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Sometimes Home Staging is just about making a home move-in ready, not remodeling, especially when budgets and time are major concerns. The process may include making necessary repairs, changing out seriously dated light fixtures, and/or neutralizing hideous paint colors. A professional Home Stager can help sellers identify which projects are worth investing in to sell their house more quickly.
Older homes with "good bones" may not have updated kitchens and baths. However, their condition and size may be good enough for new owners to live with until they can afford the time and money to re-do them. The key is to make the spaces appealing, and show how they can live there in the meanwhile.
Nestings Home Staginghelped a local Seller Stage their house in Trumbull, Connecticut. The primary point of entry is through the very large dining/kitchen area. The kitchen offers plenty of counter space and storage cabinets, and room for a work island. The dining area is large enough for dining and a china cabinet. However, upon entering the home, the first thing one saw was this:
These glass cabinet doors face the dining area. The glass is yellow, rippled, and very "post-Renaissance" - easily showing how dated the kitchen is.
A quick, inexpensive fix? Replacing the glass only cost $60! Staged with some of the Seller's white pieces, this feature catches the eye and helps dress up the dining area. Now you notice the clean lines of the cabinetry, and may think, "Gee - I could live with this for while!"
Scrolled metal artwork is in the same color as the kitchen hardware and hinges, making them work - for a while - until it's time to renovate!
The tile, while dated, is in excellent condition. However, the wallpaper, dilapidated vanity, medicine cabinet and lighting had to go.
Fresh paint, new mirror, lighting and vanity all say "move-in ready". The pink orchid and tasteful shower curtain make the color palette work. All wise investments to help sell this house quickly.
Julia Vigneron Maher, Nestings Home Staging & Model Home Design: Award-Winning Staging for Model, Vacant and Occupied Homes in Fairfield County, CT (including Fairfield, Southport, Westport, Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, Stratford, Easton, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich) and Connecticut.
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.