Updating needed and achieved

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When these property owners contacted my company,and I saw this kitchen, my first response was...."what's with this lighting?"  The owners response was, "every unit in the building is like this and they have been like this for 30 years."  In the past, renting this unit was easy but this time it had been sitting on the rental market for 4 months.  Change was in order.  They hired Dream Interior Redesign and Staging to update, stage and make it right for today's rental market.   

It took us three days to remove that plastic and aluminum fluorescent contraption, rewire, paint, install new lighting, add cabinet hardware and crown molding on the cabinets.  For three days work and approximately $150 in supplies, don't you agree that it's a BIG improvement.  We couldn't find one updated fluorescent fixture (code in So. Cal kitchens) that would put out as much light as the three we removed, but additional under cabinet lighting will be added soon.   

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   If you want to sell or rent your home, condo or apartment, updating is crucial in today's market.            Call us we can help. 

Click HERE to see additional photos of the changes we made to this formerly vacant apartment. 

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Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Ginger ~ that's a very cost-effective improvement!  Is this the same unit you staged for lease?

Oct 29, 2009 04:13 AM #5
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Lina OL
Deluxe Home Staging & Design - Northbrook, IL

The change gave the kitchen more height and it made it look much bigger! Nice work!

Oct 29, 2009 05:14 AM #6
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Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Great improvement Ginger!  It sure lifted the room.

Oct 29, 2009 05:47 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

This is an incredible example of just how significant a change like this can have. Gone is that dated look. This is sure to make a difference, Ginger.

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before & After Pictures.

Kathy

Oct 29, 2009 06:42 AM #8
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Ginger, looks much better. Did you think about painting the cabinets so wood grains will not show up ? They look little dated, and paint does not cost much.

Oct 29, 2009 08:05 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Ginger, Very awkward lighting. Glad they listened to you! Huge difference!

Oct 29, 2009 09:21 AM #11
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Maureen...yes it's the same one.  Cost effectiveness was crucial here.  BTW, thanks for the support in the private email.  Have to let those things rolls off the back but I appreciate your comments again!. 

Oct 29, 2009 11:35 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Lina, isn't it amazing was a few inches of additional height can do to a space.  Thanks for your kind comments. 

Oct 29, 2009 11:36 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Michele, it certainly needed lifting didn't it.  Thank you. 

Oct 29, 2009 11:37 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Kathy, thank you so much for the feature and the very supportive comments.  I don't know that it's worthy of a feature but I do appreciate it!  This redesign will be a feature in my next newsletter about low cost improvements. 

Oct 29, 2009 11:39 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Anna, of course we considered all options for updating.  Painting and new doors will probably happen sometime in the future but not now.   

Oct 29, 2009 11:42 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Donna, this builder put up many similar buildings in this area back in the 70's and 80's and he used this lighting in all of them.  Can't say that I've seen this anywhere else.  Odd is right, but at least it was easy to remove. Thanks for taking the time to comment and compliment!

Oct 29, 2009 11:46 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

That looks so much better and updated, and will most definitely set the unit apart from the others.

Oct 29, 2009 04:33 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Hi Ginger,

That florescent boxed in lighting is the pits. It reminds me of every apartment built in the 70s. It was worth every penny you spent to remedy it.

Oct 29, 2009 06:43 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Cindy I sure hope so.  I haven't been in to a lot of apartments lately but was happy to help with this one.  Thank you.

Susan,what were they thinking?  I know that fluorescents were/are required in the kitchen but this is way overdone!  Thank you for commenting.   

Oct 30, 2009 02:51 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Ginger, Great suggestion to get rid of the box.  It really does look so much better!!!  Another great success story for you and your fabulous work that you do.  I always enjoy looking at what you do!!!

Oct 30, 2009 05:38 PM #22
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thank you Linda, I really appreciate your very supportive comments.  At least when working with family, they USUALLY follow my suggestions and the updates happen. 

Oct 31, 2009 03:36 AM #23
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Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Oh those old 70's...really were unique, ehhh?  Guess there's no doubt which era you are in though?  Nice job.  T

Oct 31, 2009 01:49 PM #24
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Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Sooooo much better.  That is the biggest florescent light box I've ever seen.  Great move taking it away. 

Nov 05, 2009 06:24 AM #25
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Terrylynn and Chrissie, thanks for stopping and commenting.  I'd never seen anything quite so "unique" and everyone is glad that it's GONE!

Nov 16, 2009 09:21 AM #26
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