June 28, 2023

Why DIY Home Staging is a bad idea

DIY activities or do-it-yourselfers are a great test of creativity and an excellent opportunity to overcome economic constraints. They can also be therapeutic or a fun leisure activity for the whole family. However, as the DIY craze catches on, many believe almost any home improvement project can be completed swiftly and economically as a DIY.

In case you’re wondering if home staging could be a successful DIY, you have a lot to consider. Before purchasing home décor and getting yourself into an expensive or unfruitful situation, you need to know that home staging requires skill and a keen eye for design. To help you see what could happen without proper training or knowledge of the job, Impressive Staging has listed three reasons why DIY home staging is a bad idea.

1. You might spend too much on decoratives.

If you don’t know where to buy staging essentials from, you could spend more than necessary. For example, purchasing expensive home accessories (like lamps, candles, furniture) when inexpensive ones could have done the job perfectly. Similarly, if you don’t do your research, you may not know that some home accessory companies rent out their products for home staging.

2. You might purchase unnecessary accessories.

If you have an eye for repurposing things like old wine racks, drawers, glass jars, etc. you could save money when staging. If not, you may end up buying accessories that could have been repurposed from what you already have at home. Buying unnecessary fixtures for the home could also lead to cluttering or distasteful décor.

 3. Your staging efforts might be personal.

When staging a home, you need to keep the décor neutral so potential buyers can see themselves living there. To do this, you must be able to differentiate between staging for family and staging for the market. If you cannot see the difference between the two, your staging efforts could go to waste.

Do things right the first time by hiring a skilled professional.

The purpose of staging a house is to make it attractive to buyers and ultimately sell it. You don’t want to spend too much as the house will no longer be yours. Hiring a professional stager would make your house very attractive and presentable at a reasonable price.

Stagers are certified for the skills they possess. They understand interior design and can easily pick out the perfect colors for a room or the placement for furniture. They can effectively select the right sized accessories for any room.

At the same time, professional stagers design interiors for the market. They know exactly what buyers want to see in a home, and can accordingly create a favorable atmosphere for potential buyers to envision their lives there.

Experienced staging experts also have connections with the right professionals like contractors, carpenters, painters, cleaners, etc. required for a successful staging project. Easy access to these specialists reduces your staging time and can even land you discounted services.

A DIY, on the other hand, could end up being too expensive or too cheap, both of which are not guaranteed to bring out desired results. Besides, if you go wrong with your DIY, you’ll still have to pay a professional to correct your mistakes, which isn’t something you want.

To create the perfect first impression with your property on potential home buyers, reach out to Impressive Staging. As a leading, certified home stager in Oshawa, Ontario, you can be assured of quality services that meet your expectations. Our firm has years of experience in staging and works with a variety of clients from homeowners, real estate sales representatives, investors, builders, property management firms, commercial properties, and rental property owners. For them, we’ve staged everything from modern to older homes, condos, lofts, and luxury houses.

To learn more about our services, please click here, or get in touch with our experts here.