All I did was....Home Staging Success Stories

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All I did was... declutter, add stools, props & artwork to the kitchen

In this example I would like to show Realtors and Homeowners the value of decluttering. Potential buyers cannot see past your personal belongings to appreciate the beautiful granite counter tops that you so lovingly picked out. They cannot see the fabulous stainless steel appliances that will make their lives so much easier. And they certainly won't envision inviting their friends and family over to sit at the granite counter while you serve them a cappuccino while you make your latest masterpiece in the kitchen.

Show buyers the lifestyle they could be living in your gourmet kitchen and you will have them bringing offers  to the table.

In this kitchen in the Beaches in Toronto all I did was replace the pine stools with dark wood shinto style stools, hung modern artwork and decluttered.

Advantage Staging will market your property to stand out from the competition every time.

Investment, minimal.

Impact, priceless.

unstaged kitchen

staged kitchen

Comment balloon 59 commentsMichelle Finnamore • November 17 2008 07:46PM
All I did was… declutter, add stools, props & artwork to the…
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In this example I would like to show Realtors and Homeowners the value of decluttering. Potential buyers cannot see past your personal belongings to appreciate the beautiful granite counter tops that you so lovingly picked out. They cannot see the… more
All I did was… place the furniture properly, add artwork,…
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All I did was… paint a neutral colour, change the bedding, add art…
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All I did was… rearrange the furniture and add props to make a…
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All I did was… add a cabinet, a mirror and some props to fix a…
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In this example, I would like to demonstrate the importance of addressing negative issues to stop offers from coming in from buyers in the main bathroom of this property. For some reason, when the previous owners renovated the main bathroom,… more
All I did was… change the bedding, hang a picture and place a lamp
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In this example, I would like to demonstrate how important it is to create a cozy retreat from the world in a Master Bedroom. The potential buyer must make an emotional connection to the home and there is no better way than to create an image of… more
Replacing carpeting… go low VOC for great results
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I recently replaced the 30 year old carpeting in my master bedroom. There are many options out there today from wood to laminate to bamboo to low VOC carpet. I would like wood but I also wanted the softness of carpet in the bedroom. Decisions,… more
All I did was… declutter and place some props.
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I would like to show Realtors and Homeowners that a simple declutter and placement of some key props will work like magic to create a spacious, model home feel to a kitchen. In the before photo you wanted to pass through the kitchen rather… more
All I did was… paint out the fireplace, declutter and change the…
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In this example I would like to show Realtors and Homeowners the difference finishes can make on a fireplace being the selling feature in a room or being completely missed by the buyer. In the before photo the relief highlights on the… more
Worms in the kitchen, worms in the classroom
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Way back in the early 90's, my children attended a school Prince of Wales in Barrie that believed the children should not bring anything to school in their lunch that would have to be sent to a landfill. Their solution to this was as follows-.. more