Home Staging: A Real Transformation

Home Staging: A Real Transformation

When ReMax Hallmark Realty agent, Geoffrey Grace, approached us about a modern home in the west end, we were thrilled.  We love houses.  We love working with Geoffrey, and we especially love modern!

The initial walkthrough was a challenge.  The family was already preparing to move, and their personal items were haphazardly packed, and also not packed.  

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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: A Historical Church Conversion

Design Love: A Historical Church Conversion

When I first met this set of clients, the brief was short and sweet.  They were moving from a large home in Oakville to an open concept loft in a converted church.  We were going to determine what furniture of theirs would work, and what they would need to replace or get rid of. 

Fast forward two years, and we renovated to washrooms, replaced the kitchen, commissioned custom millwork throughout, and brought in furniture for the dining, living, and two bedrooms. 

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Tasteful Modernism Meets The Beach

Tasteful Modernism Meets The Beach

It is more than just a building, on a street that hits the list of things buyers shop for.  This structure is a commitment to light, space, beauty, comfort, function and sustainability.   This is not a series of blocks, stacked one on top of the next, with the ubiquitous mix of cement, stained cedar and shades of grey.  

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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: Living Room

Home Staging Check List: Living Room

Living rooms function differently for everyone.  Some families spend time in their living room, watching TV.  For others, it is a formal entertaining space.  You don't know who is going to walk through the door to look at your listing.  You can guess, but you can't know in absolutes.  

So how do you style your living room so that it attracts the widest pool of buyers?  Those who want to lounge, play, read, watch or rest?  

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