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Staging Outdoor Spaces: Creating Inviting Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is one of the most vital parts of home staging in Edmonton. Not only is the outside of your home one of the first things people see on REALTOR.ca, but when potential buyers drive up to your home, what they see outside will alter their viewing experience, either positively or negatively. The real first impression when it comes to showings is the outside of your home, so keeping up with your curb appeal while creating an inviting atmosphere is paramount.

First off: Landscaping!

Landscaping plays a vital role in enhancing the overall curb appeal of a property. A well-maintained lawn provides a foundation for an inviting outdoor space. Regular mowing ensures a well-kept, tidy appearance, while trimming bushes, trees, and shrubs contributes to a polished and organized landscape. If you are listing your home in the winter, make sure you are keeping up with shovelling and salting your walks. Introducing a variety of colourful flowers and plants not only adds aesthetic charm but also infuses vibrancy into the surroundings. Careful selection of greenery that thrives in your climate can create a welcoming atmosphere. Defining and maintaining garden borders or edges can give the landscape a clean and sophisticated look. The careful balance of elements in the outdoor environment, from the size and placement of plants to the overall layout, contributes to a visually appealing and harmonious landscape that enhances the home’s curb appeal.

Stage your porch or patio.

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The porch or patio is a transitional area between the outdoor atmosphere of your home and the inside of your home, making it an important part of creating an inviting curb appeal! Arrange outdoor furniture in a way that establishes a cozy, welcoming environment. You can incorporate comfortable seating options with throw pillows, cushions, and simple, tasteful accessories. You can also add potted plants or hanging baskets to add a touch of greenery and further enhance the overall appeal. While selecting furniture and decor, consider the architecture and size of the porch or patio to ensure a harmonious and well-proportioned arrangement. Transforming this space into an inviting retreat helps potential buyers or guests envision themselves enjoying your home’s outdoor lifestyle, which ultimately contributes to a positive first impression and heightened curb appeal.

Focus on lighting.

Outdoor lighting plays a crucial role in creating an inviting curb appeal. It not only enhances safety but also creates a warm and welcoming ambiance. To achieve the desired effect, consider using various lighting fixtures like decorative wall sconces, pathway lights, or accent lights that highlight landscaping features. The placement of lights is also important to accentuate architectural details or focal points in the outdoor space. Ensuring all light fixtures are in working order and have the appropriate brightness is critical. You can also explore eco-friendly and visually appealing options like solar-powered lights or LED fixtures. By thoughtfully designing your outdoor lighting, you can add a touch of sophistication and make a positive impression, day or night.

Listing your home with Realty Unleashed

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We often get asked, “What’s the catch?” when we tell our clients that we offer free home staging in Edmonton and Calgary 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 repeatedly. If you are looking for 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 would love to hear from you – please fill out the form below and someone from our team will get back to you soon!

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