Got Rid of that Wallpaper- Kitchen Update!

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Home Stager with The Room Designer

My clients needed assistance in picking counterop finishes, lighting & paint colors to prepare their home to sell in the futute.  They decided to  update the room before putting the home on the market, so they could enjoy their new look for a while!  The wallpaper was removed (even on the ceiling), and paint colors were picked to coordinate with the adjoining family room. We added wall sconces next to the window and removed the outdated ceiling fixture & installed can lights and a new chandeiier. The cabinets and flooring stayed the same (but look so much better!) and we updated her cabinet hardware to oiled bronze which matches the lighting.

 

The Room Designer - Updating Kitchen

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Topic:
Home Selling
Location:
Illinois Will County
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Tags:
home staging
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remove wallpaper
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upate kitchen
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denise lough
the room designer

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Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Nice change. I think sellers do not realize the impact a kitchen update has on a prospective buyer.

Jun 03, 2010 01:12 AM #1
Rainer
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Charlie Gantz
Keller Williams Commercial, Tampa Bay - Saint Petersburg, FL
J.D., M.B.A.

Great touch.  The kitchen looks larger and much more inviting.  Good luck on the sale.  Charlie Gantz, Greenwood, IN; J.D., M.B.A.; Owner/Principal Broker, Atlas Property Group, LLC

Jun 03, 2010 01:13 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434 - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Denise, you have shown with photos the dramatic difference fresh paint and removing wallpaper can make in any room. 

Jun 03, 2010 01:14 AM #3
Rainer
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John Souerbry
Cordon Real Estate - Fairfield, CA
Homes, Land & Investments

Fantastic.

Jun 03, 2010 01:26 AM #4
Rainer
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Cheryl Cudmore
Sapphire Staging - Brantford, ON
CSP, Brantford to Burlington ON

Very smart of your clients to update their space early so they can enjoy it for awhile before selling! I really like that you've made the end wall a feature wall by painting the different colour. Very attractive!

Jun 03, 2010 02:22 AM #5
Rainer
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

That is a FANTASTIC transformation!  And isn't nice that they want to enjoy that fabulous kitchen for awhile!  GREAT before & after pictures!

Jun 03, 2010 03:07 AM #6
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Denise, the changes you suggested have made a huge difference.  Wallpaper on the ceiling? - Oh my!  The kitchen has a real Tuscan feel to it now.  Changing the countertop was a very smart move.  The kitchen looks great now.

Jun 03, 2010 03:11 AM #7
Rainer
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Julie Davis, Amy Blank - Rediscovered Interiors, LLC
Rediscovered Interiors, LLC - Andover, MN

HUGE Difference!!  What a great tool for examples for you to have on hand when a homeowner becomes hesitant to do the work or have it done.  Totally updates the kitchen.

Julie

Jun 03, 2010 04:58 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

Looks fantastic !!! how much was the budge?

Jun 03, 2010 09:16 AM #9
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Denise Lough (The Room Designer)

Thanks for the positive feedback - it sure is exciting to see the difference it all can make. Regarding the budget, I basically just chargesd by the hour for my time, picking finishes, paint colors and lighting, and then connected the homeowner with my contractor, who billed her directly (so I didn't really get a total cost.)

Jun 07, 2010 11:58 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Wall paper and counter tops...you have done an awesome job, this should really be a fast sale...

Jun 08, 2010 12:59 AM #11
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