home improvement: Free Home Staging talk- Hope Library March 17 2010 Pair Home Design - 02/07/10 04:10 PM








 Preparing your home for sale is no easy task so if you are planning on of selling your home in the months to come then this Seminar will help you get started.  Learn what Home Staging is, tips for preparing your house prior to listing to ensure top asking price. Pair Home Design will give you tips on everything from "Curb appeal" to "Broad buyer appeal"Home buyers today expect more and want "Move in Condition"

WEDNESDAY MARCH 17TH 2010 7 - 8.15 P.M.
 PHONE LIBRARY TO REGISTER 604-869-2313
                       1011 6th Avenue … (4 comments)

home improvement: Start the New Year De-cluttering - 12/26/09 04:56 PM

DE-CLUTTERING by Louise Henry, Home Staging & Home Redesign Consultant Pair Home Design
Just hearing that word used to make me cringe as almost everywhere I looked I had things that I no longer wanted in my life and these things were dragging me down emotionally.  a few years ago I went thru some emotional upheaval and decided purging was a necessity and I wanted only to have things around me that reflected who I was.  This is all well and good but how did I untangle myself of the items I did not like, bought on that special holiday, … (14 comments)

home improvement: Should a home go on the market with or without furniture! - 12/20/09 04:19 PM
This house had been on the market for several months with no offers,  I wonder why! staging the home prior to going on the market and MlS could have brought great benefit to this listing and sold faster and for more money?   After several months on the market and a considerable drop in the asking price to home owner a decision was made to call in the professional home stagers.
                                                    BEFORE STAGING

                      
A small financial investment of approximately  $5 k brought offers to the table and in 5 weeks the house was SOLD... it speaks for itself
AFTER STAGING

THIS DINING ROOM HAS POTENTIAL … (8 comments)

home improvement: Fireplace facelift enhance your Focal point - 12/18/09 06:15 AM
Being that the fireplace is often the focal point in a living room its important that not only the art work and accessories above the fireplace are attractive but the fireplace itsself.
My client was redesigning her home for living so we focused on improving the look of the fireplace as the original contractor tiles were unappealing and dated
            BEFORE RENOVATION

 
After carefully removing old tiles to ensure we kept the drywall behind tile in tact, we painted the black fireplace to freshen the look and show off all of the black fireplace as alot of it was … (6 comments)

home improvement: Increase the value of your home with a Kitchen Reno by Pair Home Design - 12/17/09 03:58 PM
 What a fabulous sense of accomplishment I get from transforming my clients home into a an amazing functional living space.  My clients were so overwhelmed tonight to see their Kitchen renovation come to fruition, they can't wait to cook & entertain.   They were in AWE with the outcome. We choose a light birch shaker custom made cabinets to give the feeling of spaciousness as darker cabinets would make a kitchen feel & appear  smaller, we added soft close doors / drawers and amazing floor to ceiling pantry with stainless steel shelving and not to mention the lazy suzy.   To finish it off with installed european size … (8 comments)

home improvement: Home staging Accessorize Do I or Don't I ! - 09/30/09 04:08 PM
Have you a real estate listing where the home has great bones, reasonable furniture but no pictures, art or accessories to make the home POP and keep potential buyers lingering in the home?  We had a tight budget to work with and had to be creative with what we had. well don't despair for a cost far less that adding all new furntiure a good Home Stager will be able to create a whole new look at minimal cost.                       
                            
BELOW WE ADDED SOME GREEN LEAFY PILLOWS, GREENERY ALONG WITH SOME OLIVE GREEN PICTURES WITH SOME CANDLES AND WHAT A DIFFERENCE....
  
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home improvement: Choosing the right contractor - 09/30/09 03:04 PM
 

                                                   
Tips to help you hire the right person when renovating or doing almost any work in your home
Where you you begin once you decide to renovate or remodel your home? From my experience doing your due diligence in choosing the right person to come into your home and do the work will make you feel more comfortable as you go through each step of your renovation process.
 If you are thinking of doing any major renovations such as bathroom or kitchen or just minor repairs here are some questions and suggestions to get you started:
•1.   Get … (3 comments)

home improvement: Improve a listing by engaging some added services - 08/24/09 02:56 PM
Being home stager I worked closely with my clients to de-clutter their home and get it ready for lising and staged before hitting the real estate market.  We began with De-cluttering which can be difficult for clients at the best of times with so many emotions attached to their home and their belongings,  Fortunately, my clients were motivated, we began with gettinga storage locker and the pictures tell a story...

Not exactle the same angle but i am sure you get the picture!.. First rule of thumb to good home staging is to DECLUTTER and CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN if its … (5 comments)

home improvement: Where small jobs can lead to - 07/20/09 04:48 AM
You just never know where that small job will lead, This small job with new outside decking then our clients decided  to take a big step forward to renovate their kitchen, this was  a big project after living in this kitchen for almost 25 years. Our clients have busy lives and wanted to continue with what they were doing with minimal distruption.   Pair Home Design handled ever aspect of this project from design, de-construction of kitchen  to  kitchen installation, granite tops, colour consultation,sourcing and shopping for everything needed to bring this kitchen to completion.

We decided to enlarge window on left side of kitchen to bring … (1 comments)

home improvement: Home Staging Getting your home "Open House Ready" Abbotsford Pair Home Design - 05/23/09 05:46 AM
Louise Henry, Home Staging consultant  is passionate about staging homes for sale & Redesigning homes for living and shares her passion and knowledge giving talks at Home shows & the Chilliwack & Abbostford libraries.
In today's competitive house market home owners need to put a greater  effort into making their home stand out amongst the competition  when it comes to selling their home.   I remember the days when buyers would come knocking on our door wanting to buy our home,  well those days are long gone.  
 
In Todays market the buyer wants alot more for their dollar and if your home does … (0 comments)

home improvement: More bang for your Buck with Bathroom Remodelling - Sellers /Investors - 12/23/08 12:52 PM
Grungy Unsightly Bathrooms can put off potential buyers from buying a home.   I find Many buyers either dont' have the financial resources or time & energy needed to fully renovate a bathroom.  As we all know with renovating we never know what we will find behind those 20 year old bathroom tiles and may the truth be known we really dont' want to know, somethings are just best left alone.
Remodelling a bathroom is far less expensive & time consuming never mind the disruption it can cause in a household and the comings and goings of trades people.   Remodelling gives a Fabulous … (1 comments)

 
Louise Henry, Home Stager Pair Home Design Chilliwack (Pair Home Design serving Langley, Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack British Columbia)

Louise Henry

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