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Impact Interior Design Solutions makes Staging Consultations for Lived in Properties more affordable.
We have modified the way we provide home consultations so we can offer exceptional value to more clients. Realtors (and home sellers) can now reserve a Home Consultation for a Lived in Home for only $150.00, offer expires 5/1/2013.
• Learn about a buyers expectations – what they like and don’t like.
• Techniques on where to save money with the preparation process.
• List of priorities including repairs or updates as needed.
• List of reliable trades to help them with their specific needs, if requested.
• Paint color recommendations.
• Style and décor direction if needed.
• Room by room details
• Furniture placement and general floor plan adjustments.
• Hands on assistance if time allows.
After a 2 hour review of the entire house, home sellers are ready to tackle important staging details that will gain them more money in the selling process. We can also assist sellers with other services and support if their project is bigger than they want to handle on their own. Now that the market has improved it is important to not give away equity!
It is our goal to support savvy Realtors who want to set themselves apart from others. When Realtors add home staging as a marketing tool for every listing they are sure to win more listings; and ultimately get those listings sold faster and earn more money. We are happy to explain how the process works, and show you how to earn more listings. Call us today to learn more and speak to a staging specialist.
If you know of anyone who needs our help, please share this offer to your friends or family who can benefit from our service. We are here to make it easier to get your house ready to sell.
For all the manly men reading my comments you may want to pass over this post. I have created the ultimate sin. I painted wood paneling. I must confess, I did so without any hesitation or remorse. By doing so, I brought this dated sun room into this century.
By keeping the paneling we kept the vertical bead board appearance, by adding color we freshened and brightened the space. This is another cost effective strategy used for a quick and inexpensive update. This is a great weekend project.
So my question goes out to all of those who feel this is a cardinal sin, what do you think now?
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When decorating it is a good strategy to use fewer larger scale items versus a lot of smaller scale items. For example; one large piece of art will usually be more effective than several small pieces scattered about. In this photo, we grouped several black and white prints of similar theme to create the same impact as one larger piece. This makes use of favorite pieces without compromising the need to have one larger scale item in the room to anchor the space. Result is interesting and effective.
This house received a total makeover and home staging which generated 5 offers, 3 over asking in just 36 hours after listing. It obtained an over appraisal value cash offer. If you are interested in seeing the house before it closes, please contact Darla ASAP. We opened up the floor plan and in the living room shown, added the stacked stone façade which is very popular now.
Yes this is the same kitchen!
We removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room to extend cabinetry along entire back wall. We did not add many more cabinets but did add a ton of functionality. Now this kitchen is ready for entertaining!
(NewsUSA) – Foreclosures and high maintenance costs mean that new homes go up for sale faster than you can say “down market.” And what is great for buyers – more homes to choose from – means that sellers need to distinguish their properties from the rest of the crowd.
Home staging, or temporarily redesigning a home to appeal to buyers, can give homeowners an edge in an overcrowded market. Staged homes look bigger, newer and warmer. They invite buyers to see themselves living in the home.
Staging projects include inexpensive tasks, from rearranging furniture, to renting contemporary living room sets. Here are some tips for staging homes:
- Declutter. When buyers see overcrowded book shelves and wrinkled towels, they focus more on the dingy details than the architecture. But staging means more than a thorough cleaning – sellers should also remove personal items, like family photographs. Buyers should picture their families living in the home, not yours.
- Make things look new. A little paint can go a long way. Light colors make rooms look larger and brighter, so use them to make your home appear spacious. Wooden floors and cabinetry make big impressions, so make sure that they shine. If any wood looks dry or dirty, apply an orange oil for a quick restoration job. Touch of Oranges Wood Cleaner and Restorer s small scratches and removes build-up, fingerprints and grease from cabinetry, wood floors and fixtures.
Hard water stains on glass shower doors and windows look unattractive, so remove them with a specialized product like CLR, Lime Away or Bring It On Cleaner, which uses oxygen bleach to clean minerals from glass and tile. Some hard water stains will often yield to scrubbing with white vinegar and a non-scratch pad. If you find that vinegar is ineffective, a paint scraper or razor blade can be used to remove the bonded stains before resorting to harsher chemicals.
- Add small details. In the kitchen, bowls filled with fresh fruit create an attractive, colorful eyepiece. Place vases filled with fresh flowers in the bedrooms and dining room. Put candles in the bathroom. Small touches make homes feel more inviting.
When decorating I often come across the fact that my clients have many small items to use for decorating. It can be decorative items such as knick knacks, or in this case small art or photos. In this example we took a grouping of smaller images to create a dramatic effect. The sum of the parts is much larger when grouped together. Since the subject matter is also complementary, it enhances the presentation. This represents a good way to transform small items into a larger scale presentation.
The same application can be used for accessories; group smaller size items together, sit on books or decorative boxes to give you different heights to add interest. Small items singularly displayed often look like clutter, so this is a good solution.
This is a great way to save money when looking for larger scale items to fill a larger spaces.
Why is the design of your fireplace so important? Fireplaces are usually a major focal point in the room and it is important to have it be the most dramatic item in the space. In the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s there was a tendency to use the trendy brick of the time. Unfortunately it does not hold up to today’s standards of what is deemed attractive, and unlike red brick, does not have the timeless appeal. The reality is, if it is ugly what’s the point of having one?
If you have a dated fireplace there are economical ways to update. (I can hear brick lovers cringe when I suggest this) Painting the brick is a good way to neutralize. When combined with adding a new mantle, you can achieve a dramatic update for very little cost. This is a great approach if you are selling a modest, lower price point house.
In higher priced homes, ugly fireplaces can kill a deal. So do not go cheap, because in this case painted brick will not add value. You need to do it right. In the photo below we made over a fireplace selecting ledge stone veneer which pulls from the colors of the ceiling, the lake and the kitchen cabinets. It feels like it was always there. The design should complement the architecture of the space, modern vs. modern, historical in a historical setting.
We asked ourselves is we should add a mantle. We selected no mantle, because it wasn’t needed. The stone acts like artwork in the space. In a more traditionally shaped fireplace or setting this approach would probably not be appropriate.
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