Staging Diva’s Home Staging Tips for the Laundry Room
When it comes to rooms that are neglected in home staging, the laundry room often makes the list, especially if it’s part of an unfinished basement.
Because home staging is about romancing buyers when trying to sell a home, it’s important to get rid of any scary areas and that includes basement laundry areas.
If the laundry area is in the dark corner of an unfinished basement, a buyer might think, “I have to do two loads a day, and I’m supposed to do it in this creepy space? Forget it!” However, if the laundry room is bright, clean and even minimally decorated, the same buyer won’t be using this as a reason not to buy the house.
And in today’s slow real estate market, sellers can’t afford to give a prospective buyer any reason to hesitate.
You don’t have to go crazy with the design of the laundry room - it should be kept minimalist, brightly lit, clean and functional.
Here are some home staging tips for the laundry room:
• Discard or store off-site anything that does not have to part of the laundry area. This should not be a dumping ground for unused items
• Easily brighten up the laundry area with a coat of paint and additional lighting. Even an unfinished basement looks better when the concrete floor is painted and there are no dark scary corners.
• Put detergent and other laundering supplies in cupboards or attractive canisters or baskets.
• If there’s a window with a drab view, hide it with a curtain or a nice blind that is light enough to allow some light to pass through it.
With just a small amount of effort, you can transform even the dullest laundry room into a beautiful space and that can go a long way towards helping a prospective buyer imagining their life in the home you’re staging.