Home Staging in Kensington & Chelsea
Here at tlc, we’re firm believers that you never get a second chance to make the ultimate first impression. It’s a philosophy we apply to everything we do, striving to get it right first time, every time.
Arguably, when marketing your property for the sale or rental markets, this is even more poignant; which is where our Dressing & Home Staging Service comes in! Headed up by our chief interior specialist, Annie Young, we’re transforming properties inside and out to create a lifestyle that prospective buyers can aspire to, bringing out the best of any space.
What is home staging?
Home staging, otherwise known as dressing, is one of the most effective forms of visual marketing for your property. Realtors have long been using this selling tactic across the pond, but it’s quickly become favoured amongst property owners here in the UK, too.
It’s all about making your property look inviting to potential buyers. By adjusting room layouts or adding some stylish accessories like scatter cushions, prints, flowers, etc., you can create a homely and desirable living environment. Sounds incredibly simple, right? However, the trick is in the execution. From selecting that all-important colour palette of decorative items to choosing where to place each piece, an exacting eye for detail is what makes a successfully staged home.
First impressions really do count. So, to sell or rent quickly, and at a favourable price, your home needs to stand out from the crowd. Home staging can cover anything from fully dressing a bed to completely furnishing the entire property, or can just be making some strategic changes to how a space is currently laid out.
A common issue we see here at tlc typically involves properties which have small offices or ‘box’ rooms that are being underutilised with either just a single bed or no furniture at all. By investing in a 4ft double bed, you can instantly make a small room appear as a functioning bedroom. Applicants often need a vision, so by making small changes through one of our dressing packages, we can really give your property the “wow” factor.
How much does it cost?
The good news is, you don’t need to spend a fortune! Our home staging packages are available on a hire and outright purchase basis so, whatever your needs, we can tailor our service to your budget. What’s more, if your home is already furnished, in most cases we’d recommend keeping the existing pieces to help define the space.
As part of service, we include a FREE 2-hour consultation with one of the team; which includes a visit to your property, followed by a written proposal. Once ordered, our average timeframe of completion is within 7 working days.
If you require assistance with any other aspect of preparing your property, let us know. We can offer anything from cosmetic paint work to general repairs, but can even help with bespoke blinds and curtains or new bathrooms and kitchens.
Feature Project: Old Brompton Road
Our client was preparing to launch their two bedroom, split level property on the busy sales market. To enable it to catch the eyes of potential buyers, we were set the task of utilising our full styling package with the aim of completely transforming the look and feel of both the interior and outdoor space.