Home Staging Trends for 2018
Home staging has gone mainstream and is now widely used to make a home more attractive to potential buyers.
Most real estate professionals agree; staging can increase the sale price of a home. But even it doesn’t increase the price, it reduces the amount of time the home sits on the market which is music to any home sellers ears.
Staging can range from Full to Partial
Small efforts like de-cluttering and partial staging can go a long way for homeowners who are still living in their homes while on the market. The challenge is to incorporate the homeowners existing furniture, blending with a few new pieces and keep with the current style and trend for the area.
A Personal Touch
In the past, keeping things neutral was the way stagers appealed to the widest range of home buyers, now the trend is to incorporate more design style and color in the home to add a wow factor. Today’s buyer wants to see personality and what their lifestyle would look and feel like if they lived there. Personal details create an aspirational image and can help reach buyers on an emotional level.
After a few years of all things gray, people are embracing beige and creamy white again with pops of color or an upscale design element to appeal to the design savvy home buyer. Two color trends showing up in 2018 design is dark Teal and Millenial Pink. If you’re in a first time home buyer market, these are two colors that will appeal to this demographic.
Adding pops of color using large colorful artwork and accessories is a good way to create a wow factor.
Hard surface flooring continues to be the trend. Stone, wood, bamboo, and wood look tile are popular trends that will continue.
Quartz is the current trend for high-end and even not so high-end homes for 2018. Granite has become the minimum standard for home buyers in all price categories.
Yes, gold tones are back. Now you’re seeing a lot more shiny metallic’s to add bling to an otherwise neutral palette.
Not all homes need a dramatic make-over, but most will benefit from at least a thorough cleaning, de-cluttering and culling.
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