July Featured Before & After

This living room is from a beautiful home on a lake.  The furniture that was there seemed very pieced together and uninviting.  However, the homeowner had a sofa in one of the bedrooms, so with just a little rearranging, it is now a complete living room!

July Staging Tip

Homes need to be very clean before going on the market.  But what if you’ve scrubbed and scrubbed the grout in your shower and it just won’t come clean?  Do you need to replace the grout?  Sometimes you do, but here’s an inexpensive tip to try first.
Tear strips of paper towel and, using rubber gloves, dip them into bleach.  Twist them into a little rope and lay them over the grout lines.
Let the paper towels sit for 2-3 hours, remove and rinse.
Please note, though, that this will not prevent mold from returning.  You must make sure that there is adequate airflow in the shower after each use.  Alternately, towel dry or squeegee the tile after each use