Lynn Valley North Vancouver Home Staging Canadiana Style

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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?

BEFORE

Lynn Valley North Vancouver Home Staging-Before

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.

AFTER

Lynn Valley North Vancouver Home Staging-Before

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?

BEFORE

Lynn Valley North Vancouver Home Staging-Before

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. 

AFTER

Lynn Valley North Vancouver Home Staging-After Photos

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!

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Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Tidy it up...good job!

Nov 04, 2012 11:35 PM #1
Rainer
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Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Sally - good instruction. I think my office qualifies for your "before" category. Our daughter visited recently to urge changes.

Nov 04, 2012 11:35 PM #2
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Contact Home Stager Sally Weatherley for all your Lynn Valley North Vancouver Home Staging needs.  Sally will work her magic on your home too!

Nov 05, 2012 12:08 AM #3
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Andrew - Yes, just "editing" the room really helped open up the space!

Larry - Ha ha - Offices can be such a "catch all".  I'm glad to hear your daughter is on it! 

John - Thanks so much for the call to action! 

Nov 05, 2012 12:26 AM #4
Rainer
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Alicia Barrington
THE ORIGINAL HOUSTON HOME STAGING - Katy, TX
Houston Home Staging Presents Alicia Barrington

Love it, love it, love it!

Nov 05, 2012 04:48 AM #5
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Tom - Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Now off to hunt down some Tim Horton's quiche...

Nov 05, 2012 05:40 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

This, in my opinion, is the most valuable of staging!  It takes creativity and a professional eye to pull this one off, my dear!  Perfect example of the value of home staging when there is no budget!  You really worked wonders....that end table is not something that most people would have considered even keeping in the room, LOL!  Adding the candlesticks to it, was pure genius!

Nov 05, 2012 06:09 AM #7
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Sharon - Not everyone has the same budget for staging their home for sale.  We try to work within people's budgets if we possibly can.  You should see what we used as side tables in the Master Bedroom...  nope, not going to tell...  you'll just have to wait for that post!  Thanks so much - and also for posting to Facebook!

Nov 05, 2012 08:04 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Sally when I first saw the photos I thought...no this cannot be one of Sally's stagings...it looks more like my arena.  Great job and a BIG, BIG improvement! 

Nov 05, 2012 08:30 AM #9
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Ginger - Ha ha!  Hey, anyone can stage an empty downtown loft/condo.  These are almost more fun - it takes a lot of thought and ingenuity to make these homes look their best!

Nov 05, 2012 09:14 AM #10
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Fantastic makeover!! I love the snowshoes (or whatever they are) on the wall. 

Nov 05, 2012 11:44 AM #11
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

From funky to fun courtesy of Sally at Exit Stage Right!  Love the snow shoes .... if possible I like to add unusual "art" to walls, too.

Nov 05, 2012 04:16 PM #13
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Melissa - They're snowshoes!!!  Antique snow shoes, that is. 

Nov 06, 2012 01:09 AM #14
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Valerie - Yes, removing the bookcase made a HUGE difference.  Ha ha - the snowshoes are antique, but I'm sure they were bought from you people in Eastern Canada, and shipped here to B.C., and yes, no doubt never used!  Although, you'd be surprised.  Snowshoeing with the new, state of the art, smaller, lightweight snowshoes is all the rage in the mountains behind us, such as Grouse and Seymour!

Nov 06, 2012 01:12 AM #15
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - There's nothing like "funky" or unusual art to grab a buyer's attention and make them smile. 

Nov 06, 2012 01:14 AM #16
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Now THIS is real-life Staging, folks!!!  When time, budget and/or resources are issues, a Stager can still work magic.  Love the snow shoes too!  Santa gave us each a pair for Christmas last year - the updated type -  and then we had NO snow!  But wait, it's snowing now...!

Nov 07, 2012 01:57 AM #17
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Yay me for knowing what they were. Yay you for doing such an amazing job!

Nov 12, 2012 08:15 AM #18
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Julie - Yes, I don't think you'd get very far in these old snow shoes!  I have a feeling you'll get lots of opportunity to use your new snow shoes this year...  Yes, staging is possible at all budget levels and it makes a huge difference in each and every case.

Melissa - A huge round of applause all around!  Very clever for someone from Florida to recognize antique snow shoes - bravo!

Nov 12, 2012 09:04 AM #19
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