Sidelights are those long, narrow windows on one or both sides of a front door. They allow sunlight to pour in and easy view of whoever is at the door. But, they also allow people to see in. Many people enjoy the light, but would like a little privacy, too.
A quick walk around my own neighborhood and the most common sidelight window treatments are small curtains or faux wooden blinds (to match the other windows in the front of their home). But with a little imagination and on-line exploring,
There may be many reasons why a home for sale is vacant. It may be a new home or maybe the homeowners have already moved on. Regardless, the home is left with no furniture, no pictures on the walls, no decorations – no life. After a home buyer has looked at dozens of homes online or toured home after home, a vacant home has little chance of being remembered. Staging a vacant home can not only make the home more memorable, it can also help sell the home. Here are 4 reasons why:
If you follow my facebook business page, www.facebook.com/creativelystaged, you've seen pictures of this project up till the final reveal. We are now finished and the homeowner is thrilled with his organized, functional closet! The only items bought for this project were a few plastic bins and paint.
Here is where we started:
Word seems to have gotten around that wallpaper popularity is on the rise again. Wallpaper with bold geometric patterns or sophisticated metallic designs are showing up on HGTV, in magazines and online. What does this mean for you when you are selling your home? Is wallpaper a good idea?
Painting a brick fireplace is one of those topics that seems to bring out strong opinions on both sides. Some will adamantly say that painting brick - EVER - is just wrong. Others just can't bring themselves to do something that seems so irreversible. While still others argue that painting a brick fireplace will give a room a needed facelift.
Staging is a powerful marketing tool (see What Staging Is and What It Isn't - part 1). Unfortunately, many sellers don't take advantage of this powerful marketing tool because of some misconceptions about staging. Let me clarify what staging isn't:
Home staging has been defined in a number of ways. "Decorating a home to sell" or "the art of preparing a home for sale" are among the most common. While I don't disagree with either of these, I wonder if they haven't somehow shortchanged exactly what home stagers do.
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