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“There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” Countdown with Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia Home Stagers

18 Nov

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Well, it’s mid-November- just about the time when we all start thinking about turkey, tinsel, and cozy nights by the fireplace.  But, lots of people out there are hoping to enjoy their holiday season in the warmth of a new home.

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen a major bump-up in home sales, and we are staging our hearts out to help sellers secure buyers before the end of the year!

If you have a listing that just isn’t attracting the attention it deserves, now might be the right time to stage it.  Staging attracts potential buyers to your online property listing, helps them understand furniture layout, and creates the “warm and fuzzy” emotional appeal that makes a house a home.

Here’s a quick peek at some of our recent home stagings:

27_6466300_8_1412299054_636x435(First floor staging of Graduate Hospital townhouse- Click here for full property listing)

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blog21(Staged living room of an updated Historic Center City home, courtesy of Mike McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services- Click here for full property listing.  Click here for video link.)

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(Point Breeze gut rehab home staging, courtesy of The McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services- Under contract in just 9 days!  Click here for video link.)blog14

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(Mt. Airy Home Staging, courtesy of Neil Kugelman, Elfant-Wissahickon Realtors- Click here for full property listing)blog26blog27

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(Fishtown new construction home staging-  Click here for full property listing.)blog30 blog11blog7

(Suburban new construction Model Home at Matthew’s Ridge in Newtown, Bucks County- Click here for full property listing.)blog8 blog9

Thank You 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…

…Philadelphia and surrounding areas…

Please contact:

 Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

 akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

 or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home


Home Staging “Fall in Philadelphia” Faves from Sunflower Creations

22 Oct

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We’ve been a busy bunch of home stagers this Fall!

Sunflower Creations has been from South Philly to Fishtown, Fairmount to Northern Liberties, and Philly neighborhood in-between!

We’ve seen a huge increase in Center City home stagings, and also expanded our perimeters to include Bucks County, Mainline, and New Jersey.

Here’s some photo highlights:

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(above and below- Northern Liberties living room/dining room and master bedroom.   Click here for full property listing, courtesy of The Mike McCann Team, Berkshire-Hathaway Home Services )

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blog6(above and below- Dreamy bedrooms in Passyunk Square.  Click here for full property listing, courtesy of Century 21 Target Realty)

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(above- Vibrant Fairmount bedroom.  Click here for full property listing, courtesy of Coldwell Banker-Welker Real Estate)

blog9(above- Fitler Square kitchen/breakfast nook.  Click here to see full property listing, courtesy of Jeff “City” Block Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)

blog10(above- Light and airy bedroom in Society Hill. Click here for full property listing, courtesy of Jeff “City” Block Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)

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(above and below- Super cool, secluded Master Suite in Roxborough.  Click here for full property listing)blog12blog13(above- Bold bedroom in Fishtown.  Click here for full property listing.)

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(above and below- living room and enclosed porch from an AWESOME East Falls estate.  Click here to see full property listing, courtesy of Connie Gillespie of Elfant Wissahickon Realtors.)blog15

Thank You 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…

…Philadelphia and surrounding areas…

Please contact:

 Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

 akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

 or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

Is it the end of August already??? Non-Stop Home Staging for Sunflower Creations!

22 Aug

IMG_4200(Dated Wood-panelled sun room from a Northeast Philadelphia Home Staging- Sold in less than a week!)

Where has the summer gone???  It seems like just yesterday, we were gearing up for Spring market, and here it is, almost September!

It’s hard to believe that The Fall market is just around the corner.  But, the phones are ringin’ like crazy and we’re hitting the streets of Philly, visiting properties and delivering proposals!  Realtors, developers, and home sellers are all setting their sights on September listings (and, hopefully, sales!).

So, without being to wordy, I just thought I’d post some pics of some of our favorite rooms we staged over the summer of 2014.

Thanks for looking!

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(Living room/dining room combo in a Center City Condo- Fitler Square- New Listing!)

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(Small bedroom in a charming Center City West townhome, blocks from Rittenhouse Square- New Listing!)

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(Open floor plan, Fishtown new construction home– We provided finish selections as well as staging)blog5

(Bedroom in a Bella Vista rehab, Passyunk Square, South Philly) blog4

(Road trip to the ‘burbs!  Formal living room in large Havertown renovated home) blog3

(Living room from a rehabbed Fishtown rowhome) blog2

(Beautiful master bedroom in Pennsport section of South Philadelphia– under contract in under 2 weeks!)blog1(Bedroom in Chestnut Hill- Northwest Philadelphia Home Staging– sold in less than 3 months)

Thanks for Looking–

We’d Love to Help You, Too!

We offer:

Vacant Home Staging Services, Occupied Home Staging Consultations, Builder’s Services and Finish Selections, and more for Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

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

Please contact:

 Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

 akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

 or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

Occupied Home Sellers: Home Staging Consultation Helped Sell This Home Fast- Call Sunflower Creations!

15 Jul

 

smedley2It was a major curve ball for this young family when they received word of a necessary work-related relocation.  They had bought this Girard Estate town home just two years ago, with the intention of raising their 2 small children here.  They had completed a variety of cosmetic renovations and upgrades when they got the news- time to sell!  They were really concerned that they could sell at a price that would pay for all the work they had done, so they called us to help them present their home in the best possible light.

We came in for a consultation, and learned that we would be doing an occupied home staging.  This means the family would be living in the staged space until it sold, and we would be working, primarily, with the existing furniture and accessories.

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The first big challenge was the entry area.

This home has a really amazing entry, with a huge window that offers great sunlight.  You can see the half-wall in the above photo separates the entry from the living room.  The problem is that the entry space is just too big to be “just an entry”, but to divided to be part of the living room.  We wanted to incorporate the divided areas in a way that shows potential buyers that the space functions and flows at 100%.  At the same e also wanted potential buyers to be able to easily identify the separate functions that the space provides: “entry”, “reading nook”, and “main living space/TV area”.  This was a SUPER-important showing concern, because this area is the very first thing the potential buyer sees when entering the home for the first time, and the first impression forms right here.

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smedley3The sellers were self-proclaimed DIY-ers and Thrifters (right up my alley!)  They had some really cool stuff, and eclectic arrangements.  Lots of mixing and matching- Great for personalizing a home, Not great for selling one…  So, another part of this project was helping the sellers simplify and neutralize.  We put together floor plans for the sellers, which detailed furniture layout and furniture reordering.  We moved some things around to open up and define space,such as changing the direction of the bed in the master, and creating the L-formation in the living room.  We created a bar area, again, providing purpose for the pretty large space between the living room and dining room.  We moved some pieces to different areas of the home.  And, we got rid of everything we could before the property was photographed for listing.

smedley5 smedley6 smedley7 smedley8 smedley12 smedley9 So, we basically put together a home staging instruction manual, then we came back to do the finishing touches (detailing for photos, hanging art, that kind of thing).  But the sellers did a TON of work here in preparation for their listing, and they did an EXCELLENT job (with an infant and a toddler!)

The house sold in just 40 days, and these guys are California-bound.

Great job guys, and best of luck!

View the full property listing here.

Thanks for looking!!

…Whether modern style new construction, 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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Another Day, Another Philly Loft Under Contract in 32 Days!! Staging by Sunflower Creations

1 Jul

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If you are a regular reader, you know that our last post was a Callowhill loft condo that went under contract super quick.  Sorry to be repetitive, but this one went under in just 32 days–  if you remember, the average number of days on market for a Philadelphia residence is around 78 (Source)— Yay!

This listing at Buttonwood Lofts is brought to us by Bryan Capone, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.  Bryan called us in because, again (if you read our last post), open spaces are confusing to potential buyers–  And home staging helps the property show at it’s best.  In case you don’t believe us, we have some before and after photos to show you!

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Thanks for looking!

To view the full property listing, click here.

…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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Loft District Condo Sold in 36 Days! Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

25 Jun

hamilton6This super-cool property listing comes from Vickie Davis of CITYSPACE.

According to recent stats from University of Pennsylvania, the average number of days on market for Philadelphia homes is somewhere around 78, so we are super-excited that this Callowhill loft went under contract in half that time!

Once thought of as the neighborhood segmented for manufacturing and factories, developers have employed adaptive reuse to convert bunches of abandoned warehouse-type buildings into open, rugged living spaces that have tons of edge.  And with new hot spots like Union Transfer and Prohibition Taproom, this neighborhood is on the rise, and with an attitude!

We got the call because the open space can be really confusing for potential buyers.  In a empty room with concrete floors, massive windows and enormous floor-to-ceiling pillars- where does one put the TV?  Where’s the office go?  Where do we eat?  Through staging, we wanted to show every bit of function this condo has to offer.

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(Here’s where we sleep, with plenty of room for dresser, armoire, clothing racks, desk, etc)hamilton8 hamilton7 hamilton10

Thanks for looking!

To view the full property listing, click here.

We can do it all! Modern new construction projects, charming rehabs, or a traditional redesigns

 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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Center City Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

19 Jun

pine1This Washington Square West property listing is brought to you

courtesy of our realtor friend, Suzanne Petruzel of Bershire Hathaway Home Services.

This beautifully renovated 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home is in a fabulous location, and has plenty of living space, with a finished basement and a nice yard.  We were called in to address the vertical layout, which can be a challenge for potential buyers when it comes to envisioning the space.

pine2The first floor contains a kitchen and dining area.  We  wanted to make the entry feel open, and show potential buyers that they have plenty of space for comfortable dining.

pine4Second floor- Living room w/ fireplace, bedroom and bath.

I love the way this living room turned out.  It’s classic, yet still fun.  And the light in here is great!

pine3We definitely wanted to show that a full size bed would fit easily in this bedroom.

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Thanks for looking!

To view the full property listing, click here.

…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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Northwest Philadelphia: Germantown Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

5 Jun

greene1It was love at first sight for us as soon as we entered the beautifully updated Germantown home!

greene2Our client did such a wonderful job of restoring the original elements, and blending in the new upgrades.  Check out the enormous preserved pocket doors that close off the living room, the charming restored hardwood floors, and the stained glass treats throughout!

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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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Luxury New Construction Home in Art Museum Area- Staging by Sunflower Creations

21 May

27_6386505_10_1399660293_636x435What an amazing house in the Fairmount/Art Museum area…listing compliments of Stuart Cohen, Berkshire Hathaway, McCann Team.

Aside from oversized garage, 3 outdoor spaces, chef’s kitchen, custom walk-in closets, multiple gas fireplaces, and jacuzzi tub- the place is simply HUGE!

We chose to go with a clean-line, “less-is-more” style of furnishing in order to show off the very modern finishes, and the shear enormity of the rooms.  Strategically places bursts of bold color move the eye around.

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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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Fairmount Home Staging: Philadelphia

15 May

27_6372469_3_1398804729_636x435Over the past few months, we have been spending a lot of time in Fairmount/Art Museum/Brewerytown areas of the city.   And we love these homes!

This one is courtesy of Carlos Peraza at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.

Lots of classic details with modern updates, so we go with a transitional style of decor.  In other words, we want to keep it contemporary, but nothing super, super modern–  Curved, flowing lines as opposed to sharp, hard edges…Warm colors as opposed to cool ones…

We chose to go neutral with our base pieces (sofa, chairs, table…) and kick it up with bold punches of color around the room.  This really helps move the eye around the space.  It also creates a feeling of warmth, while also maintaining a level of sophistication.

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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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