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How to Stage a Home Office or Study Area for Remote Work Trends

With so many people working from home or working remote-hybrid jobs, a home office is one of the trending spaces in a home that homebuyers seek. It’s important to highlight this room specifically when preparing to list your property. It’s important to help buyers easily visualize how they can use a room, which is why Edmonton home staging is worth all the effort. Here are 4 ways you can stage your office or study area to appeal to buyers who work from home!

Use office essentials

Home staging in Edmonton aims to define each and every room of a home so that buyers can visualize their lives there. A home office is a coveted space for anyone who works from their desk. Critical components of any home office include a desk and chair, a statement rug, maybe a bookshelf, and a lamp. You can always add an armchair or couch for a little more texture! Keep in mind that less is more when it comes to home staging; you want to ensure clear pathways throughout a room so buyers can avoid bumping into furniture or feeling cramped.

Stick to one tech device, if any

When it comes to home staging, try to display only a computer or laptop in your home office. Store away any printers, scanners, fax machines, or other tech devices distracting from the room. Home staging is a marketing strategy; it’s not an interior design strategy. Put away anything that makes buyers feel overwhelmed and focus on creating a functional space that inspires potential buyers to be excited about their new home office.

Think about lighting

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The best form of ambient lighting in any room will always be natural light. Still, not every room has the luxury of having large windows with curtains you can pull back, so if you cannot capitalize on natural light, you can also use artificial light to brighten the room. Replace outdated, yellow-toned bulbs with white-toned bulbs or even LED lights; this is a simple way to give any room a facelift. Since we’re talking about staging a home office, it makes sense to have either a floor lamp beside the desk or a nice lamp on top of the desk.

Remove personal items

For many of us, our home offices have become overly personalized. We have family photos on our desk, perhaps a framed university degree hanging on the wall, or thank you cards scattered across the room. In real-time, this is completely normal and fine, but when it comes to Edmonton home staging, you want to depersonalize the space as much as possible. When a room is overly personalized, it’s challenging for buyers to imagine how their life could look in your home, so give them a neutral canvas to play with!

Realty Unleashed offers free Edmonton home staging!

Free Edmonton home staging

We often get asked, “What’s the catch?” when we tell our clients that we offer free Edmonton home staging and free Calgary home staging as part of our listing services. And the truth is that there is no catch. Realty Unleashed believes in the value of home staging because we have seen it work time and time again. If you need an Edmonton REALTOR® or Calgary REALTOR® to sell your home and stage it for free (and also clean your house, take care of your junk removal and maintain your yard care for the duration of your listing period), we’d love to hear from you – fill out the form below and someone from our team will get back to you soon!

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