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Highlights from a Home Stager: 3 Story Row Home in Bella Vista

26 Jul

We recently staged this beautiful row home in Bella Vista, which offers a ton of natural sunlight and plenty of exposed brick! The backyard and private parking spot will be a major selling point for this home, so we wanted to make sure the interior would excite potential buyers even more.

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The charming backyard with private parking is sure to inspire.

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The light wood floors made for a great platform for a neutral living room with pops of navy and green.



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Open layouts are a great way to entertain, but it can be hard to picture room divisions in a large empty space. We created distinctions between the living and dining room to help prospective buyers picture their own layouts.

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We designed a simple kitchen decor, so as to not take away from the exposed brick accent wall.

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An oversized landing can be daunting to prospective buyers. This small office set up gives you an idea of the potential!

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Light colors with contrasting accents showcase this home’s excess natural light- a home buyer’s dream.


(Click here to see 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: MAKING SENSE IN A CONFUSING SPACE- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

27 Apr

This Bella Vista home in Center City was one of the most unique spaces we’ve worked on.  It offers tons of natural light, not 1- but 2 parking garages, large bedrooms, and a great entertaining space on the 2nd level common area.  But, it had some major layout challenges, which we believe, made prospective buyers hesitant on the listing’s first time around on the market in the Fall of 2015.  After pulling the listing for the winter, and staging for Spring market 2016, the property went under contract in less than 2 weeks!

Staging objectives were to show furniture layout, maximize functionality, and accentuate the best features of the home.  Here’s a look:

The eat-in kitchen was recently updated and beautiful, but the bar seating and french doors left limited space for dining area.

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We brought in a high-top expandable pub table to dining space in the kitchen.  We included two chairs, in order to keep the space as open as possible, but also showed the potential to add seating if needed.

Then we added a full 4-top table on the second level (just a short flight up) to indicate formal dining for entertaining, ect.

The angular 2nd level consists of an open space with 1/2-walls overlooking the kitchen, and steps right in the middle.  There is a built in bench with shelves, window walls, and a fireplace.  So, in addition to the issue of dining space, the questions are (1) where’s the TV gonna go, (2) where’s the sofa gonna go, (3) how does one use the bench area, and (4) how does one address the step in the middle of the space.

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We felt that even if the buyer didn’t want to use the space for dining, showing a table/4 chairs was a good use of space.  We were able to create a comfortable and welcoming seating area in the middle of the room, and a TV area that felt separate, but still included in the main living space.  It also made the steps feel less awkward.

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We felt that the built-in area would likely be used as a lounge area, office, or reading nook.  So, we kept it a little ambiguous, but made it feel cozy and comfortable.

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And, here is the master bedroom- large enough to create a private lounge space.

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(Click here for full property listing)


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: SOUTH PHILLY Edition- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

22 Feb

Bella Vista, East Passyunk, Pennsport, Point Breeze- They kinda each have their own personality and their own identity- Is it even OK, at this point, to generalize them all into the category of South Philly?  Please forgive us- no offense intended.

Here’s a look at some of our recent projects South of Washington Ave:

Staged & Sold in 30 Days- 13xx S. Mole St in Point Breeze- Smaller South Philadelphia New Construction

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(Click here for full property listing)

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Staged & Sold- 12xx Peters St in Passyunk Square- South Philly New Construction Home Staging

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11xx S. 6th St in Dickinson Narrows- Large South Philly Gut Rehab Home Staging

This property had been listed on the market vacant for quite a while.  We were called in to breath some new life into the space- We call this “A Refresh”- and we hope it will spark new interest among potential buyers.  Often, vacant listings get overlooked by potential buyers, simply because (maybe even subconsciously) the thumbnail photos used to attract attention online are not that interesting.  And, often, without any furnishings, vacant home photos are very confusing because they offer no sense of scale or point of reference for viewers to understand layout.

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(Click here for full property listing)

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19xx Tasker St in Point Breeze- South Philadelphia Rehabbed Home Staging

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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 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: November 2015, Pt 2, Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

16 Nov
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1xx Chestnut St

…Loved the way this Old City loft turned out-

Many buyers are perfectly willing to give up square footage for a great location.   But, in a compact unit like this, it’s imperative to show functionality.  Here’s 720 sq ft that offers plenty of living space, and a full size dining table that easily becomes a nice big work space!

I love that the staging makes the property look swanky and cozy at the same time!

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…  And here’s a look at a few of our other favorite stagings around the city from the past couple weeks…

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Rehabbed South Philly Home Staging with Beautiful Luxury Finishes

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12xx S. 20th St

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Charming New Construction in Bella Vista

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10xx Montrose St

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1xx Pine St

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Sun-drenched Home Staging in Society Hill blog7 blog8 blog9(Click here for full property listing)

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Thanks so much for looking!

Sunflower Creations is 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

croped logo…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.

A Well-Loved Home in Bella Vista- Staging by Sunflower Creations

1 Apr

27_6349838_5_1394575135_636x435While this house has been updated with a sale in mind,it comes with a lot of personal style throughout.  We see this a lot in Bella Vista because many of the homes for sale have been lived in by the seller.  I say this in contrast to many of the stagings we do in other areas, where the majority of the homes are rehabbed by developers with a quick sale in mind.

While many of these types of “flip” renovations are beautifully finished as well, you will not see:  A Variety of unexpected paint colors, surprising coral glass tile bathroom, marble fireplace…

We love these features, but from a staging perspective, these are things we want to neutralize.

Remember our goal- attract the greatest number of potential buyers.

Here’s our favorite photos:

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(Master Suite)

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To see the full property listing, click here.

Thanks for looking!

…Whether ultra-modern new construction, a charming rehab, or a traditional redesign–We understand the subtle differences.

 

Our “look” helps homes sell quickly and our process 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

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Bella Vista Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

14 Mar

62…LOVED staging this bright, open bi-level condo in the Bella Vista neighborhood of South Philly…

We got to play around with some modern and modular design, and use some of our furniture faves.

To emphasize the great light and amount of space, we went sleek and clean, with a little bit of fun tossed in!

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Thanks so much for looking!

 

…Whether ultra-modern new construction, a charming rehab, or a traditional redesign–We understand the subtle differences.

 

Our “look” helps homes sell quickly and our process 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

 

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The Case of the South Philly Home that Needed Staging, by Sunflower Creations

29 Nov

kimball1It’s a classic tale:  Once upon a time, a super sweet young family lists their home for sale in the Bella Vista section of South Philadelphia.  Even though the home is in a great neighborhood, and is really adorable, it sadly sits on the market for 40 days with little interest from potential buyers.  Their realtor suggests consulting with us, and we are able to identify a couple of issues right away…

We were ready to work with the homeowners on a consulting basis, to help improve the success of their showings.  But, at the last minute, they decided to move out and have us stage the home completely.  This was a really good move!

The general theme that seemed to keep reappearing is that there is a big difference in the way we live in our homes, versus the way we envision living in our homes.  For example, when we stage an empty living room, we tend to use accessories that suggest relaxing with a cocktail, or getting cozy with a book– something that seems happy, fun, enjoyable to potential buyers.  This is appealing, it is what we want to do in our living room.  Forget that most of us will turn a living room into a playroom, office, craft room and dining area!

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(Living Room Before and After)

kimball3Common in many older South Philly homes is this big landing that seems like a whole additional room.  The trouble with this space is that it is tough to figure out what to do with it.  It’s a common area because you need to walk through it to go downstairs, but it is definitely bigger than a hallway.  Our solution is to turn these types of areas into something special or functional, somewhere that a potential buyer would want to spend time.  In other words, we want to turn the space from a question mark  into a memorable selling feature of the house.

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(landing before and after)kimball8 kimball7Finally, the house was listed as a 2 bedroom home, yet upon walking the property,  we could only find one bedroom!

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The long story is that since the couple have a small child, who frequently wakes up in the middle of the night,  it became easier to just sleep in one room on the second floor with the built-in crib.  The short story is that potential buyers were not envisioning the fabulous 3rd floor loft space as a master suite, since it looked more like a storage/makeshift office.

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The open space is even equipped with plumbing, for a bathroom renovation, or at least a wet bar– Who wouldn’t want that in their master suite!

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This home definitely had an artsy vibe, from the multi-colored linoleum tiles on the 2nd floor, to the pegboard walls in the kitchen and master bedroom.  It is these unique traits that people will fall in love with, and it is these same traits that people will run from.  So, we just made it a point to try to neutralize these oddities a little as we worked our way through the home.

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Once staged, this home went under contract in 1 WEEK!!

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If you are getting ready to put your home on the market, or if you are having a tough time trying to sell your home,

 

contact us for a consultation.

 

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

 

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 Bella Vista Philadelphia

24 Jan

So marks another long gap between blog posts.  But all is not lost readers, I’m back with ALOT to blog about.  First I want to tell you about this AMAZING property in the Bella Vista area of Philadelphia (walking distance to the Boulevard of the Arts).

When I walked in on Thursday I was immediately taken by the modern/contemporary style of the house.  It only got better as I walked through to the kitchen with its white counter top and 1x subway tiled backsplash.   As I headed upstairs I found the modern style was carried down to the details.  Even the bedroom doors keep with the style of the house!

I have to say the best parts of this property are the finishing touches in the bathrooms and kitchen (oh AND the view from the master bedroom, STUNNING).  This is the perfect home for a city dwelling family or a single bachelor looking to improve his lifestyle.  If you appreciate a modern style like I do then I highly recommend you stop by this property.

We staged the main living area and the master bedroom.  I tried very hard to reflect the minimal modern style of the house in the staging while still keeping it warm.  I hope you like what we did.

If you would like to visit this property you can find more information here.

XOXO

The Staging Chick