Cost Effective Updates

Staging is the art of preparing a home for sale regardless of price, condition or location. If there is too much clutter, too little furniture, not enough ‘visual appeal’  buyers may have a difficult time projecting their lifestyle in a property. Below are just a few examples of how effective staging improves the chances of selling a property quickly and at the highest price point.

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I must confess, I painted wood paneling and I did so without any hesitation or remorse. By doing so, I brought this dated sun room into this century. Keeping the paneling kept the vertical bead board appearance and by adding color we freshened and brightened the space. This is a cost effective strategy for a quick and inexpensive update.

 

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In this project we pulled carpet, and refinished the floors with a dark stain ( very popular to younger buyers), removed 90% of the existing wallpaper. Added carpet to basement and upper level to create more finished appearances. Removed bright pink and burgundy bath. This was a lived in home, so it was very challenging to our seller to live thru these very personal changes. It was after all a house he had built and lived in for over 45 years. He agreed to our plan, because he wanted to sell quickly and get the best possible price.

 

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In this project we pulled carpet, and refinished the floors with a dark stain ( very popular to younger buyers), removed 90% of the existing wallpaper. Added carpet to basement and upper level to create more finished appearances. Removed bright pink and burgundy bath. This was a lived in home, so it was very challenging to our seller to live thru these very personal changes. It was after all a house he had built and lived in for over 45 years. He agreed to our plan, because he wanted to sell quickly and get the best possible price.

 

bath

Here is another example of a bath with a cost effective makeover.  This is a perfect example of a bath that would have resulted in a markdown of at least $3000 to $6000 off the sales price of a house. We re-did this bath for approximately $1500.

 

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Dark and dingy to a beautiful, bright space

 

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Out with the pink.

 

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From dated to elegant and sophisticated.

 

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Dark to light and bright with a coat of paint.

 

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Remove dated wallpaper. Update with fresh paint.

 

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A dark room sees the light!

 

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Foil paper and a dated vanity are removed and a sleek, modern, elegant space is created.

 

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A cluttered space becomes modern and current.

 

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1960 Dinning room becomes bright open space.

 

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Floor plan flows after wall is removed and space is freshened up.

 

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Removed wallpaper and replace dated vanity.

 

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Details pop with a change to paint color.

 

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Remove dated items and update bathroom to add value to the bottom line.

 

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Removing carpet and changing paint color makes a huge improvement!

 

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Original hardwood floors refinished to make a huge IMPACT!

 

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Home sold after first showing. De-cluttered space and repurposed space.

 

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