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


All I did was... make the ensuite look like a decor magazine shot.

Buyers all start with a check list of items that they want to have in their next home. It could be a double car garage, a large eat in kitchen, four bedrooms or an in law suite. In the end for most buyers, it comes down to emotion and how they feel in a house.

That's why home staging is one of the best marketing tools you have to prepare your home for sale.    Advantage Staging tries to create a vignette somewhere in the home that will have the buyer saying "I knew right away this house was for me!"

All I did in these homes was create master ensuite vignettes that make you think you are staying at a spa hotel retreat. And who wouldn't like the thought that?

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 You can create a  very zen, spa like look using very    simple, white towels, florals and soap dispensers. White always symbolizes clean and inviting.





bathroom decor  A splash of colour can also create that fresh look you would like to see in a bathroom.









When you are listing a home, one of the most important areas of the home to a buyer after the kitchen is the master ensuite.

These are the two areas that the buyer of the house will be using every day so make them look their best.

Clean, clean , and then clean again. Then stage the bathroom to create the "get a way from it all"  look that todays buyers see in every decor magazine and on HGTV design shows.

Home staging is not an expensive option that only higher price point homes use to market their properties. These staging vignettes ranged in price from $18  - $35 each creating a magazine like quality to them which buyers take note of.

Investment, minimal.

Impact, priceless.


Michelle Finnamore                    Advantage Staging      Two offices to serve you better.

Vaughan & Woodbridge Area      416.928.2999

Barrie and Area                         705.720.0113


2010  National Association of Home Builders U.S.A.   Silver Award for design

2010  Ontario Home Builders Association                 Silver Award for design

2010  Canadian Staging Professionals                     Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Comment balloon 9 commentsMichelle Finnamore • March 12 2011 06:59PM


Michelle -  What a great idea.  I do see you're from Canada.  Is the term "ensuite" Canadian?  I am not familiar with using that term. 

Posted by Bill & Cyndi Daves, TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains! (Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond!) over 8 years ago

Michelle - so simple but you are making a very definite statement about class, elegance, simplicity and  great design .. Perfect! Gay

Posted by Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets! (Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty) over 8 years ago

Michelle ~ simple, zen-like accessories do give a bathroom a spa feeling, which buyers love because of the emotional connection they make.  Your staging and photos are wonderful examples of the best way to do this!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) over 8 years ago

Love using simple, white spa accessories. Great post as always!!!

Posted by Cathy Lee, ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA (CL Design Services Home Staging) over 8 years ago

HI  Bill and Cyndi, Thanks for stopping in to see my photos. Ensuite is a french canadian word which means   " a part of a single unit or set" . These pictures are showing the bathroom attached to a master bedroom or "suite".  What do you call the bathroom attached to a master bedroom in your area?

HI Gay, that's exactly the look I wanted to convey in these houses. The second and third photos are in a Frank Lloyd Wright designed  home. Very beautiful home and one that was a pleasure to stage.

Hi Maureen, it is a look we all yearn for and hopefully some days, can even achieve on a regular basis. The basic need for pampering never goes away does it?

Hi Cathy, I have used bath accessories in colours on occasion but find that white always brings you back to thinking of fresh and clean.  Thanks for stopping in Cathy.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) over 8 years ago

Wonderful photos and inspiration, Michelle!  I'm reading a book about F.L. Wright and his wives, "The Women" by T.C. Boyle.  Wright was quite the MAN, and I don't mean it in a very positive way - LOL!

Posted by Julia Maher, Connecticut Home Stager (Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes) over 8 years ago

Michelle - It's the subtle, small touches that can sometimes have the most impact on a buyer's psyche.  I love your examples here.  They really do harken back to a European, boutique hotel bathroom that we all love.  Tres chic!

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 8 years ago

Hi Julia, now you have piqued my interest in reading that book! I don't know much about F.L.Wright except for his work.

Hi Sally, I really try to give buyers something to remember a house by. Sometimes buyers are looking at 7 or 8 houses in day. These vignettes help buyers remember one house over another as you say with a simple and evocative  look that hopefully sticks in their mind.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) over 8 years ago

Michelle--Just a few simple, well-placed accessories and voila.  Very nice and great pictures. 

Posted by Janet Jones, Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii (Just Your Style Interiors, LLC) over 8 years ago

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