HOME STAGING COVINA: WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THIS SPACE

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Home Stager with ProStaged Homes

We finished up staging a 3BR 1.5BA Covina home last week for a new client and agent. The home is 1605 SQ FT and the living room and dining room take up the bulk of the space for the entire home. I advised and recommended that sellers stage these two room and the master bedroom. The main living areas are huge and the bedrooms are on the small side. Their two biggest challenges?

 

1) A large living room and dining room that will intimidate potential buyers because they will not have a lot of ideas as to how they will fill these spaces.

2) All three of the bedrooms are on the small side and potential buyers will wonder if their furniture will fit - especially in the master bedroom.

Living Room Before  Living Room Before

 

Dining Room Before  Dining Room Before

Pro Staged Homes set about staging this home by defining the space and arranging the furniture so that potential buyers could get an idea of how they could use the areas.

Although the seller used the dining room nook as a home office, we didn't think that was a good use of the space for staging purposes. We used the nook for a buffet server and small seating area for guests.

Dining Nook After

We centered the dining table and chairs in front of the fireplace and set the table to reflect a warm and inviting setting where potential buyers could imagine serving their families and guests a lovely dinner. The fireplace is lit during open houses for that extra emotional appeal.

Dining Room After

 

Dining Room Table 

The living/family room is also large in proportion to the kitchen and bedrooms and could easily fit a pool table or home theater and seating. We chose a sofa and loveseat and added a flat panel tv and console. We placed a writing desk and chair on the opposite end of the room. To draw buyers in, we had the real estate agent place her Guest book on the desk to draw buyers into the room.

Living Room After 

Living Room After

We placed a queen sized bed in the "master" bedroom so that potential buyers could see that it fit comfortably with plenty of space for nightstands on each side of the bed.

Master Bedroom 

This property is located at 207 E Benbow Street Covina, CA. Contact Kristan Graf of Lyons and Lyons at 626-429-6982 for information or a showing.

PROVEN RESULTS IN PRICED RIGHT STAGED HOME SALES.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Deb Harshman
Long and Foster - Christie's International Real Estate & Owner of Staged Home Decor - Potomac, MD
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Great job Judy!

Nov 29, 2010 09:58 AM #1
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Judy Colburn
ProStaged Homes - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Glendora, San Dimas Covina, Home Staging

Thank you Deborah. Appreciate the comment and compliment. :-)

Nov 29, 2010 11:12 AM #2
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Judy,

I love how you carried all those warm colors throughout the home.  The dining room table you set looks gorgeous and the living room looks so inviting!  Great idea about the Agent's guest book on the desk.  You really did a fantastic job!

Nov 29, 2010 01:46 PM #3
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Judy - That writing desk area is so pretty with the lamps and the painting of a red, botanical plant.  It just makes me smile.  Great problem solving with the furniture placement, especially solving that little nook.  Great job!

Nov 29, 2010 02:07 PM #4
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Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA
APSD, RESA

Good job Judy - love the tablescape, nice colors!

Nov 29, 2010 02:33 PM #5
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

This turned out very pretty, Judy!

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

Kathy

Nov 29, 2010 10:58 PM #6
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Judy Colburn
ProStaged Homes - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Glendora, San Dimas Covina, Home Staging

Wow. Linda, Sally, Mannie, Kathy - thank you all so much for your kind wordds and compliments.

I love using the warm colors of autumn in staging. Nothing says home like a warm atmosphere on a cold, rainy/snowy day.

Kathy - I just love you - thank you for featuring me!!! :-)

Thank you all for taking time to read and comment on my post.

Nov 30, 2010 04:10 AM #7
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Well done Judy! Love the fall table scape!

Dec 01, 2010 03:28 AM #9
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Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
CT Home Stager Fairfield & New Haven County

Nicely done, Judy. I love the Thanksgiving colors in your dining room decor.

Dec 02, 2010 01:31 PM #10
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Judy Colburn
ProStaged Homes - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Glendora, San Dimas Covina, Home Staging

Thank you so much for the kind words David, Janice and Birgit. Very much appreciated. :-)

Dec 04, 2010 01:01 PM #11
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Roberta Anderson
Hearth & Home Staging - Silverdale, WA
Hearth & Home Staging, Staging Kitsap County

Nicely done Judy! Love how you staged the nook. I can just see myself sitting there with appetizers in hand!

Dec 11, 2010 07:22 AM #12
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Karen Searle, Home On Display
Peterborough, ON

Lovely - the fall colours are a great choice - so warm and inviting.

Dec 13, 2010 08:17 AM #13
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Judy Colburn
ProStaged Homes - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Glendora, San Dimas Covina, Home Staging

Thanks Roberta and Karen. The house entered escrow last Thursday!

Dec 13, 2010 12:36 PM #14
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Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Excellent work Judy!  Amazing just how much furniture can actually fit in the space and the rooms actually look larger.  You are so right. . . potential buyers would have been wondering if the space was large enough to accommodate much furniture.  You have answered that question beautifully.

Dec 13, 2010 10:30 PM #15
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Judy Colburn
ProStaged Homes - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Glendora, San Dimas Covina, Home Staging

Thank you Michelle. I knew buyers would be intimidated by such large spaces so it was inportant to show them how to use it.  Appreciate your comments and taking time to read my post.

Dec 14, 2010 03:37 AM #16
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