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Is an Armoire Your New Staging Ally?

A home that’s short on storage can turn off potential home buyers, so home stagers are turning to the armoire in homes that are tight on closet space.

CHICAGO – A home that’s short on storage can turn off potential home buyers, so home stagers are turning to the armoire in homes that are tight on closet space.

Armoires usually have both a rod inside for hanging items and drawers or cubbies for storing smaller items. Along with that extra space to store items and clear overly cramped closets, they can be a stylish accent in a room, too.

“Most armoires are conversation pieces, so bring one into your space and then build the rest of your room’s decor around it,” says Marty Basher, a designer and organization expert at Modular Closets.

Armoires can work in small spaces or a large bedroom that looks too sparse, designers say. They can also work in a larger entryway to store coats and shoes. It can also be used to shield a bulky TV when it’s not in use.

But those who are using it for staging will want to consider the armoire’s size and ensure it’s movable.

“Real antique armoires may be taller than some modern ceilings, and their size and weight can make them difficult to deliver up stairs, in elevators, and down narrow halls,” designer Beverly Solomon told realtor.com.

Source: “No Closet? No Problem – Try an Armoire,” realtor.com (Jan. 1, 2020)

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