An outdated bedroom can kill a home sale. The master bedroom is one of the most important rooms to buyers and it's critical to make it appear as beautiful and spacious as possible.
Brad and Mary's Story
Mary grew up in the 1960's in an affluent part of Denver. Her father was a successful businessman and their home reflected it. It was furnished and decorated with all the latest woods, furniture, wallpaper and paint. Mary's parents lived in and loved that home for more than 40 years, and never changed a thing.
A year after Mary's mother passed away, her 82 year old father decided he was ready to sell. It went on the market just as it was, and it sat there, for a year. No serious offers. What had been fashionable in 1960, was now seriously outdated.
When he became ill and passed away, Mary and Brad realized they needed help selling her dad's home. The realtor suggested hiring a home stager to make the home as marketable as possible, for as little money as possible.
Many of the original homes in this high-end neighborhood were undergoing major remodels and selling for big money, but Mary and Brad weren't willing to undertake any expensive changes. What they were willing to do was trim some overgrown trees, liquidate furniture and possessions, and deep clean.
In a situation like this, the goal of staging is to
make the home look good with what you have to work. You want the buyer to imagine the possibilities, instead of immediately dismissing the home as unsuitable.
Guidelines for Staging an Outdated Bedroom
The Outcome of Staging This Outdated Bedroom? Five Offers.
Brad and Mary held fast until they got their
price. A lot more money could have been spent staging this home, but
under the current circumstances it made sense to work with what was
there. And it worked!
An Old-fashioned Frilly Pink Bedroom Goes Brown and Modern
Pink and frilly is out. It's easy and
inexpensive to stage a beautiful bedroom that buyers will love. See the transformation in
New Mirrors are an Inexpensive Way to Update a Bathroom
A modern color scheme and new
art and mirrors updated the bathroom and helped sell this home.
Alex Hinst is a home stager and decorator with hundreds of success stories. And as a designer on multiple investor home renovations, she's had the pleasure of contributing to Denver's exciting urban renewal.
Alex Hinst Designs is located in Denver's Historic Highlands. Contact