How to stage your house on a budget
When you stage your home, it increases in value. Ideally, the process of staging can be expensive, especially if you have to hire furniture or arts. If your budget does not allow for this, you can do it on your own to achieve similar results.
Neutralize your wall colours
If your wall colours are not neutral, then it’s time to change them. Not everyone likes bright colours and besides paints is inexpensive. You can even repaint on your own. Choose colours such as greys, white, creams or tan. Buyers can, therefore, paint the colour of their choice once they close the deal. Removing bold colours is an excellent way of de-personalizing the house.
Clean up and de-clutter
First impression on your property matters. Start by cleaning up on all corners your house will smell good too. It will cost you money to hire a professional cleaner, but if you are on a tight budget, set aside some time to clean and also do your lawns. Remove all things that are unnecessary to make the house look spacious. Start by removing personal items such as calendars, photos or even your children toys. It will give a potential buyer a chance to bond with your home and imagine moving their belongings to the house.
Rearrange your home
When staging your home, you do not need new furniture or paintings. Work with what you have. Start by rearranging your furniture. Remove any furniture that stands in your way to create more space and allow smooth movement.
If you feel that your furniture is too old and might be embarrassing, shop for an inexpensive yet classy slipcover. You can get a good one with less than 100 dollars. If you are not confident about your beddings, you can also bed-in-a-bag set that comes with all bedding essentials, which is also inexpensive.
Lighting improves the visual effects on a room. If you cannot see clearly in your house with lights on during the night, then you need to improve your lighting. Install not too powerful light bulbs and fixtures. If it is still dark, put additional accessories. These are not as expensive as putting up new windows or doors. During staging, make sure to leave the lights on to make your space visible.
Adopt natural touches
To make your house more natural in an inexpensive way, adopt the theme of the season you are staging it in or the location of a home. You can use Christmas trees during Christmas holidays, sea shells or tropical flowers if it’s a beach house or bails or pumpkins during the fall season.
You can also bring the same effect to the exterior of your house. Plant colourful flowers and trim your flower beds. Do not forget your patio and deck too, make sure to bring out their functionality to make your potential buyer imagine spending time outside.
These tips will help you to spend less on staging and at the same time, increase the value of your property. Your real estate agent will also give you some good ideas on how to stage your house correctly. Ensure that you do not ignore even the slightest detail, to stage your property successfully.