Using Feng Shui to Sell Your Home
The use of Feng Shui in interior design and home staging is gaining in popularity. Its root meaning in Chinese culture is wind (Feng) and water (Shui) and the combination of these words means good health, thus, Feng Shui took on the meaning of good fortune.
It is believed that the way your home is built, its surrounding environment and how the interior is arranged, affects your good fortune and health. A clean home with little to no clutter and good use of furnishings to create flow and space will generate positive energy and is considered good Feng Shui. This positive energy promotes optimism and can improve good feelings through positive behaviour and a sense of well-being in the home. A messy, cluttered, home can have the opposite effect and encourage laziness and negative feelings. When you are selling your home it is advantageous to create harmony and peace to make a quick sale.
If you live in an area with a large Asian population, such as Toronto or the surrounding areas of Scarborough and Richmond, it is advisable to pay particular attention to Feng Shui as it is often of greater importance to Asian cultures. At ZOEIT home staging we have the background and knowledge in Feng Shui to help you organize your home in a way that enhances these positive vibes. From the placement of the sale sign to the spa-like experience in the bathroom, ZOEIT will take care of the most minute details.
THE RIGHT IDEA
Realtors know that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes, but a home staging professional with Feng Shui expertise will take it one step further. A home-stager well versed in Feng Shui will be familiar with the following:
- Functional rooms that serve one purpose are important – if the den is an office, it must ONLY be an office
- It is important to clear the front walkway and entrance of overhanging shrubs and ensure the front door and house numbers are visible
- Hanging a chime at the front entrance promotes chi – excellent life force.
- Furniture should be arranged by coziness and conversational convenience
REPAIR BROKEN ITEMS
ZOEIT home staging professionals can guide you through making essential repairs and upgrades to ensure there are no leaky faucets, broken or sticky doors or burnt out light bulbs – all things that can contribute to bad Feng Shui. A home for sale should be in good working order.
When it comes to staging your home it is important to consider the amount of clutter and the placement of furniture. Removing all unnecessary clutter and personal items is imperative to the new home buyer – they must be able to visualize themselves living in the home and your personal items will block them from doing so. Also, ZOEIT has knowledge and understanding of how to place furniture in the COMMAND position which is a basic principle in applying Feng Shui to your home.
Contact ZOEIT to help you get the most of preparing your home for sale and utilize their expertise in the art of Feng Shui.