Fastest Staging Ever!

It’s very common to buy a house with the condition that your house is sold first.  This means that I have to Stage their current home within a couple days in order to get it on the market. It’s a lot of work for everyone and sometimes there are many changes that are just impossible to get done in the short timeline.  The goal is to get their house sold so they can move into their dream home that they’ve just bought conditionally.  I call it “Game Time”.

This charming 2 bedroom townhouse was full of personality but I tried to neutralize some of the strong colours for the masses since there was no time for painting.

The biggest job for the homeowners was to remove about half of  their contents since they had clearly outgrown the space.  It’s the ideal start-up home for first time buyers or people who are ‘right-sizing’ but not for this growing family.

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AFTER – removing all the kid’s toys and chairs allowed buyers without kids to see how they too could enjoy this home. Now you can really see the space.
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AFTER – we worked with the red wall by adding patterns in the artwork and the table linens allowed us to introduce other colours so it wasn’t just a ‘red’ wall.
AFTER – to complement the red wall I brought in artwork and other pops of colour to keep it fun and youthful.  We removed the oversized coffee table to show the floor space.
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AFTER – removing the toys was an important part of this room to show buyers the versatility of the large beautiful space. Adding the ivory area rug not only brighten up the room but it helped make it feel cozier.
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AFTER – removing all the very personal sport fan memorabilia neutralized the room for the masses.
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AFTER – removing the shelving unit allowed us to hang artwork which looked less cluttered. Adding some decorative items on the coffee table helped create an inviting mood in the room.
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AFTER – Every square inch of real estate counts when you’re selling your home. Since this is only a two bedroom townhouse, it’s nice to know that there is also a landing at the top of the stairs that can easily be made into a home office. All this room needed was a pop of colour through artwork to make it memorable.
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AFTER – this is a great size room but with the second child it was too cramped for two children.
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AFTER – removing the large chair and putting it in the living room opened up the space and also made the living room look better. Bringing in pretty pink accessories dressed up the room and lightened the walls. Removing ‘stuff’ around the dresser is not practical for them, but for the sake of the photos it was necessary.
AFTER – for the sake of the photos the older child’s bed was removed (even though it was a very cool ‘car’ bed). Living in a Staged home is not always the easiest but if you want to increase the speed of the sale, sometimes it’s worth it to make the sacrifices. Fortunately this bed can easily be removed for showings. You always want your home to feel as large and functional as possible.
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Their adorable butterfly mobile was my colour inspiration. How cute is this???
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AFTER – it’s absolutely amazing what different bed linens can do in a master bedroom. The crisp white coverlet and the charcoal layering of another coverlet added with accent cushions somehow made the walls completely different. The colour inspiration was from the artwork I brought in.
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AFTER – if you’re going to have bold, vibrant paint colours, then you have to play with it and have some fun. Removing the extra furniture helped open up the space too.

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