Home Staging -- Craft Room to Home Office

I think this is going to be one before and after makeover that will inspire you!

The owner of this office/home is a very wonderful, hard-working lady.
She is extremely creative and likes all her supplies at-hand to work with on the flat surfaces
and also used pegboard on the wall to help her with her inventory 
and to store her tools. Brilliant!

But when it comes to putting your house on the market,
each room should tell the buyer that they've come home and they can move right in.

So, the walls got emptied, patched, and painted.
The floor got carpeted, the closet emptied, and the closet door put back on.

While living in your home, it's okay to work hard and have your home work for you.

But, when selling, all of your belongings must be pared down so it almost looks almost sparse.
Every little knick-knack and doodad translates as clutter in online MLS photos.
Your house will appear larger simply because there's less stuff in it.
Imagine that?

And when buyers come through for a showing, your space will feel large and useable!

More office staging tips:
  • Keep only the desk, a lamp, a chair, a bookcase, and artwork or mirror if the room is small. If the room is large, another sitting area with a couple chairs and a table/lamp is perfect.
  •  Remove any and everything that will tell a buyer who you are, what you do, what bills you pay, what your hobbies and sports teams are, and anything else related to personal information.
  • Though this room doesn't have one, I suggest to my home sellers to add a plant to every room in the house when selling.

P.S. This home sold in 8 days!


If you are selling your house soon, you'll need to get it ready.
My book, 31 Days to a Staged Home, has every single detail that I would give you
if I were actually there with you giving my staging advice.
What to keep, what to get rid of, how to arrange furniture, which paint to use, it's all in my book!
You can find it HERE on Amazon.

Home Staging --- A Hall Bathroom Transformation

I have hundreds of staged room and space transformations to share with you!
So I'll be trying to share more often.

This bathroom was shared by two sisters, hence the pink, 
but it needed to be more neutral.

Bathrooms need to look as clean and as up-to-date as possible.
They also need to feel luxurious and spa-like.

These things were removed or replaced:
the light above the mirror,
the faucet,
the shower head,
the cabinet knobs,
the shower curtain rod,
and the towel hooks.

This wire shelving was put in the yard sale pile, 
and the cabinet by the sink was moved here instead.

Items were simplified and much got donated.

The wallpaper border was removed, of course,
as was the shampoo/soap dispenser.

And here's the AFTER!

Here are a few tips on how to stage a bathroom so that it looks its best:

  • Paint the walls in soothing colors. Pale blues and greens or even khakis are welcome here. Bathrooms especially need to feel cooler and brighter.
  • Get new towels. The fluffier, the better. I always use white. Because you can't keep towels off-limits during the times that your home is not being shown, they will get used and dirty and can be bleached. Buy sets of towels and layer them.
  • Hide daily-use toiletries. The worst thing that you can do is to leave evidence that people actually clean themselves here. Buyers want to feel as if the bathroom has been prepared just for them. Organize the toothbrushes, sprays, lotions, hairdryers, and hairbrushes in a basket under the counter.
  • Make all the hardware matching. Either do all chrome, all brushed nickel, or oil-rubbed bronze knobs, faucets, and lights. Brass is out. Change it.
  • Keep it immaculately clean. There should be no mold, mildew, soap scum, or toothpaste splatters. Keep the toilet fresh and don't just hide junk under the sink. Keep it neat there, too. Buyers do look under the sink.

If you need more bathroom staging tips and whole house help,
I've written an e-book to help you stage your home so that it sells quickly!
It's full of solutions, encouragement, how-tos, and why-tos!

You can download it on your computer or on your Kindle.
Here it is:

Blessings to you as you make your home!

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