24 08, 2016

Small Showhome in Nottingham – low budget, high impact

2017-02-01T19:34:42+00:00

My brief for this Showhome in Nottingham was to produce the biggest impact on the smallest budget. As usual! With careful planning and design, considering the needs of any potential buyers, within two weeks of my initial consultation, this was the result. The developer was delighted - and I quote - "Looking great, I have to say!  You have done a great job.  The flat has a lovely feel, I am delighted, and it's such a pleasure to work with someone who delivers [...]

Small Showhome in Nottingham – low budget, high impact 2017-02-01T19:34:42+00:00
19 05, 2016

Snakes Alive! Derby Telegraph article about my worst home nightmare discoveries!

2016-05-22T17:24:05+00:00

Today, the Derby Telegraph published a double page article on some of the problems I discover when I'm called-in to help to prepare a house for sale: Derby Telegraph article Here's the full article: Home horrors that need fixing before you can sell your property VIOLENT violet on the walls, terrifying tarantulas in the spare bedroom and psychedelic swirls on the living room carpet. It's enough to put off the most enthusiastic house buyer. And this is why people [...]

Snakes Alive! Derby Telegraph article about my worst home nightmare discoveries! 2016-05-22T17:24:05+00:00
15 03, 2016

Home staging works again – SOLD!

2016-03-15T21:47:31+00:00

Yet another example of a happy client - Midge firmly believes that the home sold because of the Home Staging process.  We staged the house in December, so it was on the market over the worst time of year - but it still sold at the end of February! A text from a relieved client This home staging was completed on the lowest budget possible, and much of the furniture was there on a 'beg, steal or borrow' basis from friends and family. See [...]

Home staging works again – SOLD! 2016-03-15T21:47:31+00:00
5 03, 2016

Home staging and updating a house stuck in Memory Lane

2016-03-05T22:17:34+00:00

This was a wonderful project to work on. Updating a house that has not been altered in any way for many years - whatever the reason - is really rewarding, especially when the homeowner is ready to make those changes, and allows you a free-rein, within an agreed budget. The purpose of the update was to help to sell the house, but an added bonus for the homeowner was the amount of decluttering that I helped him with, which will make his move [...]

Home staging and updating a house stuck in Memory Lane 2016-03-05T22:17:34+00:00
5 03, 2016

The fastest home staging ever!

2016-03-05T19:52:03+00:00

This home staging project was completed at top speed - before a potential buyer came back for their second visit!  My Consultation was arranged for a Thursday afternoon, and during the session, I discovered that a potential buyer had already seen the house, and had a second viewing booked for the following week - but she had commented on several occasions that the house was dark.  Well, that sounded like a challenge to me - especially as I agreed with her.  So, [...]

The fastest home staging ever! 2016-03-05T19:52:03+00:00
5 03, 2016

Show Home before and after photographs

2016-03-05T17:55:47+00:00

Everyone loves to see my show home before and after photographs, so here goes:          

Show Home before and after photographs 2016-03-05T17:55:47+00:00
3 10, 2015

Home Staging Derbyshire

2016-03-15T23:54:24+00:00

These are the Home Staging "Before" and "After" photographs for the property I recently wrote about in my blog: "Darley Abbey Makeover." My aim was to connect the inside of the house with the outside.  The garden is so beautiful that the house needed lightening and brightening to match. UPDATE: This house sold within a week! See the link below to the report in the Derby Telegraph. 17 Folley Road, Darley Abbey. Derby. The Living Room... before. [...]

Home Staging Derbyshire 2016-03-15T23:54:24+00:00
1 10, 2015

Darley Abbey Makeover

2016-03-15T18:42:46+00:00

I was so lucky with the weather during this makeover in Darley Abbey, Derby. The sun shone on the beautiful garden every time I needed inspiration for the house! The property is located in a lovely peaceful area, and the garden is stunning - designed and developed by the homeowner, who is an arboriculturalist, (tree specialist), so you can imagine the variety of trees and plants on show all year round. The décor in the house itself was a little tired, but after the makeover of course it is [...]

Darley Abbey Makeover 2016-03-15T18:42:46+00:00
23 10, 2013

“Please help me to sell my house, I hate it”

2013-10-23T11:09:18+00:00

"Please help me to sell my house" said my new client on the phone. (The first sentence she ever said to me.)  And the second one was "I hate it and I have to move!" That was the first and only time I have had a client confess they really hate their home, and I felt like she meant it. Lots of clients "hate" a room, or a wardrobe or a colour, and would "like" to move, but this was really extreme. [...]

“Please help me to sell my house, I hate it” 2013-10-23T11:09:18+00:00
19 10, 2013

House staging – updating a farmhouse in Overseal, Derbyshire

2013-10-21T12:12:34+00:00

House staging a farmhouse. This was truly my favourite so far.  I was given a free hand to “put the life back in to the house again” - and I did just that!  Re-arranging furniture, de-cluttering, painting a couple of rooms and adding some new accessories was all it needed. My client was quite emotional: "Just wanted to say thank you again for all your hard work, enthusiasm and support. You certainly have brought the farmhouse to life, our parents would have [...]

House staging – updating a farmhouse in Overseal, Derbyshire 2013-10-21T12:12:34+00:00
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