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Home Staging Tricks: How to Make a Home Light + Bright

One of the most important accessories to use when staging a home is the lighting utilized in a space. The lighter and brighter the property appears the more eager the buyer will be to make an offer. Here at Chicagoland Home Staging, we can not only recommend lighting fixture updates, but we also provide lighting…

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Home Staging Tips for a Bonus Room

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Bonus rooms can become a focal point when selling a property because these rooms are typically large spaces that can be used as anything — a playroom, a guest room or a large entertaining area. The problem is if these spaces are not utilized properly to fit the potential home buyer’s lifestyle it may be overlooked…

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4 Reasons to Stage a New Construction Home

When a home buyer typically tours a property the first idea that usually comes to mind is, “how would I live here?” “Where would all my ‘stuff’ go?” Without furnishings in a room to create visual cues, often times a buyer will feel confused and deterred to make an offer. It’s important to clearly define…

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All Aboard Staged Homes Trolly Tour

Real estate professionals had a rare opportunity last month to see several staged properties in the Naperville area in a unique way– on a trolly! We were super excited to host the Staged Home Trolly Tour, other hosts included Boerman Moving & Storage, HWA Home Warranty, Stewart Title and Jill Daniels, LLC. Thirty agents and…

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5 Organizing Tricks to Clear Kid Clutter for an Open House

While it’s enough of a challenge to get a home prepared for sale, add kids to the mix and the whole process may seem impossible for some. The never ending mess of toys, sticky fingers and even smelly diapers can deter a home buyer from making an offer. Here at Chicagoland Home Staging we have…

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Artwork

At Chicagoland Home Staging we’ve seen our share of mistakes made when displaying artwork in a home from proportions to quality to placement. Artwork is one of the most important finishing touches in a home. Our team loves using pieces that can add personality to a space and overall make the room look more cohesive…

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How to Stage a Backyard for Sale

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When it comes time to selling a property, many homeowners tend to overlook one critical area — the backyard. Often times homebuyers are looking for a backyard that can be an extension of the property’s living space. They look for a yard where you can have family barbecues, intimate dinners under the stars or even…

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[Before + After] A Stately Home Gets Coastal Inspired Style

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Welcome home to this new construction property that can provide just over 6,000 square feet of comfort and a quality lifestyle home buyers aspire to. Here at Chicagoland Home Staging, we were excited to showcase this unique property and highlight its craftsmanship. This home provides a casual sophistication that is inspired by the coast. The…

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How to Stage An Entryway That’s Impressive

The first room a homebuyer will see inside a property is the entryway, so it must be staged to grab a buyer’s attention and impress them enough to continue touring the home. Some properties may have a grand entry, while others have limited space to define this particular function of the home. Regardless of your…

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6 Cleaning Hacks to Refresh Your Home This Spring

This spring before you put your property on the market make sure to clean each room from top to bottom. While this task can be a timely, cleaning can increase a home’s value and be one of the most cost-effective preparation steps in the home staging process. It’s important to schedule some time before a…

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