Entertaining the idea of removing the Entertainment Center

Home Stager with Z' Touch Home Staging

Two couches and an entertainment center was just a little too much for this small living room. The arrangement was also blocking the window which is often a bad idea when showing off a room. Removing the smaller couch (loveseat) and moving the larger one in it's place really opened up the room.  Removing the small entertainment center also helped to add more space.  Adding an open leg coffee table instead of the solid one also added some "airiness" to the arrangement.  We lightened up the walls a little, took the photo when it was a little lighter outside and... voila, a "show room" in an 800 sq. ft. house.

walmer liv before 

walmer living after


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Patty Luther
Rock-n-Roll Realty - Lewiston, ID
Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington

Looks better with less, yes ~ and taking those horrible curtains down!

Aug 30, 2010 01:01 AM #1
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

A most definite improvement -- but where did you end up putting the TV?

Aug 30, 2010 01:03 AM #2
Bob Souza (925) 513-3400 & Leilani Souza (916) 408-5500 Souza Realty - Real Estate Broker in Placer County, California
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis, Penryn, Newcastle, Lincoln, Auburn, Meadow Vista (Placer Coun... - Roseville, CA
Homes & Land, Real Estate Investments and Rentals

Leanne, what a FANTASTIC transformation of that living room...thanks for sharing your "before" and "after" pics! :)


Aug 30, 2010 01:40 AM #3
Robin Dampier REALTORĀ®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

A dramatic change for the better and yes, I wondered as well -- where's the TV?  I suspect where the entertainment center was?

Sue of Robin and Sue

Aug 30, 2010 01:48 AM #4
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

You did all the RIGHT things.....in general I hate those entertainment centers.  Now with the flat screens they seem sooo dated and take up soooo much room!  GREAT staging!

Aug 30, 2010 01:51 AM #5
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

This is how you have to live when the house is on the market!  Julie

Aug 30, 2010 11:36 AM #6
Leanne Zumbrunnen
Z' Touch Home Staging - Lenexa, KS

Thanks for the approval everyone.  The owner was moving in with her elderly mother (to help take care of her) and she was only a few blocks away so she could move things out with no problem.  I'm with you Kathy - I rarely like entertainment centers. 

Aug 30, 2010 01:35 PM #7
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

The home we staged today had one in the living room-I did not win, the entertainment center won- stayed and the sofa went out. Sometimes we wind and sometimes we lose.

Great staging and photos!!

Aug 30, 2010 08:50 PM #8
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Wow Leanne!  What a fabulous transformation -- it truly looks like a different house!  This is such an excellent example of why sellers need help from a professional stager.  Most homeowners simply don't know how to best show their home.  They must have been very happy with the outcome!

Aug 30, 2010 09:31 PM #9
Leanne Allen
Center Stage, LLC - Burlington, IA

I love the more spacious feel that can be achieved simply by using "leggier" coffee tables.  Good choice, Leanne!

Aug 30, 2010 10:27 PM #10
Kimberley Hawley
Hawley Interiors & Staging - Caledon, ON
Hawley Interiors & Staging

Great choice...I love that btw "stage your house as a product"

Aug 31, 2010 08:41 AM #11
LaNita Cates
REMAX of Joliet - Joliet, IL

Wow - what a huge difference that made. I hate those huge things personally! Some take the whole wall and just too much in a photo!

Sep 03, 2010 09:53 PM #12
Karen Searle, Home On Display
Peterborough, ON

This room appears to much larger and inviting.  The colour scheme adds a great deal of warmth to the room.  Good job!

Sep 04, 2010 01:52 PM #13
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