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Kauai Home Staging: How To Make Listings Standout

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and that holds true no matter if it’s a Seller’s or a Buyer’s market and I’ve got some pretty incredible before and after examples. The house itself was literally a dream property and I really wanted to show how special it is, but the challenge was that it was pretty much unfurnished with very little to work with. Here on Kauai there are no staging companies (like you might have seen on TV shows) but there are some other options.

Walking up to the front door it was evident that this was the first area that needed attention. After consulting the owners, they agreed to power wash the entire home and then had a gorgeous Ipe Wood deck installed. This gave the entryway the “wow factor” needed to set the tone when you entered the home.

entry way with new deck

You enter into the front room which had minimal amount of furniture to work with. With the addition of some pillows and greenery it turned this into a welcoming room that showcased the lovely views.

well placed furniture in the living area

The kitchen/dining area with the gorgeous hardwood floors and views was brought to life with some fruit, artwork and flowers.

kitchen after staging

A comforter, colorful decorative pillows and some flowers brought this master bedroom to life so you are now focused on the views.

bedroom furniture staging

With some virtual staging this photo went from “what is this a picture of?” to having a functional purpose.

office furniture staging

Can you tell this is virtual? With views like this you want to show how outdoor living can be a reality.

lanai with furniture and mountain views

Another example of virtual staging on one of the guest rooms that combined a mix of modern and tropical décor.

bedroom with staging furniture

On the listing I made note that the home had some regular and virtual staging as this is something that you want to be upfront about. Making properties that I list stand out to look their best is a real joy for me and so is hearing the story behind why the Seller bought the property in the first place. Proper staging, good photography and videos help to tell the story on why the property is so special and showcases the listing in the best possible light.

I welcome you to contact me if you are interested in selling or buying a property here on Kauai.

Lynda Gill RS 63088

About the Author

Lynda Gill

Lynda Gill is a Realtor Salesperson with Hawai'i Life. I have close to two decades of experience as a top-producing real estate agent on Kauai, where I’ve lived since 2004. I specialize in residential, relocation, and resort property sales in Poipu Beach, Lawai, Omao and Kalaheo, on the island’s South Side. Over the course of my career, I’m proud to have earned accolades and designations, including being recognized as a top performer by Hawaii Business Magazine. But what really drives me is helping my clients with one of the most significant events in their lives. There is nothing quite as satisfying as helping clients achieve their financial goals or seeing their eyes light up when the right property comes along. You can email me at or via phone at (808) 346-0056.

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Biljana Cvetkovich

May 24, 2022

Great job, Lynda! I always knew you are THE best! Aloha!

Lynda Gill

May 24, 2022

> Thank you Biljana! I so appreciate your feedback. This was really fun to work on, loved seeing the house come to life. Mahalo!

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