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We all know clients cannot stage their own home effectively, but for those that insist on doing it themselves, create a do-it-yourself written report for them as a service. You never know how it will turn out but if you are descriptive enough and they are eager to get results, wonderful things can happen!
This client whose home is shown below is a family member of a previous client. Once her house sold she brought some of the inventory over and helped her family member out. They used my written report as a guide and this is what they accomplished! My inventory needed to be picked up since the new owners were moving into my previous clients home. Her relative told me to feel free to snap photos of what they accomplished-so I did! :-)
Before: Dining Room that lacked color, warmth and was not appealing. Cluttered with too much furniture.
After: Color was infused into this space as was a sense of warmth and elegance. Curtains were added as were slipcovers and a mirror was added to create a larger room feel and additional light. The ugly vertical blinds were replaced with elegant plum curtains. Art was added, as were place settings and some spring tulips and the twist of the table was the final touch.
Before: Master Bedroom had rich pieces that were so large they took over the Room!
After: Art and lamps were added to scale. New bedding accessories and the removal of a large dresser helped create the look. In addition a reading nook was added for coziness.
Before: Master Bathroom looked bare, boring and sterile
After: The bathroom gets a punch of color and some new mirrors along with art to create glamour
Before: Kitchen Eat-in area is dark, dismal and it lacks any real feeling of family and an inviting nature
After: Color is added, a lighter and more appropriate table and chairs are added to show off the space and a table setting is created!
Before: Living Room didn't have a real focal point, it was cluttered and dark
After: The right amounts of color were introduced, the fireplace became the focal point and other sitting areas were created, the toys were put away and art was added.
Before: Hot Tub Area has far too many colors and various art pieces and furniture cluttering this great space.
After: This relaxing area gets a lift with a lighter neutral color, some flowers, appropriate backyard patio furniture and some refreshing wall art.
Before: Pool area is dark and dreary, over-run with overgrown plants and the pool itself is far from sparkling.
After: The pool gets a good cleaning and a relaxing sitting area is created, flowers are added and now this swimming area screams inviting.
Before: Guest Bedroom is uninviting and incomplete, it serves as a makeshift office and needs some accessories to soften the space.
After: The bed is dressed, art added, curtains replace old vertical blinds and the office desk is removed with a table showcasing beautiful items and a mirror to add more light!
Before: Laundry Room is covered in dark wallpaper and cleaning items clutter the shelves
After: The wallpaper is removed, painted a neutral color and the shelves are organized and neat!
For a written report or full service staging by Florida Home Staging & Redesign and to see our portfolio visit www.FloridaHomeStager.com or call Karla today at (407) 284-1705!
We can provide e-Staging for those that live outside of the Central Florida area by submitting photos. We'll provide a written report for you and include all the steps to be successful in staging your home.
Get it Staged. Get it Sold. Get Top Dollar! We are Home Staging for the Serious Seller!
Karla Davis is the President of Florida Home Staging & Redesign, a Home Staging company serving Orlando and the Central Florida areas.
Karla's blog space is a combination of questions, comments, staging advice as well as home transformation pictures.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.