Partial Staging Takes the Stress Out of Preparing Your Home for Sale
When selling your home, it’s important to stage the space to appeal to the largest possible number of potential buyers. Staging involves clearing out clutter, making cosmetic repairs, and rearranging furniture to make the best use of the available space. Ideally you want to create an open flow throughout the property, in a style that’s neutral but lovely. But what if you still live there and want to protect some of your furniture from a parade of visitors, or don’t have the right art and accessories to complete a staged look? That’s where partial staging comes in.
What is partial staging?
Partial staging incorporates some of your own pieces with show pieces from an agency. Together this can create a cohesive, finished look that matches the style of the home. When you take advantage of the design expertise of a professional stager, all the stress and pressure of proper staging melts away.
Your home stager will be able to advise you on which pieces to store and which to incorporate into the final staged look. They will handle all of the arranging of furniture and display of art and accessories, and can even make plans for some of your items to be taken to storage. Not just the aesthetics of the home, but the whole chaotic moving process can be smoothed over by use of a staging expert.
Benefits of partial staging
Partial staging is much faster than full staging, and less expensive, too. But whether you take advantage of partial or full staging, the expense can translate into a much higher selling price and is well worth it. Partial staging is also a good idea if you are looking to rent out your property. Staged homes can attract a better class of renters who are willing to pay more.
Before you contact a staging expert, it’s a good idea to begin the process by clearing out the clutter. Moving to a new home is a good opportunity to assess what items could be donated or sold, finally shred all those old bills and papers, and box up items you won’t need for awhile, such as seasonal clothes and extra books.
Then, take a good look at all of your furniture, art and accessories and decide which items you are comfortable having incorporated into a final staged look. Furniture that is damaged or clashes with the majority of other pieces will always be recommended for storage – while it might be the most comfortable thing to actually use, staging is more about the look than the utility.
Your professional stager will do a full walkthrough of the property and come up with a design concept that incorporates some of your pieces and supplements them with furniture, art and accessories from their inventory. At that time they can help you get items into storage that you won’t need until you move into your new property.
Partial staging is a great option to both take the stress out of preparing your home for sale, and potentially net a higher profit from the eventual buyer or renter.