We’re taking you behind-the-scenes with another home staging case study!
Most people learn by example. Whether you’re a home stager, a realtor, or just a curious homeowner, you can learn a lot from watching the home staging process from start to finish. That’s why we’re sharing a series of home staging case studies, starting with last month’s article on how to stage a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home.
Today, let’s follow Monica through a slightly larger, 4 bedroom, 3 bath property. Below, we broke down her strategy for staging this 2,000sq ft home.
2 Master Bedrooms
This home was unique in that it had two identical master bedrooms. Since most buyers won’t need or want two masters, Monica had to decide which one to stage as a master and which one to stage as a guest room. This may seem like a simple flip of the coin, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. Stagers must look at the layout of the entire house in order to make a decision about how to stage a particular room.
In this case, one of the “master” bedrooms had a bathroom with just a standing shower. Meanwhile, the other bedroom’s bathroom also had a tub. Knowing that, it seems obvious that the bedroom with the more luxurious bathroom should be the master. But it would be an easy detail to miss if you’re not thinking about how rooms in the house connect with each other and would be used together.
2,000sq ft isn’t tiny, but it also isn’t particularly large. This house only has one living space, so it needs to have enough furniture in it to fit the whole family. That means a big couch and comfortable armchairs. It also means showing where a television would go, since this is the only living space where a TV could be used.
Remember the “other” master bedroom? That bedroom needs to be staged in a way that clearly separates it from the actual master bedroom. Whereas the master bedroom features a king bed, the “guest” bedroom only has a queen. It also features a desk, an accessory less common in a master bedroom but fairly common in a guest bedroom or mother-in-law suite. While these details may seem subtle, a buyer will pick up on these visual cues, and it will help them make better sense of how each space can be used.
Now you know how we stage a 2,000sq ft home
If you’d like to see how the rest of this house turned out, watch the video above! In our market, in Northeast Florida, 2,000sq ft is pretty average for the homes we stage. We stage 8-10 homes each week, which means that we stage about two homes like this every day! That takes a huge team effort, careful planning, and experienced staff.