Home Staging Tips: How to handle an awkward layout

Home Staging Tips: How to handle an awkward layout

We've all seen it before.  The 900 sq ft loft that is, in fact, 300 sq ft of hallway, and more bathrooms than any resident actually needs.  Or the oddly shaped corner condos which boast panoramic views. 

So you've got this long hallway, pie shaped condo.  Now what? 

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Design Love: Quick & Easy Living Room Make-Over

Design Love: Quick & Easy Living Room Make-Over

You just moved.  

You have a couch, which you spent a whole months earnings on when you got your first job.  

That has to stay.  

There's the coffee table you love. . . how do you take these simple peices, and turn them into a dream-worthy living room?

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Design Love: The Beginning, Middle, and The End

Design Love: The Beginning, Middle, and The End

Have you ever wanted to hire an interior decorator, but not really known what to ask or how to go about?  Don't know what to expect? 

First, we meet with you to determine your needs.  How can we help you?  

Next, we discuss the space.  How is the space used?  Who uses it? Kids? Adults? Entertaining? Homework? Reading? 

We also discuss budget.  How much do you want to spend?  Please don't be typically Canadian, and say, "well, you know. . . we hadn't really thought about it".  

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Design Love: We Need Your Vote!

We had previously worked with this client on home staging for the sale of her condo.  When she came to us for help with her new penthouse in the sky, we were thrilled to take on the project with her.   

The brief was to create a mature, yet cozy space that would be great for the couple to lounge in. They like raw materials and selected barn board flooring as a developer upgrade.  Too much wood can be, well, woody, so we opted for natural materials and shapes to add texture and interest.  

We showed our client the boards last night and she loved them all.  Help her make the right choice: submit your vote in the comments below or tweet to @modernstagingca

Home Staging Check List: Kitchen

Home Staging Check List: Kitchen

The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home.  It's where families meet, food is prepared, and conversations happen.  A good kitchen is important to most buyers.  A kitchen should be clean, functional, and if you have the time / budget, stylish.  

We see so many cluttered, tidy kitchens,  Back to our previous post about entrances and clutter, it is important to clear off the counters.  Overflowing counters, crammed with tired appliances and overflowing compost is a sure sign that there isn't enough storage.  This may be the case, but you don't want to advertise this!

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Insider Tips: Everyone Loves Staging Before & After Photos

Insider Tips: Everyone Loves Staging Before & After Photos

It's almost like an addiction to HGTV makeover shows, combined with celebrity gossip.  Who doesn't love seeing worst case scenarios, made over to stunning results?!  Plus, when you get a sneak peek inside someone else's house, you often realize your own Tupperware drawer isn't all that bad.  Here's one project that went from cluttered and dark to bright and stunning...

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