Home Staging De-Clutter Series, Part I

Attention Sellers: What does hair gel and room decor have in common? The answer: A little goes a long way!

When selling a house, rooms should appear uncluttered and stylish. If a room has too much decorations or stuff of any kind, buyers will miss seeing the room itself. Take a look at the example below:

In this photo, the overwhelming decorations are distracting to the room.

The wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures make this area feel smaller than it should.

Too many pieces of art work ornate the walls barely leaving any visual wall space.

The vanity is covered with daily products thus decreasing its visual size. While the floor is hardly visible amongst the rugs, shelves, and other miscellaneous items.

In this condition, buyers will remember a room that is chaotic and small instead of appreciating the full bath tub and large vanity. 

After an in-home staging consultation by KFM Staging & Design, the home owner was given a plan to create a spacious bathroom that will appeal to buyers.

The color palette was kept neutral to create the illusion of more space. A small amount of color was added with the artwork for visual interest.

The artwork was limited to the focal point of the bathroom - in this case, the wall space above the towel bar. It is important to see clean wall space when selling your house.

Extra items on the floor, including the rugs, trash bins, and shelves have been removed to show the maximum amount of floor space. The more floor space that is visible, the larger the room appears.

The final transformation to this area was exchanging the dated shower curtain for a cloth curtain that is streamline. Just like window treatments in a bedroom, the shower curtain will set the style of the bathroom.  Through staging, this bathroom was instantly updated!

When it comes to de-cluttering, a little goes a long way, but a lot goes even further!

KFM Staging & Design is a Minnesota home staging company that has been creating “First Impressions That Sell” for homeowners and Realtors across the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin. KFM specializes in home staging consultations and vacant stagings. For more information on home staging visit our website: www.kfmstaging.com.

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