Do Small Homes Need Staging?

Many people visual Home Staging as something done for large expensive homes. So I do get the question "I have a small home so do I need to stage it?"

The answer is YES! Small homes are even more important to stage. If they are occupied a small home can look even smaller if the homeowner is living with too large furniture or too much stuff. 

And the opposite is true if the  home is vacant. Empty rooms look smaller so the buyer will wonder if their furniture will fit. They will also be underwhelmed when looking at the MLS photos. 

It is important that your Realtor also understand how important staging is. Sharlene Hensrud does. 

Here is a listing that she had,  most will consider this a small house:

 

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The home has a great porch, it just doesn't create a wow factor when walking in. 

 

Porch rocking before

 

  

Porch table before

 

With Home Staging it does!

 

Porch rocking after

 

 

  

Porch table after WM

 

  

The living room and dining room are small. Furniture placement is tough. A buyer will have a tough time seeing it at it's full potential. 

But…furniture that is the right size, some fun colors, and a modern touch will make bring pizzazz to this listing! 

 

LR before

 

 

 

LR After

 

 

 

LR 2 before

 

 

LR 2 After

 

A kitchen what needs some updates can also create a problem.

 

Kitchen Before

 

 

  

Kitchen 2 Before

 

 

Add some black which always makes a space more modern. It creates drama as well as an eat-in kitchen which is so valuable.  

  Kitchen After

 

Kitchen 2 After
 

 Bedroom Before Home Staging:

 

Bedroom Before

 

 

Bedroom After Home Staging:

 

Bedroom After

 

Bathroom Before Home Staging:

 

Bathroom Before

 

 

Bathroom After Home Staging:

 

Bathroom After

 

 

This home was put on the market at that dreaded time which is one week before Christmas. But an offer came in on January 2nd! 

Home Staging is for ALL homes. Big, small, expensive, not so expensive, occupied or vacant. 

 

 Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.

CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer

 www.RoomsWithStyle.com

952-567-1124

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Shar is an award winning Designer and Home Stager and the owner of 'Rooms With Style' and the 'Certified Staging and Redesign Acadamy.' She has been in the design industry for over 25 years and her background includes studies in Interior Design as well as Horticulture to assist with your home’s curb appeal. Shar has a talent for taking simple things; placing them in their best light and making them shine. Another Sharlene from North Dakota, Shar and Sharlene knew they were destined to work together when they first met! She has been blogging here and helping bring out the best in the homes of Sharlene's sellers since 2011.

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