Home Staging a La Canada Flintridge House - Overcoming a staging challenge.

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Real Estate Agent with Signature Real Estate Group S. 0182277

Our Home Staging Company was selected to turn this vacant La Canada Flintridge, CA house into a home that buyers will love.  Our professional home staging really made the difference. 

After looking at many photos on the MLS of houses for sale and vacant, I was excited that this smart home seller decided to stage their house before going on the market.

The sellers had already done many upgrades to the home before thinking about staging.  This made our job much easier as well as making it much easier for a buyer to say yes to the sale.

Our challenge was that all of the exterior walls of the house are made of solid concrete.  This was great for keeping the house cool in summer, but a real challenge for not being able to hang pictures on any exterior walls.  I think we accomplished not really missing or calling attention to that fact, but it was a challenge none the less.

This home is ready to go on the market this week.

BEFORE and AFTER photos

 

BEFORE Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Living Room

BEFORE Home Staging - The Living Room

AFTER Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Living Room

AFTER Home Staging - The Living Room (what a difference removing the dated roll up shades made.  We hung curtain sheers to offer privacy, yet diffused lighting.)

BEFORE Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Living Room

BEFORE Home Staging - The Living Room

AFTER Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Living Room

AFTER Home Staging - The Living Room ( in lieu of hanging pictures on the exterior walls, we used a large urn and plate on a stand on the table against the far wall)

BEFORE Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Family Room

BEFORE Home Staging - The Family Room

AFTER Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Family Room

AFTER Home Staging - The Family Room

BEFORE Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Family Room

BEFORE Home Staging - The Family Room

AFTER Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Family Room

AFTER Home Staging - The Family Room (notice we could hang pictures on this interior wall)

BEFORE Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Dining Room

BEFORE Home Staging - The Dining Room

AFTER Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Dining Room

AFTER Home Staging - The Dining Room

BEFORE Home Staging - The Dining Room

BEFORE Home Staging - The Dining Room (another angle)

AFTER Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Dining Room

AFTER Home Staging - The Dining Room

BEFORE Home Staging - The Kitchen Bench Eating Area

BEFORE Home Staging - The Kitchen Bench Eating Area

AFTER Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Kitchen Bench Eating Area

AFTER Home Staging - The Kitchen Bench Eating Area (We kept this cohesive with the adjacent Dining area by using the same style tables for both rooms.)

AFTER Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Kitchen Bench Eating Area

Another angle from The Kitchen Bench Eating Area

BEFORE Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Home Office

BEFORE Home Staging - The Home Office (This was previously used as a craft room)

AFTER Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Home Office

AFTER Home Staging - The Home Office (off the Master Bedroom)

BEFORE Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Master Bedroom

BEFORE Home Staging - The Master Bedroom

AFTER Home Staging - La Canada Flintridge, CA Master Bedroom

AFTER Home Staging - The Master Bedroom (love seeing the greenery outside)

Removing the roll up shades from all the rooms made a huge difference in this La Canada Flintridge, CA home.  Now we can see the rooms!  As the saying goes (and it's so true), "If they can't see it, they won't buy it."  A good reminder to let the light in.

 

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Michelle Drewry, REALTOR® CalBRE#01916333- Century 21 Masters - Arcadia, CA

Serving The San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire & North Orange County

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Comments (27)

Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Orange County, CA

I love the two little round tables in front of the built in seating. Well done!

May 09, 2011 12:58 PM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Thank you Kathy!  It was fun to see it turn out.

 

Thank you much, Michelle!  Coming from you it means a lot!

May 09, 2011 03:04 PM
Tessa Skeens
Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign - Grand Junction, CO
Staging For Realtors, Builders & Investors

Nice work Michelle! Love the way you transformed the kitchen bench area. What a huge improvement over the card table and folding chairs!!

May 10, 2011 02:29 AM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Hi Tessa!  Thank you and I agree anything would be better than the card table, but it did turn out as I imagined and that doesn't always happen.

May 10, 2011 12:18 PM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Oh my.  What a difference, Michelle. I, too, so like the kitchen bench area. The home came out beautiful. You should be very proud!

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

Kathy

May 11, 2011 12:56 AM
Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Michelle-You did a wonderful job transforming this home!!!

May 11, 2011 01:21 AM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Hi Kathy!  Thank you much for the feature.  The kitchen bench area is my favorite - so glad it turned out well.

May 12, 2011 03:28 AM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Marianne - Thanks for your nice comment - glad you liked it!

May 12, 2011 03:32 AM
Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

What a jaw-dropping transformation, Michelle!  You have taken an ugly duckling and turned it into a beautiful swan.  I especially love the family room - love those pillows and the colors, and the kitchen coffee bench.  Who wouldn't want to spend time there!  I'm so glad you included the "before" shots so we can really see how dramatically the staging improved the look of this house.

May 14, 2011 02:44 AM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Thank you Diana!  I agree Before and After help show the real changes. 

May 14, 2011 11:32 AM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Michelle, what a beautiful transformation. I just love that kitchen bench area!

May 14, 2011 01:08 PM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

My favorite too, Anna!  Thank You!

 

May 15, 2011 02:50 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Michelle - There's a place called "La Canada"?  What a great name!  Looks like the home had long, narrow rooms, which can often be a challenge - you did a fantastic job showing potential buyers how they can place their furniture in the home.  I want that pear painting!!!!!  Gorgeous job!

May 19, 2011 12:26 PM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Hi Sally!  Thank you & yes this home does have long narrow rooms.  That was another challenge, but overcome for the buyer.  Buyers do need to see how they can place their furnishings.  Can you imagine them staring at these empty rooms?  We still see all those vacant photos on the MLS - what are they thinking or not thinking?

May 20, 2011 04:05 AM
Carmela Jacobs
Carmela Realty - Westlake Village, CA
Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor

A feast for the eyes, keep up the good work, you are gifted.

Sincerely,

Carmela 

PS Have a wonderful weekend! :)

 

 

May 27, 2011 07:58 PM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Carmela, thank you very much!  So glad you stopped by.

May 28, 2011 09:08 AM
Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Great staging and I love the flow of colors you used! Very fresh!!

I have only encountered one concrete wall once and it was definitely a challenge! I can't imagine having to deal with all the exterior walls in concrete.  Ouch!  You conquered this well!!

Jun 18, 2011 08:19 AM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Thanks Janice!  It was a challenge overcome & now the house is in a sale pending.  Staging does work! 

Jun 19, 2011 11:58 AM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Well you certainly brought this property into the 'today's market'.  Wonderful choices and great creativity.

Sep 11, 2011 04:16 AM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Hi Wendy,  Thank you!  Even with its challenges, this house sold within 26 days in an area where the market is slower for high end homes.  Staging does work!

Sep 11, 2011 09:53 AM