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At Stage it First we specialize in Property Presentation. We know what it takes to tastefully style your home in order to sell it quicker and for top dollar. Serving Toronto and surrounding areas.
About STAGE IT FIRST:
As a former Esthetician and Make-Up Artist, Kathryn brings her extensive knowledge and background in colour and symmetry to her home staging business. Kathryn was inspired to start a career in home staging after helping a friend stage her home. "It was so exciting to see the final results. I was hooked! The home sold a few days later. That's when I knew I had to make this my new career," says Kathryn.
Kathryn is a graduate of the Staging DivaTM>Home Staging Business Training Program. She also enjoys acrylic painting classes with local artist Andrew Hamilton in her spare time.
Kitchen Staging: This uninspired kitchen was lacking interest. With the addition of a bright red punch of color, it was transformed into a warm and inviting kitchen. This transformation was done by spending very little money. A few bright red candles, some colorful fruit and a focal point was all it needed to make it appealing.
BEFORE:This bedroom was dated and not pulled together
AFTER: To give this room some much need impact the furniture was given a makeover by painting it a dramatic Espresso Brown. Fresh new bedding in a contempory style updates the look by decades. To add a punch of colour we added some bold artwork and lamps in a vibrant turquoise. The walls are painted in a soft smoky grey/green.
BEFORE: Kitchens are one of the most important selling features in a home. This home's kitchen lacked style. Although tastefully appointed with stainless steel appliances it appears dark and lacks warmth.
AFTER: By removing the microwave we showcase the spacious counter tops and more emphasis is placed on the stainless steel stove. Adding a fresh green colour in the accessories and art gives this beautiful kitchen life.
Areas of Expertise
Home Staging for Seniors
Sourcing Furniture Rental
Professional Shopping services
"After two unsuccessful open houses, we knew we had to make some changes.
Kathy was very helpful; she came in and gave us constructive criticism. She was able to use many of our household items in a way that was appealing to the buyers. Her suggestions of paint colours and furniture placement helped make our house more spacious and updated. By spending very little money, we got a great return on our investment."
"We got our first offer in just a few days after the staging. We sold for the price we wanted. Both buyers and agents were amazed with the transformation. It was a totally different house."
"I believe if we staged the house before putting it on the market we could have listed it for a higher price."
~ Lana Lorenzon-Uxbridge
If you are thinking about selling your house, remember...
Before you call a real estate agent!
Before your first open house!
Before your first price reduction!
STAGE IT FIRST!
Call Kathryn Somers of STAGE IT FIRST (905)852-0383
Specializing in the art of decorating homes for sale in the ~ Uxbridge, Stouffville, Port Perry, Ajax, and Pickering areas of Durham Municipality as well as ~ Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough Bluffs and Birch Cliff.
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.