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Archive for January, 2011

A versatile 99 cent home staging accessory

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

What’s one of the easiest (and most economical) home staging or home décor accessories you can use?  Tissue (Kleenex) boxes.  All brands (even no-name) have created the most amazing designs and colours for every room and season.  My tissue box is always on my marble in the kitchen, blending with the décor and within easy reach for all — especially when I’m watching Oprah and her favourite things!

Condo staging with cardboard home staging furniture

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

After our home staging consultation we had decided on our floor plan and wanted to make sure that the window over looking the lake was our focal point.

But the condo we were staging with next stage furniture was on the third floor.  The third floor and 12! tote bags of our cardboard home staging furniture.  Yikes!

Well, after a year’s practice, we have a formula that works.  Plenty of smiles and “hold the elevator” works great, too.

But imagine trying to stage a third-floor condo with ordinary furniture!!!!  With NextStage home staging furniture it was a breeze by comparison.

One trip for the furniture and another for the accessories, and with the job done, photos taken, and key placed in the lock box, the Chips and Kerry van hits the road home via Tim Hortons or Starbucks!

Dimmer switches and lighting tricks for home staging

Friday, January 7th, 2011

You can dim lights just slightly to extend lamp life and save energy, without the change in light level being noticeable.

When we stage a home we use a low-watt bulb which enables the Realtor to switch on the lamps to create an appealing glow in each room. Most homes work with a combination of warm and cool tones to provide what is normal to the eye. Balance and layering are the two keys to success. Now what wattage would I need to read the latest Billy Connolly’s novel? LOL!