In most cities and suburb areas today, you are likely to find companies and service providers that offer furniture rental services for various purposes and with varying price ranges, often used for events, parties, and even for professional home staging. An increasing number of homeowners who are planning to sell their houses are opting for furniture rental rather than buying new item pieces for a variety of reasons. For example, their current home and the staging efforts needed to prep it for selling success may not necessarily match with the new residence they are planning to move in to, so the homeowners do not want to pay good money for furniture pieces which they likely won't be using any time soon.
Whether it is a good idea to purchase furniture or rent them for staging purposes really hinges on the homeowners' current situation, as well as whether the home is currently vacant or still occupied. Generally speaking, renting furniture is a very temporary route that allows the homeowners and professional stagers to use the pieces they need without having to worry about additional storage once the items are no longer going to be used. For homes that have to be downsized as part of the home staging plan, this is indeed a more convenient option.
Renting furniture often allows for increased flexibility in creative suggestions as well. There is a limited amount of things that that can be accomplished with updating current furniture pieces and accessories; if a more specific look is necessary, rented furniture may be themore convenient option for you. Each room of the house may not necessarily need changing out pieces for rental furniture, but it is crucial that the key spaces of your home are showcased and highlighted to potential buyers.
While renting furniture pieces may be less expensive than having to purchase them, do remember that most furniture rental companies maintain minimum rental periods (three months is the general standard). If you choose furniture rental, be very familiar with the terms put down by the company.
As another option aside from furniture rental, you can look into possibly borrowing some furniture pieces from relatives, neighbours or friends.Many people these days have furniture items that they no longer use and are just gathering dust in the basement or garage. If there are furniture items you can borrow which fit with the home staging for your home, you will save money and channel the savings for other important expenditures.