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The Item Home Stagers Don’t Want to See During a Showing

An elliptical machine in a bedroom.
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In 2020, nearly everyone’s home doubled as a gym. Now, though, if you’re attempting to sell, that might not be such a good thing.

Dominique Calhoun, the principal designer at Remix Living, specifically called out gym equipment as the items that she always hides when staging a home if there’s not a dedicated gym space.

Calhoun told Apartment Therapy that when a room is used for multitasking (if it contains a cycling bike or treadmill in a bedroom, for example), it makes a space look much smaller.

“Of course, you want to make the room look as spacious as possible,” Calhoun said. “So, too much unneeded furniture in the room or too many materials that don’t belong in the room definitely should go.”

She also suggests that any furniture remaining in the home should complement the space and the room they’re in. The goal is to allow people to feel and see how they can make the space their own.

So if you have an open house coming up, it’s probably best to stash that gym equipment in a storage area or ask a friend if you can keep it at their place temporarily.

But never fear! While your equipment’s in storage, you can still work out.

[Via Apartment Therapy]

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