Before & After of an Occupied Home Staging
Recently a realtor called me to a home he had just listed for a home staging consultation. The owner (and her mother who was there helping with the packing) were just delightful. She explained that they had already started the process of pulling things out and packing (keep that in mind when you see the pictures!!). The whole family was feeling overwhelmed with the enormity of the process, but the mom was determined. "I'm done with commuting. It's time to move closer to the school." So we walked through each of the 14 rooms and discussed what needed to be done. We used only what they had, except that she bought some new pillows for the sectional sofa. After they had painting done, new carpet and a lot of packing, we came back in for the finishing touches.
Here's a sample of the written instruction we gave the homeowner (after we talked it all through)
Paint BM Grant Beige HC-83
Wait to rehang pictures
Remove turtle tank
Buy fresh throw pillows & throw to bring red into living room.
Remove leaf from table.
Centerpiece (borrow from family?)
Paint Grant Beige
Family Room Area:
Move small chest between chairs under window.
Replace blinds in all of living area: www.Blinds.com See online video for measuring instructions.
Paint Grant Beige
Purchase or borrow 5x7 area rug if possible.
Now for more before and after pictures:
Dining Area Before & After
Family Room area Before & After
Kitchen Before & After
Playroom Before & After
Master Bedroom Before & After
Bedroom which became the office
Teen Bath (or second master)
Teen Bedroom Before & After
There are more rooms, but you get the idea. This family had made many improvements in this home over the years. When they purchased it, the upstairs had been used as, shall we say, a "movie studio," so there was much remodeling to be done.
This home is already well into escrow since it came onto the market about 10 days ago. Staging Rocks!
Hope you enjoyed this tour!
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