Staging Diva Home Staging Tips for the Basement
Certain areas of a home are more likely than others to be forgotten about when it comes to staging a property to sell. However, these often-ignored spaces which seem unimportant to some homeowners (and even some home stagers), might actually rank higher than expected on a prospective buyer’s property wish list.
One often forgotten space of a home is the basement. You never know what a prospective buyer may have planned for the basement of a property you’re staging. If the homeowners are using their basement primarily for storage, make sure everything is in order so a buyer can perceive it as a great, usable space.
The basement should never be kept looking like a dumping ground when a house goes up for sale.
• Put up shelves to get as much clutter off the floor as you can. Have your clients donate or sell anything they don’t want to move and suggest they put other large items into storage that they’ll be taking with them to their new home.
• If the walls and floor are dingy, give them a fresh coat of paint.
• Install better lighting if needed.
• Put up blinds to hide ugly views from basement windows.
• In a finished basement, help buyers envision a use for the space by adding props such as a craft table or workout equipment. Add accessories such as plants, art and lamps to give the space warmth.
Taking care to ensure the basement of a property you’re staging looks its absolute best gives your clients a great advantage.