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Home Staging Tips in Boca Raton- Twas the Night Before…..


A Holiday Poem-Twas the Night Before Selling    


Twas the Night before Selling

When all through the house,

Not a Creature was stirring,

Not even a mouse.

All the Tschotskes were scattered everywhere with no care

Still hoping some Buyers soon would be there.


The Children were upstairs attached to their iPods

While visions of a new home danced in their heads.

But the Sellers, you see, were losing their cool,

For they feared they’d forgotten all Good Staging Rules.


When out in the driveway their arose such a clatter,

They looked out their dirty window to see what was the matter.

Past the rooms full of clutter, down the worn stairs they ran.

Out their faded front door,  “Watch out for that Can!”


The sun shown bright light on their stained driveway outside

No flowers, just hedges and a lawn that had died.

But what to their wondering eyes should appear

ButRoom Service! Home Staging.  “She’s here, have no fear!”


Just a little old Stager, so lively and quick,

“Let’s get this house sold. Come on, Lickety Split!”

More rapid than arrows her orders came out,

As she gestured and shouted so there would be no doubt:


Now Vacuum, Now Broomstick,

Now Mop and New Paint Can,

On Comet, On Clorox,

On Boxes On Windex

To the Top of the Porch

To the Top of the Wall

Now Dash Away, Dash Away,

Dash Dirt  Away All!


Hope you have the Merriest of Holidays and Absolutely Wonderful New Year!

Room Service! Home Staging

 

(originally posted  in ActiveRain..

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Shops in Delray Beach- Village Square Home Interiors

Shop Delray Beach…Village Square Home Interiors…Gifts and Home Furnishings

Village Square Home Interiors


I’m not sure how I missed this lovely shop on my travels on NE 2nd Avenue but do yourself a favor and stop in when you’re near the Pineapple Grove District in Delray Beach.

Located just north of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, Village Square Home Interiors sits in the heart of this popular arts district.  There’s furniture, candles, home accessories , kitchen gadgets and so much more.  If you’re on the hunt for that special piece of furniture or need a unique gift, be sure to stop in!
Village Square Home Interiors
When I was in I bought the perfect Christmas gift for a friend who loves to entertain at home.    Sh-h-h-h-h … It’s our secret!

Village Square Home Interiors
200 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444

*Previously posted in ActiveRain.

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Interior Redesign Tips in Boca Raton- TV Screen Size vs Viewing Distance..How to Choose!

Interior Redesign Tips in Boca Raton- TV Screen Size vs Viewing Distance… How to Choose!

Many families are opting to stay in their homes these days rather than try to sell it in our less than perfect market.   And while they’re waiting…they may be contemplating doing some remodeling and updating of their

Let's paint!

What do you think of that color?

homes… either to make it the way they want it while living in it or with the possibility of placing it on the market in a few years.

You’ve decided to update your Family Living area, and in many cases that involves the new big screen television….. just great for Sunday afternoon football games or watching a DVD  on family movie night.

Now here’s where decision time comes… what size television can you buy for the room?It’s natural to want to buy the largest screen that is available for your budget.  But what about

Can we get a larger screen?

Can we get a larger screen?

some other considerations?

Here are a few questions you need to ask:

1. What is the size of your room?

2. Given your current furniture placement, how far will anyone be from the Television screen?    How close will you be?

3.  What style will mesh best with your current furniture?

4.  Will your television be the first thing someone sees when they walk in the room?

According to various sources, the optimal distance for viewing is no closer than 1.5 times the screen size and no further away than 2 times the screen size.

Using this calculation, the suggested distance for a 50″ screen would be no closer than 6.25 feet and no further than 8.3 feet away.

NOTE:  if you are planning on selling your house in the near future, keep in mind that you don’t want to buy a television so large that it dwarfs the room and becomes the focal point. 

Want to fall back in love with your house?
Why not give us a call for a Home Redesign Consultation?

Room Service!Home Staging

Kathy Streib
561-914-6224
kathy@MrsHomeStaging.com




 

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Home Staging Tips in Boca Raton- Buyers- Let Us Help You BEFORE You Buy Your Home!

Home Staging Tips in Boca Raton- Buyers- Let Us Help You BEFORE you Buy Your Home!

Looking at house blueprings
Where shall we put the furniture?

Home Staging isn’t just for Sellers…. more and more buyers are using Staging Consultations to help them  when they buy their new home!

Does this sound familiar?  You’ve been searching for a new home…. you’ve seen countless houses… some that you immediately rule out.. and others that might go on the “maybe” list.   THEN… you think you’ve finally found your house!

BUT… will your furniture work in the living room?  Where will you put your media center?  What are some uses for this room off the kitchen?

Room Service! Home Staging recently was hired to help a Buyer decide where to put a small home office in the home she was ready to buy.    The house met her requirements… close to good schools; close to a major highway; in a desired neighborhood.  However her previous home had a designated office, where this one did not.

We met our client and toured the home and showed her how to make a living area work for her and still be useable by the rest of the family.

Here’s how a Home Stager can help you when you buy your new home:

1. If you’re unsure where to place your furniture… show us your furniture and we’ll give you a plan.
2. Not sure how to use a particular room in the house?  We’ll show you how!
3. We can assist you with paint colors!
4.  After you’re moved in, let us help you get organized!

Give us a call and let us help you enjoy your new home!

Room Service! Home Staging

561-914-6224

Kathy Streib



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Interior ReDesign in Boca Raton- Quick and Easy Bathroom Updates

Interior ReDesign in Boca Raton- Quick and Easy Bathroom Updates

This may not be the time to move but you desperately want a change.  Knocking down walls and reworking plumbing in your current home may not be something you or your budget wants to tackle now but nothing says you have to keep everything the same.

Try these easy projects to put the WOW back into your bathroom.

1. Mirrors– most of us have the builder basic 1 big mirror over our vanities.  If you’ve lived in your home long enough you may be seeing some desilvering around the edges.  One of the easiest fixes is to frame your existing mirror.

Measure you mirror and make a trip to your local hardware store.   Pick out some molding… have it cut… stain it if necessary.. and New Mirror!!

You don’t have to frame the whole mirror.. take a look-

Mirror within a Mirror!

2.  Lights-  If your bathroom has the same light fixtures that came with your home it may be time to make a change.  This is especially true if your lights are the long strip with large round bulbs.

Nice but very basic.

New lights can add some pizzaz

3. Fixtures-  This one might require some extra help but is so worth it.  Take a look at your current plumbing fixtures and cabinet pulls.  Going online or to your local hardware store will give you an idea of what’s currently “in”.

New fixtures can make a big difference!

4. Paint- Once you have decided on new mirrors, fixtures and lighting and before you do anything else you will probably want to consider painting.   And, you may want to paint your cabinets.

5. Artwork!  Bathroom art doesn’t have to be about…. bathrooms!  So take down the cute pictures of a little girl sitting on the commode and choose pieces just like you would for the rest of your house.

Pick pieces you like

 

Put the WOW back into your Bathrooms!

For more information call us at
561-914-6224
Room Service! Home Staging
Kathy Streib


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Interior Redesign in Boca Raton- Have a Room That’s a Puzzle to You?

Interior Redesign in Boca Raton- Have a Room That’s a Puzzle to You?

We’ve all had them… that one room in your house that you never get just the way you want it.  It can look like a jigsaw puzzle… right?

What is this room???

You’ve moved into your home, unpacked and hung your pictures.  You are now settled in… EXCEPT… there’s that one room that you’ve never taken the time to get just the way you want it.

Why wait any longer… and You don’t have to start from scratch.  Room Service! Home Staging can help you put the WOW into that room.  We’ll work with you to discover what you want that room to be... try to work with what you already have and suggest to you what you can add to enhance it.

We worked with this client to give their guest bathroom a more polished look.   You don’t have to knock down walls and empty your wallet to have a room you will enjoy.


Bathroom-after
Many times all it takes is…………………..

  *  Fresh Paint
*   New Fixtures
*  Updated Lighting
*  Fresh Towels
*  Some Imagination!


Room Service! Home Staging can provide you with a Consultation that will give you a “blueprint” of steps that you can take on your own… in your own time frame.  Or, we can do the work for you.  It’s your home…  your game plan!

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Interior Redesign Tips in Boca Raton- How Can ReDesign Help Me?

Interior ReDesign Tips for Boca Raton- How Can ReDesign Help Me?

Home Staging is a word that many are already familiar with, thanks to HGTV.   But what is ReDesign and how can it help me?

Unlike Home Staging Interior ReDesign is guided by what YOU want from your home; in Home Staging, our guide is based on what potential Buyers want… what is important to them.

With many Homeowners opting to stay in their current homes rather than move to something  newer, larger  or just different… Interior ReDesign can help you put the “WOW” back into your home.  And, in some cases, help you finally like a particular room in your house.

With Interior ReDesign we can:

*Help you figure out just how to place the furniture in your unusually shaped room
*Help you with paint colors that will give your room the look you want.
*Help you put on the Final Touch to a room that’s Almost There!
*Help you bring your house into this century!

To the extent that we can, we’ll work with what you have and make suggestions on accessories or pieces that you may want to add.  If time is tight, we can do the shopping for you.

Take a look:

What to do with this wall?

The wall is now a great focal point

We used columns the homeowner already had, and added a glass top.  Taking art that our client  wanted to feature and adding some smaller accessories… look at what a difference it made.

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Room Service! Home Staging
561-914-6224
Kathy Streib

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