Without a doubt, we all agree that COVID-19 is the most unwelcome, undesirable thing to have come to us in a span of almost 2 years. It adversely affected almost every aspect of our lives, unfortunately not for the better.
Businesses and industries, all of a sudden, were put to a grinding halt. Jobs were lost, lives were altered. Economies were brought to a halt unnecessarily. With that scenario insight, no possible progress can be made.
Its impact is seen and felt by everyone, everywhere, all over the world. The impact of this pandemic is so all-encompassing that even the furniture hire and home staging industries were not spared. It suffered a great deal, too.
We have compiled the following points to illustrate to you how this pandemic is changing the landscape of the home staging business today.
1. Definable Areas
The scaling down of the modern, open concept style of domestic living for families who prefer to have more defined zones in their homes, is one of the most dramatic yet unsurprising adjustments some homeowners have to make.
Showing how a modern home space layout may be split into a multi-functioning office space, or a homeschool table for kids is a significant benefit in the eyes of potential homebuyers, as the distinct line between work and play. The home staging professionals, for a couple of months, need to work out their creative minds on this aspect to help their clientele sell their houses in the property market quickly, despite the Covid-19 scare.
2 . Meetings in Guest Bedrooms and at Home Gyms
While many of us today have become more relegated to our homes, social distance standards are encouraged even when you have just received your first shot of the vaccine, and people paying a visit to a friend or family member are minimized, the immediate requirement for the guest room is waning.
Instead, homebuyers tend to be more drawn and more attracted to homes that come with a dedicated room or space for exercising, or a home gym. Such a functional feature in a residential space will help demonstrate to them that it is still possible to maintain a healthy routine even in the midst of the pandemic whilst also getting their work done.
3. Home Office Takeover
Due to the Covid-19 scare, the majority of people today are now working from home. Homebuyers who are inspecting homes for sale have this in mind in their quest to find the perfect home: they need a private room that can stand as their workspace/office, which, upon shutting its doors, will enable them to complete their work. Every family now seems to need that kind of house, a functional room that can double as their office or workspace.
For property stagers, this involves using an extra bedroom and outfitting it as an office, preferably one that is farthest away from the living room, so owners will have more privacy as well as the peace and quiet that they need.
4 . Sanctuary Spaces
While people are discouraged from traveling and canceling their planned holiday breaks or vacations, they don’t have much of a choice but to stay at home. The demand for the creation of outdoor living spaces is burgeoning.
An outdoor living sanctuary can be created with the help of ornamental plants, carpets, comfortable couches, soft and textured pillows, and natural relaxing textures. Such a dedicated space is sculpted to invoke a relaxing vibe. Demonstrating this to potential buyers perks up their interest, and thus increases the chance they will make a purchase offer.
5. Hobby or Craft Room
You don’t need to style a guest room for this. Think outside the box and transform a space into a dedicated craft or hobby room. People are starting to realize the importance of having new creative hobbies and ways to pass the time during community lockdowns. They came to know that productivity can be found even outside of work, too.
Find a spot in your home that you can curate as a creative space dedicated to music, knitting, painting, or any hobby you have. By doing so, you will develop a sense of balance and creative productivity, a prospective house buyer’s concept of an ideal home.
The home staging landscape and the furniture hiring industry are evolving, with or without the Covid-19 scare. It is constantly changing, and always for the greater good. If you make an effort to stay ahead of buyer psychology, you’ll be able to make the best possible decisions for your home staging business, clients, buyers, or listings.