Shown below is a home where furniture available from the owner was suitable for staging, with rentals and accessories also used to complete the look.
|Before Staging: A fun 'mancave' area set up to watch sports and display team collectibles.|
|After Staging: The family room is returned to it's original purpose. Notice how the green rug accentuates the cork flooring, a selling feature of this home.|
|After: Livingroom rearranged (using same furniture as the before photo).|
|Aloe and bookstand arrangement where TV used to be.|
|Before: Trophy and bookshelf. Trophies (and even books)|
can make a home seem like "someone else's" to a
potential buyer, so we removed them.
|After: A computer desk with antique chair shows a potential buyer that technology fits within this house. The dated switchplate on the wall could also be replaced.|
| Before: left After: right|
If left in poor condition, buyers would assume significant expense was needed to replace the kitchen cupboards. So the goal is to make them clean, updated and attractive enough to eliminate this as a deterrent or bargaining tool for the buyer, and sell the home for a better price as a result.
Years of fingerprints were removed with several applications of Murphy's Oil Soap applied liberally with a damp sponge. Once thoroughly cleaned, updated handles could be added along with new countertops to make the home more saleable. The cupboards could also be painted (or replaced), but a painted finish may not be as durable as the wood has proven to be.
|The placement of this furniture deliberately draws attention to the window, an architectural feature of this room. Notice that plants chosen draw the eye to, but do not block the view of, the window.|
|The flowers are placed to draw the eye through the lovely archway into to kitchen, but not to detract attention from the renovated cabinets, backsplash, sink, and lighting.|
|Unexpected, yet interesting design.|
|Gives a 'tucked in' look.|
|Example of furniture touch up product.|