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Can You Stage My Home If I Am Still Living There?

If you are looking to sell, your “to do” list may seem to only be growing. Because of the timeframe of trying to list and move furniture, many homeowners ask us, “Can you stage my home if I am still living there?” Our answer is an enthusiastic, “Yes!”

While there are various staging offerings we provide, from vacant staging to luxury staging, it is also possible to take advantage of our home consultations and owner-occupied solutions.

Here’s our solutions when an owner, still living in a home, asks, “Can you stage my home?”

Stage My Home, Option 1: Plan

The first step in the process is to have a whole home plan completed for your owner-occupied home stage.

What does this look like? Our team of design professionals create a plan that allows your home to look its best with your current furnishings. We’ll walk through the spaces together and give you a step-by-step list of to-do’s.

Recommendations for owner-occupied staging plan may include:

  • Rearranging your current furniture, art, and accessories
  • Painting walls
  • Decluttering
  • Curb appeal ideas
  • Vendor list if work needs to be done

Stage My Home, Option 2: Occupied Furnishings

Chicagoland Home Staging Owner Occupied Stage Home Still Living There

The second step in the owner-occupied home staging process is to have a designer get hands on and arrange your furnishings for you.

When staging an owner-occupied home, our team not only comes with a list of recommendations for your space, we also know just the right position to place items.

By updating the layout of the room, Chicagoland Home Staging also better photo-styles your room for online photography. We arrange your existing furniture and items with buyers, agents, and photographers in mind.

We’ll look to see what items will highlight key features such as your:

  • Window Size & Location
  • Room Flow & Usage
  • Flooring Color
  • Ceiling Height
  • Home’s Character

“Most of all, we’re arranging to give an increase of space and room usage.” says Margaret Gehr, Founder & Co-Owner of Chicagoland Home Staging

From key elements to how to highlight intricate details, we know how to give an owner-occupied room a refreshed presence within your floor plan.

Stage My Home, Option 3: CHS Furniture Introduction

Step three in the owner-occupied home staging process is to have your space set up by our staging team.

This is perfect for when there are vacant rooms in a home that require furnishings. The design team implements a planned layout and brings in Chicagoland Home Staging furniture. Our design professionals will style each vacant room with the buyer’s eye in mind.

When styling your space, our design team has the following goals:

  • Accessibility & Space
  • Giving A Larger Feel
  • Maximizing Height
  • Reducing Distractions
  • Creating An Upscale & Desirable Feeling
  • Maintaining Cohesive Design

“The goal is to style the room so well that any potential buyer falls in love with the floor plan and details of the home even more than the items inside.” says Kathy Lobkovich, Co-Owner of Chicagoland Home Staging.

Stage My Home: How To Get Started

We have seen homes sell faster and for more money when the Chicagoland Home Staging team is brought in. Whether we are staging the inside or outside, every corner of your home can have it designed to best attract the buyers eye.

So, to answer your question, “Can you stage my home if I am still living there?” The answer is always “yes!” While you are still living in the home you are trying to sell, we are ready to provide expert services that help your “owner-occupied” look “move-in ready” for any buyer.

We’ll work with your budget and however many rooms require staging to make your home stand out from the rest. Enjoy your home even while you are selling. Services listed on our website are provided at an hourly rate. To begin working with our team of professionals, contact us today.

Do you have a home listing in need of staging? Contact Chicagoland Home Staging for an instant home quote in DuPage County!

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