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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 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 From a Home Stager: Hello, Gorgeous… Art Museum Area Condo Renovation

5 Sep

Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia– Coming at you from 2601 Parkway Condominiums– this renovated unit had me at hello- The contemporary finishes are so crisp and clean and beautiful. We wanted the staging to reflect that. We went with a mono-chromatic color scheme, with just a few sharp and intentional color surprises.

Let us know what you think-  And, thanks for looking!

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Open-Concept Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen

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…There’s a Bonus Room off the Living Room..

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…Small but more than adequate dining area leaves room for a large kitchen island, and…

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… an incredible outdoor space.

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Oh, and here’s that bonus room- perfect place for a little office!

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Click here for full property listing.

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 from a Home Stager: October 2015- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia, PA

4 Oct

In our eyes, every home is unique.  There is no cookie-cutter.  And every project deserves thorough consideration.

One of the best parts of my job, and one of the things I love most about being a home stager, is that every day is a brand new experience.  Each property we stage comes with its own set of challenges, and our job is to figure out how to portray every home in its best light.  We think about who is going to likely purchase the home, and how they will want to use the space.  We try to highlight the best features of each home, but we also consider the perceived negatives, and we try to provide remedies.

blog2This first feature is a 3 bedroom Northern Liberties new construction project.  We came in after the property had been listed for a while, and the big piece of negative feedback had been that there just wasn’t enough common-area living space.  The picture above shows the entry level kitchen with a very large dining area.  But the living room is on the 2nd floor, and is not very large.

The Gripe:  The majority of new construction home buyers are looking for that open floor plan that allows the whole family to be cooking, watching TV, doing homework, and taking a nap all in the same room.  And most families do not eat a formal meal together at the dining room table.

The Staging Fix:  We gave ’em 2 living rooms (and a place to eat together)!  That’s right- instead of feeling short on living room space, we created two living room options.  You can hang down stairs in plenty of comfort because we added ample plush seating around the table, and around the rest of the room.  We showed TV placement, provided counter seating, and addressed the need to accommodate a million different activities in 1 space.

What’s more, we gave them a dramatic living room on the 2nd floor, with a great layout that allows for a TV area, and a desk area, as well.

The Result: *Already Under Contract!!*

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Here’s another case of the small living room in this

Queen Village Home Staging *Already Under Contract!!*

This is the main level living room, which seemed like more of an entry area when the space was vacant.  We added a love seat, accent chair, etc, and it became a great spot for reading, relaxing, or sipping tea.

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Society Hill-  Six-Bedroom Restored Historic Home Staging

 This home is simple gorgeous!  The builder artfully mixed the original hardwood floors and beautiful stonework with the industrial stairwell, sky high raised ceilings, and modern kitchen.  We tried to do the same in our staging, mixing a sleek leather sofa with a pair of over-sized accent chairs.  We chose to stick primarily with elegant muted hues for the sophisticated and swanky main level.blog10 blog12 blog11And then we contrasted the more relaxed basement space with some fun colorful pieces, including this salmon-colored 2-seater chaise…

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Old City Condo Staging

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Small Bi-Level Condo Staging in Center City

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Two Mount Airy Home Stagings

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*Already Under Contract*

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Thanks 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

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Highlights From a Home Stager, Sunflower Creations, September 2015

2 Sep
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Believe it or not, this Brewery town condo loft is just 820 square feet!

In compact living spaces, it is SO important to show functionality.

Who will be the buyer?  What will he/she need in a home?  What do we need to show that will help them relate to the space?

With this nice big sectional sofa, we were able to maximize seating and comfort potential in the living room, and still leave room to spare for a proper 4-top dining table.

And, we thought it was important to designate a “work-space” area in the bedroom, to prove our point that this unit offers room for everything!

We wanted to the overall look to be fun and relaxed, yet sophisticated at the same time- I think our team nailed it!

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Old City Condo–*Under Contract in less than 1 week!

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This unit has great light, which makes it feel huge. And although it is a flat, the cavernous layout            provides a lot of privacy and space. With an elevator that opens directly into the living room, and roof deck  to boot, no wonder this one flew off the market. Oh yeah, and the staging- demonstrates layout, and provides texture/warmth!

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Delaware County Single Home Staging

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We love getting out to the suburbs, and we seem to be doing it more and more these days. In the beginning, home staging was definitely more of a “city thing”. But, now, people know what staging is, and how it truly helps sellers get more attention to their listings. This leads to more offers, and to better offers. This is a charming updated Cape Cod house in Clifton Heights. Sweet!

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Spring Garden Area Newer Construction Vertical Home Staging

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Point Breeze Rehabbed Home Staging

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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

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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.

A Cinderella Story… Sunflower Creations Highlights from a Home Stager, August 2015

18 Aug

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This lovely South Philly rehab in Point Breeze sold fast!  It was listed a few weeks ago, with little buyer interest, and just 6 days after staging, it is officially pending sale!!  It’s a fab house- Just needed a little magic in the way of color, texture, and contemporary elegance!

Here’s some before and afters, that show how staging with Sunflower Creations transforms a property into a home:

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BEFORE- Vacant dining area feels bland and boring…

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AFTER- Textures, shapes and colors make this photo interesting and click-worthy!

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BEFORE- Again, lots of white space, and it’s difficult to gauge room size in the picture…

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AFTER- Space is defined into different areas, furniture provides a better estimation of room size, and colorful art/curtains break the monotony!

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BEFORE- This master bedroom was not getting rave reviews…

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AFTER- Uhh, is that really even the same room?

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Old City Condo Staging

And here’s another Old City condo that explains the difference between “furnished” and “staged”

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Our client had some furniture in the unit, that was in good condition, and appropriate for the trendy lofty space. But it was falling flat. It also offered no designated dining area, which is important- even in a 1 bedroom unit.

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AFTER- And here you have it- Edgy, yet warm and inviting. And room for all of the elements of living!

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And here’s a few more of our favorites from early August 2015:

Manayunk Rowhome Staging

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Art Museum Area Home Staging

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Fairmount New Construction Condo Staging

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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
  • 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.

May 2015 Staging Highlights from Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia’s Home Stagers and Interior Design Experts

26 May

blog2(For Inquiries, please contact Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator, 267.207.9298, akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home)

Hard to believe we are almost in June!  Where has the time gone?

Well, May was very good to us, although it didn’t leave us much down time:

  • One of our staged properties was featured on HGTV’s series “A Sale of Two Cities”.
  • Amanda returned from furniture shopping at High Point Market, and every day we are receiving new furniture deliveries for staging pieces and for design clients.

  • And, our staged properties have been selling faster than we can say,

“Sunflower Creations, how can we help you?”

Here’s a few of our Favorite Photos from May:

Northern Liberties Designer Industrial Loft

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Rittenhouse- High End Rehab- Luxury Home

(sold in 4 days!)

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Northern Liberties New Construction- Luxury Townhomes

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Graduate Hospital Gut Rehab Townhome

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Center City Condo- Washington Square West, 1-Bedroom w/ Great Original Detail

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Well, thanks so much for looking!

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

…Vacant Home Staging Services, Occupied Home Staging Consultations, Builder’s Services and Finish Selections, Interior Design and more…

Sunflower Creations is dedicated to:

  • Providing fast and friendly service
  • Creating fabulous homes at fair & competitive prices
  • Making every project our number one priority

…Philadelphia, Montgomery & Bucks County, and surrounding areas…

Please contact:

 Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

 akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

 or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home