This house needed to be sold to settle an estate. However, it was FULL of personal belongings and not ready to list. Luckily, a relative took a week out of their schedule to order a dumpster and box up items he thought some other relatives would appreciate. Then, after a thorough cleaning, Premiere Stagers & Realty was ready to stage it.
Some furniture was left for me to re-purpose. I chose to put this furniture in the family room and added the area rug, ottoman, end tables, shelf unit, and accessories.
The living room has natural light and yet privacy because it is a raised-ranch (or bi-level). Since there wasn’t much wall space, I put a tall shelf-unit on the only wall to give the space some height and interest when a person is walking up to this level from the front door.
I took a round mirror off the wall where I wanted to place the living room shelf unit and placed it underneath this vase on the dining room table. It reflects the light better than if I had used a cloth square.
I used an iron headboard so as not to block the light from the window. Queen-sized mattresses work well so the room feels bigger and not cramped.
There is plenty of room at the foot of the bed to access the closets and master bath.
The kitchen had been updated some years ago and is still in good shape. There is a pass-through from the kitchen to the family room. A larger table would work in this space for informal meals.
The estate heirs worked together to get this property in good condition to sell. They wisely realized staging would distract from the minor repairs and new paint needed. As usual, staging statistics say that staged houses sell faster and for more money than un-staged houses.
Which would you prefer?
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