Home staging is about highlighting your home’s strengths, downplay any weakness and express the appeal of your home to the greatest possible prospective buyer , we can even improve the properties appeal just to help you fall in love with your home again
The most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is to get rid of any clutter that accumulates even with general life. Consider a house rule in an established home that for every new item that comes in, an old one has to leave.
One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. When professional stagers descend on a home that is being prepared for the sellers market, they often remove as much as half the owner’s furnishings, and the house looks much bigger for it. You do not have to be that drastic but take a good look at what you have and ask yourself what you can live without, even for the sale period.
One of the things that make staged homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting, many homes are not properly illuminated. To remedy the problem, increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures. Aim for a total of 100 watts for each 50 square feet. Try not to depend on just one or two fixtures per room, either. Make sure you have three types of lighting: ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading) and accent (table and wall).
Experienced Real Estate Agents know that a home that is beautifully staged tends to sell faster than a house that is not. Also, did you know that vacant houses are often perceived to have a lower value than homes that are staged and can often receive lower offers from buyers who perceive that the owner is desperate to sell. Staging is the best marketing strategy available with proven results.
Mixing the right accessories can make a room more cosy and inviting. When it comes to accessorising odd numbers are preferable, especially three, rather than lining up a trio of accessories in a row, imagine a triangle and place one object at each point. The scale is important, too, so in your group of three it is more complimentary to vary height and width, with the largest item at the back and the smallest in front. For a creative effect, group accessories by the colour, shape or texture, find a unifying element to bring the overall look together.
If you have a room that serves only to gather junk, create a purpose for the room, make it into something that will add to the value of your home. The simple addition of a comfortable armchair, a small table and a lamp in a stairwell nook will transform it into a comfortable reading space. Consider draping fabric on the walls of your basement , lay an inexpensive rubber padding or a carpet remnant on the floor and throw in a variety of cushions. Voila , you have a new meditation room or yoga studio.
There is also a common belief that rooms will feel larger and be easier to use if all the furniture is pushed against the walls, but that is not the case. Try furnishing your space by floating furniture away from walls, Reposition sofas and chairs into cosy conversational groups, and place pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is obvious. Not only will this help make the area more user-friendly, it will open up the room and make it seem larger.
In most cases, stagers can make many of your existing furnishings work especially by adding a few little tweaks such as rugs, pillows or artwork, to brighten the decor or highlight the best parts of the room.
Home staging is fast growing and an increasingly important part for homeowners seeking the highest selling price, many have turned to home staging as a way to present their home in the best light possible.
You are marketing what is likely to be your largest asset, and for some people also their largest source of debt, and so you want to take that seriously and do whatever you can to make your home the most appealing.
Regular home repair and home improvement projects are critical to the lasting value of your home, having the work completed to your satisfaction and finished in a timely manner and priced competitively.
Every home owner has a list of handyman, home repair, or home improvement projects he or she needs done either interior and Sometimes that list can get quite long, too! The bathrooms that needs updating. The garbage disposal that’s on the fritz. The basement that needs drywall repairs. But with today’s busy lifestyles, who has the time or the patience to do it all yourself? Let Handyman Matters help your home run more smoothly with a wide range of affordable repair, improvement and remodel services. Give us your list—no job is too big or too small—and save yourself time, money and headaches.
It is everywhere you look now, ” 50 shades of grey ” with a huge amount of intimate detail ( and soon to be chick flick ) and then we had ” 50 shades darker”, ah I admit to hearing about it but confess I did not read any of it ( well a smidge ) …….then I penned my “50 shades of fabric”, now that is a passion of mine, which is my version for the newest line of economic fabrics to arrive from company Froca and Rioma, with a rather nice looking chap in the ad I must add, could he be a Mr Gray???, so what are we doing for the Autumn with fashion and the home in the colour arena ? do we have 50 shades for home and fashion???
oh yeah baby , we have a plethora of beautiful shades to choose from, which are already hitting the shops , still in the midst of August and I am preparing my next seasons wardrobe , hasty!! I think not, and I will be prepared in my shop too for the ” accent” shades to bring the home up the fore in the fashion stakes . Make some interesting changes to your home decor with the subtle colour hues and mix it up in a variety of textures, with Pantone’s 2012 Autumn predictions , there will be lush colour’s everywhere that will enhance any neutral backdrop of ” beige or grey” and bring some warmth to the cooler evening’s, and the colour’s all sound good for the wardrobe too…..a little imagination! no problem.
The quirky color combinations of early ‘60s interior decorations — think Olive refrigerator and Pink walls
We are using two color stories that use bold contrast colors to really make our prints pop: Tangerine Pink and Black Polka dots on a Midnight Slate background or Citron Lime and Aqua dots on a Light Rust background
We are using bright accent colors, such as Tangerine Pink, in prints as well as color blocking details to add pops of color while keeping the palette warm and dark for fall
A ‘60s inspired wool swing coat in an unexpected color such as Light Rust
Bright lips in Berry Citrus colors complement the accent colors sprinkled throughout the collection
I love looking at interiors for fabric and color inspiration: I have a picture on my mood board of a room with Mint Green walls, Antique Gold accents and a very cool Bright Orange velvet chair; I also have an amazing picture of Helena Rubinstein’s bedroom — the walls are Bright Orange, the bedcover is Purple-ish Blue and the headboard is Gothic Black — love it!
Sour Citrus Yellow paired with Rich Jade Green and Fiery Red Orange — these bright tones are the perfect foil for the Medium Heather Gray and Camel neutral tones we are showing for fall; I am also pairing Fiery Orange with a Luminous Violet — it’s very baroque
Fiery Orange! — it is lively and delicious and brightens everything it touches
A printed pencil skirt — I am loving this skirt right now and I want to wear colored and patterned bottoms
I will keep the cosmetics pretty neutral this season to play off the bright colored clothing; the fingernails will be metallic!
By playing to consumers’ practical side with versatile neutrals, and boosting their confidence with bold, spirited hues, this skillfully balanced palette has something for everyone.” says Leatrice Eiseman
The Oba print slip dress — it’s influenced by geometric tribal patterns and features our most important color, Deep Emerald Green, with highlights of Cool Gray,
Sandy Camel and Insignia Blue
— Charlotte Ronson
Nature’s landscape: the color palette contrasts between dark tones of Granite, Slate and Soil with pops of Bright Pinks and Purples; prominent colors of warm and cool shades of Green and Berry with brushed Coppers are combined in beautiful silhouettes
Beauty trend and color palette
“Makeup takes center stage with jewel eye shadow tones of Purple and Deep Greens, long lashes, Ruby lips and shimmer nails.”