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.


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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