Home Staging Atlanta - A Vacant Home Transformation - Before and After Pictures Included

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A couple of weeks ago we staged this beautiful home in Atlanta for one of our newest REALTOR Partners. 

As you can see, the home is lovely. However, some of the rooms lacked definition as to their purpose. Case in point, this first before picture (see below). One of the very first questions I asked the agent when I first saw this home was how the homeowner used this room. If I, as a professional home stager, was asking, you can be assured that buyers, when viewing the photos online were wondering the same thing. 

One of the greatest benefits in having your home professionally staged is that not only does it make rooms more appealing, it provides definition, which is an important component when selling.

Before Home Staging - this is the room that had me guessing as to the purpose it served.

Home Staging Atlanta Office Before

Here's what we did with this room (see below): As you can see, the room now has definition and with the added furniture and accessories, makes the room more appealing.

Home Staging Atlanta Office After

Dining Room Before Picture:

Home Staging Atlanta DR Before

Dining Room After Picture:

Home Staging Atlanta DR After

And a close-up of the dining room table.

Home Staging Atlanta Close-up

And for those that may have noticed - yes, I removed the curtains. While I have nothing against the use of curtains in a home, in this particular case, they were actually covering up a feature, the blinds. As any professional home stager will tell you, home staging is all about showcasing the features your home has to offer. An experienced and professional stager understands and knows the difference these small changes can make when selling your home.


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Home Staging Atlanta - Kathy Nielsen - 678 522 8392

 TOP 10 Professional Stager of the Year in the

United States 2013  - RESA

This Atlanta home stager understands what it takes to separate your home or listing from the others on the market. Armed with a massive inventory, we can add the furniture and accessories befitting the style of the home as well as the demographics of the buyer. We also provide our after pictures at no additional charge. 


Atlanta Georgia Home Stager Kathy Nielsen


Our Atlanta home staging services have helped hundreds of sellers secure a contract quickly. Visit our website at http://atlantahomestaging.net to see first-hand the solutions for selling your home, listing or flipped property. Contact us today to schedule your appointment by emailing Kathy at Kathy@HomeStagingAtlanta.com or by calling 678 522 8392. We've got the furniture and accessories your home needs!



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Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA - Eureka, CA
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA

Good Morning Kathy, excellent photos thanks for sharing your knowledge!

Nov 17, 2010 01:26 AM #2
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Kathy -- great idea to remove those orange curtains.  Now the features are highlighted, and the home has the added benefit of more light coming into the rooms.  I love the look of the office and the dining rooms -- your new clients must be thrilled with your staging!  The close up shot is beautiful, too.

Nov 17, 2010 05:26 AM #3
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy - So true.  A square, empty room can be very confusing.  Defining this room as an office, by bringing in appropriate furnishings and accessories, really takes the guess work out of the equation for home buyers.  Were those drapes orange taffeta?  Oh dear. 

Nov 17, 2010 05:42 AM #4
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager


A very wise choice to take down the draperies in each room. The best benefit is now being able to see more of the outside through those very large windows.  Also the draperies and sheers were more taste pacific and could have possibly turned off potential buyers.  The two rooms look elegant and very roomy now.  I'm sure your new Realtor partner was very glad that he hired such a professional home stager like you!  You really are exceptional!

Nov 17, 2010 06:38 AM #5
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

You are so right Kathy.  It looks like a great home, but just didn't have the pop and warmth that your staging has brought to it.  I no longer wonder what room I am looking at.  Looks great!

Nov 17, 2010 10:03 AM #6
Debra Landy
StageTwoSell LLC - Horseheads, NY
PA and NY Home Stager

Thanks for the photos.  Simple but very elegant dining room

Nov 17, 2010 01:26 PM #7
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

change the lighting and the color choices and even the carpeting looks new again!  Great choices.

Nov 17, 2010 03:36 PM #8
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

You did a great job in turning a cold empty room into a show place. The curtains needed to go.

Nov 17, 2010 11:19 PM #9
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

The colors you have used make this room come alive...and yes the orange curtains had to go, even tho I am a die hard Tennessee Big Orange Fan they had to  go

Nov 18, 2010 12:02 AM #10
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA

Kathy - love what you did with these rooms and yes the curtains had to go.  Awesome job as always!

Nov 18, 2010 01:10 PM #11
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

What a difference Kathy - I love the dining room set and the room looks so much better without the curtains! I also love the office and those chairs look perfect in the space. Great job! You should feature yourself!!!

Nov 18, 2010 02:04 PM #12
Brenda Hughes
Evansville Home Staging & Re-Design - Evansville, IN
Home Staging & Re-Design Southern IN, KY

Beautiful, Kathy you do such great work I love looking at your before and after pictures:)  I learn

from seeing what you have done, I love doing this business and I love helping people maximize the

selling potential of their homes.

Thank You!

Nov 20, 2010 02:45 AM #13
Leanne Zumbrunnen
Showhomes of Kansas City - Lenexa, KS

Kathy, you do such wonderful work.  Removal of the curtains combined with your furnishing makes such a huge difference!

Nov 21, 2010 02:10 PM #14
Karen Searle, Home On Display
Peterborough, ON

Great work Kathy - I concur with the above comments regarding the draperies!  The rooms look so much larger.  The orange colours distracted the eye from the real focal points which are those lovely windows.

Nov 25, 2010 03:09 AM #15
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Beautiful work as always Kathy.  Those curtains made quite a statement before and it was all that the eye looked at.  Great call to take them down and open the room.

Nov 28, 2010 03:38 AM #16
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