Home Staging Trends to Watch Out for in 2021

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We’ve told you before why it’s so important to stage your home before you put it up for sale. And you may have caught our previous blog post on home staging mistakes you may be making. However, even if you’ve successfully staged a home before and think you can do it again, you should remember that what people want is constantly changing. Keeping up on the latest home design trends is key to home staging a home properly — and therefore selling your home fast and for top dollar. During the past year, we’ve seen many changes in what people are looking for in a home — more than any other year — and therefore, it will change the way you need to stage your home for sale. Here are some home staging trends you need to watch for this year.

A Home Office

This is the major trend we’ve seen change over the past year! Because of COVID-19, we’ve seen many people pivoting to work from home — and therefore needing an office. Although some people are now returning to work, many are continuing to work from home, at least part-time. If you don’t currently have a home office, you should stage one to show your home can accommodate one. Change up a spare bedroom, a large nook, or convert a closet into a space that can hold a desk and some cozy accessories.

A Home Workout Space

This past year has also seen many people starting to work out from home due to gyms being closed. Many people invested in gym equipment and fitness subscriptions and will be looking for space to safely and effectively continue their fitness routine. You don’t need to go all out and buy exercise equipment simply to stage your home, but consider setting up a mirror with a yoga mat in an unused bedroom, the basement, or even in the corner of the living room to suggest a spot where they could place their equipment.

A Spacious Kitchen

Kitchens have always been a huge selling feature in homes, and renovating your kitchen has always provided a great return on your investment. Plus, since the pandemic made many people start cooking at least some meals at home, kitchens became spaces people look at even more closely. If your kitchen is small, consider creating a half wall between your kitchen and living room to make it appear more spacious. If you don’t feel like remodelling, at least clear your kitchen out as much as you can. Remove any large tables and extra storage racks you have in there to reduce the clutter. You’ll also want to make sure your cabinets, counters, hardware, and floor are in good shape.

A Usable Yard

During 2020 people spent more time at home — and in their yards. Social events happened on the patio or in the backyard, and many people invested in patio furniture, heaters, BBQs, and other outdoor accessories. Clean up your yard and place your furnishings in a way that looks inviting. If your patio furniture is limited or old, consider renting or borrowing some to create a warm, cozy-looking space in your yard.

At the Garman Group, we make it a priority to keep up on the latest home trends to help our clients successfully buy and/or sell a home. We love talking about real estate and always have our fingers on the pulse of the MLS listings here in Victoria. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.