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How do you finish the interior of the home in which small children live without having to worry about what they are doing every second of the day? Can you finish the floors and the walls with materials that will withstand the abuse they will put it through and decorate in a way that will not put the kids in danger? Our blog is all about finishing and decorating a home that is kid-friendly. You will learn the best materials to use, the best types of paint, the easiest colors to work with and ideas to help you decorate without as much concern.


finishing and decorating a kid-friendly home

Why Staging Your Home Is Important And How To Stage It

Sally Horton

If you're in the process of selling your home and aren't getting any offers, then staging your home may be something you should think about doing. If you haven't heard of home staging before, it's the process of beautifying your home inside and out to help lure in potential buyers. There are a number of staging services out there that will do the work for you, including providing home decor and furniture to give your home a polished, move-in ready look. See below for reasons why home staging is important and what you can do to stage your home.

Why Staging Your Home Is Important

Staging your home is an important part of selling your home. It doesn't just make it more appealing to a potential buyer; it can also help your home sell faster, leaving it on the market for less time, which in turn saves you money. Staging your home can also help get you the full selling price of your home, and could possibly mean a buyer won't ask for too many concessions from you (taking money off for this and that), as they will most likely consider the home well-maintained. It could be hard work to stage your home, which is why leaving it to a professional company will save you time and the effort involved in doing so. If you're still wanting to stage your home yourself, see below for some helpful tips.

How To Stage Your Home Yourself

  • Remove Clutter. Get rid of the clutter both inside and outside of your home. Outside, be sure to remove brush piles, thin out bushes and plants that are overgrown and remove old furniture that looks more like junk than actual furniture. Inside your home, clean out piles of mail, stacks of books or magazines, take items off of your countertops (in kitchens and bathrooms), clean up anything from table tops, dressers and nightstands as much as possible. You're going for a cleaner look, not a cluttered look.
  • Clean Everything. Your home shouldn't look like it hasn't been dusted in years. Everything should shine like it's brand new again. Clean like you've never cleaned before from the ceiling down to the floors. If need be, hire a professional cleaning service to get the job done right.
  • Remove Excess. Remove excessive amounts of furniture to help make rooms appear larger. Take out clothing in closets to give a potential buyer an idea of what the closet looks like and how big it is. Remove as much as you can from your garage as well so a buyer can see that a car can actually fit inside of it, not just boxes and junk. 

Staging your home is a big job, but it's an important one that will pay off in the end. Call a professional home staging company for help with this job to ensure it is done properly and to save you some time and extra effort. For more information, contact a business such as The Designer's Niche.