Lynn Valley North Vancouver Home Staging Canadiana Style
As a North Vancouver Home Stager, I've worked with many unique homes where we need to prepare the home quickly, by staging and getting the home ready and on the market to sell. This means that often you just need to work with what you're given. Renovations are often costly and take up a lot of time to complete. In this particular case, this home, located in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver, had neither time nor budget. What could staging do to help this Family Room look its very best for selling?
The Family Room was multipurpose - a kids' play area, t.v. viewing room and office. We decided to minimize the "play room" aspect, and return the room to a den/office area. We suggested packing up and removing the bookshelves. Visually, this was making the room look small and cluttered.
Sure, in a perfect world it would have been nice to paint out the paneling, trim and walls. However, as mentioned earlier, with no time and little budget, we let the walls speak to us, and the walls replied "make us into a cozy, Upper Canadian, cabin like room, nice and warm and inviting". How could we refuse?
It's amazing where you can find inspiration for a great design. I fell in love with the picture of the Canadian Mounted Police picture on the wall and used that as the starting point for re-working this Family Room. The futon was removed and replaced by a matching leather chair from another room.
We pulled the red colour from the Mountie painting into the accessories and artwork. To play up the cozy, Eastern Canada feel, we added faux bear fur cushions, antique snow shoes, and re-purposed the kids' pine toy chest as a coffee table. Don't worry, no deer were harmed in the process - the antler on top of the books is made of resin, although it's very realistic looking.
Would buyers have been very impressed with this Family Room before staging? Frankly, I doubt it. After staging, home buyers can now see the potential the room has to offer. No doubt, the new owners will repaint and re-work this room, or who knows, they may slap up their own antique snow shoes on the wall and call it a day!
No time and no budget for expensive renovations? Try home staging and see how we can help you sell your home quickly. Oh, and by the way, this home is SOLD!