A Dream Home In the Country Comes True! Minneapolis MN

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Home Stager with Rooms With Style
https://activerain.com/droplet/5cms

Everyone has a vision of their 'dream home'. It's different for every person and my job as a designer is to understand my client's vision and assist them in achieving it.

 

A few years ago I met a couple that were selling their home. I assisted them with suggestions on how to get their home in top selling condition, they followed the suggestions and their home sold quickly!

 

During that consultation time they had shared with me that they were looking for their dream home in the country with acreage and that they just hadn't found the perfect home yet. Maybe a year went by when I heard from them again, they had found and purchased their country dream home!

 

They wanted my assistance with some things in their new home so I put on my 'Designer' hat and headed out to see it. As you drive up the driveway you see the beautiful country setting and the land surrounding the house. Stunning! Then I approached the door and walked inside. I was greeted with enthusiasm as they couldn't wait to show me their dream home.

 

I have to admit that I didn't get it. My mind was going "Really? This dated home is your dream? You left your beautiful home in the suburbs for this?"

 

They wanted to talk about paint, some basic ideas, etc but what I wasn't getting was that the current home wasn't their dream home.....what they were going to make it was. Whew....

 

This is what I saw when I came the first time:

 

DATED HONEY OAK EVERYWHERE....

 

 

BAD PAINT COLORS

 

 

 

DATED WALLPAPER

 

 

 

OUTDATED CARPET

 

 

 

AND THE KITCHEN...YIKES!

 

 

 

 

 

 

But with time this home has changed and oh how it has changed!! With a ton of hard work by my clients....visits from me for ideas and some shopping trips, this home is a something you would see in Country Living Magazine. Seriously. Take a look...

 

 

LOOK AT THIS STAIRCASE!!

 

 

 

AND THE DINING ROOM....

 

NO HONEY OAK TRIM ANYWHERE

 

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CHECK OUT THIS LIGHT FIXTURE!

 

 

 

 

FARMHOUSE TABLE WITH VINTAGE FABRIC CAPTAIN'S CHAIRS

 

 

SOFT SOOTHING COLORS

 

 

 

LARGE BUILT-INS NOW REPLACED WITH MODERN FLOATING SHELVES

 

 

 

 

AND YES THE DETAILS MATTER.....

 

 

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WHITE ON WHITE IS STILL MY FAVORITE....ESPECIALLY IN A SUN PORCH

 

 

ALL SUN PORCHES NEED A POP OF COLOR

 

 

 

 

AND DRUM ROLL PLEASE.....

 

 

 

 

LOOK AT THIS KITCHEN!!! NO WORDS NEEDED.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So how is that for a transformation!

The main level is almost complete with just the mudroom and laundry room to go. The Master Bedroom and Bath will be the next big renovation and I can't wait to be a part of it.

So just a reminder....your dream home doesn't have to be perfect when you buy it!

 

 

 

 

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Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

WoW, whata transformation..Absolutely awesome.  Thanks for sharing with us in AR Land.

May 16, 2018 09:52 AM #1
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Shar- your clients truly had some vision and add to that your talents and their dream came true. Wouldn't be nice if more people had this vision!

May 16, 2018 10:56 AM #2
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Wow!  Where is the LOVE button?  I absolutely love what was done.  Congrats to your clients for their dream and vision and to you for helping them make it happen. 

May 17, 2018 01:05 PM #3
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Kathy Streib
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                                   Thank you Shar.     

May 19, 2018 05:55 PM #4
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Shar Sitter ,

OMG!! I'm thrilled Kathy Streib featured this in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week! What a stunning re-model!! This is indeed a spectacular home..they saw the bones and you advised them with just the right direction!! Details do matter and you out did yourself on this one! Love the before and after photos..they say it all!

May 20, 2018 06:33 AM #5
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh my goodness, it's fabulous. We still have our old oak cabinets in the kitchen. Can't wait to remodel and our vision looks much like the one in this home. Wow and wow. Your talent really shines in this one, Shar. D

May 20, 2018 07:18 AM #6
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
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beautiful remodel Shar Sitter  you did a wonderful job . My daughter is in the process of doing her kitchen that looks the same

May 20, 2018 11:59 AM #7
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Shar

That is a miraculous transformation. What a great team you and your clients made!

Jeff

May 20, 2018 01:57 PM #8
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

So beautiful! But, then your work always is, Shar!

Love the colors!

I can only imagine the cost of this transformation....I hope they are very very happy in their new home!

May 22, 2018 03:22 PM #9
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Wow, I love the before and after - what a difference! The home looks fabulous.

May 23, 2018 04:33 AM #10
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Shar, beautiful looking home and I love all the woodwork.

Please stop by my latest post about reaching out to ActiveRain members that are following me at the AR network, your name showed up #209 on my list ;o)

 

Please not: The number order has nothing to do with who's my favorite, I am going from the first page of followers and I am on page 61 and there approx 12 members per page.

 

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