friends and familyHere are some Before & After photos of the staging of this small model apartment (ironically, we staged it the same week we staged a Portland home that's 6,400 sq ft -- ten times larger!)What you see when you enter:
Staging draws you into the space, showing well-defined function and how you could live here
Another angle of the dining space & entry
Staging helps a buyer see how much room there really is for a table & 4 chairs (we used just 2 but 4 would easily fit)
The Conversation area, Before
Once staged, it's easy to see that there's more room than it looked like when empty
Before, the bedroom looks small
Staging the bedroom shows it easily fits a queen bed, 2 nightstands, a dresser & accent chair!
Even the small kitchen needs a little help
Staging the kitchen added color and appeal during showings of this compact space
A final shot welcomes the viewer into the space, encouraging them to want to see more ...
Staging this small home was successful! The Director of the community said that everyone who saw it loved it, and it was snapped up quickly :-) So remember, if you're staging a very small home, furniture placement and scale are both important. Contact your local professional home stager for assistance!
~ Photos and Staging by Room Solutions Staging ~
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Room Solutions Staging offers expert home staging services in Portland, Oregon to homeowners, real estate agents, builders, banks, and investors. Our proven home staging techniques will help reduce your property's market time and maximize your equity. We'll prepare your property or listing to look appealing to your target buyer for the online photos as well as for in-person viewings. Our owner and principal stager Maureen Bray is a nationally-recognized home staging expert and enjoys sharing her passion for staging with others. For a complimentary home staging proposal, please contact us @ 503-246-1800.
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