Home Staging Tip: How to Disguise an Unpleasant View

By
Home Stager with Seneca Home Staging
https://activerain.com/droplet/4jrF

Bedroom of Staged HouseYou'd never know it, but the view outside the window of this peaceful looking bedroom is anything but serene. This bedroom was once a garage that faces a very busy road, and the cars parked in the driveway are so close to the window they look like they're ready to crash into the house.

I was called upon to stage this vacant home that was flipped, and decided that installing curtain rods, curtains, and conventional shades or blinds would eat up too much of the staging budget.

The seller, a real estate investor in Syracuse, NY, agreed. As she was running out to pick up a few things at the big box home improvement store, I suggested that she pick up a couple of "temporary shades". They can be trimmed to the exact width of your window with scissors, and have a strip of adhesive that you stick to the top of the window frame. Best of all, they cost less than $5 apiece. 

The results were fantastic! In less time than it takes to make a bed, the temporary shades were up and the unpleasant view was gone.

Posted by

Janelle Ancillotti, Certified Professional Home Stager

Seneca Home Staging, Baldwinsville, NY

(315) 506-0725

facebook   google plus   twitter   youtube 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Home Selling
Groups:
Stage It Forward...
Blogging & SEO
Home Staging
Real World Home Staging for Newbies
Stagersanythinggoes
Tags:
real estate investment
home staging tips
vacant home staging
cheap window treatments

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
2,149,709
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Inexpensive and effective!  Nice tip....most sellers wouldn't even have realized the bad view was an issue!

Jun 24, 2014 03:50 AM #1
Rainer
220,151
Suzanne Otto
Six Twenty Designs - Lansdale, PA
Your Montgomery County PA home stager

Love this idea! I didn't know about temporary shades, I'm going to have look into those. 

Jun 24, 2014 10:09 PM #2
Rainmaker
180,280
Janelle Ancillotti
Seneca Home Staging - Syracuse, NY
HSR Certified Home Stager, Syracuse, NY

Sharon - You're right: sellers are "blind" (pun intended).  Fortunately this particular seller had eyes.

Suzanne - Thanks! I didn't know about them either until my husband stumbled upon them while we were looking for inexpensive blinds for our son's new home. We bought faux wood blinds cut to order, but I kept the temporary ones in mind for staging. 

I should mention, the temporary blinds I used look like pleated shades up close, and they can also be raised or lowered to any height just like real pleated shades with simple clips that are included.

Jun 25, 2014 01:34 AM #3
Rainmaker
820,983
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Those paper shades are good for a truly "temporary" fix.  However I saw some in a home that was going on the market, and the sellers had lived there for four years!

Jun 25, 2014 02:58 AM #4
Rainmaker
342,759
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Hi Janelle - These shades can look rather elegant, as long as folks realize they're really just for temporary use.  I recently recommended them for a Redesign client who had dark green pleated shades that filtered in green light - not appealing!  She'll use these shades until the windows can be replaced and then order some Hunter Douglas-type pleated shades - in white!

Jun 25, 2014 05:15 AM #5
Rainmaker
180,280
Janelle Ancillotti
Seneca Home Staging - Syracuse, NY
HSR Certified Home Stager, Syracuse, NY

Hi Maureen and Julia. Thanks for stopping by. I'm sure a lot of folks put these up "temporarily" with good intentions, but leave them in place longer than intended, but hey, that's okay - at least they look better than blankets or sheets.

Jun 25, 2014 10:55 PM #6
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
180,280

Janelle Ancillotti

HSR Certified Home Stager, Syracuse, NY
Ask me how I can help prepare your home to sell faster:
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention