Staging Your Toronto Condo For the MarketJune 26, 2018
You’ve got a condo that you’re thinking of putting up for sale. But before you do, you’ve got to stage it. Your real estate agent probably already suggested having your condo staged in order to attract buyers in your area, and for good reason: staging works. It will help get your condo sold for more money and within a shorter period of time.
The thing is, staging a condo differs slightly from staging your average home. For starters, you’re working with a lot less space. And further, you probably have a unit that looks eerily similar to the hundreds of other condos out there.
You’ve got to make yours stand out.
And to do that, here are a few tips to consider.
Scale Back on Accessories
If your condo is on the small side (which the majority are), you don’t want to overwhelm the space with too much “stuff.” Having too many things out will just make the space feel even smaller than it actually is. Get rid of any unnecessary furniture and accessories in your rooms to open up more space and create the illusion of a larger area. Just stick with the basics to create more square footage.
Consider Transparent Furniture
Condo owners are lucky right now, because these days, clear furniture is a hot trend and not just something meant for The Jetsons. Rather than going for big, bulky, dark wood furnishings, consider adding a transparent coffee table and end tables, glass-top dining table, and even clear acrylic chairs which can dramatically open up a space. These types of pieces are made for small spaces and make them feel more open and spacious.
Brighten Up the Space
Everyone knows that dark rooms tend to feel smaller. When it comes to staging your condo, you want as much light as possible. This means removing any bulky window treatments and swapping them for more sheer coverings and adding layers of lighting (table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, pendant lamps, etc). The more light you can bring in, the more it will open up the space and create some warmth in your unit. While you’re at it, hang a few mirrors for the light to reflect off of, which will add even more brightness to your room.
Ensure Proper Furniture Placement
Condos typically offer an open concept based on the limited square footage of such units. But as attractive as an open concept may sound, it can make furniture placement more of a challenge. Be sure to place your pieces in such a way so that the flow throughout the space is easy and seamless. Anything that blocks your path will make your condo seem small and uncomfortable.
Need More Condo Staging Tips? Call Hope Designs!
At Hope Designs, we know how to boost the look and feel of a condo and are well-versed in creating sophisticated and highly functional spaces. Before you put your condo on the market, call Hope Designs to ensure your unit is prime for the picking!