Redondo to Lake Washington Photos Help Sell

Redondo to Lake Washington Photos Help Sell

I completed my last blog on staging referencing the importance of staging using the eye of

the camera as a great staging tool. So I wanted to show you with Photos of a before and after

Living room we restaged to highlight the Puget Sound views of this home given the fact that the

Puget Sound water frontage and the Sound views are major amenities of this home.

As you can see, this home originally had a sofa sitting directly in front of the large picture window

and thus sitting directly in front of the views. Really? Hiding the view and the whole reason in owning

a home on the Puget Sound! So, right before the holidays, we moved the sofa and the realigned

the furniture in the room and the next photo was shot emphasizing the Sound views out of the

large picture windows. Very lovely, and now it draws your eye into the view. 

This was a simple and instructive example I have for you today but I will look for other before and after photos for

future staging blogs in order to help you to understand the visual importance of staging. I do think

this was a good one though.  

The camera's eye is critical in showing the homes best features in

their best light.....and the camera's eye can also expose the uglies. Which is why taking your phone

or camera and taking preliminary photos from different angles will tell you what furniture you need

to move or eliminate and also where you may need additional lighting to brighten that dark corner or


We talked about this in a past staging blog. The absence of light in a room can be cured

with an assortment of lighting options. One of my favorites is the Torchier floor lamp because it adds

a soft light directed at the ceiling making the room appear more open and spacious. There are also

great accent lights that are inexpensive and add drama to a room by directing these spot lights on

object of art or indoor Trees, etc. These accent lights add an upscale look to photos and should be

used when designing a room which is otherwise a boring room and you didn't even have to get out

the paint brush! This will be a topic for my next staging blog. 

But back to lighting, another room that can benefit from accent lighting is the Kitchen. If your cabinets have a shelf open to the ceiling

you can add these lights above the cabinets and again direct these lights at the ceiling which will

make those ceilings appear to be higher. My other favorite light to have on for photos is the vent

light over the range or if that is not available you can add under cabinet lights now that are battery

operated so you don't have to incur the cost of a lot of rewiring to hard wire the lights. 

Just take a look at each of the photos you have taken of each of your rooms and besides determining what

furniture needs to go and how much decluttering is still necessary but look for those dark corner in

each room and add the extra light to enhance these rooms and show them off at their BEST! I hope

you found these staging tips helpful and remember all of our Seller clients benefit from our Staging

skills and our Mantra Designed to Sell......SOLD By Design and our buyers receive the benefit

of our ability to help them to visualize their new home when a seller hasn't quite gotten it right and

these homes usually end up selling for less than they should have which often benefits our buyers if

they take advantage of our design help. See you next time!


Anderson Homes and Land with Keller Williams RE Puget Sound

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