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2011 

This blog post courtesy of Kristine Ginsburg (New Jersey).  Thanks for saying it like it is.  HGTV is both a blessing and a curse.  It brought much awareness of staging to the public but on the other hand ... it has created these misconceptions.First, we stagers have to thank HGTV for getting the...
01/29/2011
I'll be attending the Steven & Chris show at CBC this coming Wednesday (February 2).  I understand they still have space available for this paricular day so if you are in the Toronto area and would like to see a taping, click on the link below for tickets and further information. http://www.cbc.c...
01/29/2011
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Don't get snowed in!Be sure to keep your driveway, walkways, porch and even the patio / deck clear of snow and ice.Remember that outdoor rooms add value to your home, so give potential buyers the ability to step out and imagine the summer fun.   http://www.sandiathome.com/tipsjanuary2009.htm  
01/29/2011
If you have dark shelving - built in or free standing - a quick way to freshen and brighten the look of it is to paint the back boards in a lighter colour (or your wall colour).  This will help showcase the items displayed on them.  Add lighting for more drama.
01/29/2011
If your favorite sitting room was stripped down to only the furniture and you had to choose just one type of accessory to use, what would it be?For me, it would be BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS.  They really are versatile and can also make your house feel like a home.  They provide so much insight into who y...
01/29/2011
Valerie Zinger of Ottawa makes a very good point here, regarding light fixtures.  These types of updates are so affordable, you can't afford not to change them.  Bedroom and bathoom fixtures should also be done, particularly if they are still the standard builders' nightmare pieces.  Almost every...
01/25/2011
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Here's a quick fix for tired old bookcases: If you have dark shelving - built in or free standing - a quick way to freshen and brighten the look of it is to paint the back boards in a lighter colour (or your wall colour).  This will help showcase the items displayed on them.  Add lighting for mor...
01/25/2011
If your favorite sitting room was stripped down to only the furniture and you had to choose just one type of accessory to use, what would it be?  For me, it would be BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS.  They really are versatile and can also make your house feel like a home.  They provide so much insight into who...
01/25/2011
This is an excellent point on staging.  So many sellers take it too far and the house does indeed become forgettable.  That is not at all what we want to achieve as stagers.The word seems to be spreading regarding the merits of home staging. Sellers and real estate agents are getting the idea, bu...
01/12/2011
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This is a fun piece posted by my respected colleague, Kym Tarr of Kelowna, BC.  Hope you enjoy it and I look forward to your feedback on how accurately it describes YOU !  Cute little image, too.  Thanks for blogging it, Kym.Which Room are You?  Do you have a favorite room in your house?  What th...
01/09/2011
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