After 34 years, this 1976 ranch home just outside Portland Oregon needed updating before the sellers could put it on the market. The process began when they contacted my company for a home staging consultation, where we walked through the entire home as well as the outside spaces. The sellers were given an action plan showing which cosmetic improvements would provide the best return when selling -- this included painting, new cabinet hardware, replacing light fixtures, replacing old carpeting where needed, updating the kitchen countertops, removing dated window coverings, etc. I encouraged the sellers to keep the price point of the home in mind whenever making decisions on which improvements would yield the best return.
Throughout the process (which lasted over a year) the sellers gave me updates on the various projects, and I helped them select some hardware and light fixtures. They were delightful to work with, and very motivated to have their home appeal to the target buyer! We worked with the seller's existing furniture, adding some art and accessories from our home staging inventory for an inviting look.
Here are some Before & After photos of this home's transformation, starting with the living room (which had dated window coverings & older carpeting) ....
The kitchen needed updated lighting, laminate countertops, paint, new faucet & cabinet hardware ... and the low cabinet separating it from the nook area needed to be removed. Once that was done, it was so much more open & modern!
The dining room got a style update with paint, a new light fixture, and removal of the window coverings ...
This Bedroom just needed a few accessories and new carpeting for a fresher more modern look ...
This Bathroom received updated light fixtures, painted cabinets, and a new shower enclosure to match the new faucet ...
If you plan to put your home on the market, contact your local professional home staging company to make sure that your improvements will be cost-effective when it's time to sell. We can suggest easy cosmetic fixes for DIY homeowners!
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Room Solutions Staging offers expert home staging services in Portland, Oregon to homeowners, real estate agents, builders, banks, and investors. Our proven home staging techniques will help reduce your property's market time and maximize your equity. We'll prepare your property or listing to look appealing to your target buyer for the online photos as well as for in-person viewings. Our owner and principal stager Maureen Bray is a nationally-recognized home staging expert and enjoys sharing her passion for staging with others. For a complimentary home staging proposal, please contact us @ 503-246-1800.
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