Buyers need to imagine living in your space so it’s vital to take the following steps:
1. Remove All Clutter
A clean home suggests it’s been well maintained. In other words, clothes a strewn and an abundance of knick-knacks only detract from the space itself. Too many photographs can also distract potential buyers or worse, prevent from envisioning themselves in the property. Pictures may humanize homeowners but then the home “belongs” to someone else. The solution: start removing!
Historic charm has so much to offer and it’s very difficult- and often expensive- to replicate today. We both live in Pre-War condominium buildings, so we are proponents of embracing vintage characteristics, and love the juxtaposition of using modern furnishings. A favorite element in historic properties is baseboard moldings and ceiling cove moldings. Moldings can help make a space feel more defined, important, and even regal. They offer natural artistic elements to a space that can replace actual artwork or act as a frame for art. Moldings range from the very ornate to simple floor or ceiling borders. Our client, who just purchased a Lincoln Park vintage greystone that was stripped of its original features, are doing a painstaking remodeling to restore the home with classic detailing and finishes. Another common attribute of older homes is intricate woodwork. It’s common for vintage properties to have wood inlay decorative floors, gorgeously…
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”
When you walk into any home for the first time, you want the audience to react to the beauty of the space. This is particularly relevant when staging your home for resale, but also just for your own enjoyment.