Kitchen Staged To Sell

May 05
2010

Granite countertops, stainless appliances, tile backsplash and an abundance of cabinets are all key selling features of this kitchen, but they were hard to notice due to too much distracting décor. Reducing the countertop clutter and replacing all but a few of the décor items on top of the cabinets with silk greenery helps the kitchen’s best attributes to stand out. Two barstools were also removed to open up the space around the island and allow foot traffic to flow through.

Children’s Bedrooms

May 05
2010

The wood paneled walls in this boy’s bedroom gave the room a dark and dated feel, so we removed all the personal wall art and painted the walls a pale shade of blue. A coordinating art print was brought in from another room in the house and placed over the bed. The rug and a small section of the desk were removed and the remaining furniture rearranged to make the room feel more spacious. Greenery on top of the dresser adds a finishing touch.

Children’s Bedrooms

May 05
2010

The shocking green made too much of a statement in this girl’s room, so the color was toned down to a soft green. Removing the rug and extra pieces in the corner and makes it feel less cluttered more inviting. A few cheerful floral arrangements were added to complete the transformation. 

 

 

 

Living / Dining Room Makeover

May 16
2009

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Living / Dining Room Before Makeover

Living / Dining Room Before

 

BEFORE:  Despite the white walls, this combination living and dining room seems dark and has no flow through the space. Country-style furnishings make it feel old and outdated, and the view is blocked by curtains.

Living / Dining Room After Redesign
Living / Dining Room After

AFTER:  Painting the walls a rich gold tone brings much-needed warmth to the space. The dark trim was painted white to create contrast, highlighting the dark wood floors. Side-panel drapes frame the windows and the view, allowing plenty of light into the room. A lighter, neutral-colored rug helps to define the conversation area, and updated furnishings are positioned to allow traffic to flow from one space to the other.

 

Cluttered Kitchen Makeover

May 15
2009
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Cluttered Kitchen Before

Cluttered Kitchen Before

Organized Kitchen After

Organized Kitchen After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated wallpaper has been replaced with neutral paint.  The refrigerator and door magnets have been removed and the countertops cleared except for a few necessities.  The space above the refrigerator has been organized.  Coordinating rugs finish the space!

 

Den Makeover Before / After

May 15
2009

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Den 1 Before

Den 1 Before

Den 2 Before

Den 2 Before

 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Den After
Den After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cozy reading area has been created giving this room renewed purpose more appropriate for a room with built-in bookcases. The faded blue carpet was replaced with a patterned carpet adding interest to the small space. The walls and wood trim were painted light sage and ivory for an up-to-date look. A new chandelier helps draw attention to the high ceilings. Vintage family photos are packed away, and a large framed print gives the room a focal point.

Kitchen Staged To Sell

May 15
2009

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Kitchen Redesign Before

Kitchen Before

Kitchen Redesign After

Kitchen After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Removing the area rug from under the table and re-arranging the chairs gives the appearance of more space to move through the dining room and into the kitchen.  Counter clutter has been cleared except for a few necessities, and the cabinet top decor has been minimized for a cleaner look.