Design Advice with Tina Marie Singh: Staging for Resale

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If you are looking to put your home on the market, consider updating its décor to get the best price. Your home may not warrant an extreme makeover but a few tweaks will go a long way in getting your asking price.

The first project you should tackle prior to listing your property is to give it a fresh coat of paint. You would be surprised at how many potential buyers will walk through your home and won’t be able to see past that fire truck red dining room color. When in doubt, choose something neutral and current that will go with anyone’s décor.

If your home is in need of a little more than a fresh coat of paint, invest in your kitchen or bathrooms. You’ll get 100 percent of your renovation investment back when selling your home. Home Stagers and Real Estate Agents will agree that these rooms will also help sell your home faster.

Another area that you should pay close attention to is the master bedroom. Potential buyers need to visualize it as a sanctuary and a master retreat. Take a close look at the furniture in the bedroom and ensure that it is to scale with the size of the room. Less is more when it comes to staging a bedroom therefore remove any clutter. Keep it simple and elegant so that it appeals to the masses.

Last but not least, invest in updating your light fixtures from basic fixtures so that your rooms have impact.

The real estate market is competitive therefore put your best foot forward and when in doubt, hire a professional.


Text by Tina Marie Singh

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Written by Tina Marie Singh

RESA member, Tina Marie Singh is a married mother of two young children who loves to solve design dilemmas and making spaces work! Tina decided to pursue her passion of interior decorating and founded Lionsgate Design in 2008 after leaving a successful career in telecommunications as a Project Manager. Tina specializes in Interior Decorating and Property Staging .

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