Fireplaces!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 0528582

With cooler weather, it's time to make hot chocolate and enjoy warmth of the fire in the fireplace.  Staging the Fireplace when the house is for sale makes the Fireplace a desirable selling feature of the home.  Nothing is more appealing than warm firelight on a blustery day.   

 

Fireplace with Slate Tile        

 

This fireplace is in the dining area and the place for romantic firelit dinners. 

 

 

PLAIN JANE BEFORE STAGING!

Fireplace Before Staging

 

BEING STAGEDFireplace Being Staged

 

Staging Complete:

 

 

 

More Fireplace Staged Photos! Before and After Fireplace

 

 

 Fireplace Staged

FIREPLACE STAGED!

 

ANOTHER FIREPLACE BEFORE STAGING:

 

 

AFTER STAGING!  WHAT A CONTRAST! FIREPLACE  AFTER STAGING

 

This fireplace is in a modest three bedroom  home that could have benefited from an updated fireplace screen, but  hey, the house is sold!!!!  A fireplace is a natural focal point of a living room and should be shown to be staged even in the off season, too hot for a fire in the fireplace. Here on the mantel of this fireplace are two battery operated candles perfectly safe to add a little "fire lit" image.   In staging the fireplace to sell, no personal photos, trophies, stuffed animal heads are necessary.   Use an odd number to dress a mantle such as  three objects on the fireplace mantle is a good number.   You will want the fireplace to look inviting but not cluttered.  If in doubt take one object back away one object at a time until you are satisfied with the look.  Of course one person's cozy is another person's cluttered.  In staging,  error on the streamlined side!

When you're ready to sell for results, call Abilene's most experienced home stager and Accredited Staging Professional and licensed REALTOR at 325-721-2429.

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Beverly Carlson,  REALTOR, GRI, ASP, IAHSP, RESA

Broker

Carlson Properties           

Abilene, Texas

325-721-2429

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Rainer
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Taylor Shults Philley
Austin Realty Firm - Austin, TX
Broker, Realtor , GRI

Staging really does make a difference. I LOVE fireplaces and winter; such an exciting time!

Nov 19, 2009 03:51 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Taylor, I  love the brisk cool air as long as it stays above freezing and for the most part, Abilene and much of Texas does that!

I survived Minot N.Dakota for four years, that was a little too cold!

Nov 19, 2009 04:01 AM #2
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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Very interesting!    Fireplaces are features, not afterthoughts.   

Nov 19, 2009 04:10 AM #3
Rainer
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Kate Talarico
Kates Home Staging and Interior Design - Goshen, NY
RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager

Beautiful transformations.  I was just at a staging job and the couch was hiding the fireplace, by simply moving the couch the room is going to look great.  Fireplaces are great selling points, even if the home buyer does not use it (they like the idea of sitting in front of a fireplace).

Nov 19, 2009 08:43 AM #4
Rainer
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Chris Minion
O'Brien Realty - Lexington Park, MD

Hello Beverly,

Terrific staging on the fireplaces!  Staging really does make a huge difference!  Thank you for sharing the before and after photos with us!  Great job!

Chris

 

 

Nov 19, 2009 11:04 AM #5
Rainmaker
277,641
Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Oh, I love comments, Sea to Sky and yes fireplaces are features in a home!

Kate Thanks for the beautiful comment.  Hiding the fireplace is okay for living in your home, but when it is being sold, the fireplace needs to be staged.

Chris, I'm glad you like the fireplaces.  It was my pleasure to share. Thank you for complimenting.

 

 

 

 

Nov 19, 2009 03:03 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Beverly,

Great before and after's of fireplaces.  I always like to light the fireplace for pictures when the home I'm Staging has one.

Nov 30, 2009 05:00 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Liz Gallagher
LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers - Montreal, QC
Montreal Quebec RESA member

Love the half moon wrought iron over the fireplace ... looks SUPER!

Oct 03, 2011 01:35 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

LIZ,  IT HAS BEEN SO HOT THIS SUMMER, I HAD ALMOST FORGOTTEN ABOUT THIS BLOG,  half moon.  It has to be somewhere!   Yes, the half moon softens up all the hard angles of the fireplace. 

Oct 03, 2011 12:14 PM #9
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Here in CA, homeowners rarely use fireplaces, but almost every property has them. It is really important to decorate your fireplace. Pinterest can be a good inspiration, as well as professional blog posts like yours.

Sep 21, 2015 06:18 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Inna,  It is really neat to get a comment on a prior year blog!  Thanks for commenting. I have been awol for a while on active rain and you just reminded me to look at my blogs!  

Sep 21, 2015 11:32 AM #11
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