CHSSP Home Staging Course
- Frequently Asked Questions
is the difference between an Interior Designer and a Home Staging Professional?
An Interior Designer must be Interior Design
qualified and a Home Staging professional might not be. However a Home Staging
professional may also be Interior Design Qualified.
Interior Designer may have specific specialisms, but
generally a residential Interior Designer will take a
brief from a customer and then advise them on a suitable
design scheme which meets their requirements.
Staging professional focuses on changes to a home which will increase the perceived value of the property, improve the marketing potential and improve the selling price.
recommendations are not necessarily in line with a
customer's personal preferences and in most instances are different to
a customer's preferences because home staging is about what
the homeowner ought to change to improve marketing potential.
Home Staging advice is usually
mainly cosmetic, involving interior decoration, style, room layout, colour schemes and accessorising; but in some instances can involve structural changes to a property or changes to fixtures and fittings such as bathrooms and kitchens to improve buyer appeal and property value.
CHSSP Course gives the additional information
required to become proficient at interior styling with the property market and potential buyers as the key
focus and not the property owner's style
preferences. In a Home Staging project there will
be no brief from the owner about style - only their
requirements regarding selling timescale and
CHSSP Home Staging course presents a number of client
and property examples with a range of home Staging solutions. The Course advises on
methodology of communication for maximum tact and
diplomacy with customers. The CHSSP Course also provides
information on Property buying and selling process and
important factors about marketing and promoting your
business to relevant property professionals.
is the difference between an Interior Designer and Interior Decorator?
Interior Designer offers services which may include structural design alterations.
An Interior Designer has studied and qualified in a
course which includes structural changes to property.
Interior Designer has knowledge about structural issues and fixtures and
fittings as well as the cosmetic decor and styling.
Interior Designer will have knowledge for example about knocking down
walls to open up spaces or adding false walls or ceilings to create design features.
An Interior Decorator is skilled with
Interior Decor - mainly cosmetic finishes such as the wall coverings, floorings, window treatments, furniture, soft furnishings, colour schemes, design themes and final design features.
Both an Interior Designer and Interior Decorator can suggest Bedroom interior design , Bathroom design ideas, modern interior design, living rooms designs etc. but for
structural design then a customer will have added
confidence in the qualifications of an Interior Designer.
However, even an Interior Designer will call upon the services of a structural surveyor or architect if
detailed structural alterations or plans are required.
none Interior Design qualified person may have
substantial skills through experience of structural
changes to property, but it would be important to check their
previous work, portfolio and references.
I receive support whilst on the Home Staging Course?