Sunset Lakes Home gets a Makeover

I get a call from the Realtor, Help I am Listing a home for sale and I need to get the Listing photos done in one week.  I book the consultation, and upon arrival I can see that this home has lots of potential.  I open the door and what do I see, multiple colors on the various room walls and no furniture.  I know exactly what needs to be done first, PAINT!  Neutral is the only way to go.  Color of choice, French White #1093 by Benjamin Moore.

Room looks and feels dark and lifeless.  Curtains are blocking natural light.

Room looks and feels dark and lifeless.  Curtains are blocking natural light.

Once the painting was completed, it was time to install the furniture.  I wanted to highlight the features of the home that would attract potential Buyers.  I wanted the home to feel light and airy, but still warm.  The goal is to get potential Buyers to fall in love with the home the moment they walk through the door.  Staged homes typically sell for 6-10% more than non-staged homes.  Now when Buyers walk through the front door they are met with a style that is contemporary and easy on the eye.  Staging your home with key furniture pieces will showcase the livability of the room.  Less is more.  Clutter eats equity.

 

Room now feels light and welcoming.  Buyers are going to love this space.

Room now feels light and welcoming.  Buyers are going to love this space.

See another view of this room.  The Realtor could not believe the transformation.  I'm expecting multiple offers on this Listing.  Need help preparing your home the "Right-way" for top-dollar Resale?  Contact Captiva Design.  We know what Buyers are looking for when shopping for a home.

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Home Staging Redesign | SW Ranches Home

It was a pleasure to work on the exciting Home Redesign project located in the heart of SW Ranches, FL.  This home has so many features working in its favor.  It's easy to see why it had a contract in less than one week.  The Homeowner was so excited.  The investment in Home Staging really paid off.  Let's take a look at some of the changes that made a real impact.


FORMAL DINING ROOM CHANGES:

1. We changed the Chandelier.  The client wanted to take their lighting fixture to their new home.  TIP:  If you want to keep certain light fixtures in the home, then remove them and replace with something else that will still work with the design.  When Buyers are purchasing your home they are expecting the sale of the home to include all fixtures unless stated in the Sellers contract.

2.  We removed all personal photos from the Built-In Server, and the small mirror above the Server.  We replaced the mirror with artwork which brought color to the room, and was a larger size since the wall in quite large.  TIP:  Use artwork or mirrors that are scaled for the size of the wall.  If the piece is too small it gets lost on the wall.

3.  We opened the Sheer Drapery to allow more light to come into the room.  Potential Buyers like light and bright spaces.  We also added two candle stick lamps to the server to add more light and fill the large space.  TIP:  When showing your home open all window blinds/drapery and turn on all lights.  Rooms look and feel larger when properly lighted.

4.  We changed the centerpiece on the Dining Table to reflect more elegance.  Again, if you have a large surface use accessories that are scaled correctly in size so that the items do not get lost.

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Need help preparing your home for Resale?  Feel free to contact Captiva Design.  We'd be more than happy to answer all your questions, and help you prepare your home the "Right-Way" for top- dollar Resale.  Call now @ 954.205.6555 or email us at bking@captivahomedesign.com.

 

Use your Home Staging costs as a tax write-off

Tax season is officially in full effect, and the good news is that for those of you who have used Home Staging services to sell your home can write the costs off.  According to the IRS,  Home Staging is a legitimate selling and marketing expense.  The costs of Home Staging can be subtracted from the proceeds (profit) of the home sale.  Speak to your tax accountant to see how you can utilize this benefit.

FYI, the average reported tax return is about $2,800.00.  You can use some or all of this refund to do a room make-over, or upgrade some furniture pieces in your home.  Contact Captiva Design @954.205.6555.  ALL Budgets, ALL Styles!

 

Custom Area Rugs

Check out these custom area rugs designed by Bridget King of Captiva Design.

Cool Blue and Teal tones set the Stage for any Guest Bedroom.  This rug will make the bedroom feel warm and inviting.  With just a hint of chocolate brown for impact within the design.  

Name of design "Dancing Leaves"

Name of design "Dancing Leaves"

 

This rug was designed for a Sitting Area off the Family Room.  The colors are more bold.  A rich gold tone coupled with a hint of dark chocolate brown and rust create a punch of color.

Name of Rug Circles of Life

Name of Rug Circles of Life

 

Contact Captiva Design for all your Interior Decorating or Home Staging needs.

Master Bedroom Transformation - Redesign by Captiva Design

Master Bedroom Before #1
Master Bedroom Before #1

Can you believe that this is the same Master Bedroom?  Well it is.  What did we do to change the look and feel of this room?  Several creative things were done.

1.  If you want to make an immediate change to any space, change the wall color.  Paint is your best friend when Staging or Decorating a room.  This burgundy color was too strong and dark for the room.  When selling your home, stick with neutral colors to visually enlarge the space.  We used Sherwin Williams #6071 Popular Grey to lighten the space, and what a difference the new color made.

Weston Master Bedroom After #2
Weston Master Bedroom After #2

2.  You may have noticed that we changed the orientation of the furniture.  Furniture placement is important when Staging your home.  Buyers want to see space, and when you walk into the Master Bedroom, the positioning of the bed will be important to how the room will show.  Re-position furniture pieces so it makes sense to the floor plan.

3.  This room has lovely hardwood floors, but along with the dark wood furniture we needed something to breakup the dark tones on top of each other and create a more cozy feel within the space.  We added a simple cream shag rug.  It's always good to keep rooms light & bright.  Rug:  Lowes

Bedding Decor Tight Shoot
Bedding Decor Tight Shoot

4.  Bedding makes the bed.  It's important to invest in a nice comforter, quilt or duvet set for your bed along with some accent pillows for a pop of color.  Bedding & Accent Pillows:  SteinMart & HomeGoods  Lamps:  Kirklands

Contact Captiva Design for all your Redesign needs.  Use what you have to create looks that potential Buyers want.  We can help you!  Contact us at 954.205.6555 to schedule your Consultation.  ALL Budgets, ALL Styles.

Happy Décor!

Additional Views, Before & After

Master Bedroom Before #2
Master Bedroom Before #2
Weston Master Bedroom After #1
Weston Master Bedroom After #1