Vacant homes aren’t memorable and will not stand out to buyers particularly in online listings where the majority of buyers begin their home search.


When you see before-and-after photos of spaces not staged versus staged, it’s easy to quickly become a believer in home staging! Vacant spaces, in particular, absolutely need to be staged for these reasons…

  • An Empty Room Easily Shows its Flaws

    No room is perfect and empty ones especially are like walking around naked. Look at this room above which in its naked condition appears dark, dreary, small and what is that THING under the window?

    Buyers walking into this space would immediately think it’s far too dark and notice the under window contraption. Then, they would walk out.

    There's no emotion or connection. The space feels cold and abandoned.

    But look what happens below when this room becomes professionally staged by a certified home stager…

  • An Empty Room Almost Always Looks Smaller Than It Really Is

    Empty rooms almost always appear smaller than they really are because without furniture, they have no frame of reference.

    This empty room had doorways everywhere and a small fireplace that would make buyers feel like their furniture would absolutely not fit. More importantly, buyers would have no idea how to do a furniture layout in this tricky living space.

    By cleverly floating the furniture around the focal point and creating a seating area, as seen below, you'll leave nothing up to the buyer’s imagination.

  • Empty Rooms are Cold and Lifeless

    Imagine the cost of putting up a lifeless, cold, sterile photo online of your empty home! In our 2018 Staging Statistics of over 4,200 professionally staged homes, the average increase in value to the home due to professional staging was more than 8 percent.

    Vacant homes typically take twice as long to sell and go for even less than unstaged, “occupied” homes. So, imagine the true cost of not staging a vacant home!


    What emotion do you feel when you look at this empty, unstaged room above? Take a look at it again, staged, below.

  • Every Room Gives a Stager the Opportunity to Add "Emotional Connections"

    Staging is merchandising and marketing in its purest form. Home stagers learn who the buyer demographic is and what they envision for a home will draw on those emotions with a carefully styled room…

    Can you believe this is the same dreary room you saw in the photo to the left? Yep, that’s the power of staging and the importance of not leaving anything up to the buyer’s imagination!


Transforming Your Space One Design at a Time


Since most potential buyers form their first impression as soon as they drive up to a home, curb appeal is key. During this consultation, we will meet with your and sometimes with the realtor as well. After reviewing your home's exterior, we then do a room to room walk through offering our recommendations for staging. You have the option to hire Transitional Design to implement the staging. Walk through consultations often take 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size of your home.


This is where we get to work! We focus on the tasks that are necessary to get your home in prime showing condition. Our time is spent improving curb appeal, enhancing focal points of the rooms, de-cluttering to optimize space, de-personalizing, organizing and accessorizing to help buyers envision themselves living in your home.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to get your home market-ready, standing out from the rest.


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Serving Bucks, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and surrounding counties