Home Staging in Guelph & Kitchener-Waterloo

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Home staging is a proven way to increase the market value of your home. Professional staging will entice buyers and enhance your home’s features to help you sell your home faster and for a competitive market price.

At Centre Staged, we offer expert home staging services for homeowners and developers in Milton, Burlington, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, and the surrounding area. Our real estate staging services help homeowners sell their properties for their maximum value. Our model home staging services allow developers to showcase the best features of their model homes.

The award-winning team at Centre Staged is led by founder and UK-born designer Jenny Hilborn, a USC™ Certified UltimateStager™, who brings a European style to home staging. Our team’s extensive design background means that we’re always up-to-date with current market trends and we have an in-depth knowledge of how to appeal to buyer psychology.

Find out how our home staging services can help sell your home.

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
William Morris

Our Home Staging Process

Learn more about what you can expect from our home staging process.

1. A Home Staging Report

We begin by providing you with a detailed report with expert recommendations for staging your home, including necessary repairs, furniture location, paint colour changes, de-personalizing, and decluttering.


2. Recommendations & Referrals

Next, you can consult with our team to review recommendations for reliable tradespeople for any necessary improvements. Choose to DIY or move to the next step.


3. Free Estimate for Your Staging Package

Following the recommendations, you will receive a free, itemized estimate of furniture and accessory rentals for home staging. Our team will provide you with an accurate staging budget to ensure a good ROI, based on your listing price.


4. We Stage Your Home

Our team will transform your home to attract potential buyers. Over the course of a day, we will update your home by arranging furniture, adding accessories, and improving your space plan — no stress or hassle required on your end!


5. Return on Investment

Last, you will find a buyer for your staged home. Your staged home will sell faster than unstaged homes and will provide you with a positive return on your investment!

“The investment in staging is always less than the first price reduction.”
Barb Schwarz, Creator of Home Staging

Our Home Staging Services

At Centre Staged, we offer two options for homeowners interested in staging their home:

1. A home staging report and consultation.

2. A full home staging package.

Home Staging Report & Consultation

Our in-depth Home Staging Report will evaluate the existing design of your home on a room-by-room basis. Our evaluation includes recommendations for any necessary repairs, the relocation of furniture, paint colour changes, and de-personalizing and decluttering of items. 

As part of the report and consultation package, our team will sit down with you and discuss any questions that you may have about the report. Following this discussion, you can choose to carry out the work yourself, work with Centre Staged to complete the work, or a combination of the two. 

Report & Consultation Includes:

  • Detailed Home Staging Report with expert recommendations.
  • Access to trusted tradespeople to take care of any necessary home improvements.
  • Added exposure for your listing through our social media pages.

Full Home Staging Package

The Full Home Staging package will transform your home with updated rental furniture, beautiful decor, and a wide array of accessories from our extensive inventory from our warehouse. This package is ideal for homeowners who want their house to achieve a premium look that will immediately appeal to buyers. Starting with the Home Staging Report, our full package will transform your home with updated rental furniture, beautiful decor, and a wide array of accessories from our extensive inventory.

Our team will visit your home to stage your space by rearranging furniture, adding rental furniture and other accessories, and creating an improved layout. We will accentuate the positives and minimize the negatives, both inside and out. This hassle-free process can be completed while you are away from home, for a stress-free experience. 

Package Includes:

  • Detailed Home Staging Report with expert recommendations.
  • Access to trusted tradespeople to take care of any necessary home improvements.
  • Added exposure for your listing through our social media pages.
  • Free estimate itemising all furniture rentals and accessories required for staging.
  • Delivery and setup of all rental furnitures and accessories with quick turnaround.
  • In-home staging time to find the ideal placement for furniture, lighting, and accessories.
  • Opportunity to rent staging furniture and accessories exceeding one-month standard.

“The way that we live in our home is not necessarily the best way to market our home.”

What Our Clients Say

“My Real Estate team has used Jenny and the Centre Staged team multiple times to overhaul listings and provide our clients with the best interior design and staging. Our clients and our team have nothing but 5 star service. Thanks!”
“Wanted to leave a heartfelt review for Kelsey and her team who came into our listing and did a tremendous job of giving us advice during the consultation and subsequently staging the home beyond what we expected. The listing showed extremely well and without the amazing staging done, we would not have sold with the same results. Thank you so much, would recommend their services to any agents working in the Guelph area!”
“Jenny and her team are fabulous to work with! The knowledge and experience Jenny bring to her clients is priceless!! Everyone with a home or office space should be inquiring about the services Centre Staged provides….. they go way beyond just buying and selling!”
“Jenny and her team will transform your home into a beautifully saleable residence. Jenny’s talent will make your home so gorgeous in preparation for sale that you might want to stay in the transformed space! Many thanks!”
“Jenny brings an energy and an enthusiasm to whatever she does. Her personality is uplifting and engaging. Jenny is exactly the person you want working for you when you are selling any property. Jenny Anstruther, USC™ a Certified UltimateStager™ and a real professional!"
“Thank you for drawing up the plans for my new suite. I wouldn’t have had a clue where to begin! I appreciate all the work you put in to drawing them up, and I know I will feel completely at home there thanks to you. I will definitely recommend your services to anyone!”
“Jenny Hilborn is a Certified UltimateStager with an amazing eye for detail and design. Jenny takes the approach that client care is paramount, and she’s really wonderful to talk with.”
“When faced with the task of selling our first home, our real-estate agent asked us to consider the idea of home staging, a new idea to my husband and me at the time. We called Jenny Hilborn from Centre Staged who made herself quickly available. We were impressed with her professionalism at our home consultation and after making use of a number of her preparation suggestions, she was able to work within our limited budget and with the furniture we had to transform our bungalow into an attractive show piece. Her eye for detail, simple and elegant touches and overall expertise helped us to sell our home for $16,000 over asking price! We are thrilled! We would highly recommend Centre Staged to anyone wishing to make their home look it’s best and maximise their homes selling potential. It is more than worth the investment!”
“We’re so happy we used your services to help sell our home. We got 99 percent of the asking price and it sold within a week! Thanks so much for all the thought you put into making our home reach its full potential!”
“All the work was well worth it ! 7 days on the market, 5 cash offers, all at or above list! Thank you so much for all your advice, patience, and hard work to pull off all the details. Simply Awesome”. “Jenny, a warm thank you from me as well! I am now a believer about preparing one’s home to encourage buyers to imagine their own bright futures in a house. We received an abundance of feedback that our house showed beautifully. We’d be happy to be a reference for your services!”
“On short notice you stepped up, assessed and provided me with a plan to emphasize the features and maximize the value in my home. I am grateful that you were able to accommodate me in your busy schedule and appreciate the effort it took to do this project so quickly (start to finish in 3 days). Your plan was right on for today’s market and I had an excellent offer within 48 hours. Thank you so much for the contribution you made to my successful sale”.
“When I recommend professionals to my clients, it can be a risk as it is a direct reflection on me. One professional I can always count on to do the right thing and make me look good at the same time is Jenny Hilborn, owner of Centre Staged Inc. She has an innate talent to turn homes into top notch multiple offer contenders ultimately ensuring more money in the pockets of my sellers. The investment of hiring a qualified and professional stager such as Jenny is critical for a successful home sale and that is why she is at the top of my list. Doing a great job, ensuring more money for my clients and making me look good…..I can’t ask for anything more!”
“I can’t believe how beautiful the place looks, and I had a conditional offer signed 3 days after staging. You worked some amazing magic!”
“I recently booked a staging consult with Centre Staged for an upcoming listing I have and I was really happy with how it went. Kelsea did the consultation and the job she did was 10/10. The first thing I’ll mention is that she did an awesome job handling questions from my Seller. Having the technical knowledge she does is so important, but her people skills are a perfect compliment to her expertise. Giving advice on how best to change the look of a home to make it the most appealing to buyers can be a sensitive topic and Kelsea handled it beautifully. The advice she gave for each room was detailed and very well thought out, and when she left, my seller had all the information she needed to maximize the potential in each room of her home. I will definitely be working with Centre Staged again. Very impressed!!”
“Such a fantastic business. Jenny the owner is a true professional and an amazing designer. The homes she stages look phenomenal and her design jobs are gorgeous. Her staff of professionals are incredibly talented and really know their stuff. I had the pleasure of hanging my artwork in their beautiful office space as well. I highly recommend Centre Staged.”

Frequently Asked Questions on Home Staging

Home staging is the act of preparing a property for sale in the real estate market. The goal of staging is to make a home more appealing to potential buyers, in order to increase its perceived market value and sell it more quickly. Home staging techniques focus on improving a property’s appeal by transforming it into a welcoming and attractive space.

In order to acquire all the necessary furniture and accessories, and coordinate deliveries, we require a minimum of 3 days notice during off-peak months (Dec-Feb & Jul-Aug) and 4-6 days notice during peak months (Mar-June & Sept-Nov).

Depending on the size of the home, our team typically completes a full home staging setup within a morning or an afternoon. (i.e. 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm)

Yes, you should stage the outside of your home. A buyer’s first impression is their lasting impression and their first opinion is formed at the curb. Make sure that you are putting your best foot forward with the exterior of your home and ensure that it is properly staged.

Our team is professionally trained and certified in home staging and interior design. We pride ourselves on providing the best service possible, therefore the selection of all staging items is at the discretion of the Centre Staged team. Our website portfolio and testimonials will provide you with some great examples of our work.

We will request you remove any personal furniture prior to staging the home