When fine tuning the art of home staging one must go beyond the average availability of resources known to the common public. It’s common for some beginning home stagers to purchase furniture from name brand stores due to their convenience and affordable price. However, once you start using furniture over and over again in different homes you really start to see the durability each piece holds.
When a potential customer walks into a house for the first time you want them to have jaw dropping moment. To take a deep breath and say, “wow, this is nice.” Here is one of the tricks we have learned in order to get this reaction. Instead of purchasing name brand furniture we started collecting custom one-of-a-kind furniture made by a Professional Carpenter and boy did we see the results! Our clients started noticing the quality of the furniture and this in turn increased the value of the home in their mind.
Each home is going to look different, so when you go about adding custom carpentry furniture and display pieces try to pick something or order something that is going to fit in a variety of homes. Custom furniture can be expensive and so you want to pace yourself when purchasing these items, but over time you will have a nice collection of staging items that will blow your competition out of the water.
This really is one of the secret ways to stand out in the home staging environment, and to move yourself up into staging higher quality homes. Every touch of quality counts in the business of home staging and having a carpenter on your team will make you that much better. I wish you could see the look one people’s faces as we started implementing this practice into your work. It is always fun to see someone wide eyed when they walk into a room and you can really tell the work we do is paying off.
An empty room is an empty room and there isn’t much to it. When you ad the right furniture to a room to make it look and feel more realistic it really brings the room to life and the experience is so much more real. People actually get a feel for what this room looks like when it is functioning as normal instead of having to use their imagination. We want our customers to see and feel exactly what we hope they will when they walk into a room, and home staging is how we make it happen.
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