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Highlights From a Home Stager: Giving Props to Point Breeze Props

25 Sep

You know your from Philly if you live in a Point Breeze row home (it’s not a townhouse), and you know you live in a Point Breeze row home if you recognize this layout!

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(Click here for full property listing.)

We work all over the city and surrounding ‘burbs, but year after year, Point Breeze is where it’s at for stagers.  Developers are just constantly rehabbing homes and often, entire blocks go under construction at once.  As neighborhoods improve, we find ourselves going further and further south.

Here’s a quick hit of 4 Point Breeze rehabs we’ve staged in the last month or so.  The layout is generally pretty straightforward- but there is a wide variety of play in finish selections.  Style is normally contemporary to modern industrial- aimed at the young professional, often first time-home buyer.

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Staged & Sold in 30 days!!

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Staged & Sold!!

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Check out more Point Breeze Stagings

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
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
…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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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.

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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 (Click here for full property listing)

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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 Philadelphia, Pa

17 Feb

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Apparently, Winter 2015 is not slowing anyone down in the Philly real estate game…It feels like Spring, with the amount of staging we’ve been doing in the past month and a half, and we love it!

A great big “Thank You” to all of our loyal clients, who call on us time, and time again-

And, to our new clients, we are thrilled to be working with you, and we really looking forward to building long-lasting relationships with you!

Here’s a few of our February home stagings, around the city and beyond:

Old City Condo at Independence Place

(Courtesy of Pam Laws, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
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Roxborough Twin- North West Philadelphia

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South Philly- Pennsport New Construction Home

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West Philly Upscale Rehab

(Courtesy of Grace O’Donnell, Philadelphia Realty Exchange)
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East Norriton Sprawling Suburban Single

(Courtesy of Lisa Murphy, Keller Williams Realty)
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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:

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(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

January Happenings- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia’s Home Stagers

15 Jan

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Our first project this year was this sprawling family home in Bensalem’s Belmont Ridge Community.  The owners will be living in the home until it sells.   We were called in as consultants, to help prepare the home for listing.  We did a “room-by-room” with the sellers- advising them on what items to keep (furniture, art, accessories), what should go, furniture arrangement, etc.  We also supplemented items needed to create a taste neutral, depersonalized, eye-catching presentation for MLS photos and for showings.

The room featured above is the formal living room, which was essentially empty when we arrived.  The homeowners got rid of their dated furniture, and are waiting until they move to replace it.  So, we supplied this striking living room set-up, which is the first room you’ll see upon entering the home.  Click here to see more.

And, here’s a few more projects that we’ve been busy with:

Northeast Philadelphia Rehabbed Home Staging

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Fairmount/Art Museum Area Home Staging

Courtesy of

Andrew Kratz, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

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Old City Loft Staging

Courtesy of

Jeff “City” Block, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

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Fairmount/Art Museum Area Rehabbed Home Staging

Courtesy of

Michael Goldstein, The McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

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Northern Liberties New Construction Home Staging

Courtesy of

Ryan Quinn, Cityspace

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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