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Home Stagers Advise Losing This Before a Showing

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When it comes to making your home look its best, a stager knows what’s what. According to one of them, there’s an unexpected item you should be removing from your home before taking photos or hosting showings.

Monica Collins of Snapshot Staging said removing area rugs and bath mats could help your home’s appeal.

Shifrah Combiths, a contributor with Apartment Therapy, explains that Collins helped stage her home as it was being sold, and removing rugs and mats was one of her biggest pieces of advice.

According to Collins, rugs and mats can show up as dingy in photos—not a sentiment you want a prospective buyer to have of your space. They might also be hiding quality floors a buyer might appreciate, and perhaps most importantly, some pieces could be making your space look smaller.

By removing these items, you can make a space feel more sleek and clean as well as larger.

They’re not the only thing stagers recommend you remove, though. While we might all be exercising from home a bit more now, exercise equipment is a no-go in your home according to Dominique Calhoun, the principal designer at Remix Living. Calhoun explained that—much like rugs and mats—equipment and any extra pieces of furniture can close off a space and make it look smaller.

If you’re planning to sell soon or just love tips from design experts like home stagers, minimalism might be your new best friend.

[Via Apartment Therapy]

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