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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

Vacant Home Staging: The How And The Why

Sally Horton

Vacant home staging is the process of making an empty house look like there is furniture and decorative elements such as lamps, books on the shelves, and pieces of artwork. Below is a brief overview of why you'd want this service and how it's accomplished.

 Why Stage A Vacant Home?

If you're someone who wants to sell your home, then it would benefit you to consult with a vacant home staging service. You do not want to post photos online of an empty house, and you also don't want to have professional photos taken with your own furniture and living space as is. It's better to consult with an interior design expert who is adept at staging vacant homes for sale. What most real estate professionals suggest is to have your furniture moved out, ideally into your new place, and then have an interior design firm come in and stage the vacant home to look like it's in move-in condition.

The reason you don't want to post photos of empty rooms is that potential buyers have a hard time imagining what the living space will look like with furniture. So, an interior designer can fix that problem by bringing in designer furniture and placing it strategically to give off a showroom-quality appearance.

How are Vacant Homes Staged?

There are two main ways a vacant home is staged: virtual and physical.

The virtual vacant home staging uses computer graphics programs to create the illusion of furniture and artwork in the empty space.

Depending on the software used, the illusions can be so sophisticated that it would be impossible to tell just by looking at a photo. The benefit to a virtual vacant home staging process is that you can change the furniture and wall designs as often as you want. This is helpful if you are not seeing results from your listings on realtor sites.

The in-person vacant home staging is done with actual physical furniture. Staging experts go to the house and bring rented furniture, artwork, and other items to the home.

The upside to a physical staging is that it's there when people actually go to view the home. This can be a real upside since so many people want to do a complete walk-through before purchasing and if they see beautiful furniture and paintings situated in the space they may really fall in love with the space and make an offer on the spot.