When it comes time to prepare your small or compact home for sale, there are a few things you can do to maximize the potential of each room! Home staging in Edmonton helps your property put its best foot forward by decluttering and organizing rooms, carefully choosing decor and furniture, and using mirrors and lighting properly. When thinking about smaller spaces, rooms, or homes, the goal is to give possible buyers the illusion of more space both in rooms and storage areas. Here are a few ways you can maximize the potential of your compact home!
Pick your decor thoughtfully.
A few strategically placed decor items like lamps, area rugs, mirrors, cookbooks, pictures, or curtains can create a polished look. Picking the right accessories in terms of style and size can help form the illusion of more space. For example, using an oversized area rug can make the floor space seem larger while hanging curtains that reach from ceiling to floor can make the room appear taller. Ensure every room is staged with intention; at the very least, your primary bedroom should have a bed, a nightstand, and a lamp. Finding the balance between too much furniture and just enough is a tedious task that shouldn’t be dismissed when you are home staging in Edmonton. By carefully curating decor complimenting your home while maximizing space, you can construct a welcoming and seemingly spacious environment, even in a small space!
Declutter and simplify.
Decluttering and simplifying the space is the foundational step in optimizing a small, compact home. The goal is to create an open, organized, clutter-free environment with a good sense of flow. A minimalist approach to home staging in Edmonton is always best! Narrow down your belongings to the essentials, remove any clutter from the countertops or storage areas, and select furniture and decor that gives each room a purpose. When buyers are viewing a small home with excess clutter, it can make rooms feel chaotic and unorganized. By embracing minimalism for the listing period, you are allowing buyers to see all the potential and space your home has to offer.
Reflective surfaces and good lighting go a long way!
Mirrors help create the illusion of more space by reflecting light, making a room feel bigger. Hang a mirror on a wall, or opt for furniture with mirrored surfaces to add depth to a room – something like a coffee table with a mirrored surface. Another thing to consider is lighting! Although natural light is always best when home staging in Edmonton, artificial light works as well. Open curtains and blinds to let in as much natural light as possible! Replace any outdated light bulbs with bright, white ones to brighten the room. Table and floor lamps can also add warmth, making a room feel more inviting.
Realty Unleashed offers free home staging in Edmonton and free home staging in Calgary!
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!