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Highlights of a Home Stager: Streetcar Suburb Home Detailing

5 Jul

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With big homes comes big clutter! You would think a home like this would sell in a heartbeat because of its beautiful architecture and history, but a few cluttered rooms is all it takes to turn a home buyer off. I’ve always found that the more space I have, the more mess I make, and this home had a lot of space! We went room by room collecting the clutter and revealing the beautiful home underneath it all.

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This entry sitting room was undefined with a too large rug, multiple sofas, floating side tables, and boxes of odds and ends. We cleared out the knick-knacks, angled the furniture towards the focal point, and finished the room off with some light accessorizing.

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The dining room was filled to the brim with an antique China cabinet and credenza. When you live in a home these pieces are a great way to display your beautiful collections, but when trying to sell a home they can fill a space and make it feel much smaller than it actually is. A little decluttering, and furniture storage leaves a bright spacious dining room.

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The formal living room had some amazing pieces, but there was so much clutter distracting from them, they almost disappeared. Now the green leather sofa is the show stopper it deserves to be, beautifully accompanied by two antique needle point arm chairs. 6980822_17_0

This airy office is a room some home buyers can only dream of! We kept the floor plan open to leave room for the imagination. These rooms are so large, anything is possible!

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An adorable day bed is the perfect set up for a family with children! It even has space for a desk for all that homework!

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An attic bedroom that looks like anything but! The light bright colors really make this 3rd floor bed room seem open and airy.

If you’d like to see a video tour of this beautiful six bedroom home, click here!

Or, if you’d like to see the full listing, click here!


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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 of a Home Stager: Detailing- Staged & SOLD!

28 Dec

Our second detailing blog! These are becoming more and more popular with the mainline homes. Detailing an occupied home is an important tool for selling your home faster. Don’t make home buyer look past the clutter, show them a move in ready home that they can see themselves in. This home was on the market for over a month when they decided to bring in Sunflower Creations, and that decision really paid off- it sold shortly after!

An undefined entry makes for a poor first impression.

 

Clutter distracts buyers from the space.

 

The oversized seating in this room made it seem much smaller than it was. Some smaller, sleeker love seats, simple art work, and a much needed decluttering turned this room into the classy sitting area this home deserved.

A set table makes a world of difference.

Some slight changes make this living room more inviting.

We showcased the amazing bed frame these home owners already had. We also decluttered the bookshelf, making it both functional and decorative. Adding a sitting nook didn’t  hurt either!

Bedroom Befores and Afters!

A formerly unused corner in the basement was transformed into a reading nook using one of the oversized arm chairs from the sitting room.


(Click here to see the full property listing)


Check out some more homes we’ve detailed!


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.

 

 

Declutter for your life and health

22 Mar

Home staging is all about decluttering, depersonalizing and getting a home ready for sale.  Decluttering your home before selling makes it more appealing to buyers.  While decluttering for sale is always a great start, decluttering for life can be good for your health.  There has to be a reason a clutter free, organized home is appealing to buyers.  Walking into a home with stacks of stuff lying around and no chaos control can be overwhelming to anyone and that includes the homeowner.  Ever watch the show “Hoarders”, you know that anxious feeling you get when the film crews open the doors to the hoarders lair?  That is one end of the spectrum, but there are many levels of clutter and disorganization.

There is an old zen saying that says ‘a cluttered space is a cluttered mind’.  While you may think all the nick knacks and magazines you hold onto have sentimental meaning, at the end of the day they could be causing you more harm than good.  If you find yourself scattered in your daily life and not able to get yourself on a good organized track you may be a victim of ‘clutter mind’.  Always late to events because you can’t find that necklace?  Having trouble getting out the door because your keys are missing?  It may be time to get rid of some clutter, organize your space and improve your health.

All the stress caused by fretting over missing items, tardiness for important events and an overall disorganized life can lead to heart problems.  So take the steps to get organized and redefine your space.  This could be a weekend project or a year-long project depending on the level of clutter.  No matter how deep you’re in there is no better time than now to turn around and work your way out.  Here are some great tips to get you started:

1. Work on one room at a time.

2. Be prepared with boxes, tape, sharpies, and trash bags.  Having everything ready will make the process go much faster.

3.  Organize in categories: keep, donate, trash.

4.  Evaluate the items you think you can’t part with.  When was the last time you used it, will you use it again, could someone else benefit from it more than you?

5.  If you have a lot of clutter plan a yard sale and you may profit from the things that are causing you stress!

Once you have cleared out the trash and donation items make sure to organize the stuff you chose to keep.  If you chose to keep it you are probably planning on using it in the future.  Have an accessible spot for everything that is within reach and organized.  Clear plastic containers from the dollar store are great for storing small items.  Here are some ideas:

*A nail box: nail polish, files, remover…

*Admin box: pencils, pens, stamps, scissors, rulers…

*Cords/Chargers box: phone chargers, ipod chargers, random cords

*Medicine box: keep all vicks, cough medicine, aspirin…

Stack these on top of one another on shelves in closets and make sure to label.  The next time you want to do your nails quickly all you have to do is pull out the bin and you have everything you need, brilliant!  If you don’t think you can do it alone or just want a jump-start hire a home stager or professional organizer.  They will help you get on track and on your way to a better lifestyle.

You have questions, we have answers email amanda@sunflowercreationsonline.com