Scatological Staging--Don't Poo Poo This!

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Home Stager with RE:STYLE LLC

Okay, That Was Meant to Get Attention...

But Baths, along with Kitchens, do sell houses! And meaningful transformations can be made by simply staging the baths so that they look inviting and spa-like. Here are some recent examples by RE:STYLE Home Staging and Redesign in Michigan:

Master Bath before 

Before, this bath looks dated, not to mention very pink! Below, the savvy seller agreed to tile over the floor (and get rid of those old-lady accent tiles), put in granite and add new knobs to the cabinets, paint the brass light fixture, plus paint the room a color that goes with the Master Bedroom:

Master Bath After

Priced at over $500,000, this house received an offer over list in just 17 days! "Kathi, We have a signed contract for $1,000 more than list!!!!!!!  CASH.  The buyers have looked at 60 homes and wanted MINE."

Can't beat that--especially here in Michigan!

While that example was quite dramitic, here's one that was done using only the accessories to make the difference:

Master Bath before

Most would say "Good enough", but we said, "Let's take this from good to great!" 

Master bath after

This house had an accepted offer just 2 weeks after it went on the market!

Here is a condo we staged recently in Ann Arbor:

Dated bath view 2

See what just the right accessories (and talent) can do to transform this space:

Great beachy theme!  After

Now a buyer can see how easily they can move in, without doing a lot of work!

Staging works! The goal is to make an emotional connection with the buyer so that even though your house may compare equally in all other aspects, including price, a buyer will choose yours!

RE:STYLE is the leading home staging company in the Michigan counties of Livingston, Washtenaw, southern Genesee and western Oakland. RE:STYLE has staged over $40 million in SOLD! real estate. Call owner Kathi Presutti at 810-333-5240 for a home staging consultation, vacant house staging, or assistance with redesign or interior decorating.www,RestyleStaging.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office - Nottingham, MD

Kathi,

Those are quite nice transformations.  You have shown that one does not need to spend a lot of money to get a much more attractive appearance.

Dec 27, 2009 01:47 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Margaret Mitchell
Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty - York, ME
Seacoast Maine & NH Real Estate

Hi Kathi - I particularly liked the last set of photos.  Huge impact with minor changes.

Dec 27, 2009 01:54 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Great transformations -- makes things much more appealing.

Dec 27, 2009 02:47 AM #3
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Gorgeous Kathi.  Love your towel folds and arrangements, plus the colorful additions in all of the bathrooms. 

Dec 27, 2009 02:49 AM #4
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Kate Talarico
Kates Home Staging and Interior Design - Goshen, NY
RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager

Looks fantastic.  The tile, paint, and granite made a huge improvement in your first picture.

Dec 27, 2009 05:42 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC

Ron:

Thanks so much for the visit and the nice comment!

 

Margaret:

Thanks so much--it's great to have an enlightened seller!

 

Bob and Carolin:

Yes, I love the way we change the feel of baths!

 

Hi Ginger!

Thanks so much--staging baths is one of my favorite rooms!

 

Kate:

Ye, I was lucky to have a client who wasn't a short sale or foreclosure, and who realized the importance of updating--and was rewarded!

Dec 27, 2009 06:27 AM #6
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Christine T.
C.A.T. Construction and Home Staging & Design - Crown Point, IN

Great job. That first bathroom was a great choice to redo. So glad you had sellers that were willing to do the work to get the house sold.

Dec 27, 2009 02:28 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Kathi - I'd love to feature this in the group Staging Before and After Pictures. Would you mind adding it there?

Kathy

Dec 27, 2009 10:09 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC

Christine:

Thanks! It's always a bit of a risk to suggest these changes, and I'm so glad this has worked out well for them!

 

Hi Kathy!

Thanks so much--I added it there! I appreciate the feature!

Dec 27, 2009 11:16 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Happy New Year, Kathy!  Thanks  for the color injections!  You have great taste and fortunate clients - Julie

Dec 28, 2009 08:39 AM #10
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Thanks for adding it, Christine.

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

Kathy

Dec 29, 2009 12:36 AM #11
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

I love it, not a ton of money spent to update but a huge impact for buyers!

Dec 29, 2009 02:40 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Simple marvelous work!!  Thanks for sharing Kathi!!

Dec 30, 2009 10:40 AM #13
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Thanks for spotlighting these Baths!  They look terrific!

Dec 31, 2009 07:02 PM #14
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Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC

Julie:

Thanks for the visit and the positiv comments!

 

Kathy:

I really appreciate the feature--thanks again!

 

Cindy:

Yes, we stagers kno that it doesn't have to cost a lot to stage. Thanks!

 

Cathy and Kathy:

Thanks so taking the time to comment. Hopefully these examples will inspire homeowners to hire a stager!

Jan 01, 2010 08:18 AM #15
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Michele Reneau
Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor - Summerville, SC
Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team

Kathi-The first set of photos is an amazing transformation. A fresh coat of the right color of paint and accessorized beautiful. The new photos fit the price tag of the house.

Jan 01, 2010 11:01 AM #16
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Having just gone through a bathroom renovation, I can appreciate the firs photos even more. Great work Kathi

Jan 03, 2010 01:04 PM #17
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Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Great work!  What exactly is the color that they painted the brass light fixtures in the 1st bathroom.  I like that they match the new granite.  Painting outdated lights is such a quick and easy transformation.

Jan 21, 2010 06:07 AM #18
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