Before & After: Transforming a 650 Square Foot Space into a Stylish Home

November 4, 2017

For us who loves the convenience of living downtown, sacrificing space is common to be able to stay and or to afford a condo in the city.  With its ever-shrinking square footage, downtown Toronto condo buyers are always faced with the challenge of space and function.

Toronto Condo Staging

It is very problematic for buyers when even the most basic furniture might not seem to fit. Your buyer’s imagination and vision are limited, made worse when looking at an empty unit like this because vacant units tend to look smaller without furniture for reference. 

Toronto Condo Staging

Staging it is a no-brainer. The right staging and merchandising can open up even the smallest space. The key is a layout that works, the right pieces and the right size of furniture to give the room a good point of reference for buyers when they are browsing the unit.

Toronto Condo Staging

Another important aspect to consider is your accessories. Too many pieces or wrong accents can make it worse, cramping the space and making it even smaller. For example, in this project, we decided to use just neutrals mainly just black and white because introducing another color can and will overwhelm this tiny space.

Toronto Condo Staging

Showcasing and selling a small space can be a challenge but with the right staging and merchandising you can transform into a show stopper! Remember, what you lack in space, you can always make up in style (and function)!


is a Canadian Certified Staging Professional. His professional affiliations include the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and the CSP. He is the recipient of numerous home staging awards and was picked as RESA’s Top Professional Stager of Canada for 2016. He has worked with hundreds of Real Estate Brokers, Investors, Real Estate Agents, and has helped homeowners showcase their homes at its best when it is time to sell.

As President and Principal Stager of REDESIGN4MORE, Red provides home staging and interior redecorating services for both small and large-scale residential projects throughout Toronto and the GTA. Click here to learn more about Red and REDESIGN4MORE.

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