model homes: Model Home Mentality: The Effects of HGTV - 10/18/11 10:20 AM
Home staging, which has changed the landscape of how homes are sold today, has made really dramatic strides in only the past few years. These changes come in response to a new generation of home buyers whose high expectations are dictating what sells homes – and what doesn’t.  We call this change in mindset Model Home Mentality and it encapsulates the effects of HGTV and snazzy model homes on impressionable home buyers who must have all those fancy upgrades as well as a home which has ‘the look’ before they buy it.

Gone are the days when a home owner … (13 comments)

model homes: Deer Ridge Model Home Staged to Sell - 09/09/11 10:00 AM
At the beginning of August, we were contacted by a local builder about the possibility of staging one of their model homes which had been up for sale for a year. We met with them and toured the home, taking in all the gorgeous architectural features in the home and the extensive upgrades. Originally, they asked us to simply quote them on staging the dining area as they had gotten alot of comments that without furniture, their buyers just couldn't 'see' how their table and chairs set would fit. We agreed that this area was in need of staging however we … (12 comments)

model homes: Reflections at Laurelwood: Kitchener-Waterloo Model Condo Designed to Sell - 09/17/10 09:00 AM

In June, Rooms in Bloom Home Staging & Design was contacted by UrbanEra Homes about a new condo project they were planning to launch in September 2010. We had worked with this builder/developer last year, decorating their two model homes for the Village Park on Harvest Lane project in Delhi, ON. This time however, we were not simply asked to decorate the model condo, we were asked to make all the design choices from paint colour, flooring, cabinetry, countertops, backsplash, light fixtures and hardware for the model. In addition, we were asked to select all the base and upgrade selections for the buyers purchasing … (13 comments)

model homes: UrbanEra Model Homes Staged by Rooms in Bloom Home Staging & Design - 01/09/10 01:04 PM
Last year, my partner and I were hired by a local developer to stage their model homes. We worked tirelessly with the builder to create two stunning & entirely different designs and feel we succeeded. We chose to decorate the home with simple, yet stunning furniture and accessories which allowed each home's layout and architectural details to shine through.
In the traditional home, we used a rich gold toned paint and accented it with a stunning palette of luxurious colours and materials. 

In the contemporary home we used crisp modern furniture accented by stunning … (22 comments)

model homes: Stratford Model Condo: Staged & Stunning! - 07/07/09 09:26 AM
I just want to thank everyone who responded to my blog post about hanging things on exposed brick walls - they were all really helpful! The builder however was really against "anything" being hung there so we worked around it and here is the finished product!
You can view more of the "Before & Afters" at our Facebook Fan Page @
This condo was just over 500 sq feet and when you have such a small space its vital to ensure that NONE of it is wasted! We were concerned because the living room space was tight and there was … (12 comments)

Heather  Cook, Quality Home Staging (Rooms in Bloom Staging & Design Inc.)

Heather Cook

Quality Home Staging

Kitchener, ON

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