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Highlights of a Home Stager: Luxury Staging in Rittenhouse Square

10 May

This luxury staging was deigned with modern, sleek designs in mind. A uniquely shaped sectional adds more interest in the large open living space. Many new luxury homes have large windows to let in as much natural light as possible. However, this tends to make future home owners weary about furniture layout. Bringing the sectional forward creates space between the window and the room, keeping the airy feel.

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A wide living space requires multiple seating areas. Keeping the furniture style and colors consistent is essential to creating a cohesive style throughout a large room.

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The dining room and kitchen were designed with many modern fixtures and finishes. In order to keep the staging consistent with the home’s style we used a combination of furniture with wood finishes and white sleek materials.

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The spacious master bedroom was also designed with a large picture window. Strategically placing a settee  angled in front of the window makes it seem less overwhelming.

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The guest bedroom is bright and airy. A slight and consistent pop of color adds interest, while keeping the design neutral.

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A bonus family room continues the modern style with sleek wooden furniture and a modern sofa in a neutral color scheme.

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Check out some more homes we’ve staged!


Thanks so much for looking!

Sunflower Creations is The Philly Home Stager because we are dedicated to:

Providing quick, reliable and professional service

Creating fabulous looking homes at competitive prices

Helping to sell your home quickly and profitably

Making every project our number one priority

We’d Love to Work With You On Your Next Project:

Vacant Home Staging and Furniture, Art, Accessories Rental

Occupied Home Staging Consultations

Builder’s Services and Finish Selections

Interior Design

and more…

For a free consultation, please contact

Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

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…Home Staging in 19128, 19127, 19119, 19118, 19130, 19121, 19123, 19125, 19134, 19103, 19102, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19146, 19147, 19139, 19143, 19145, 19148, 19004, 19003, 19035, and all Philadelphia and Surrounding Suburbs.

Highlights of a Home Stager: Character filled home in Rittenhouse Square.

5 Oct

This home has a ton of unique little nooks. They can help sell the home, or create a general unease leaving prospective buyers wondering what they would do with the space. We take pride it turning unusual spaces into eye catching functional living spaces.

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A cozy living room with pops of bright colors. The accents on the built in shelving unit draw the eye to the amazing window seat.

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It’s great to create little moments within a home to help a home owner see themselves in the space.

 

 

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Adding a small accent chair shows that this small living room can still be used for entertaining.

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A small table with a glass top shows the potential of an awkward kitchen nook.

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Built ins are a great way to store and display unique treasures, but they can also limit furniture placement. By using a small area rug, we’ve created a logical place to set a desk in this home office.

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A small bench can take the place of a large bulky dresser when ample closet space is available.


(Click here to see the full property listing)


Check out some more homes we’ve staged!


Thanks so much for looking!

Sunflower Creations is The Philly Home Stager because we are dedicated to:

Providing quick, reliable and professional service

Creating fabulous looking homes at competitive prices

Helping to sell your home quickly and profitably

Making every project our number one priority

We’d Love to Work With You On Your Next Project:

Vacant Home Staging and Furniture, Art, Accessories Rental

Occupied Home Staging Consultations

Builder’s Services and Finish Selections

Interior Design

and more…

For a free consultation, please contact

Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

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…Home Staging in 19128, 19127, 19119, 19118, 19130, 19121, 19123, 19125, 19134, 19103, 19102, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19146, 19147, 19139, 19143, 19145, 19148, 19004, 19003, 19035, and all Philadelphia and Surrounding Suburbs.

 

Highlights of a Home Stager: Colorful Rittenhouse Square Row Home

21 Sep

When our clients told us they like color we didn’t hold back- we love any opportunity to give a home tons of personality!

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This entryway office sets the tone for the rest of the home. Sophisticated, yet fun!

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A long open floor plan calls for some organic division of space. Facing the sofa and the accent chairs towards one another creates a room within a room.

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Using area rugs is another way to designate spaces for certain functions.

 

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We worked with the already present coral color scheme by picking a bedspread that would not clash with the bold color.

 

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This bedroom was planed around that amazing chandelier. The monochromatic color scheme creates a regal look, with just a pop of color coming from the tulips.


(Click here to see the full property listing)


Check out some more homes we’ve staged!


Thanks so much for looking!

Sunflower Creations is The Philly Home Stager because we are dedicated to:

Providing quick, reliable and professional service

Creating fabulous looking homes at competitive prices

Helping to sell your home quickly and profitably

Making every project our number one priority

We’d Love to Work With You On Your Next Project:

Vacant Home Staging and Furniture, Art, Accessories Rental

Occupied Home Staging Consultations

Builder’s Services and Finish Selections

Interior Design

and more…

For a free consultation, please contact

Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

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…Home Staging in 19128, 19127, 19119, 19118, 19130, 19121, 19123, 19125, 19134, 19103, 19102, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19146, 19147, 19139, 19143, 19145, 19148, 19004, 19003, 19035, and all Philadelphia and Surrounding Suburbs.

 

Highlights from a Home Stager: STAGED AND SOLD IN 4 DAYS- RITTENHOUSE STAGING- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

23 May

This Center City row home was a really fun project for us because the property was filled with quirky charm- exposed brick, built-ins, cut-outs, high ceilings, low ceilings- all of the above!  We staged the entire home- living room, eat-in kitchen, master suite, and 2 additional bedrooms.  Staged and Sold in 4 Days!!

Since the property, itself, has lots of vintage charm, we really wanted to bring in very contemporary pieces that would appeal to the young professional/young family buyer.  We also wanted to incorporate a few items, here and there, that would accent and enhance the more old world feel of the home.

Sectional sofas are a great solution in a smaller living room because you can really maximize seating capacity, and make the space feel larger:

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Sit-down dining space has become lower priority in our busy lifestyles.  Buyers definitely assign greater importance to living room space, baths, and kitchens.  But, it’s really important to show a dedicated dining area in staging.  So we always find a way to create a dining area.  This table is tiny, but it accommodates three (potentially four).

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I’m a sucker for old, thick-plank hard wood floors.  But they always look more charming when enhanced with lots of other textures like whispy shear curtains, contemporary patterned rugs, and this plush flokati throw featured below.  I’m not really a purple person at all, but the soft lavender really works in this room.

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This is a little dressing area off of the master bedroom.  Love the petite mid-century modern accent chair and side table set!

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And, bedrooms 2 and 3:

(P.S.- In a spiral staircase trinity home, it is really important to show prospective buyers that you can fit furniture up the stairs.  As the stager, it is equally important to provide furniture that will, in fact, fit up the stairs!)

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Thanks so much for looking!

Sunflower Creations is The Philly Home Stager because we are dedicated to:

  • Providing quick, reliable and professional service
  • Creating fabulous looking homes at competitive prices
  • Helping to sell your home quickly and profitably
  • Making every project our number one priority

We’d Love to Work With You On Your Next Project:

  • Vacant Home Staging and Furniture, Art, Accessories Rental
  • Occupied Home Staging Consultations
  • Builder’s Services and Finish Selections
  • Interior Design

and more…

For a free consultation, please contact

 Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

 akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

 or visit our Website

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…Home Staging in 19128, 19127, 19119, 19118, 19130, 19121, 19123, 19125, 19134, 19103, 19102, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19146, 19147, 19139, 19143, 19145, 19148, 19004, 19003, 19035, and all Philadelphia and Surrounding Suburbs.

$1,000,000 Condo Listing in Rittenhouse Square- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia Home Stagers

1 Nov

s. 17th st3This beautiful condo is located in “the coveted and elite” Rittenhouse Square.  It features brilliantly shiny parquet floors, tall ceilings, enormous windows that provide views of three sides of the city, and TONS of built-ins.

And, we LOOOVE built-ins, because it means we have an excuse to seek out the most fabulous, quirky,

interesting, and peculiar accessory pieces to showcase!

…Such as this oversized faux ivory tusk magifying glass…

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…this wise old owl…

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…and, this sweet turquoise lamb…

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We staged the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, office, and guest bedroom.s. 17th st2

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Another cool find, this great big aged jax:

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And, we couldn’t resist this bench-  Every inch of it is amazing!IMG_1769

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Thanks so much for looking!

Whether your project is ultra-modern new construction, a charming rehab, or traditional home in need of an updated restyle–

We understand the subtle differences.

 

Our “look” helps homes sell quickly and our service keeps clients coming back time and again.

 

If you need help with home staging or interior design services, please contact us:

 

Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

 

267.207.9298

 

akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

 

or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

It’s a Man’s World–Upscale Bachelor Pad on Rittenhouse Square- Sunflower Creations Home Staging

24 Jul

parc3This compact One-Bedroom Condo on The Square is the perfect spot for a guy with good taste!

All the essentials- small kitchen, bedroom with built in cabinetry, custom-installed wine racks, and nice sized living room.

We wanted to keep in line with the masculine appeal in our staging, but still make it “styled”.

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We went with colors that are warm and weighted-  Browns, dark reds…parc1

Although we were going a bit sophisticated, we still had fun with the little details…parc8 parc7

Wine and cheese, anyone?parc4If you look close, there is a slight floral thing going on here, but in a very non-girly way!

The hard contrast of the black and white keep the space comfortable for a male or female.

I love this look- and these closets!parc5 parc6

Thanks so much for looking!

If you need help with home staging or interior design, please contact us:

Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

Highlights of a Home Stager: Loft Living

5 Sep

We’ve got another small space showcase for you! This one was even more of a challenge than our Spring Garden Condo- we had to fit a bedroom into this small space!SD6cLkglYhgdXl38UVsHBX2yGLhKNRd-xp2loG2PXzWLy7gIw5Jz2wfMMCHjwisNjv5UQT6Aj2y90AtmOuPW0VXYVITvqhaxbm1P4ZJlxIE.jpg

Not only did we fit a bed, but also an office, living room, and small dining area! That’s all you really need when you’re living in the heart of Rittenhouse Square!L8NqOZRUEoeBxTqNvGsewYmVce379MuiqwRNpe1-eplfuVk9npy-BPnNfnlFA6ddZvKGmVA7ZT0IxgLWUSqy4Ub_gwPFdswaREfjPKqBaAk

Tucking the bed to one side, we created enough space for a small living area, complete with a desk for those work from home days.feWBK7HRNHpG4cd-BN-I30viVABL_c5urNceO3epfE6Sk5czwjkHEFco_tW23UDezQ5GcUUBLq1Dd8HxijiAPhRyDNjSYo4YZ9_VInrRiNc (1)

The final product was a fun and funky loft, perfect for a young professional.

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So remember, there’s no job too small for the Sunflower Team!

And, when it comes to professional home staging, whether vacant or occupied, contact Ali at Sunflower Creations
akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898

…Home Staging in 19128, 19127, 19119, 19118, 19130, 19121, 19123, 19125, 19134, 19103, 19102, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19146, 19147, 19139, 19143, 19145, 19148, 19004, 19003, 19035, and all Philadelphia and Surrounding Suburbs.

Highlights from a Home Stager: Occupied Home Staging 101

6 Mar

 

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Hi Everyone!  In our last feature, we talked about why we recommend staging vacant real estate listings.  Now, we want to switch gears a little bit and talk about occupied home staging.  We’ll cover why it is important, how you can do it on your own, and also how we can help you take it to the next level.

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Sooo…  Why is it important to stage an occupied home? (And what does that even mean?)

Well, we’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again- you get a split second to make a first impression.  An agent will send their prospective buyer client (PB) some listings—> PB is going to look at a 1 inch thumbnail caption of your living room and decide if they even want to look at the rest of the photos, let alone come see the house in person.  Make the most of your inch!  The most enticing photos will present clean lines, clear functionality (“Oh, that’s a nice TV room”, or Ah, this one has a breakfast nook”), and simplicity in décor.  Make the space easy for PB to understand  so he/she doesn’t have to think too hard.

Now, think like a buyer.  Assuming you get PB to your door, there are going to be a few things he/she will be considering.  Obviously, overall condition (roof, mechanicals, structure) are ultimately very important.  But, what comes before that is the questions of Do we want to live our lives here?  Does this feel like it could be home?  Staging plays a big role in helping PB envision their idealized life in this home.  And without that vision, your never gonna get to the home inspection.  Here’s some pointers to get you moving in the right direction:

 

  1.  Take down your family photos- It’s very difficult to envision a home as your own with someone else’s pictures all over the place.  A good replacement would be non-specific nature photos, landscape shots or a mirror.mercer
  2. Neutralize- This doesn’t mean that everything has to be beige, although we do recommend painting walls in neutral colors when possible.  The idea is just to create a presentation that will not be unappealing to any prospective buyer.  For example, you collect clown dolls- some people are very uncomfortable around clowns (and dolls, for that matter), so pack those away.  Or, you have a lot of religious artwork- your PB may not share the same beliefs, so they could definitely have a difficult time feeling at home with those items- we’d recommend packing those types of items.moore2
  3. Restore each room to it’s intended purpose-  I eat at my dining table 3 times a year.  The rest of the time, it is a workspace, a laundry folding space, a dumping ground for keys, bags, and mail.  But, in my next house, I’m going to eat a well-balanced home-cooked meal off of fine china every evening in my dining room.  Probably not, but ham it up a little…  Show a dining room as an actual dining room.  Show bedrooms as actual bedrooms when possible.  PB’s often have a difficult time visualizing bedrooms without beds.  Many times a smaller room will feel bigger with a full bed in it because PB’s would otherwise assume that only a twin bed would fit the space.  This could be a game changer right here.  And, if you have children at home, relegate toys to kids’ rooms or to the playroom.  If toys are everywhere, it sends the impression that the home isn’t big enough (which may very well be why you are moving, but shhhh….)mercer2
  4. While we are on the subject of “big enough”- Declutter, Declutter, Declutter- you have to pack it eventually anyway!  Packing it up before showings begin is a great move.  Less clutter will make your space feel larger and more open.  It will also help you depersonalize because most of the personality in your home is probably coming from those little knick-knack items that you don’t really need, per sePack up out-of-season clothes, small kitchen appliances that only get used once a year, etc.  If you can get a temporary storage unit, do it.  If that is not an option, designate one area (basement or garage?) to neatly stack boxes.  Organize closets and cabinets, and aim for 25% empty.  If PB opens your closet and sees that it is 25% empty, it immediately feels like a big closet because it isn’t stuffed to capacity.ISuk7gf5l6583h1000000000
  5. Have an escape plan- You’ve made your house picture perfect, had photos taken, and are ready for showings.  But, now you have to live here- Yikes!!  Have a closed storage solution in each room.  A storage ottoman in the living room is a great place to toss all the toys when a showing comes up quick…  A little basket for papers and mail is easy to stash inside the dining room china closet.  Grab a few plastic bins from the dollar store to stow toiletries neatly and easily under the sink.  And, I’ll say it…  put a bed skirt on your bed so you can hide the  dirty socks and undies in a hurry.  (Note:  you do not actually need to be selling your home to use these tricks)IS2nmvlt3abb1x1000000000

So, these tips should help you get a great start!  But, if you feel like you could use a hand, don’t hesitate to call us in.  Here’s a list of ways that we can assist you with occupied home staging and selling:

Renovation Consultation–  Planning to paint, tile, refinish, update or upgrade?  Need help making the right choices?  We see a lot of homes so we can help you make the selections that sell.

Occupied Staging Consultation–  We’ll walk your home with a buyer’s perspective.  We’ll go room-by-room and throw out as many suggestions as you’re willing to hear in order to help you get the most out of your home sale.

Supplementary Rental–  Need a staging bed for that empty bedroom, or a more contemporary sofa in the living room?  Did you give away your dining table when you turned the dining room into an office?  Not sure what you need?  We can help cross your T’s and dot your I’s.

Quick Detail–  Do you have your photo shoot lined up, but you are a pillow-fluffing disaster?  Call us in for a little primp-session.  We’ll come in and detail each room (like only a stager can do) to help it show it’s best.

Well, thanks for reading all that!  Feel free to share with your seller clients,  friends and family.  And tune in next time to hear some tips from the photo pros!

Contact Ali at akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898 to get that ball rolling. Or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home.

In general, for vacant home staging, a consult 2-3 week’s prior to intended completion date is ideal. And in the case of occupied home staging, the more time we have prior to listing, the more we can help you perfect your product.

…Home Staging in 19128, 19127, 19119, 19118, 19130, 19121, 19123, 19125, 19134, 19103, 19102, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19146, 19147, 19139, 19143, 19145, 19148, 19004, 19003, 19035, and all Philadelphia and Surrounding Suburbs.

 

 

Highlights From A Home Stager: Spending a Day on the Square

12 Oct

Here’s a quick hit from a condo staging we did on Rittenhouse Square.

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I love the neutral palate and all the mid-century modern touches.  I think it feels modern, but still comfortable.  This is a major staging goal, in a nutshell- to create a space that prospective buyers see as idealized, but attainable and relatable!

 

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In compact spaces, we try to show functionality.  There must be a designated space for everything the buyer is going to need, and that includes workspace.  People work from home more than ever, and an office area is becoming more and more important for young professional homebuyers.

 

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Small bedrooms can be tough for prospective buyers to envision because beds come in a variety of sizes.  We try to stage a bedroom with the largest bed size that a room will comfortably accommodate.

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Click here for full property listing.

 

Click here to check out more of our condo stagings.

Thanks so much for looking!
Sunflower Creations is The Philly Home Stager because we are dedicated to:
Providing quick, reliable and professional service
Creating fabulous looking homes at competitive prices
Helping to sell your home quickly and profitably
Making every project our number one priority
We’d Love to Work With You On Your Next Project:
Vacant Home Staging and Furniture, Art, Accessories Rental
Occupied Home Staging Consultations
and more…
For a free consultation, please contact
Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator
267.207.9298
akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com
or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home
…Home Staging in 19128, 19127, 19119, 19118, 19130, 19121, 19123, 19125, 19134, 19103, 19102, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19146, 19147, 19139, 19143, 19145, 19148, 19004, 19003, 19035, and all Philadelphia and Surrounding Suburbs.

Highlights of a Home Stager: Staging a Traditional Style Home

29 Mar

Traditional Homes are filled with a style all their own. We do our best to accentuate the unique qualities of a home.6893230_4_0A large cream dining room needs some color, but not anything that will contradict the refined wainscoting and original stained glass windows. Natural wood tones are the perfect addition.6893230_6_0Subtle window treatments, and a few accent pieces are all this kitchen needed.6893230_7_0A sun room breakfast nook is a great selling point in this home, so we did our best to create a space anyone would enjoy.6893230_10_0We used a combination of existing furniture and some of our own pieces in the sitting room.6893230_17_0Bold colors create interest in a mostly colorless room.6893230_22_0.jpgNew bedding puts a fresh spill on a traditional four poster bed 6893230_23_0The attic bedroom has a quaint feel with a monochromatic color scheme.


Check out some more homes we’ve staged!


Thanks so much for looking!

Sunflower Creations is The Philly Home Stager because we are dedicated to:

Providing quick, reliable and professional service

Creating fabulous looking homes at competitive prices

Helping to sell your home quickly and profitably

Making every project our number one priority

We’d Love to Work With You On Your Next Project:

Vacant Home Staging and Furniture, Art, Accessories Rental

Occupied Home Staging Consultations

Builder’s Services and Finish Selections

Interior Design

and more…

For a free consultation, please contact

Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

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…Home Staging in 19128, 19127, 19119, 19118, 19130, 19121, 19123, 19125, 19134, 19103, 19102, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19146, 19147, 19139, 19143, 19145, 19148, 19004, 19003, 19035, and all Philadelphia and Surrounding Suburbs.