March 2016 Staging Tip of the Month

An older galley style kitchen with minimal storage can often be difficult to envision any other way.
This one got a beautiful makeover!  We didn’t replace cabinets….but instead added a pantry where an opening was and put new cabinet fronts so they would all coordinate.  New flooring, appliances, countertops and backsplash make this kitchen a wow statement!

August 2015 Featured Before & After

Color on walls is often a wonderful thing.  But when it’s a very bold color, it can turn off a large percentage of buyers.  A neutral wall color and a little art and accessories allow them amenities like the beautiful cabinetry, large island and all the natural light to grab buyer’s attention now.
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August Staging Tip of the Month

We try to keep most of our staging tips pretty inexpensive, but sometimes selling a house for the price you want requires some bigger renovations.  This house sat on the market a long time because the kitchen was really in shambles.  The cabinets were minimal, non-matching and the doors didn’t even shut right.  There wasn’t a dishwasher or microwave and all of the finishes were dated.
        
We helped the homeowner turn this kitchen into a modern space with all new functional cabinetry, contemporary granite countertops with a glass tile backsplash, new flooring and all new stainless appliances.
   
Huge thank you to Brian’s Cabinets for all your beautiful work!

June Staging Tip

Many buyers are now expecting granite countertops in the home that they hope to purchase.  However, installing granite is not always financially feasible for every seller.  This seller used a service called Miracle Method to transform their countertops.  It’s a finish applied to the existing countertops; it takes two days and costs much less than replacing!
We also suggested that the homeowners paint the beadboard paneling white to fit in with the style of the home.

August 2012 Staging Tip

Granite prices have come down significantly in recent years, and because many buyers expect it in the home they want to purchase, regardless of price range, you may consider replacing your dated countertops.

Orwell Kitchen Before Orwell Kitchen After

Doesn’t it make an amazing difference?  We also had the homeowners switch their pulls and light fixtures from brass to nickel.