Tag Archives: Old City

Highlights From a Home Stager: Industrial Living

19 Sep

This industrial apartment has it all! Exposed brick, high ceilings, a ton of space, and in the heart of Old City, to boot!

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We worked with the bold red accent wall with some contrasting navy throw pillows. Wood accents give the home a warm lived-in feeling.

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This structural brick wall could be a source of confusion for potential buyers. We gave the wall a purpose by creating a perfect little reading nook in the corner.

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The spacious bedrooms are complete with endless exposed and white washed brick walls. Some neutral bedding and wooden side tables allow the brick to be the main attraction! We had a great time designing this beautiful apartment! I’m sorry to say it’s already been snatched off the market. Yet another Staged & Sold property under our belts!

And, when it comes to professional home staging, whether vacant or occupied, contact Ali at Sunflower Creations
akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898

…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: A Converted Factory Loft in Old City, Philadelphia

9 Jan

Who doesn’t love an industrial space that’s been converted to a residence?  Surely there must be someone out there, but ya ain’t gonna find them in this blog post…

Here’s some pics from a late 2017 staging at Old City’s River Church Condominiums.

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We’ve worked in this building a few times over the years, and these units always excite me because each one is just so unique.  The developer left so many of the original features intact, and really created a living space to fit the existing layout.  I think that is really cool!

 

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This unit’s entry level includes an entry hall/full bath, and this loft bedroom space.

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If you look over the railing, you can see down to the lower level living space- open layout Living/Dining/Kitchen.

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Downstairs is this amazing unexpected living space!  Some say small, but we say SO cozy!  And look…  there’s a place for everything!

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Beautiful modern kitchen with a nice amount of workspace…

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Not sure what these alcoves were originally, but we love having them!  This one is where we keep the booze:)

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Dining Area

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Work Space

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Living Room/TV Spot…

 

Thanks for looking!

Wanna see the full property listing?

Wanna look at other industrial loft spaces?

If you are preparing to list, or if you have clients who are preparing to list, hit us up! For vacant home staging, a consult 2-3 week’s prior to intended completion date is ideal. And in the case of occupied home staging, the more time we have prior to listing, the more we can help you perfect your product.

So, contact Ali at akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898 to get that ball rolling.  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: CLASSY CONDO IN OLD CITY- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

20 May

HI Everyone!  It’s been such a long time since we’ve had a chance to post because the Spring Real Estate Market has been WILD!!  We’re happy to be back to the blog, and we’re excited to share lots of new listings that we’ve been a part of over the last couple of months!

Here’s an Old City condo that we staged just this week.  The space is huge!  We wanted to incorporate just enough furniture to fill the space, provide layout suggestions, and define function within the open space.  But we also didn’t want to crowd it because one objective of staging is to accentuate the amount of available living space.

We went with a very subdued color palate- Silvers, greys, black, white, and natural wood tones.  Our hope was to neutralize the blue painted walls and give the unit an elegant feel.

I love the way this charcoal and white area rug POPS!

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And this pair of classy silver/grey accent chairs add some interest through pattern, without introducing new colors into the mix.

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(Click here to view 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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…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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…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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Charming New Construction in Bella Vista

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1xx Pine St

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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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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

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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.

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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Click here for full property listing.

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Rehabbed Townhouse/Condo Staging in Palmyra, NJ

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Click here for full property listing.

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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

April/May Home Staging Highlights from Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia’s Home Stagers

8 May

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

Gut Rehab- Vacant Home Staging in Manayunk

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Upscale Listing in Society Hill

(Under Contract within 24 hrs of listing!!)

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Historic property with very cool modern renovations in Queen Village

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Point Breeze Rehab

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Upscale Rehab in Old City

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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

March/April Staging Projects by Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia Home Stagers

23 Apr

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We’re sure you readers are just jonesin’ for a new post…  We’ve been so busy staging houses that we haven’t had a moment to blog- and we are so, so sorry!!

Here are a handful of the projects that we’ve been working on in March and April 2015.  South Philly, West Philly, Roxborough/Manayunk, Old City and the ‘Burbs- Plus *3 projects that went under contract in just 3 days!  Yay!

Point Breeze Row Home

We brought contemporary warmth to this perfectly crafted South Philly gut rehab, with furnishings, art, accessories, and window treatments.

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Charming Bungalow Style Single Home in Flourtown, Montgomery County

We based this design around a few key pieces that belong to the home-owners.  We definitely wanted to make the space feel cozy, like a family home should.  We also wanted to show furniture layout in some challenging spaces, as well as maximum functionality in every area of the home.

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West Philly Redesign Consultation and Staging Project

We came in as the home-owners began upgrading their home for sale.  We helped with kitchen design, finish, fixture and paint color selections, and space planning for showing the home.  For staging, we worked with a mixture of the home-owner’s furnishings, and our own- keeping in mind that the sellers would be living in the property until it sells.  We also provided suggestions for how to live in a staged home, and be ready for a showing at a moment’s notice.

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Point Breeze Rehab- Sold in 3 Days!!

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West Philly Home Staging

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Old City Historical Home- Sold in 3 days!!

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Enormous Roxborough Rehab- Sold in 3 Days!!    blog8 blog9blog20(Click here for full property listing)

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