Staging the Basement
DIY Home Staging Tips
for a faster, more profitable home sale
Staging the basement and turning it into a useful space can make the difference between a quick sale or having your home linger on the market for months.
Fresh, neutral wall color and cheerful green bedding give this basement bedroom a fresh and inviting feeling
Staging the basement
- Painting basement walls in white or light neutral paint colors will brighten up the area. A coat of fresh paint is a far cry from a basement renovation, but it can do wonders!
Laundry organizing systems make this a functional space
- Paint low basement ceilings white. Light paint colors will visually raise a low ceiling.
- A spare room with a window can be staged as a bedroom or a home office. Either will add value to your home.
- If you need window treatments for privacy, hang them off to the side of the window to let in maximum natural light.
- Place a neutral-colored area rug under a conversational grouping; an area rug will unify the furniture and make the basement feel cozier.
- Stage the laundry area as a separate space. Invest in some laundry organizing systems to hold all the clutter.
- A basement renovation, even a modest one, will add square footage and value to your home.
- Stage the basement with light, neutral colored upholstered furniture to keep the feeling light.
Light paint colors, neutral area rug and furniture, new flooring, contemporary lighting and storage make this a successful basement renovation
- Avoid dark, heavy furniture. The effect can be oppressive in an already dark room.
- Add cheery colored accessories, like yellow, blue and green to brighten up the basement.
- A large area in the basement can be staged as a media room, a teenage hangout, or the ever popular "man-cave." It doesn't have to be fancy-- many home buyers will see the potential of space in a basement and want to add their own touches.
- Updating old light fixtures with modern contemporary lighting is a cost-effective way to improve a space.
- Use closet organizing systems and built-in organizers for sports equipment, laundry supplies, media stuff, whatever you need to have on hand while your house is on the market.
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