Friday, December 11, 2015

Home Staging - It's All About The Lighting!

When most people talk about home staging, they talk about deep cleaning and arranging the furniture so that it highlights your home's best features. While these efforts are certainly critical, they aren't the only secrets to staging your home. If you want to sell your house at the Lake of the Ozarks quickly, you must also ensure that your home has the proper lighting. Here are a few tips to help you stage your home in the best possible light.

More Is More!

The famous adage "less is more" may be applicable in many situations, but not when it comes to lighting your home to stage it. When you're trying to sell your home, it should be lit as brightly as possible. Open all the curtains/blinds to let natural light in, and turn on all the ceiling lights and lamps in your home. The brighter each room is, the better.

As you prepare your home for the market, carefully evaluate each area to determine whether or not it is properly lit for its specific purpose. Here are a few pointers to simplify the process, courtesy of your friends at The Property Shop at the Lake!

General Lighting
First and foremost, turn on the lights in all the rooms to make sure the general lighting is warm and welcoming. The lighting should be adequate for day-to-day use, such as playing games, reading books, and entertaining guests. If your rooms are dim, consider adding a few floor lamps or installing higher-wattage bulbs to brighten the space.

Task-Oriented Lighting
There's nothing more frustrating than not be able to see well enough to complete the task at hand. Your prospective buyers will be imagining carrying out their daily lives in your home, and if a lack of lighting will make certain tasks more challenging, they're going to notice. This is especially true in the kitchen. If you don't have a special overhead light above the sink or the stove, for example, you may wish to install one before putting your home on the market.

Accent Lighting
When used correctly, lighting can be a powerful way to play up your home's special features. Installing lighting across the top of your kitchen cabinets can make your ceilings seem higher, for example, and lighting certain home decor pieces can give your home an air of elegance and refinement.

Ambient Lighting
Irresistible ambiance is an incredible incentive. If buyers fall in love with the "feel" of your home, you can almost guarantee that they will place an offer. Ambient lighting can go a long way towards creating a magnetic appeal that can entice your buyers. Floor lamps, table lamps, salt lamps, and other decorative lighting accents are powerful tools that should not be overlooked.

Looking For Help Selling Your Home?
We can all use a little help from our friends every now and then. If you are looking for professional representation when selling your Lake of the Ozarks home, we hope you'll remember The Property Shop! Our real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have the skills and the expertise you need to sell your home quickly - and for a great price. Visit our website or give us a call at 573-693-1100 to learn more!

The Property Shop at the Lake
2086 Horseshoe Bend Parkway
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 693-1100
(573) 480-7760

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