21 10, 2013

‘I need you to stage my home again please!’

2013-11-08T13:32:47+00:00

"Stage my home again please!" A previous client sent me this message - I had already helped her to sell her house within days during the previous year, and now she was on the move again. Knowing how beneficial the service had been, she had no doubts about calling me for a second time. (There's a link to her first house at the end of this page.) This time, she had learnt from her previous mistakes (mainly involving mixing the wrong colours together) [...]

‘I need you to stage my home again please!’ 2013-11-08T13:32:47+00:00
21 10, 2013

One-day staging a house in Chester – a four bed property

2013-10-21T14:52:17+00:00

Staging a house can be done in one day, given the right circumstances. It's best (but not always necessary) to have a consultation first, so all the plans can be made and the homeowners can do some of the preparation beforehand if they would like to keep costs down. Then I can come for one day, style the house room by room, and take the photos when the light is right. In my next example, horses are very important to this family, and they [...]

One-day staging a house in Chester – a four bed property 2013-10-21T14:52:17+00:00
20 10, 2013

House makeover in Northampton – reclaiming the dining room

2013-10-20T17:31:02+00:00

A house makeover and declutter in Northampton. This family was undergoing some major changes - the twins were leaving for university, which meant that the parents could reclaim the dining room back, as it had become a 'temporary' bedroom for over a year. There was a strong possibility that the house would soon be going on the market, so every decision we made took this into account. Before - the living room After - white paint in [...]

House makeover in Northampton – reclaiming the dining room 2013-10-20T17:31:02+00:00
20 10, 2013

Declutter project in Derby – children’s toys in EVERY room!

2013-10-20T16:40:02+00:00

The majority of this declutter project in Derby involved sorting the children's toys and condensing them to a few rooms in the house instead of every room. Seriously, children do not need to take over every room in the house. Many parents keep something in each room on purpose, to entertain them with, but it doesn't make their lives easier after all because they never have any calm, uncluttered spaces to relax in. They aren't teaching their children the valuable lesson [...]

Declutter project in Derby – children’s toys in EVERY room! 2013-10-20T16:40:02+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
19 10, 2013

Two-day house makeover in Stoke – correcting mixed colour schemes

2013-10-19T20:38:12+00:00

Home Makeover in Stoke. This practical home-owner had the ability to make any changes that were required - she just didn't know WHAT was required! We had great fun working together, with some effective results. The main problem was the colour scheme throughout the ground floor. Pink had been added to black and grey, and all the design rules had been followed (spashes of the accent colour in the curtains,cushions and accessories etc) but what she had failed to take [...]

Two-day house makeover in Stoke – correcting mixed colour schemes 2013-10-19T20:38:12+00:00
18 10, 2013

House Doctor training course in Leicestershire. 1 house, 5 days, 12 delegates.

2013-10-19T10:40:26+00:00

Back in 2008, the House Doctor advanced training course first came to Leicestershire - Long Whatton, to be precise. Within only five days, the delegates attended training courses at the Yew Lodge Hotel every day, then went to practise what they had learnt on a 'real' house nearby. I was one of the two trainers on the course. The homeowners were delighted with their complete home makeover and said it was a dream come true.  They had wanted to update their home [...]

House Doctor training course in Leicestershire. 1 house, 5 days, 12 delegates. 2013-10-19T10:40:26+00:00
18 10, 2013

New Home Makeover in Walsall – a surprise gift for Hubby!

2013-11-08T13:52:58+00:00

This entire home makeover was planned in secret, as a surprise gift for my client's husband. She took him away overnight whilst we completed the makeover.  It was like a TV makeover program - we were hiding around the corner waiting for them to drive away before we could start! "Hi Lynn, Thanks for the fabulous job you did on the house!! It was SO exciting! We were both really pleased and look forward to you designing the garden for us in [...]

New Home Makeover in Walsall – a surprise gift for Hubby! 2013-11-08T13:52:58+00:00
18 10, 2013

Declutter project in Redditch – a house and apartment combination

2013-11-08T13:35:00+00:00

A huge declutter project in Redditch, followed by home staging to prepare it for sale. This wonderful property had been a precious family home for many years, but the girls had now 'flown the nest' and impending retirement enables a move nearer to the sea, so we were delighted to help to declutter and prepare this property for sale. To start with, the lady of the house was adament that she didn't want to get rid of anything, and rented two huge [...]

Declutter project in Redditch – a house and apartment combination 2013-11-08T13:35:00+00:00
18 10, 2013

Declutter project, a 5 bed cottage in Northampton

2013-10-18T12:27:54+00:00

Declutter project: a large cottage in Northampton. This five-bedroom cottage was set in a much sought after village location, and potential buyers had flocked to view it.  But no offers had been forthcoming, as they simply couldn't see through the clutter of a busy family with three children.  I was called to organise a declutter. For four days, we decluttered, cleaned and re-arranged the furniture and accessories. Spending only £150 on accessories for the finishing touches, the home went on the market.  It [...]

Declutter project, a 5 bed cottage in Northampton 2013-10-18T12:27:54+00:00
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