Quick Fix for a Stuffed Dining Room

We run into a lot of properties in Montreal’s West Island real estate market that have more furniture than they can handle. This was one of them. Among other rooms we tackled in our Montreal home staging of this property, the dining room was over-stuffed and didn’t show off all of the available space.

Here’s a home staging tip: Remove the top half of a buffet/hutch, i.e., the hutch portion. This presents a more contemporary look, cleaner lines, less clutter and, most importantly, more space!

We also removed the dated wallpaper throughout the home and applied a fresh coat of paint. Under the salesmanship of a great real estate agent (no I’m not bragging — this wasn’t my listing!), the house sold within a couple of weeks.

Yup, space is real estate…and a more contemporary look makes for better showings.