Staging your home to sell during the holiday season doesn’t mean you have to miss out on decking your halls. In fact, if done strategically, holiday décor can be the ultimate advantage for home staging during this “slow” time of year. An idea behind home staging is to evoke a feeling of warmth and comfort in… Continue reading 6 Tips for Home Staging During the Holiday Season
Vacant homes are a tough sell! They always seem cold and uninviting, and empty rooms leave potential buyers confused as to proper function and layout. Rooms actually appear smaller when vacant. Crazy, right? Sitting Pretty Redesign can help make your vacant home appear larger and more inviting. We work with realtors, investors and “flippers,” as well… Continue reading Vacant Homes Leave Buyers Empty-minded and Sellers Empty-handed
I guess I have beach on the brain as my annual family vacation is quickly approaching. I am by no means ready for a bikini, but I am ready for beach breezes and coastal design (and shrimp, lots and lots of shrimp)! The design board below is my dream of a bedroom in the beach house… Continue reading Going Coastal in Style!
Did you know Sitting Pretty Redesign is able to assist you with creating the look of a professionally-decorated space in your home, no matter if we are living as next door neighbors or on separate coasts? E-decorating is perfect for clients who live outside of the Greater Houston Area. And at only $250 per room, this service is… Continue reading What is e-Decorating?
When I became a mom 16 months ago (but, who’s counting, right?), my home design and decor choices changed right along with my new lifestyle. My first priority is certainly now my child; however, I still have a need to take pride in my home and be surrounded by beautiful furnishings. There is an art… Continue reading 3 Tips for Kid-friendly Homes with Undisturbed Adult Appeal
I struggle with determining whether or not holding an Open House for your listing is truly valuable. Often times, you only get “Lucy Lookers” and “Nosie Nancys” from down the street. Other times, if your home is staged appropriately, the right potential buyer has found your home online and made an offer before the first… Continue reading Open House Undercover: 5 Mistakes to Avoid at Your Open House
Making a decision on selections when remodeling or building new construction is overwhelming for most of us. Even if you never plan to move away from this “forever” home, it is smart to make timeless choices with the design selections. Here are a few of my faves: White Kitchens Black and White Marble Crown Molding Stripes Hardwood Flooring Subway… Continue reading Home Design for Timeless Value
We’ve all been taught to not judge a book by its cover; however, in real estate, that all goes out the window. A lack of curb appeal can be deadly in today’s market. Your staging efforts inside will create enticing online photos, which will get buyers to schedule the showings. Effort toward the perfect curb… Continue reading It’s What’s on the Outside That Counts! Home Staging Tips for the Best Curb Appeal
As a new Home Stager and Design Consultant, I am looking to develop partnerships with local real estate agents. During my research for informational materials, I came across the Profile below, published by the National Association of REALTORS. This important publication includes all of the statistics needed to support the value of the home staging industry, a great… Continue reading Survey Says: Staging Has REAL Value! National Association of REALTORS 2015 Profile of Home Staging
1. Baskets: Use baskets of all sizes in all rooms to add texture and provide an aesthetically pleasing storage to corral blankets, pillows, magazines, toys, firewood, books, groceries, clothes, towels…to infinity and beyond! 2. Towels: We previously talked about the importance of fresh, fluffy towels in 3 Essentials Steps to the Most Valuable Bathroom. Having an… Continue reading Ten Items for a Home Stager’s Toolbox