My wife just finished up her fourth staging job for an outside investor. The investor hired her to stage a particularly challenging property — one that certainly benefited from staging — due to its unique layout. It’s a 1950s ranch which has undergone a complete renovation, including removing (and moving!) several walls for an updated, open-concept living space.
The new floor plan brings the house into the 21st century, but as we learned with The Second Chance House, buyers are able to make a better connection to their potential new home when open-concept living spaces are defined for them through staging. There were a few rooms that had some wacky colors (bright orange, bright yellow) that might have seemed good in theory, but didn’t really fit into a non-custom remodel, but my wife was able to stage around the colors and incorporate them into the design.
I was amazed at how differently this house looked after it was completed…the layout/design of the furniture made a tremendous difference. Here are some pictures: