What is your Foyer? - Royal LePage State Realty Brokerage

What is your Foyer?

21 August 2015
RLP State

Your entrance hall is the first opportunity buyers will have of seeing inside your house (after their first impressions of the outside) so it’s important to stage it right. The hallway needs to set the tone for the rest of the house in terms of colour, style and feeling. If buyers love your hallway they will want to continue onto the other rooms. Here are a couple of tips:

Daily life needs to be stored away. No evidence of keys, shoes, school bags, hats, homework or family photos.

If your hallway is your main entrance then it probably needs a good clean and a coat of paint. Hallways usually take a lot of wear and tear!

The paint colour that you choose should blend in with the rest of the house and be welcoming. Hallways are often dark so make sure there is adequate lighting. A feature light works well in hallways.

If you have polished floors a runner is a nice addition. Just make sure it fits the space and use one large rather than a few smaller ones.

If you need a place to store your stuff then consider a lidded box or basket that you can keep closed and it still looks stylish.

If you are selling a family house then showing how your entrance works for a busy family is a good idea, use lots of organizing tools, going back to baskets, boxes and make sure it looks sleek and tidy. If this area is a high traffic area because there is no mud room, give it a good scrub down before a showing and or open houses.