Our Home Design and Decorating Services

“Home is the nicest word there is.” –Laura Ingalls Wilder

Decorating ServicesIt’s true, most of our time is spent staging homes to sell for top dollar.  We work hard to make sure that each facet of your home appeals to potential buyers, increasing the offers sellers receive.  However, what if you are completely happy remaining in your home for years to come?  How can you benefit from our expertise?

Of course, you can follow our blog for tips and tricks to organizing and designing your home, but you may not be happy with your end result if you commit to a piecewise redesign that takes place over the course of a few years or more.  Instead, if you feel like the design and layout of your home is tired, outdated, or just needs a bit of a change, we recommend that you contact us about getting a redesign.  Much like a staging, we set up a consultation to get an idea of your style preferences, look over some options, and develop a design.  After the meeting, we will work up some options present them to you before finally implementing the final design.  After making you fall in love with your home again, you can continue to update and maintain the new design by following this blog each week and employing some of the ideas and habits that we discuss.

If you think that it’s time for your home to get a makeover, contact us today!

Phone: 303.733.1665
Email: info@stagingdenver.com
Online: Contact Form

In for a Penny, In for a Pound: Selling Your Home for Top Dollar

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

Sell Your Home for Top DollarHave you ever walked into an open house, looked around, and thought to yourself, “The space is nice, but there is something off?”  In Denver’s hot housing market, as a home seller it is easy to assume the attitude that “The house will sell, and it will sell for a lot more than we paid for it.  We don’t need to do any work, let the buyers deal with it.”  Often times, these sellers aren’t wrong, but “more than we paid for it” is not the same as “as much as we could make from it.”  It’s up to you as a seller to decide that your home is an investment and that you want to get the highest return on it that you can, but once you do, it is our job as the best home staging company in Colorado to put our money where our mouth is and help express the beauty of your home in a more obvious way.

Selling Your Home for Top DollarA lot of home selling is a formula, the number of bed and bathrooms, total square feet, neighborhood, school district, etc… These numbers can provide potential buyers with a rough idea about the worth of a home.  Staging a home takes these quantifiable numbers and statistics and injects poetry, art, and life.  Half the fun of owning a home is filling it up, and what better way to spark the imagination of potential buyers than by providing a beautiful template.  A gorgeous home can ooze potential, but if it is presented as an attractive but empty space, a lot of buyers won’t tap into that energy and will make unmotivated comments like, “It’s a great space,” “I can see the potential,” and “I like that it has vaulted ceilings.”

Sell Your Home for Top DollarInvesting time, effort, and money into an inspired staging design will stimulate potential buyers to imagine replacing the staged furniture with their own design.  When this occurs, you’ll hear comments like, “Look at this kitchen, if we had this I’d actually start making dinner,” “This room would make a great den!  I could put my Dad’s old fishing stuff on the wall and make a nautical theme,” or “This dining room is amazing.  We’d have to buy a bigger table, but we could start having family dinners with your parents and my sister’s family once a month!”

We understand how stressful it can be to buy and/or sell a house.  Making the experience more enjoyable for everyone is why we work so hard to help sellers maximize their investment and buyers fall in love with a home that stands out in a crowd by creating a smart and sophisticated model home from the house where you have lived for years.  Let us help you get the most out of your property, contact us today:

Phone: 303.733.1665
Email: info@stagingdenver.com
Online: Contact Form

Subtle Home Staging: Know Your Short Comings

Home StagingIf you are selling a house, you know all of the less-than-impressive aspects of your home.  It’s worth investing a little time and money to fix up some of the off-putting aspects of a house, knowing that you are raising the value of your home.  This may include cleaning and fixing gutters, doing a little light landscaping, or adding crown molding, but often it means providing a bit of a makeover to one or two of the rooms to show off their potential, instead of their limitations.

If you only focus on optimizing the best parts of a house, but ignore the less than perfect areas, potential buyers will leave open houses with saying something like, “I loved the high ceilings and exposed beams, but the kitchen just seemed dark and closed-off.”  With the right eye and a positive attitude, many “bad” things can easily become “fun” and “quirky.”

At Staging Denver, we take our craft very seriously; it is our duty to recognize the potential of a space and then elevate the reality of a space to its apex.  Our attention to detail and dedication to the art and science of interior design is what makes us the premiere staging company in Denver.  We have assisted dozens of realtors sell their properties at top dollar by helping buyers recognize the value in a home by bringing out its true beauty.  Let us help you get the most out of your property, contact us today:

Phone: 303.733.1665
Email: info@stagingdenver.com
Online: Contact Form

Subtle Home Staging: Tip One

“Tiny details imperceptible to us decide everything!”

– W.G. SeBald

Home staging is all about making the people who don’t live there feel at home.  Unfortunately, when sellers stage their own home, it is already that, home.  It takes a stranger with an eye for detail and a warehouse full of furniture and props to truly bring out the potential of a space.  That is why we have listed a few small suggestions that can make a big impact on the sale price of a home.

 

Utilize Shelving Appropriately

Home Staging ShelvingIf you are a homeowner selling a house, you probably exist in one of two worlds; either you are living in your home and everything is as you have had it for year or you have packed up and everything is bare.  Either way, your shelving and cabinets are probably an eyesore.

Start by removing everything from your shelves, cabinets and cupboards; then, choose simple pieces, sophisticated books, and any high-brow collections you may have.  Start populating your shelves sparingly; do not crowd your shelves.  This will open up the room and show the storage potential without looking deserted.

As for your cabinets and cupboards, try placing some of the larger cabinets with appropriate dishware or maybe even a cereal box or two to accentuate the storage capacity.

Home Staging: Taking Imagine Out of Imagination

When you were buying your first home, you probably walked into a house, bare of all furnishing and told something like, “Close your eyes and picture it.”

Home StagingMaybe you were able to imagine yourself cooking dinner in the kitchen or watching a movie in the living room.  If so, you possess a great skill; however, many people are unable to envision an empty home as anything more than a blank space.  Buyers want to fall in love with a house before they buy it, meaning they picture themselves eating dinner at a big table, feeling the heat from the fireplace on a cold day, and reading a book in a quiet nook.

Home StagingHome staging is the processes of giving those potential buyers the opportunity to experience real life in that house.  It is more than plopping furniture into a few key rooms, instead, a well-staged home should accent the natural poetry of a space.  The little touches, like a book on the bed or pictures over the mantle, should prompt the buyers to write a story about this make-believe family in their heads as they move from room to room.  Ideally, the home should make buyers envious of this family in the story they have created.  An envy that fuels the desire to be the family in the beautiful house.

At Staging Denver, we take our craft very seriously; it is our duty to recognize the potential of a space and then elevate the reality of a space to its apex.  Our attention to detail and dedication to the art and science of interior design is what makes us the premiere staging company in Denver.  We have assisted dozens of realtors sell their properties at top dollar by helping buyers recognize the value in a home by bringing out its true beauty.  Let us help you get the most out of your property, contact us today:

Phone: 303.733.1665
Email: info@stagingdenver.com
Online: Contact Form

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