Just how long a minute is depends on what side of the door you are on! Decorating your bathroom.

Real Estate Agent with First Weber Inc WI LIC #125698

Just how long a minute is depends on what side of the door you are on! 

Decorating your bathroom with a little help from;

Ready? Set,...Sell!  Home

Staging & ReDesign.

Part 1

While this bathroom was well lit and has a wonderful large window to bring in much natural light, the room felt small and dark.  And while the room has an original claw-foot tub, the wallpaper remains the focal point.Ready? Set,...Sell!  Home Staging & ReDesign helped these homeowners select just the perfect color to create a warm and  inviting atmosphere!  We gave them storage ideas and helped them find a reliable plumber to put in a new faucet and shower to improve the functionality of the room.

Gone is the heavy, dark, busy wallpaper, the tub now has a shower added making it work better for the home owners, all the hardware is now in chrome to match the fun lighting in the room, and the accent pieces bring it all together.  I just wish they would not have thrown away that cool pillow, because this bathroom is the perfect bathroom to soak, read a book and unwind after a long hard day.


Bathrooms should be a place of quiet relaxation, a place to unwind and wash your daily cares away. 

Unfortunately, if your bathroom has busy wallpaper, bright paint color, poor lighting, or clutter

it can be anything but relaxing.  

Think spa!

When decorating a bathroom and putting money into tile work or other details, let those details be the showstoppers!  It is also important to watch the scale of the items are grouped together.  In the following example the wallpaper gives the room an outdated feel as well as taking your eye AWAY from just that which the home owners spent all that money on.  The light fixture is too large for this small guest bathroom and makes the room very bright.  The mirror all but disappears with it's under-scaled size and the polished brass of all the fixtures adds to the outdated feel.

The home owners loved their tile work and large fixtures.  But they wanted this Guest bathroom to be updated keeping the country charm the tile and fixtures bring to the room.  So we at Ready? Set,...Sell!  Home Staging & ReDesign came up with a design to keep those expensive items and freshen up the look with minimal expense!

The wall paper was replaced with a warm, creamy tan that works with the burgandy rope edge tile, the gold light fixture and faucet are replaced with Oil Rubbed Bronze fixtures and the medicine cabinet replaced with a beautifully framed one that is more to scale with the lighting and the sink.  The lighting was toned down to a two light fixture  which was more approriate for the size of this room.  The small clusters of art and accessories added a cluttered feel and were calmed with larger, fewer pieces.  Now, this guest bathroom is a bathroom where guests may linger.

The only problem left for these homeowners is;

Just how long a minute is, depends on what side of the door you are on! 

Decorating your bathroom with a little help from;

Ready? Set,...Sell

Home Staging & ReDesign

(920) 728-4118




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Realtor, First Weber Group
(920) 728-4118  


Laura Baker is a Wisconsin Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the South Central Wisconsin area; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice.

To find all available homes for sale

in the South Central Wisconsin, please visit http://www.LauraBaker.FirstWeber.com

Call Laura S. Baker TODAY at 920-728-4118


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Susan Zwarych
Century 21 Fusion - Saskatoon, SK

Looks awesome! Great work! :))

Jan 05, 2013 08:42 AM #2
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

I like the changes in both bathrooms.  Claw foot tubs should be mandatory in all homes!!  Catchy Headline brought me over...I have been on the outside of the door during that excruciatingly long "just a minute" as recently as earlier this week in a hotel with my wife and daughter!!

Jan 05, 2013 08:58 AM #3
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
Laura ....amazing job! It makes a huge difference! Have a great night!
Jan 05, 2013 09:12 AM #4
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Well lady Laura-You done great!  A sensational change.  You da woman!!!!  It definitely makes a difference which side of the door you are on time wise. A minute can be vitally important to the person on the outside. Hope you had a terrific day

Jan 05, 2013 09:16 AM #5
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Laura - Oh wow!  Night and day!  That dark, hunter green, Victorian wallpaper was dating the bathroom, and not in a good way.  Removing the wallpaper and lightening up the room has make all the difference in the world.  Love all the changes and additions you've made.  Fabulous job!

Jan 05, 2013 09:29 AM #6
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Laura, the difference is literally like night and day and far more appealng to the eye. Well done

Jan 05, 2013 09:47 AM #7
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

A WORLD of difference in both bathrooms after you put your Midas touch on them. Great Job!!

Jan 05, 2013 09:55 AM #8
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi Laura, beautiful job-that cluttered look in a bathroom is so outdated and you brought these bathrooms into that wonderful spa zone that is both relaxing and pristine.

Jan 05, 2013 08:50 PM #10
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Laura.  Very nice.  Although when you really got to go a minute on the wrong side could seem like an hour:)

Jan 05, 2013 08:56 PM #11
marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
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Jan 06, 2013 12:21 AM #12
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

You did a beautiful job and yes I noticed the pillow right away too, it was the nicest thing in the bathroom.  Well OK the tub was nicer but I like the pillow.

Jan 06, 2013 04:46 AM #13
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Thanks Sharon!  Okay, let's keep this just between you and I, but I actually love some wall paper (not these, but some)!  ;-).

Hey Susan, thank you.  It's nice to actually have a little time to post some of the work I've done this year!  Schwew!

Mike, I hope they didn't make you wait tooooooooo long!  And yes, I must concur.  Claw-foot tubs should be mandatory in every home!  I absolutely LOVE them!

Well Hello Rob, I did have a great night (Packers kicked some Vicking booty!).  And thank you! 

Sharon, I am having a fantastic day!  Working hard on my own house for once, trying to get cleaned out and organized before I get way too busy again!  I hope yours is going well also.  :-).


Jan 06, 2013 05:53 AM #14
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Sally, you have me all aglow!  Thank you.  It seems I have been working on many Victorians this year.  I can't wait to share some of those before and afters.

Awe shucks Ed, thank you!  It feels so good to be able to share a little sampling of all I have done this past year (and of course to see your smiling face!). 

Thanks Joni!  Your comments are golden my friend, I'm just helping homeowners get more gold quicker when trying to sell their home!  :-).

Hey my Zinger friend the tile (as I am sure you noticed) is really outdated as well, but the expense of replacing it just wasn't something the Home Owners were willing to do.  So,... Viola'!  We made it work and I have to admit, even I was surprised at the outcome of this one (I'll be posting the master bath that had cobolt blue and gold rope edge tile soon). 

Joanna, thank you!  The home owners were very pleased with the outcome.  :-)

Jan 06, 2013 06:06 AM #15
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Yeah Conrad, I certainly didn't help those on the wrong side of the door now did I?  LOL!

Marti, thank you!  I am honored to be featured in "The Art of Marketing You!"

That pillow really is cool isn't it Liz?  I really wish I could have found it to re-install that at the end! 


Jan 06, 2013 06:12 AM #16
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Now these are wonderful examples of why improvements to bathrooms are so important. Night and day difference and you wouldn't even believe it is the same bathroom! Pictures speak a thousand words. Perfect. 

Jan 06, 2013 07:18 AM #17
Mimi Foster
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I'm so impressed with you!  What an AMAZING transformation.  No sure I'd want to sell after it turns into such an inviting place.  GOOD JOB

Jan 06, 2013 08:54 AM #18
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Well thank you Shar!  I do love to let that light shine!!!  ;-).

Ha ha Mimi, I have had a few clients fall back in love with their home.  One of the most rewarding parts of my job.  Thank you!

Sham, glad you like it!

Jan 07, 2013 08:19 AM #19
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Laura, late to the party but congrats on where you are in your profession and I love what you did with the bathroom!  You are a stager to hire!

Feb 20, 2013 08:17 PM #20
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Laura: Like night and day on both. As to the "before's", what were they thinking? And those stripes? Yipes!

Feb 21, 2013 09:07 PM #21
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Hey Ginny, you are not late to the party at all!  As long as you show up, we're happy.  And Thank you!  The Staging has definitely given me an edge in my Real Estate business as well.

You know Hella, we all have our own personal tastes that we bring to the table.  And once we get comfortable with what we have, it's difficult to change.  Sometimes homeowners don't realize they need to, sometimes they don't know how to.  But for what ever their reason, I'm heppy to assist them in whatever capacity they need me to.

Feb 22, 2013 02:35 AM #22
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