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14 Staging Tips for Selling a Smaller House

Friday, October 6, 2017   /   by Juli Jenkins Team

14 Staging Tips for Selling a Smaller House

1. Throw a reverse housewarming party

The less clutter, the bigger your home will look and feel to potential buyers.

2. Go down to the bare minimum
Box up everything you don’t need on a daily basis.

3. Take your doors off their hinges

Remove all your interior doors, besides those that lead to bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets.

4. Ditch the heavy drapes

If your windows are hiding behind cumbersome drapes and other coverings, now's the time to take them down.

5. Use only one color

Painting every single room the same color isn't an artistic cop-out—in a small home, it actually serves an important purpose.

"It prevents your space from feeling choppy, and gives it more of a continuous feel."

6. Put away your prints

Similarly, if you've got an affinity for wild and colorful designs. To avoid making buyers feel claustrophobic, “keep prints to a minimum and offset them with solids drawn from the same palette,” 

7. Take down your artwork

Don't be afraid of blank space! Resist the temptation to cover your walls with artwork or other hangings. Blank space "gives a room a chance to breathe,"

8. Let there be light

Add the highest possible wattage bulbs to all the lights in your home.

9. Cut out the rugs
The more you break up the flow of your flooring, the smaller your space will feel.

10. Max out your use of mirrors
They can brighten a dark room and make a small space look much bigger by reflecting natural light.

11. Watch your corners
Leaving the corners of a room open extends the buyer’s view into a space,

12. Display glass and metal furnishings
When it comes to furnishings, materials like glass and metal—which reflect light and feel more airy—give more sense of space than dark, heavy wood pieces.

13. Streamline your linens

You don’t want a red bedspread with orange pillows and faux fur throws, all mixed together, in a tiny space.

14. Go high

Wherever you can, you want to raise the bar—of your shower curtains and window treatments, that is.  Hang them as high as you can!

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