Ordinary to Outstanding-A Patio Staged With Pizzaz!

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Home Stager with Faulkner House Interior Redesign

 Faulkner House Interior Redesign and Staging All Decked Out 

It's often the last place considered for showcasing. An outdoor room makeover can outweigh the relatively little time needed to give the area style and impact.  This redesign shows how functional and attractive a space can be with the right planning.

The backyard had narrow patios forming an L-shape, a sloped grassy area, and a walk. Miscellaneous storage was under the deck.  The homeowner planned to buy new furniture during a mid-summer sale but the narrow space made it challenging. 
 
The area needed a change in focus, function and flair.
 
A plan for editing and keeping what was left in an easy to access storage bin or garage was put in place.
 
New furniture was pulled out into the center of the patio and the chaise was used as a bench.  A large storage bin holds things out of sight but easily accessible. 
 
The grouping was closer to the main patio and the house, yet far enough away from the activity of a future cooking, grilling and dining area, which had been the former storage space.   
 
This first phase of the redesign created the foundation for three distinct areas in this backyard. Two patios and a grassy area for games became a gathering space for fun and relaxation.
 
See the video here: http://www.realestateshows.com/480208 

This problem was solved with a one day outdoor room makeover!

Comments (13)

Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Thanks for the good info.

Post some photos of your work so I can see some ideas!

Ralph

May 15, 2010 07:11 AM
Pam Faulkner
Faulkner House Interior Redesign - Herndon, VA
Room Transformations Fairfax & Loudoun Counties VA

Thanks Ralph, check out the 60 second video of the patio redesign and you'll see links for other 30-90 second videos of other redesigns and staging projects that I have completed.  Or checkout my web site, www.FaulknerHouse.com.  I'll be posting more photos soon.

May 15, 2010 07:26 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Pam, enjoyed watching the video of this outdoor space.  I LOVE the new, modular outdoor furniture - it's very hip, and with the red cushions and big candle sticks, it looks very inviting.  Fabulous job.

May 15, 2010 12:17 PM
Pam Faulkner
Faulkner House Interior Redesign - Herndon, VA
Room Transformations Fairfax & Loudoun Counties VA

Hi Sally,

Thank you!  This set was a perfect find for the space and really provides that visual impact we want to draw people out onto the patio.  The candlesticks did come in handy and the tray they are on is an old picture frame!  I'm looking forward to the second phase-the outdoor kitchen!

May 15, 2010 03:34 PM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Pam,

Beautiful transformation!  Great red color on the new patio furniture...it really looks so inviting!!!

May 15, 2010 07:01 PM
Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Great video, you have done an awesome job..thanks for sharing, I love staging and re-designing outdoor spaces..

May 16, 2010 04:47 AM
Pam Faulkner
Faulkner House Interior Redesign - Herndon, VA
Room Transformations Fairfax & Loudoun Counties VA

Linda, no doubt that outdoor spaces are even more important in your area.  This turned out better than they expected, whichis always so gratifying.  So glad you liked it.

Mary Lou, thanks!  I enjoy doing these videos for clients because they totally forget where we started once they have seen the transformation.  Don't we love what we do?

May 16, 2010 03:38 PM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Pam, I flagged this post. It is one of the best outdoor transformations I have seen here on AR. Love the use of colour, good use of space and creative storage solutions. You hit a home run with this one!

May 18, 2010 08:17 PM
Pam Faulkner
Faulkner House Interior Redesign - Herndon, VA
Room Transformations Fairfax & Loudoun Counties VA

Hi Michelle,

THANK YOU!  That's very kind of you.  I know you can appreciate the challenges in this one.  Finding the perfect outdoor furniture, on sale, was the key.  I'm going back next week to see how things are and to begin work on the second phase.  More photos to come!

May 19, 2010 01:49 AM
Nancy Maurer
Whitehall Interiors & Home Staging LLC - Sparta, NJ
Home Stager - Serving No. NJ

Pam,  I enjoyed your video very much!  You did a great job with this section of the back yard -- love the furniture selection and can't wait to see the second phase!

May 24, 2010 04:55 AM
Pam Faulkner
Faulkner House Interior Redesign - Herndon, VA
Room Transformations Fairfax & Loudoun Counties VA

Hi Nancy,

I can't wait for the second phase either.  The winter was pretty harsh here and the patio foundation has problems.  We're on hold!

May 28, 2010 10:27 AM
Ann Dail
Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551 - Baton Rouge, LA
Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem

So awesome.  Makes me want to relax and read a good book.

May 28, 2010 04:37 PM
Pam Faulkner
Faulkner House Interior Redesign - Herndon, VA
Room Transformations Fairfax & Loudoun Counties VA

Thank you so much Ann.  At first they didn't want to do anything but look at it!  But they said it didn't take long for it to become a magnet.  Those cushions are sooo comfortable.

May 29, 2010 02:13 AM