Monday, August 23, 2010

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Unifying Spaces
Separated by Time

Home staging expert Susan Atwell makes a May-December romance in home styles engaging.

Most home owners have plans to fully renovate their home before selling. But sometimes, a home needs to be sold before all updates are complete.

The challenge: Unite updated and non-updated spaces without major construction or cost.

The goal: Excite buyers to see every space – new and old.
Going room to room is more like walking from house to house. One house has current, neutral, high-end updates, the other feels old, dated, and a little neglected.

The main level of this ranch – which buyers will see first – is inconsistent. Most spaces reflect current trends, but a few are flashbacks to the 1960s. For example, compare this updated powder room with this original master bath.

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AtWell Staged Home is concerned home buyers might not stay around long enough to see the homes most exciting feature – a completely renovated basement, equal in size to the main living space. A grand surprise.

And the two thousand square foot finished basement is going to seal the deal for any buyer – as long as they are inspired to complete the tour.

The solution? Staging. Staging marries old and new d├ęcor, and staging sells this home on its first listing day.

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Wallpaper removal, neutral paint, new white towels, updated lighting, and a thorough cleaning, are all completed on time and on budget. There’s no time for a complete bathroom remodel, but these quick updates unify this bath with the renovated spaces, making it move-in ready.

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