Home Staging: Maximizing What You Have - Before/After Photos

Home Stager with Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC

 Home Staging: Maximizing What You Already Have!

As a Morris County stager I sometimes add furniture by repurposing it from another room if it's too empty so buyers can visualize their furniture in your home. In some cases we declutter and remove excess furniture that is shrinking the space, blocking architectural features like windows, molding and add a few accessories which makes all the difference in how the room will show in person and look on MLS.  

Last week I staged a condo that was already in great shape, but my client felt she needed some help on how to maximize her Morris County, Montville Condo and prepare it for the market.

The master bedroom only had a large King size bed and a few old folding tables for a makeshift office. My client knows where she’s moving and wanted to accomplish several goals: Prepare her home for the market, get great  MLS photos and start the redesign process for her next home, purchasing some new furniture and lighting she'll be taking with her when she moves.    

I found her these inexpensive lamps, night tables, headboard and dresser that matched her style and worked in this contemporary condo. She loves them and will be taking them when she moves. I added a few pillows to the bedding she already had and the transformation was complete.



Her son’s room was typical of a teenager with lots of posters. We decluttered, changed the bedding, added art over the bed and added a bench to draw your eye to the beautiful windows and the transformation was complete. Both rooms took less than 30 minutes to stage, but the transformation speaks for itself…




If you’re thinking of selling your Morris County home call Elite Staging and Redesign at 201-602-2562 for helpful tips that will add the wow factor and give your home the edge over the competition. To see more before/after staging transformations see our portfolio of work.  

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You have 90 seconds to make a great first impression once your home goes on the market. Consult a Morris County professional home stager serving Union, Essex, Sussex Counties for that competitive edge so your home stands out from the competition, selling faster and for top dollar!  

Elite Staging and Redesign offers home staging services to North Jersey homeowners, real estate agents, banks, builders, and investors in preparing homes to stand out in today’s real estate market. For a consultation on vacant staging, lived in homes or interior redesign projects call Elite Staging and Redesign at 201-602-2562.

Morris County Home Staging Website: Elite Staging and Redesign

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Email: Kris@elitestagingandredesign.com




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Kim Gaston
FRONT PORCH TEAM REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY STYLING - Brokerage, Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

WOW, was the word that slipped out of my mouth, Kristine:)  Love those headboards. Beautiful selections.

May 15, 2012 12:47 AM #10
David Grbich
Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Nice work - the photos say it all - great example as to how staging pays off. Regards, Dave

May 15, 2012 12:54 AM #11
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I love your before and after photos and can never quite get enough of them. It's inspiring to see things that you've accomplished!

May 15, 2012 02:01 AM #12
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Kristine, love the master bedroom! How does the son like living in elegance instead of dorm room? LOL

May 15, 2012 02:43 AM #13
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kristine - The actual transformation may have taken only 30 minutes per room, but I know that you put in a lot of thought to create such a fabulous outcome.  Loving the use of the benches in each room, and you had me at the Paris cushions!

May 15, 2012 03:40 AM #14
Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
New Home Advisor

Just STUNNING transformations that really play up the benefits of the rooms, Kristine!  I've subscribed to your blog as I think I could learn a lot from you!  THANKS!

May 15, 2012 04:33 AM #15
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I tell my clients that if they are going to buy something new, to buy something they like and will use in their next home.  I love your choices for this condo....looks amazing!

May 15, 2012 05:19 AM #16
Joanna Szwyd
StoneHouse Properties - Great Barrington, MA

It's amazing how little changes can make such a big difference. Beautiful job!

May 15, 2012 05:56 AM #17
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Kristine~ Transformation is the right word, indeed, particularly in the son's room!  Wow!

May 15, 2012 06:21 AM #18
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Kristine, come over and stage my house NOW~! I don't want to sell, I just want to live in it! You do such a beautiful job!

May 15, 2012 07:02 AM #19
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Kristine: It is amazing how much of a transformation you make with just a few upgrades/changes.  You truly have a gift.

May 15, 2012 07:12 AM #20
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Kristine, you can not surprise me.....I KNOW YOU HAVE THAT GIFT! You take everthing and make it better!

Congrats again on the 300,000!!!! 

May 15, 2012 12:26 PM #21
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Kristine, Your post shows how stagers are worth their weight in gold. I wish all my sellers would take advantage of a great stager! Nicely done!

May 15, 2012 12:50 PM #22
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas


What a difference!  It sounds like your clients had the right frame of mind too.  When they fight all your ideas it makes it so difficult!

Great job!!!

May 15, 2012 05:10 PM #23
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Krstine - I love the head boards. What a great before and after. You are so talented and really know how to make things work!

May 15, 2012 08:30 PM #24
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Kristine.  I thought the ab roller was a nice touch in the original photo:)  Great job.

May 15, 2012 08:53 PM #25
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Kristine, you work wonders!  

As I was taking photos of a house yesterday, you were like a little voice in the back of my head saying,  "Move that chair, move that chair....."  The owner wasn't around, so I didn't take the liberty.  But, who know's I may get the before and after opportunity. 

Have a great day. 

May 15, 2012 11:58 PM #26
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

I love these staging photos Kristine...you do such a good job.  You have to share where you shop to find the inexpensive furniture and accessories.

May 16, 2012 11:37 AM #27
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Incredible difference.  I've heard of sellers having their homes staged for sale and were so taken with the results they fell in love with their home all over again and took it off the market!  Your vision is a gift!

May 20, 2012 08:01 PM #28
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Good morning Kristine - Your photos have convinced me that I need a stager, not just in business, but in my own home :)

Jun 30, 2012 11:18 PM #29
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