The Finishing Touches Home Staging FAQ’s
How long does the staging stay in for? Our staging packages last for five weeks. The first week covers photography and marketing, while the other three are for the open homes and the final sale or auction. This is generally proven to be an adequate period to achieve a sale, but if you do need to extend the hire period, we then move to a week-by-week charge basis.
Can I extend past the initial five weeks? Yes, you can. If you need to extend the hire period, the hire then moves to a week-by-week basis.
Who is responsible for insuring the staging or hired items? While at the property, all hired items will be covered by The Finishing Touches’s insurance at no additional charge.
What does a full home stage include? It includes staging, styling and full presentation of all: Entranceways Living areas Dining areas Kitchens Bedrooms Bathrooms Ensuites
Can you stage my home while I still have furniture in it? The Finishing Touches provides a partial home staging service (Top Dressing), perfect solution for if you’re living in your home while trying to sell. We can work within your budget to bring in individual pieces of furniture, accessories or art to enhance the items you already own. “Conditions apply”.
Can we use the staged furniture? The furniture may not be used if you are living in the house while selling. Our aim is to keep our furniture fresh and clean for every hire.
Can a designer come to my home and help me to style it myself for sale? All of our designers at The Finishing Touches have been trained in design and have experience in styling interior spaces. We can help style your own furniture and give advice on new furniture to purchase as part of our Consultation Service.
Can I buy any of the items in my staged home? Generally, we don’t sell our staging furnishings, but if you wish to purchase any of the items in the staging, we can usually source these for you.
What are the different styles of furniture you work with? At The Finishing Touches we pride ourselves on having a diverse range of furniture to provide a wide variety of styles. We can work in with any home from a stark, contemporary apartment to an elegant French-style villa, from a cute and cosy bungalow to a rustic farmhouse. Our collection also allows us to successfully add particular items to your already furnished home, to work in with the existing furniture. Have a look at our Home staging Portfolio to get a small peek into the items we have on offer.
Can I come with you to choose what goes into my house?? This is not a service we offer, our packages are thoughtfully put together by an experienced interior designer to complement every home.
When does the staging need to be installed? It is best for the staging to be installed the day before photography is scheduled. To make sure that the staging is presented to the highest possible standard, we ask that the photos are not booked for the same day.
What should I do with the ugly curtains? If the house has damaged or dated curtains, it is best to take them down and leave the windows clean and clear. You can leave the curtains in a cupboard so they are sold with the house.
What if I hate it! This has never happened before!