The Ultimate Open House Checklist: Every Other Room

If you've been following our Open House Checklist series, you're probably well on your way toward converting your home into a high-profit-margin asset that generates a furious all-cash bidding war. (We can all dream, can't we?) So far, we've shown you how to stage your master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and dining room -- the shining stars of the home. Today, we turn the spotlight on the supporting players, from the mudroom to the attic.

Show off your foyer. If you have one, be sure to stage it. Install coathooks for guests, provide a bench for removing shoes ( if you swing that way), and set the tone with something fresh -- a potted orchid, a vase of flowers, or a table with bottles