"Helpful Staging Tips Transform a Half Wall in this Charming Home!"

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"Helpful Staging Tips Transform a Half Wall in this Charming Home!"

In the 1950's these half walls were very popular...  they were used as planter boxes in their day.  I guess you could say back then it was a unique invention on someone's part and it became the "In" thing and houses all over were being built with this very new idea.  These days they are almost all forgotten.  Except every now and then you run across a home that still has one it in.  Maybe not used as a planter box anymore but the wall still stands.

On one of our latest Home Staging Consultations we in-fact found one.  I thought about it for awhile and what came to mind was the fact that whoever it was who invented this had a forethought that I had not thought about before.  When we as a Staging Company stage a home we bring the "Outdoors In" with each staging we do.  So maybe that was just the idea that this inventor thought when it was invented and how welcoming it must have been to walk in a home and see flowers in full bloom or plants bright and green. 

So maybe, just maybe it was a good thing after all.  In your travels through homes do you still see these half walls or planter boxes???

To bring this house up-to-date before it went on the market we suggested with our Home Staging Consultation that there needed to be some improvement.  The planter box wall had an intake vent at the bottom of it, in fact it was the main intake vent in the house.  So it was not possible to move it or tare it down.  Somethings you just have to embrace and that's OK.  Sheet rock was placed around the half wall and then painted to match the rest of the house and now it looks great!

Before "With Divine Style" Home Staging Consultation

After "With Divine Style" Home Staging Consultation

Before "With Divine Style" Home Staging Consultation

After "With Divine Style" Home Staging Consultation

After "With Divine Style" Home Staging Consultation

After "With Divine Style" Home Staging Consultation

The End Result...   A Great First Impression!

If you are looking to prepare your home for sale and need a few Home Staging Tips that will give your home a lasting First Impression please contact us at "With Divine Style".  We would love to assist you in making your home stand out above the competition!

Can Potential Buyers see themselves living in Your Home?

"You never get a second chance...  to make a Great First Impression!"

Linda D. Pufford, ASPM

With Divine Style

Home Staging ~ Interior Redesign ~ Color Consulting




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Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good evening Linda.

I like what you did...You created an open space that lets the energy flow.

Jul 01, 2012 10:28 AM #1
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Hi Linda, I haven't see a half wall in years. I like the after photos of the half wall , looks great,
Jul 01, 2012 12:16 PM #2
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Oh yes! It look so much better and I love the last shot showing off the entire space. LOVELY!

Jul 01, 2012 01:17 PM #3
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Linda, my in-laws had a half wall separating their living area and dining area. It was a planter box that was always over-filled with plants and seasonal decorations.  They could have used your assistance!

Jul 02, 2012 02:23 AM #5
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Linda - Sheet rocking and painting that pony wall was a great idea!  It now blends in with the rest of the space instead of becoming a dated eye-sore.  Great solution.

Jul 02, 2012 11:18 AM #6
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Hi Linda! You did a great job refurbishing that planter box. I grew up in a house with a brick planter box by the front door. We had plastic plants in it, because it was too dark in the room for real plants. It was tacky, but it was home!

Jul 03, 2012 03:45 PM #7
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Linda ~ Your transformation of this home is remarkable!  Changing the half-wall allowed the home to look so much more updated -- what today's buyers expect.  The living room staging is very inviting and really sets the stage for seeing the rest of this home.  Nicely done!

Jul 14, 2012 05:00 PM #8
Pam Smits
Staging Fox Valley, LLC - Oshkosh, WI
Home Staging, Appleton, WI, Oshkosh, WI; Green Bay, WI

Great problem solving, Linda!  That half wall would have really stood out if nothing had been done with it--now it blends in seamlessly!



Sep 05, 2012 04:36 AM #9
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