dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Roadside wild flowers in New Zealand - 11/23/10 01:42 PM
It is strange traveling in a land, in November, and seeing wonderful displays of wildflowers and beautifully cultivated gardens in full SPRING bloom.  How can spring happen in November?
Well, a trip south of the equator will do it. 
Here is just one of my MANY floral photos.  These lupine were wild along the roadside on the South Island.  I have never seen so many different colors of lupine (and our local meadows are covered with blues, whites and yellows in our spring)  This was splendid!
Enjoy!

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dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Color choices...why bright white? - 09/10/10 08:19 AM
Color choices...why bright white?
With a world of paint color choice available, choosing a bright white is rarely a good choice, in my professional opinion.
Many people feel that white makes a room feel larger and that's understandable BUT not necessarily true. This bathroom is a prime example. I know that the seller chose white because it makes a room look cleaner and it's easy to tell the painter, "just do white", but bright white is too bright and glaring. 
Here is the bathroom in bright white.

Here are two examples of other color choices.

This tan warms up the … (29 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Would like your opinion please. - 08/22/10 09:22 AM
                                                                                
          I would like your opinion please.  
This post is prompted from a recent discussion with a client and his son.  They are renovating a  1980s home.  While discussing doorways, the son said that installing a pocket door would make the house still feel like a 1980s house because pocket doors are passe....in his opinion.
This was a situation where I needed to take in a lot of information, to understand their wants and needs before I commented or offered my professional opinion.  (Which I did in the end.)
BUT......................
What do you think?  Is putting a pocket door into a home today, where the doorway … (31 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Your House may be Due for a little Cosmetic Surgery (call your House Doctor) - 08/11/10 01:31 PM
Maureen has some great points here. If you really want to sell that house please consider the services of a local "house doctor", professional stager to help you make it more appealing to a wide range of buyers. We make HOUSE CALLS. 


It happens to the best of us ... we get a little older, and signs of age start to creep up slowly but surely.
A wrinkle here, a worn out part there, blotchy colors, and suddenly you're tired and feeling your age .... sigh .... it happens.
Don't worry ~ with a little "cosmetic surgery" you'll be as … (1 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Bass Lake/Oakhurst, California Home for Sale, 41383 Crass Drive - 08/08/10 11:27 AM
Bass Lake/Oakhurst, California Home for Sale, 41838 Crass Drive
New to the resale market is this 2 bedroom (3rd bedroom option), 2 bath comfortable home.  Located less than 3 miles from Bass Lake, 5 miles from Oakhurst and 13 miles to the southern entrance to Yosemite. 
This home is located on a quiet street with a very shady, tree-covered lot.  There's a 2 car garage and extra parking for more vehicles and toys. 
 
Click here to see a short slide show of this property.  Click on DETAILS when the slideshow is over for more information.  Listed for sale by owner, call … (4 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Sellers and Realtors: Staging Education, Part Seven, DRAMATIZE - 07/13/10 10:55 AM
Sellers and Realtors: Staging Education, Part Seven, DRAMATIZE
Part of my role as a professional home stager is to educate Home Sellers and Real Estate Agents about the realities of Home Staging.  Watching home staging programs on TV frequently misleads viewers and does not impart the details of how a professional stager works and how the staging process plays out.
In the Fresno, Clovis and Madera foothill and mountain communities the housing market remains a very strong Buyers market.  I have heard many stories of buyers getting homes for 40-50% of the value that was established for them 2-3 years ago.  Many sellers are underwater with … (33 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Watch this 6 second garage break in - 06/25/10 03:46 AM
This is a must see video.  Obscure the windows on your garage to make this more difficult.  In our mountain communities with homes being so remote, I can see how this would be SO-O easy for theives. 

 
Using this method a thief can make it look as if you were never broken into. They can get in, take what they want and reset the latch when they close the door. 



How many of you leave your car unlocked in the garage? How many of you have a garage that leads into your home?
A garage break … (8 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Two things homeowners have control over when selling: - 06/24/10 03:53 PM
If you are selling do consider what Donna has to say here:

1. Price 2. Condition
· Working with a Realtor will help you set the correct price for your home. Listen to their advice, they know the market and know what your home should be listed for. Don't be a "let's see what happens" seller. You lose that "new on the market" buzz and will lose potential buyers.
· Working with a Professional Home Stager will help you with the condition of your home. A Home Stager will give you a detailed list of recommendations to prepare your home … (6 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Sellers and Realtors: Staging Education, Part Six, Cleaning - 06/21/10 05:04 AM
Sellers and Realtors: Staging Education, Part Six, Cleaning
Part of my role as a professional home stager is to educate Home Sellers and Real Estate Agents about the realities of Home Staging.  Watching home staging programs on TV frequently misleads viewers and does not impart the details of how a professional stager works and how the staging process plays out.
In the Fresno, Clovis and Madera foothill and mountain communities the housing market remains a very strong Buyers market.  I have heard many stories of buyers getting homes for 40-50% of the value that was established for them 2-3 years ago.  Many sellers are underwater … (28 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Use What U Have Room Makeovers - Design 4 the Times - 06/15/10 03:53 AM
Have you heard of the Design term ReDesign but you're really not sure what it means.  Julea does a great job in explaining what we do. 
If you would like a ReDesign consultation, I love to help. 

From paint company trend forecasts, to our favorite home décor magazines - the new 2010 decorating tune is "Everything old is new again."  With décor buzz words such as aged patina, heirloom, archetypal, and artisan - It's time to take a new look at our old stuff!   
It's so yesterday to announce that your home is filled with all brand new.  Open any home … (0 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Sellers and Realtors: Staging Education, Part 5, UPDATING - 06/14/10 04:40 AM
Sellers and Realtors: Staging Education, Part Five,  Updating
Part of my role as a professional home stager is to educate Home Sellers and Real Estate Agents about the realities of Home Staging.  Watching home staging programs on TV frequently misleads viewers and does not  impart the details of how a professional stager works and how the staging process plays out.
In the Fresno, Clovis and Madera foothill and mountain communities the housing market remains a very strong Buyers market.  I have heard many stories of buyers getting homes for 40-50% of the value that was established for them 2-3 years ago.  Many sellers are underwater … (24 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Spring in the California Mountains...this happens EVERY year. - 03/31/10 02:00 PM
Spring in the California Mountains...this happens EVERY year. 

 
 
Every spring we look forward to the beautiful blossoms that help mother nature remind us that winter is almost over. 
Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers and I have an abundance of them in my garden but they don't stand a chance.
EVERY year they rise up, get strong, open and within a day or two are flattened by a spring snow. 
That happened this morning.  I should have picked more of them yesterday. 
I love seeing them in the yard but that doesn't work here. 
THANKS MOTHER NATURE for the reminder … (16 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Staged to Rent...Part Two, the interior. - 03/11/10 04:52 AM
Staged to Rent...Part Two, the interior.
When the owner of this beach city home contacted Dream Interior Redesign and Staging, regarding the renovation of his rental property we knew that we had a long-term, major job ahead of us, but we're always up for a challenge and hard work. 
This property would remain a rental, but the last tenants had been there for 7 years and it was in a sad state of repair.  Plus, it had never been updated since it was built in 1978. 
We painted EVERY surface, installed new light fixtures, added new bath fixtures, new carpeting, new … (37 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Staged to Rent...PART ONE....completed, rented and moving on. - 03/09/10 04:14 AM
This project started with the property owner asking Dream Interior Redesign and Staging, "what color should I paint my rental property?"
He sent me a photo of the front of the property and I  "painted" my color suggestions on the exterior.
The before photo is on the left and the virtually painted photo on the right:

Here is the AFTER photo.

From virtual to reality that's what we do!
In Part Two I will show the interiors and how those results got a qualified tenant. 
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Dream Interior Redesign & Staging by Ginger Foust is a full … (13 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: An EASY solution to block an undesirable view or for privacy. - 03/03/10 02:59 AM
Here's an Easy Solution to block an undesirable view or to add privacy for any window. 
 
This 10 lite, sliding pocket door was installed between a new master bathroom remodel and the master bedroom.  This style was selected to give the homeowner more light into the bath and a less closed-in feeling.
However, the clear lites provided no privacy for whomever was in the bathroom.  Also, the master bedroom had large windows in the front of the house and people on the street could look directly into the bathroom, if the shutters were open. 
SOLUTION: Spray on frosting. Here's the … (32 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: BUCKET LIST, weekend get-away! - 02/22/10 08:55 AM
Bucket list, weekend get-away. 
Hop onto the SNOW TRAIN out of Sacramento and travel to RENO for the weekend. 
We departed at 11:30 am on Friday and we were back in Sac. on Sunday at 3:30 pm.  Here are a few photos from the journey.

The above photo was taken while on the train just west of Reno, hence the name SNOW TRAIN!          That's the Truckee River with Northstar Ski Resort in the background. 
Below: On Saturday we rented a 4WD vehicle and saw old hang outs.

Lake Tahoe from the Incline Village lookout, just above our former home. 
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dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Why did I wait so long for this simple yet dramatic change? - 01/24/10 08:18 AM
Why did I wait so long for this simple yet dramatic change?  Well, it's a bit like the story of the shoemaker's daughter or the plumber's wife.  I'm always excited to help someone else with changes in their home, for Staging or For Living (Redesign), but I don't always get those projects done in my own home.
This is just a hallway so most people would think...big deal. However, as with so many California Ranch style homes, the hallways use up a lot of square footage, so they need some attention. 
  
The fix was easy: 1)Patch the walls as … (29 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: No cell service here...should I move??? - 01/24/10 07:26 AM
No cell service here...should I move???  
I am joking about moving, but unfortunately NOT joking about cell service.  Do I hate it, you betcha, but verizon (the ONLY local carrier) has been talking about upgrading their services for at least the last five years and everything remains the same.
Does it hurt my business?  Yes, I suppose it does in more than one way, especially since I am a home-based business. 
Do people understand....absolutely NOT.  I did have one agent emphatically tell me that I needed to move and all that I could do was consider the source and nod.  
Sometimes … (13 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: EDUCATE your sellers....PLEASE! - 01/19/10 04:23 AM
Educate Your Sellers....PLEASE!
All too often most of us see listings that look similar to this.
   
 Cluttered, messy and less than appealing to potential buyers.     
They look like this online and they look like this in person. Potential buyers move-on to the next listing and the sellers never know why. 
This house and others like it are sad houses,  


Sad houses rarely sell quickly and sometimes never sell at all.  Sad houses need attention and the seller's of those homes need help from all of us in the real estate industry to give them the information that … (92 comments)

dream interior redesign and real estate home staging oakhurst ca: Local Team forms to help Senior Citizens in Oakhurst area - 11/02/09 02:51 AM
This group of local business professionals has teamed up to bring information to senior citizens, their families and caregivers.  The population in our local area is predominately seniors and we know that many of them have issues that we can help them resolve. 
We hold informational seminars to help them achieve peace of mind with their decisions.
We are: SIRT= Seniors Information Resource Team

The members of this group are: (left to right)
Ken Card- Advanced Home Inspections
Barbara Lehmann- C-21 Golden Chain, Senior Real Estate Specialist
Val Allen- Cedar Creek Retirement Community and Chicago Title
Ginger Foust- Dream Interior ReDesign and … (5 comments)

 
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