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The Difference Between Home Staging & Interior Decorating

Many people are under the misconception that home staging and interior decorating are one and the same thing. But that is inaccurate. The fact is that home staging is simply a temporary form of home design which is specifically done to attract buyers or potential tenants, generally selling homes faster and for more, explains Ian Joseph of tacomapmc.com, whereas interior decorating is a more complex and permanent undertaking and which is usually done by homeowners

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Paint Increases Home ROI
Home Staging

The Return on Investment Can Be Great with Paint

Painting the INTERIOR of your home can result in a 107% ROI while painting the EXTERIOR of your home can yield a 55% ROI. These increases are if the homeowner does the painting. On average, interior painting will cost $967.00 and will offer a $2001.00 increase in value. Selecting neutral colors will make it easier for potential buyers to visualize themselves living in the space and neutral colors will go with any color of furnishings.

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Making Sense

What is this? There is nothing more off-putting to a potential buyer than a room or a space that just doesn’t make sense. Giving purpose to these ambiguous spaces can mean all the difference between a sale or no sale! Fun little nooks and alcoves are a great design tool and can add architectural elements and a sense of fun to a room. But, they can become more of a challenge if they don’t present

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Design With Intention
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Design with intention

There are no mistakes. The key to any successful staging project is to develop an intentional, deliberate design plan. Our Designers use a keen eye to envision what exactly they want to do with a space. Understanding how the architect intended the space to be used; how potential buyers will likely use the space are key considerations to take into account. A specific floor plan is devised to act as a guide for the staging

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Photography & Function

Form follows function… Or so they say. But function is not always photogenic. One of the main reasons staging is such a strong tool in the home selling process is the alluring photography that first captures buyers attentions. However, how we live in a room, how a space is actually used, can create barriers to capturing these alluring images. Good staging should always endeavor to show true functionality of a space while creating a tableau

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Making the great room great again

We all long for wide open spaces. The great room. The sought after commodity that every home buyer hopes and dreams for. That dream home where friends and family can all congregate and make a house a home. Everyone wants their home to be known as “the place to be”! Style is cyclical, as is the way we use the spaces that we inhabit. When we moved out of the caves and started building structures for

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How to Shop Your Home for a Fresh Look
Home Staging

How to Shop Your Home for a Fresh Look

What do you do when the rooms in your home start to feel old and played out but your budget won’t allow for an influx of new decor? Why, shop your home, of course. It’s An Adventure This trick works like a charm when you want to change your space and it’s typically less work than painting walls, definitely less money than redecorating, and if you’re up for it, it’s an adventure in and of

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Mix Warm and Cool – the key to a friendly house

Using a mix of warm and cool tones is the key. With grey tones as popular as they continue to be, they can pose a challenge. Especially in March in the Pacific Northwest! To work with this palette we like to mix in warm tones. The rich gold and copper of the accent pieces give just the right amount of warmth to this bungalow. This warmth brings out the depth and color of the flooring.

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6 Ways to Style Your Mantel
Home Staging

6 Ways to Style Your Mantel

So many choices, too little space. What’s on your mantel? From black and white photos to wildly colorful accoutrements, your home’s mantel is likely the centerpiece of the room it occupies and should make a statement about who you are. Whether you’re a minimalist or a collector, you can find fun ways to adorn these spaces to showcase your style and carry the cadence of your home. Themed mantels are your best bet and as

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Home Staging

How to Choose the Right Area Rug

When people talk about flooring, it’s typically about the stuff that stays put until the next remodel (or a massive flood), not an artistic expression that can change the feel of an entire room. Area rugs are the red-headed stepchild of the design world and we say they deserve better than that! They offer warmth that’s both physical and conceptual, they’re a grounding presence to rooms of all sizes, and though much of the time

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