Staged Home Tour: A Fresh, Young Rental Apartment in Spain
Our first European feature! This is so very exciting. One of the goals for this staged home tour series is to show how powerful home staging is and how beneficial it is for our clients. And it’s not just for selling the house! You can also use staging in rentals. There are more and more stagers branching out staging Airbnb homes with successes. So getting submissions like this is very encouraging to see how the home staging industry is going. ❤️
Today’s feature is staged by Elvira Rubio, a Spanish architect, and owner of FITYOURHOUSE AD & Home Staging.
The home is located in Santander, Cantabria of Spain. It is 60 square meter, or 645 square feet, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
This house was outdated and very compartmentalized. The facilities were old, and the spaces were not very functional to be able to rent it at a reasonable price point. Therefore, the owner decided to hire Rubio to stage the house.
The work included making a comprehensive plan to create more open spaces, such as the kitchen and the living room, enhance the light, update the bathroom and finishes. The choice of a neutral and current styling is based on the profile of the future tenants.
One of the biggest challenges for the home was to get more privacy in the bedrooms. This house had ceded the living room to the adjoining apartment, so that made the current space small.
The size of the kitchen was also not ideal. Rubio resolved it by reducing the size of the bathroom and modifying some of the partitions. She also created an open kitchen with the living room so the space could feel bigger than it was.
The bathroom was redone completely. It had gone from a drab and depressing bathroom to a small but functional bathroom that is full of light with beautiful details, like the black lines in the shower and wood finishes.
The master bedroom also got a fresh and chic update.
It was important to rent the flat to young doctors or young people so Rubio studied the color schemes and furniture selection that would create a feeling of home visually for these potential renters. Also, Rubio tried to introduce colors and textures that can boost the light and the comfort.
Rubio also photographed the home for the marketing. She took great care to shoot the bathroom to highlight both the space and the design, as well as the composition of the materials. For Rubio, as an architect and a home stager, she believes in the beauty of the purest things such as finishes. Through her photos, she also wanted to show the new spatial richness clearly, the continuity between kitchen and living room, the closeness between bedrooms and living room, while at the same time the intimacy the design had created.
The home was rented in 1 week!
About the Stager
Today’s property is staged by Elvira Rubio, owner of FITYOURHOUSE AD & Home Staging, a home staging company that serves northern Spain.
Elvira Rubio is a Spanish architect. She fits the houses and spaces to create emotional and functional interiors. She combines her interior design skills and technic knowledge for home staging, remodeling and decorating for her projects.
Connect with Elvira Rubio of FITYOURHOUSE AD & Home Staging: Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram. Photography by Elvira Rubio FITYOURHOUSE AD & Home Staging.