When it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to bring in a professional home stager to make the most of your space to attract potential buyers. It’s proven that staged homes sell faster and for more money than non-staged homes, but what if you’re on a tight budget? No need to worry; you can still find affordable basic home staging that will get your home on the right track! What does basic home staging look like? 

When looking for basic home staging services, be sure to ask about the scope of services. An experienced professional home stager will be able to give you a detailed list of what they offer so you can choose the level of home staging that fits your needs and doesn’t go over your budget. 


A focus on utilized spaces

With basic home staging, the stager will focus on the most-used areas of your home, like the kitchen, living room, and bedrooms. The goal is to make those spaces as attractive as possible through cleaning, decluttering, and furniture arrangement that maximizes space and showcases potential. 

Depersonalization and neutralization

When you use a stager for a basic home staging, they’ll declutter and depersonalize your home to make it more neutral, allowing potential buyers to see the potential of each room. They may also paint the walls in neutral colors to allow buyers to visualize how they would decorate without being influenced by the current color scheme. 

Maximizing your lighting situation

Changing or staging the lighting is a simple, inexpensive way to change the look or feel of a room. A home stager will make adjustments, such as moving furniture to maximize natural light from windows, swapping the bulbs in overhead lighting to brighten or dim a room, and adding floor or table lamps to highlight dark spots or give the appearance of a larger space.

Minor repairs

The difference between a potential sale and a sale could hinge on maintenance. A stager will help you identify and repair any small damages, like loose or missing trim, dripping faucets, or anything else that might catch the eye of and deter a potential buyer. 

Keeping costs down

A home stager performing basic staging will help you keep costs down by using items you already own, like furniture and lighting, to create the maximum amount of appeal. This is in contrast to complete home staging, where you may need to purchase new furniture, lamps, and decor to showcase the home.