Carol Smith, the founder of Creative Home Stagers, is a member of the International Association of Homes Staging Professionals (IAHSP) and the Charlotte Chapter. She is an Accredited Staging Professional and received her formal home staging training with Barb Schwartz, the industry leader and pioneer of the concept of Home Staging. Here you will find Home Staging Tips, News and Ideas.
People either love it or they hate it, but when you’re trying to sell your house, you can’t afford for anyone to “hate” anything about it! Creative Home Stagers has been helping you stage around some of the biggest home challenges there are, but bad wallpaper is a doozy. Here are some suggestions to try before you put the For Sale sign in the yard.
At Creative Home Stagers, we’ve talked at length about some of the most common staging issues homeowners run into. We’ve talked about dated appliances, and how to draw attention away from them. We’ve talked about funky layouts, and what you can do to make them flow better. We’ve even talked about bad carpet, and how to make it less of a problem.
Today, we’re talking about how to stage around an ugly yard.
Is it possible to have too much natural light? Yes, it is! Creative Home Stagers has worked on quite a few properties that simply have too much light to go around. Here’s how it happens and what you can do about it.
Some staging conundrums are easy. Hot pink guest room? Paint it! Backyard looking like the set of Jumanji? Hire a landscaper!
Other issues, though, are not so easily solved.
One of the hardest things for stagers to work around is a funky, weird, totally odd layout. And so many homes have them! It’s easy to forget that tastes in layouts change all the time, just like tastes in countertops and flooring. Today’s coveted layout might be the thing that dates a home in twenty years.
Selling a home is never easy. If you’ve ever been a buyer, you know how easy it is to get caught up in the little detractors of a home. Even in a hot market, sellers must be proactive to prevent buyers from making assumptions and drawling conclusions in order to get the best price, fast.
What are some of the most common turnoffs to home buyers that sellers often fail to think of? Creative Home Stagers have worked with hundreds of homeowners on successful home sales. Here’s what we’ve realized sellers can never, ever forget.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a “perfect” home. Every home has its flaws, but some may have more than others. If your home is one that needs a little extra help, don’t worry! With the right staging tips, you can still sell your home fast and for top dollar.
Carpet accounts for over half of America’s flooring market. And for good reason: Carpet is relatively cost-effective, it’s versatile, and it’s cozy on bare feet! Carpet is a smart choice for homes with small kids or in houses that need a little extra sound insulation.
With so much carpet out there, though, some of it’s bound to be ugly. Whether you’ve got seafoam green wall-to-wall or a paisley shag number in just one room, here are Creative Home Stagers’ best tips for staging around bad carpet.
You’ve decided it’s time to put your home on the market. Great timing! It’s a seller’s market here in Charlotte, and as a seller, you’ll likely have the upper-hand. Even so, you should resist the urge to try and sell your home “as-is.”
Sometimes home staging is simple: De-clutter the bookshelves, rearrange the furniture, and maybe put a fresh coat of paint in the master bedroom.
Other times, though, the process is complicated by dated interiors; they’re tough to stage around because they’re pretty hard for buyers to see past. Never fear! When you’re in the hands of master stagers like the team at Creative Home Stagers, you can stage around just about anything, including dated tile.
Here are a few staging tips for toning down the visual impact of dated, unattractive tile.
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