In 2020, we stayed home.
COVID has made an impact on the way we see our home. Our relationship with our homes has changed. Our homes have in 2020 been the place for work, relaxation, and leisure. In 2021 it may be different but we can’t deny that the COVID experience has made an impact that might stick around.
Unsurprisingly, the home staging trends are adapting these major changes. And with good reason. When preparing your home for rental or selling, it’s important to incorporate the 2021 way of using our homes.
Below are a few tips to optimize your home staging in 2021.
In 2020 we spent a lot of time dreaming about the outdoors. We appreciate the time we can spend outside, even if it’s just a small patio where we can spend a few minutes a day. Terraces, verandas, gardens.. These living spaces are more important than ever. If you do have outdoor space, highlight them and decorate with furniture so it’s easier for a potential buyer to picture themselves in your home.
The Golden age of home offices
Most of us have been working from home the majority of 2020. Which means a lot of people have upgraded their home office space. According to the New York Times, 86% of Americans are satisfied with working from home. For the real estate market, this means that when selling a home it’s important to think about where the home office could be as your home will be judged by their home office potential. Home office pictures have become essential like pictures of the bathroom and kitchen.
The kitchen, the centerpiece of the house
You have probably noticed that your instagram feed is booming with culinary images. With restaurants closed people have been spending a lot of time cooking and learning new recipes. This means the kitchen, even more than before, has become the center of the home where we socialize and cook together.
Wellness and fitness
Taking care of yourself has become an essential part of 2020. Through a crisis, many of us are looking for a little inner peace through exercise and relaxation practices. This means that yoga mats, dumbbells, and other sports accessories are booming and many people need to find space in the house for these activities. This means that when selling a home, showing pictures of a small ‘home gym’ could benefit your home and show some potential to future buyers.
At Zigna we can help you make sure you get the pictures you need to sell your help. We can help style and get it ready for future buyers. Reach out today and set up a meeting.