Don’t Forget About Your Basement When Staging Your Home For Sale

September 6, 2019
Staging Your Home For Sale

When it comes to staging your home for sale, most homeowners tend to focus on spaces like the kitchen or living room. But while these rooms are certainly important, there are other spaces that warrant some attention, too, and that includes the basement. Believe it or not, but your basement can make a big difference in how buyers perceive your home.

Having a full basement that’s finished can be a great selling feature for your home. After all, it can add a lot of extra living space for those who will eventually call your house their new home. So do your best to spruce up this often ignored area to impress buyers.

For the most part, basements end up being used for storage, which is fine, but there’s often no rhyme or reason to how items are stored. What ends up happening more often than not is the basement can quickly turn into a big mess.

If you’re thinking of selling some time soon, however, you’ll want to consider making some changes so that you can showcase this space in its best light to buyers.

If your basement is finished, make sure to show buyers what the space can do for them and how it can fit their lifestyle. Create a rec room, living room, game room, or fitness room. Dedicate spaces appropriately. Furnish and decorate the basement in such a way that its purpose is defined and shows exactly what it can be used for.

A vacant finished basement presents a lost opportunity to really ‘wow’ buyers and give them more inclination to put in an offer. Instead, be sure to take the time to outfit the space with the right pieces to create an area that buyers would love to call their own.

Get creative with your storage, too. Don’t just arbitrarily stack cardboard boxes on top of each other and stuff them in the corner. Instead, be mindful and strategic about storage to show buyers how much space they have to house their belongings without impeding on a comfortable living space.

If you need more inspiration, ideas, and help in staging your basement before you put that For Sale sign up on the front lawn, be sure to call the experts in Toronto home staging – Hope Designs! With plenty of experience in the world of home staging and helping countless sellers sell their homes quickly and for top dollar, we’re pretty confident that we can do the same for you. Call Hope Designs today!