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Family Room Staged To Sell

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FAMILY ROOM - BEFORE
FAMILY ROOM – BEFORE

BEFORE:  This good-sized family room has wood floors, a vaulted ceiling and a wood-burning fireplace. The room seems smaller than it is because of too much stuff, a distraction from the room’s positive features. Your attention goes directly to the cluttered bookcase when you enter the room.

Family Room After
Family Room After

 AFTER:  Contents of the bookcase were boxed up to give the homeowners a jump start on their upcoming move, and the bookcase was moved to the living room which needed extra furnishings. Positioning the sofa on center with the windows creates a more proportionate layout and leaves space on the perimeter making the room feel larger. The area rug was replaced with a larger one that fits the space better.  Hanging an oversized mirror above the fireplace makes the room feel brighter by reflecting light into the space, and greens help draw attention to the fireplace. For better balance, a chest that was pushed into the far corner was repositioned near the entrance with a potted plant to frame the space.

Master Bathroom Before / After

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Master Bath - BEFORE - View 1

Master Bath - BEFORE

 

 

Master Bath - AFTER - View 1
Master Bath – AFTER

Updates to this master bathroom include removing the wallpaper, new paint, light fixtures, faucets, mirrors and cabinet hardware.

Cluttered Kitchen Makeover

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Cluttered Kitchen Before

Cluttered Kitchen Before

Organized Kitchen After

Organized Kitchen After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated wallpaper has been replaced with neutral paint.  The refrigerator and door magnets have been removed and the countertops cleared except for a few necessities.  The space above the refrigerator has been organized.  Coordinating rugs finish the space!

 

Den Makeover Before / After

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Den 1 Before

Den 1 Before

Den 2 Before

Den 2 Before

 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Den After
Den After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cozy reading area has been created giving this room renewed purpose more appropriate for a room with built-in bookcases. The faded blue carpet was replaced with a patterned carpet adding interest to the small space. The walls and wood trim were painted light sage and ivory for an up-to-date look. A new chandelier helps draw attention to the high ceilings. Vintage family photos are packed away, and a large framed print gives the room a focal point.

Kitchen Staged To Sell

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Kitchen Redesign Before

Kitchen Before

Kitchen Redesign After

Kitchen After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Removing the area rug from under the table and re-arranging the chairs gives the appearance of more space to move through the dining room and into the kitchen.  Counter clutter has been cleared except for a few necessities, and the cabinet top decor has been minimized for a cleaner look.

Dining Room Before / After

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Dining Room Before

Dining Room Before

Dining Room After

Dining Room After

BEFORE:  The unique built-in cabinet and shelves were lost in a gallery of children’s artwork displayed across the wall of this dining room which does double-duty as a play area.

AFTER:  Removing the extensions from the table and positioning it away from the wall at an angle makes it feel more spacious and functional. The child’s drawings and photos were replaced with a simple print that coordinates with the drapes and sliding doors leading out to the deck. A few colorful vases placed on the top shelf of the built-in cabinet draws attention to that feature. The child’s drawing desk was removed from the corner to further open up the space.