Believe it or not staging a cottage can be a challenge since everyone has different expectations. Obviously without a basement the floors aren’t as perfect, the walls aren’t exactly straight and there are some quirky features. You have to remember that it’s a cottage where people go to unwind, relax and remove the stresses of everyday life. People are buying a lifestyle and the waterfront, not just the building.
For staging purposes my job is to create a space that is beautiful and inviting so you see beyond all the ‘cottage’ blemishes. I was so surprised when I walked in and saw the homeowners elegant furniture and formal artwork.
I didn’t want it to feel like a ‘city’ house or buyers would expect all the perfection of a ‘city’ house. I removed the more formal pieces and brought in more nature inspired artwork and accessories to bring the outdoors in.