Computer home staging is a type of virtual staging, which uses the advanced technology offered by specialized software to plan home staging design simulations. Many professional home stagers prefer to use computer property staging applications to fine tune their décor ideas prior to actual execution. CAD (computer-aided design) home staging has truly revolutionized the industry.
For less tech-savvy property stagers, or those who just prefer the old reliable methods of testing placement and functionality, there is always the option of two or three dimensional modeling, instead of computer applications.
This article examines the benefits of using specialized software applications for home staging design purposes.
Benefits of Computer Home Staging
Computer-assisted real estate staging will provide an actual three-dimensional visual model of proposed designs, prior to actual set-up. Furnishings, artwork, flooring, lighting, paint colors and other features can be swapped in and out with the click of a mouse. Once the parameters of the room are set, decorating it is a breeze.
Home staging services that feature a computerized inventory will enjoy the flexibility of their entire warehouse of furnishings pre-mapped electronically, for immediate integration into the design with perfect proportion and size.Clients are often dazzled by the wizardry of computer staging programs, but in the long run, it is the final product which will truly create satisfaction in the form of a fast and profitable sale.
Drawbacks of Computer Home Staging
The drawbacks of CAD home staging begin with the fact that designing on the computer is an extra step for many stagers. Most aesthetic professionals can envision the alterations to the décor in their minds and do not need to chart the logistics of these changes using a computer.
Electronic hardware and specialized software is an added expense that some stagers simply do not require, or can not afford.
Finally, although the computer maps in three dimensions, it is sometimes difficult to fine tune trouble areas and tight spots on the floor plan, since you simply need to place the items and walk through the room for actual user experience.
Computer Staging Trends
Working home stagers may consider adding computerized virtual reality simulations into their sales pitches or actual staging planning. Clients are warned not to buy into the computer design too much, since a poor stager might use technology to get the gig, but then disappoint by not living up to the simulated vision on the screen. Likewise, a talented stager might not involve the client at all in the planning, but will come up with a design that optimizes the property perfectly.
In the end, it is not the computer which will stage the room; it is the actual person running the computer. If you trust your stager, embrace their vision, with or without virtual reality providing a glimpse as to the outcome. That being said, stagers may want to seriously investigate this specialized software as an added marketing tool for their businesses.