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

30 Nov

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

 

Good to Great!  Before and Afters from our Norristown Staging Project- Staged and Sold in 2 Weeks!!

This 3-bedroom home in Norristown had been on the market for about 35 days, and was just not getting much love.  The home boasts a very open, spacious first floor and master bedroom, beautifully updated kitchen, and finished basement.  But our staging walkthru also revealed a few areas of deficiency:

(1) Several rooms did not have any overhead light, and the rooms that did have overhead fixtures still felt dim, due to low watt bulbs and dark paint colors.

(2) Entering the vacant space was a bit lack-luster, perhaps because of the actual amount of empty space!  It just felt cold, and empty:(

(3) With little but walls and floor to focus on, the flaws were accentuated.  My eyes went, first, to the baseboard heaters and cables.  These may not exactly classify as “flaws”, but they are definitely visually cumbersome, and not very attractive.  The next thing my eye went to was the areas of the walls that required paint touch-ups.

**Please Understand:  As stagers, we are not trying to hide property issues.  Our objective is to present the property in its most positive light, so that prospective buyers will fall in love with the home.  **

Without further ado, here’s our before and afters:

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blog30 blog31We were really happy because the final product felt very cheerful, comfortable, and inviting!  And, we’re also really happy because just 2 weeks after staging, this home is under contract!!

(Click here for full property listing)

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And, here’s a look at a few more of our recent faves (Click on any photo to go to full property listing):

38xx Lauriston St- Manayunk Home Staging

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19xx Manton St- South Philly Home Staging

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67xx Pechin St- Roxborough Home Staging

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SOLD!

Point Breeze- 13 Days On Market!!

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Roxborough- 35 Days on Market!!

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Bella Vista- 9 Days On Market!!

Under contract in 9 days

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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

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.

Philadelphia and Beyond: Highlights from a Home Stager, September 2015, Part 2

17 Sep

Happy September!

Hope you had a great Summer, but we are SOOO ready for Fall-  A break from the heat, along with a bustling season for real estate, and a bunch of new pics to share!

First Up: Before & After’s from a Fairmount vacant home staging

Lots of character here, what, with the exposed brick, slate/parquet flooring and dark wood paneling… On their own, the mixture of all these elements was a bit overwhelming.  But, the contemporary staging helped it feel more blended, more polished, and it DEFINITELY upped the charm-factor.

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BEFORE- Vacant open floor plan feels a little rough around the edges.

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AFTER- We went for a clean, but comfortable look. Large blocks of light, solid colors neutralize the space and help all the finished blend together.

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BEFORE- The built-in dining nook is a feature that I, personally, always find super-charming. However, the overwhelming amount of wood, and the heaviness of the brick wall really seem to make the space feel dismal.

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AFTER- We lightened the mood with art, accessories, an area rug (you see the corner of it in this shot), and actual lighting. We also included this small desk in order to make use of some “dead space”. We always harp on this, but in smaller homes, it is so important to show people that every inch is functional.

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BEFORE- This kitchen is small, and not real modern. There is no denying that.

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AFTER- But who doesn’t want open shelving (even just a little bit!), and don’t we all love an open pass-through, as well?

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BEFORE- The master bedroom just feels dreary and flat.

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AFTER- We love it! Adding textiles, and bright pops of color just makes it feel warm and inviting!

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  (Click here for full property listing)

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Suburban Townhouse Staging in Chalfont

This Bucks County townhouse was sitting vacant on the market for months, and getting no bites.  After a change in realtors, we got called in to freshen up the listing.

This home features some taste specific elements, such as bold paint colors, stained glass window, and wall paper.  We are not saying that any of these elements are at all distasteful- it’s just hard to please everyone!  Our goal is always to help attract the most number of potential buyers, by making the space appealing to the greatest number of lookers.  This means helping potential buyers see the full potential of the home, beyond wall coverings, etc.  We do this by (a) taking care of easy changes, such as switching out taste-specific window treatments for something streamline and contemporary, and (b) emphasizing the many positive features that the property has, such as great light, terrific layout, spacious rooms…

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Red walls are not for everybody. Painting is an easy change for new buyers, but it is important that they see potential beyond the paint color.

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(Click here for full property listing)

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Queen Village Historic Property Rehab- Featured as Philadelphia Magazine’s “City House of the Week”!

This is one of the oldest homes in the city– completely redesigned, top-to-bottom, by none other than our own, Amanda Alligood!  She chose all the finishes, from flooring, to pain colors, to cabinets, counters, fabulous fixtures, and beyond…  And, of course, when it was all done, we staged it too!  Surprise, surprise- Under contract in less than 2 weeks!!

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Lafayette Hill, Montgomery County Home Staging

We had tons of fun staging this suburban great room with some of our fabulous new furniture pieces!

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Well, thank you so much for keeping up with us–That’s all for today!

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.