Living Room, Dining Room in Beach House Budget Staging
Encouraging story for homestagers, agents and homeowner's...
We recommended some inexpensive updating for this 70's style house in Atlantic Beach. Original everything! White 12" floor tile throughout the downstairs.
Let me start at the beginning. The homeowners initially declined updating and staging because they thought their proximity to the ocean, a few blocks away, would more than make up for it. After many months on the market with NO offers, they called me back, thanks to a pro-active agent.
Kitchen and baths had not been touched in years, so you can imagine... orangey oak cabinets, formica counter tops and the white 80's tile flooring.
For the kitchen, we did a white marble subway back splash with white granite. The cabinets were painted SW Panda White.
The cost and mess of the floor tile removal was avoided by choosing the new Luxury Vinyl Planking in a wood style that matched the existing wood floors upstairs. It's thinner and can be installed over the tile. It was a fraction of the cost of tile removal and replacement with wood.
After updating and staging, it went on the market at a higher price and sold in 11 days. Yay!!
Video of project...Beach House Video
Some of my favorite hacks:
1. Look through a camera lens to determine if the curb appeal is going to need enhancing. Spend $50 on annuals so the first picture pops.
2. Check under sinks in baths and kitchen for clutter. Use baskets to contain any products.
3. Use Design Master floral tint to camouflage a brown grass spot on the lawn. Get it at Michaels.
4. Nature's Miracle is a wonderful pet stain remover.
5. Cedar blocks will deodorize closets. Cedar shavings in a zippered dog bed will deodorize the dog and repeal fleas.
6. Flavored coffee beans in a decorative container will make the kitchen smell like cookies are baking. The fragrance lasts for months.
Testimonials about the updated online certification class:
I just completed the home staging courses last night. Thank you for offering the class online. My heart's desire was to come to the classes in person and I thought surely they were not going to be nearly as good online. I am happy to report the online courses were really great! I especially liked the videos. It was just better when I could see you when you were speaking. I am certain I will be referring back to my manual again and again.
Thank you for your entrepreneurial spirit and heart for wanting to share your talents to help other people grow!
Here is to happy home staging for years to come!
Columbia, South Carolina
I just completed the Staging and Redesign online course. I want to tell you that I was a little concerned with getting the online course being I am a visual and hands on person however, you were very detailed and answered every question I had about staging! I enjoyed watching the videos as well
Thank you Becky,
Calling all former Students and Class Graduates...
So many of you have called about access to the new, updated online certification class with all the newest forms, videos, business info, etc. Lots of changes are in the business section, social media, marketing. Yes, any former student grads can have lifetime access to our new online portal. Whenever a new webinar or video is created, it will be on the site. It's $100 one-time payment. Most of the other trainers in the US charge an annual fee to have permission to continue to use their logo and have access to updated curriculum. The price will increase in a few months. You will be given a code to gain access.
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