When it comes to rooms that are often forgotten in home staging, the laundry room often makes the list. After all, it’s a laundry room. How good can it get?
As I’ve mentioned in my posts about staging the garage and the basement, it’s important to remember that home staging is all about romancing a perspective buyer.
If the laundry area is in the dark corner of an unfinished basement, a buyer might think, “I have to do two loads a day, and I’m supposed to do it in this creepy space? Forget it!” However, if the laundry room is bright and beautiful, the same buyer might think (about the exact same space), “What a great laundry room! I might even spend time in here when there’s no laundry to do!”
You don’t have to go crazy with the design of the laundry room – keep it minimalist. It should be brightly lit, clean and functional.
- Brighten the space up with a coat of paint and some new lighting.
- Put detergent and other laundering supplies in cupboards.
- If there’s a window with a drab view, hide it with a curtain or a nice blind.
- All you should be left with is the washer and dryer, an ironing board and an attractive laundry basket.
In my next post I’ll give you some home staging tips for another often missed room of a house in home staging – the attic. By the way, I cover all these rooms and more in the Staging Diva Ultimate Design Guide: Home Staging Tips, Tricks and Floor Plans.
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Six Elements Inc. Home Staging
Debra Gould developed the Staging Diva Training Program to create opportunities for others to grow their own profitable home staging businesses. There are currently over 1000 Staging Diva Graduates around the world. Debra created the Staging Diva Ultimate Design Guide: Home Staging Tips, Tricks and Floor Plans to provide design direction to home stagers feeling they need it.[tags] home staging, home stager, home staging tips, how to stage a laundry room, debra gould, home staging training, staging diva[/tags]