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Highlights from a Home Stager: THE HOME SHOW- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

19 Jan

We are getting very excited about our booth at The Philly Home Show in February!

If you are going, please drop by for a visit- We’d love to meet you.

And, you can purchase discounted tickets right here- just click and enter the promo code “FLOWER”

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Feel free to forward this post so your friends and colleagues can get discounted tickets as well!

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In other news…  Here’s some staging pics!

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66xx McCallum St Home Staging in Northwest Philadelphia

This beautiful stone monster of a 5-bedroom house was so nicely rehabbed, salvaging that original fireplace, floors, banister, and charming built-ins throughout.  Its technically in the city, but it feels more like a suburban home.  Since it’s in Mount Airy, which has a pretty artsy rep, we chose an eclectic mix of transitional, contemporary, and rustic furnishings.  That purple sofa just POPs against the white, making the home look extra fresh and clean!!  And the bold black/white/green combo keeps the freshness going throughout.

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(Click here for full property listing)

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4xx S. 44th St Home Staging in West Philly

This type of layout is unusual in West Philly real estate.  The builder turned a huge old Victorian house into 3 flat-style condos with some original elements, and a bunch of modern amenity updates.  The layout was tricky because of the location of the entry door, combined with the stairway to the basement, and the ton of windows.  Question #1 for prospective buyers- “Where do we put the TV?”  We created an elegant but comfortable TV area, a secondary seating area in the front of the house, and a designated dining area.

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(Click here for full property listing)

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20xx E. Hazzard St in Fishtown

This little gem of a two bedroom is the perfect starter home.  It’s small, but its got it all!  The cool, light colors keep it feeling airy, and the textures, prints and (faux) foliage make it feel homey.

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(Click here for full property listing)

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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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Highlights From a Home Stager: December ’15, Pt2, Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

14 Dec

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This month is just flyin’, flyin’, flyin’…

and we have just been movin’, movin’, movin’…

and so are our staged properties!!

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7XX S. Front St- Queen Village Home Staging

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Although we are Contemporary Home Stagers, we playfully worked in a few more traditional looking pieces to compliment this slightly more traditional Philly home.  We know that “contemporary” is the look that helps homes sell- but, we also take ques from the property, itself.

We chose a fun periwinkle blue painted console/desk (above) and that big tufted armchair (below), mixed with metal accent tables, a sleek leather sectional, and contemporary patterned rug… blog11blog10…Nail-head adorned dining chairs with a very linear-edged glass-top dining table…blog12…And bunches of pillows mixed in with these industrial night stands…

(Click here for full property listing)

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22XX Reed St- South Philly Home Staging in Point Breezeblog18In this rehabbed home staging, we went rustic-meets-contemporary.  We brought in lots of greenery, pictures that feature elements from nature, and a nice big farm table in the dining room.  You’ll notice the dining chairs, counter stools, and bedroom accent chair are constructed from wicker, yet styled in an updated way.  And we threw in a muted city-scape, just to see if anyone would notice! blog19blog20blog21blog22blog23

(Click here for full property listing)
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20XX Tulip St- Sun-Drenched Fishtown Gut Rehab Home Staging

blog13The light in this home is amazing!  With the bright white walls, and the blonde wood floors, we wanted to go with furnishings that created strong sillohetes, and then add in small pops of color.  Mid-century modern-inspired pieces work really well for this, and in funky, quirky Fishtown- why not!

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18XX Gerrit St- South Philadelphia Gut Rehab Home Stagingblog1blog2blog3blog4(Click here for full property listing)

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Staged and SOLD

Not sure if staging works?  Keep scrolling.

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Staged And SOLD- 14 Days on the Market

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Staged and SOLD- 37 Days on the Market

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Staged And SOLD- 18 Days on the Market

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Listed for 286 days prior to staging- STAGED AND SOLD IN 14 DAYS!!!!

 

 

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Staged and Sold- 30 Days on the Market

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Sold 14 days after staging

Staged and Sold- 14 Days on the Market

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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

Highlights from a Home Stager: October 2015, Part 2- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia, PA

20 Oct

Old homes, new homes- We do it all, and we gotcha covered…

blog1Washington Square West- *Sold in 10 Days*

This first property was built in 1916 (for those of us who don’t like math, that’s 99 years ago).  In our experience, many people want old homes, in theory.  Nothing says charm like original hard wood floors, brick fire places, and antique fixtures.  But, older homes tend to show poorly because they often lack the clean lines that look great in photos, and they usually have little in the way of overhead lighting.  What’s more, when empty, potential buyers have nothing to focus their attention on except the flaws that come with age.

True Story:

This Center City town home sat vacant on the MLS for 200 days…

We staged it on day 201, and and by day 211, the property was pending sale…

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Of course, not every staged property sells in 10 days– This one took 11…

Washington Square West- *Sold in 11 days!*

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Fairmount/Art Museum Area Gut Rehab

Now, this fancy pad is brand-new-everything in a 100 year old shell.  The building has been standing for a century, but for all intensive purposes, its a new home.  Much like most of Philly’s modern construction homes, you’ll see raised ceilings with lots of overhead light, open floor plans, fresh hardwood floors…  And, this home also has extra-special luxury features hiding around every corner.

The key to staging homes like these is really to soften them up.  Since everything is new inside, the home is pretty pristine- so much so, that it can feel sterile on it’s own.  The addition of textiles makes an incredible difference in the potential buyer’s emotional response when he/she enters the home.

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(Click here for full property listing)

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Fishtown Gut Rehab

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Manayunk New Construction

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Pennsport New Construction

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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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Home Staging Highlights- June, Part 2- by Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia’s Home Stagers

6 Jul
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New construction home staging in Pennsport- South Philadelphia. Click here for full property listing.

         Hop on our tour- making stops in Fishtown, Graduate Hospital, East Falls, South Philly, Old City, and even New Jersey! blog3——————–

Fishtown New Construction Home Staging

UNDER CONTRACT 2 WEEKS AFTER STAGING!!

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Click here for full property listing.

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Grad Hospital Luxury Rehab Home Staging

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East Falls Family Townhome Staging

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Rehabbed Townhouse/Condo Staging in Palmyra, NJ

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Old City Condo Staging

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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

Turning Up The Heat- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia’s Home Stagers

3 Mar

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It may be 20 degrees on the outside, but we’re warming up interiors all over Philly- This February, Sunflower Creations has been creating spaces where buyers want to cuddle up, and call it home!

Here’s a few of our February home stagings:

Fairmount/Art Museum Area

(courtesy of Coldwell Banker- Welker Real Estate)
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Center City Trinity Townhome

(Courtesy of Deb Stanitz, Elfant-Wissahickon Realtors)
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Fishtown Fave

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South Philly Rehab

(Courtesy of Kathleen Gilmore, Keller Williams Realty)
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Rittenhouse Penthouse Condominium

(Courtesy of Brian Stetler, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
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Pennsport Rehab

(Courtesy of Michael Garden, Space & Company)

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Fairmount/Art Museum Area Condo

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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

Sunflower Creations Home Staging Highlights, January 2015

3 Feb

blog2It’s been an active January, with a record number of stagings and 8 new properties under contract!  And, it looks like there will be little down-time heading into Spring because Philly is bursting at the seams with new construction and newly-renovated homes that need staging!

Sorry to be repetitive– but if you are new to our blog, or to the idea of home staging, we’ve gotta quickly tell you why staging helps homes sell quicker, and for more money, than non-staged homes.

  • Get more people in the door.  Attract more potential buyers with more click-able MLS photos.  Pictures of empty rooms are bland, colorless, shapeless and boring, and fewer people will want to look at them.  Staged property photos provide spacial reference, shapes and color.  More people click, which leads to more showings, which leads to more interested parties, which leads to greater demand for the property, which leads to higher sale price.
  • You have some explaining to do.  Most potential buyers can not visualize the space with furniture in it.  This is hard to believe for developers, who make a living on being able to visualize the finished product.  But, it’s true- Many people will not know where to put the sofa, where to put the TV, can they fit a full bed in the middle bedroom, etc.  Staging helps define overwhelming spaces in large homes, and show maximum functionality in small homes.
  • Turn “potential buyers” into “buyers”.  Staging makes a house feel like a home.  We call it “the warm-and-fuzzies”, that emotional response that makes potential buyers want to move right in to your property- versus the other 15 properties they’ve already looked at.  Staging will show them an idealized version of their life in their new home.

Here’s a look at two upscale rehabs in Grad Hospital, plus some fun stuff in funky Fishtown, Pennsport, and Fairmount:

Graduate Hospital

(Courtesy of Jeff “City” Block Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)

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Graduate Hospital

(Courtesy of The Mike McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
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Fishtown

(Courtesy of Daniel Schwartzman, Coldwell Banker Preferred)
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Pennsport

(Courtesy of Stuart Cohen, The Mike McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
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Fairmount

(Courtesy of Julie Welker, Coldwell Banker- Welker Real Estate)
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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

Fishtown Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

4 Mar

coral1We wanted to make this 3 bedroom rehabbed Fishtown home feel cozy, yet elegant.  With a challenging layout in the  narrow living room, we wanted to show ample seating, multi-function with the added space in front of the stairway, and (the big question!) where to put the TV.  A petite sectional with accent chair, and bookshelf seems to have helped us achieve our goal with plenty of room to spare!

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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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Making Room in Fishtown- Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

7 Feb

IMG_9663This beautifully renovated Fishtown row home is crisp, clean and fresh.  The cut out above the dining area creates the opportunity for storage, or a great gallery space.  Each of the two bedrooms has it’s own private bath, and the first floor has its own powder room.

At just under 1100 square feet, the major challenge here is that the first floor is very long and narrow.  When you walk into the empty house, it is hard to imagine creating a proper living space.  So, we selected petite furniture and defined several separate areas in order to show how easily a small family could, in fact, function in the home.

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We created a sitting area in the front of the living room, and a separate TV space with the sofa.  This communicates that there is ample seating, and even multi-function capability in this home. gaul4 gaul3

Our sleek and funky glass top dining set shows seating for four, with room to spare.gaul1We use a mirror to explain where the TV would go, because this is usually the first question that a potential buyer will ask.

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Upon initial inspection, both bedrooms seemed pretty small.  But, once we brought in furniture, the spaces really seemed to open up.

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To see the full property listing, follow this link:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2216-Gaul-St-Philadelphia-PA-19125/10324012_zpid/

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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