A Glossary Of Home Staging Terms

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Every industry has its own language and terms. These words and phrases can be confusing to anyone who is not part of the daily operations of a specific industry, and the home staging business is no exception.

To help you understand the terms, acronyms, and phrases regularly used in the home staging industry, Destined Dreams has created this handy reference guide. Here you’ll find valuable information allowing you to comprehend and communicate your home staging and design needs effectively.

Vacant Staging. An empty house for sale requires furniture, accessory rentals and a team of home stagers. This is known as vacant staging.

Occupied Staging. When a home that is being lived in while on the market needs a team of home stagers, accessory rentals and possibly furniture rentals.

Redesign. When home stagers use the homeowners’ furniture, accessories and new items to revamp their home, it is known as redesigning.  

Sourcing. Sourcing refers to obtaining the right furniture and accessory rentals for a staging job.

Customize. Creating a staging plan specific to the client’s house.

Transformation. It refers to the result of a staging project.

Comparables. The competition of other homes on the market.

Showcase. When a home doesn’t require furniture and accessory rentals but only a home staging team to utilize homeowners pieces.

Assessment. When a home needs an on-site visit for a quote and proposal.

De-stage. After a house is sold, the furniture and accessory rentals need to be removed from the home, this process is known as de-staging.

Consultation. A consultation is an on-site visit wherein home stagers provide professional recommendations and advice to get a home prepared for sale.

Walk and Talk. A walk and talk is a walk-through the entire home. This consultation intends to provide recommendations and advice to the homeowners. Homeowners take detailed notes as the professionals go through each room.

Installation. On the day of staging, a home staging company provides labor services to put all the pieces in place.

Inventory. An inventory is a complete list of furniture items and accessory pieces that belong to the home staging company.

Contract. A contract is a document with terms and conditions that clients need to sign when working with a home staging company.

If you’re looking for home staging and redesign services in Hamilton, ON, reach out to Destined Dreams. We offer professional home staging and styling, property enhancement, interior designing services to homeowners and real estate agents. You can rest assured that we have the same goal as you, and the home staging project will run smoothly.

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