May 27, 2017

Styled, Staged & Sold

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Bringing you the latest home and design trends.
Updated: 43 min 21 sec ago

Comment on 10 Reasons Why You Should Stage Your Next Listing by Jade Brunet

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:19

I am glad to know that the point of staging is to help a seller get packing early. It would be good to get organized for showing your home on the fly. My sister’s realtor told her that taking down personal photos from the walls can help a home sell faster.

Comment on 6 Misperceptions About Home Staging by Jade Brunet

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:00

I am glad to know that an accredited stager will give a detailed action plan of what items need to be removed that could distract from the home’s features to get the house sold. I did not realize that it could be such an emotional process to depersonalize a home after living there so long. My friend’s realtor said that taking down personal pictures would be a good thing to do to make the home feel more open.

Comment on Vinyl Flooring Is Stealing the Spotlight by Rosary Beads

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:48

Real hardwoods are just so expensive and difficult to install! I finished my attic recently and we went with vinyl because it was so much easier to install, so much cheaper. Looks beautiful and it’s had to tell the difference! Just glad we agreed to not do carpet.

Comment on Infographic: How to Stage a Home on a Budget by Melissa Tracey

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:11

Hi Linda – Please send me an email to
I’ll send you our copyright guidelines. Thanks!
Melissa Dittmann Tracey

Comment on The Wood Paneling Trend Is Back With a Twist by Keisha Forsythe

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 01:14

Great article with very good insight into how this “retro” material are used in a very modern way. Thanks for sharing!

Comment on Infographic: How to Stage a Home on a Budget by Linda Wilkins

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:39

May we post this blog in our websites as long as we post the credits also? I am a Realtor and an ASP Stager.

Comment on Most Popular Bathroom Trends for 2017 by Granite countertops @expresskitchen

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 01:48

Bathroom can be made attractive by some amazing designs, furniture or some great color combinations. Thanks for sharing some amazing tips to renovate our bathroom and make them more beautiful.

Comment on Vinyl Flooring Is Stealing the Spotlight by laminate countertop @expresskitchen

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 01:28

I totally agree with you that Vinyl flooring is stealing the spotlight due to many reasons. It comes in wide range of designs, pet friendly, easy to use and many more other advantages. Thanks for sharing the blog.

Comment on The Wood Paneling Trend Is Back With a Twist by Brett Cairns (RE/MAX)

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:39

Wainscoting is making a significant comeback in luxury homes in our area to add some interest to parts of walls

Comment on 7 Ways to Decorate A Shabby Chic Shed by Jake

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 08:03

Great steps to achieving the perfect shed. Some nice info thanks Emily.

Comment on Staging Tips for Small Rooms by Grange

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 08:14

Excellent advice on the bathroom. Not only does white paint open the space, but using semi gloss can additionally brighten the room by reflecting light, along with making it easier to clean. Plus, as you pointed out, there is a physiological aspect to consider. The ‘clean’ look of white is perfect for the bathroom. Well thought out post.

Comment on Smart Staging Solutions for the Owner Occupied House by Kasia McDaniel

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 13:32

Great article Julea! Many homeowners believe they have to remove all their household items in order for it to sell. In fact, I tell homeowners it will probably cost less to stage their home using their items (or a few new ones) versus renting items.
The hardest part is keeping the kids toys at bay. I tell homeowners to let the kids pick out the toys they cannot live without (within reason) and pack the rest away at an off-site storage site.

Comment on Staging Tips for Small Rooms by Karen Peyton

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 11:05

Excellent ideas for making the most of what you’ve got. Interesting furniture placement in the living room photo – space from walls to sofa and chairs with lamps flanking the windows. Colorful bathrooms seem to be the trend regardless of size so thank you for writing “white” as the optimum color, as well as colors to avoid. Great post!

Comment on Most Popular Bathroom Trends for 2017 by jan lovewell

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:02

None of the above would satisfy me in the bath. It’s all just a trend that a designer put together to lure people to make an unnecessary change. The south western look in tile colors is the most soothing and has not been around long enough to be tired of. I hope people don’t fall into the “designers’ trap” and think that the above examples would enhance their bathrooms. They are all very distasteful in every way.

Comment on Revisit Your Listing’s Curb Appeal: Have You Done Enough? by Bob

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 06:41

Very helpful suggestions — as a home seller, it is very difficult to get started and match the lowest cost tasks with the highest potential positive impacts — starting with doors, is such a natural way to think about “positive impression” — excellent
post. I’ll look forward to the NEXT suggestion!

Comment on The Number One Design Style for 2017 Is … by Granite countertops @expresskitchen

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 02:27

The design look so great, if there is a good amount of light then the white color really looks great. Thanks for sharing the blog.

Comment on Most Popular Bathroom Trends for 2017 by Cindy

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 16:26

Hi. I love the idea of a walk in tub like seniors use. I’ve seen one with a shower door so a shower handle could be used. Perfect for smaller homes too!

Comment on Stage it With Shine: Add Some Bling to Your Spaces by Brett Cairns (RE/MAX)

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 15:40

A well staged home with the right colors can do wonders for the overall appeal of the home. Butter like colors can add warmth in any season

Comment on 4 Tips for Furniture Arrangement by Brett Cairns (RE/MAX)

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 15:06

Adding a good flow and some contrast does wonders to add to the overall appeal and welcoming effect to these rooms

Comment on Using the Psychology Behind Color in Staging Homes by E. Zach Lee-Wright

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 20:13

I have a competitor friend who will suggest to the seller that they paint the front door – bright red. She only suggests this if the color “works” and sometimes it doesn’t. But when it does it makes the homes jump off the screen. More showings. Quicker sales.