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The Prince George Citizen - 2021-11-25

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Top staging tips increase selling price

HOMES

Home staging is the art of styling a home to make it more saleable. While hiring a professional home stager is a great investment, there are a number of staging practices you can incorporate on your own. DECLUTTER Pristine surfaces, tidy areas and all-over airiness appeal to homebuyers. Achieve this effect by decluttering your home. Purge your entire abode of unnecessary items and put personal photos and memorabilia into storage. Tuck kitchen tools like toasters into cupboards and personal products on bathroom counters into drawers. Even closets and other storage spaces should be cleared out. PAINT Nothing revitalizes a home quite like a new coat of paint. Use warm neutrals for the walls and a crisp white for trims and ceilings. CLEAN Your home should be spotless from top to bottom. Walls, doors and surfaces need to be immaculate. Glass surfaces, light switches and hardware should be spotless and streak-free. All odours need to be neutralized. Carpets, upholstery and drapery are at their best after being professionally cleaned. LET THE LIGHT IN The more natural light that comes into your home, the better. Make sure all of your windows are clean and remove any screens. Keep blinds and curtains open. Use strategically placed mirrors to further increase the amount of natural light in your home. FINISHING TOUCHES A bowl of fruit on the kitchen counter and settings on the dining room table are inviting touches. Make the beds, neatly fold towels in the bathrooms and make sure the temperature in your home is neither too warm nor too cold.

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