15 03, 2016

Derby Telegraph report: “Sold in a week!”

2016-03-15T23:44:36+00:00

This was the second article in the Derby Telegraph, relating to the makeover of this home in Derby - because it sold within the week!! http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/8203-Sold-week-Makeover-did-trick-Darley-Abbey/story-28018284-detail/story.html Derby Telegraph article summary: FIRST impressions count for property buyers as vendor Jonathan Oakes discovered. After having his Darley Abbey home restyled in preparation for an open day, his property sold within a week. Jonathan knew his bachelor pad, 17 Folly Road, needed "a woman's touch" so called in professional home stager Lynn Pick [...]

Derby Telegraph report: “Sold in a week!” 2016-03-15T23:44:36+00:00
24 06, 2015

Unique Home Makeover Wedding Gift Service

2016-03-05T11:10:04+00:00

Give the happy couple a perfect start to their new life together. What an amazing Wedding Gift - a Home Makeover. Whether they are moving into an empty new home, one moving into the other's home, renting, or already living together, what couple wouldn't benefit from a home makeover? The start of their married lives is the perfect time for them to get organised, have adequate storage for their amalgamated posessions, set each room out to suit their lifestyle, understand the [...]

Unique Home Makeover Wedding Gift Service 2016-03-05T11:10:04+00:00
30 11, 2014

Christmas decorations – a guide to stress-free decorating

2014-11-30T13:34:07+00:00

In order to understand how to choose the right Christmas decorations for your own home, we need to look back in time a little – to the Victorians. They took their inspiration from nature – their gardens or nearby woods. They used fir trees and collected greenery, holly, pinecones and berries.  They covered their windowsills and mantelpieces with it, hung it over their artwork, and created wreaths and garlands.  (“Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly” as the carol goes!) [...]

Christmas decorations – a guide to stress-free decorating 2014-11-30T13:34:07+00:00
6 11, 2013

One-day Home Staging in Brocton, Staffordshire

2013-11-07T15:40:54+00:00

This one-day home staging project was initiated by an Estate Agent - John German in Staffordshire. They needed good photographs of a lovely house for sale in Brocton, and were delighted with the results: "Thank you for your very pleasant and prompt service, I know our clients were most impressed." Paul Barnes.   And the homeowners commented "Many thanks for today, it was lovely to meet you and I have really enjoyed watching an ‘expert’ in action. The photos are fabulous."  They [...]

One-day Home Staging in Brocton, Staffordshire 2013-11-07T15:40:54+00:00
23 10, 2013

Home Makeover – making an unusual colour scheme work

2013-10-23T14:05:06+00:00

My client wanted me to finish what he had already started - and he'd already chosen the colour scheme.  He had strong yellows, oranges, and pale pastel blues throughout the house, which wasn't working well together. The easiest way to resolve this was for me to add a stronger blue, and combine blue, yellow and orange into the artwork in the rooms. It's difficult to find suitable artwork in unusual schemes, so I employed a local Nottingham artist (Pete Spowage) [...]

Home Makeover – making an unusual colour scheme work 2013-10-23T14:05:06+00:00
10 10, 2013

Home staging – Nottingham. 3 bed terrace.

2013-10-17T18:03:01+00:00

Home Staging in Nottingham - SOLD within a week! This beautiful property had high ceilings and lots of space, but with a busy family living there, it was difficult to see the potential. We decluttered, moved items into storage, and restyled the rooms. My client commented: "Many thanks for all your hard work - the end result looked great and, more to the point, impressed the estate agents!  We got the outcome we were after and this means we can [...]

Home staging – Nottingham. 3 bed terrace. 2013-10-17T18:03:01+00:00
10 10, 2013

Garden makeovers – for selling or improving your home

2013-10-14T10:50:34+00:00

Garden makeovers for selling: It’s so easy to forget to keep the garden tidy when you’re selling your house, especially in winter.  But potential buyers won’t be able to imagine how good it will look in the summer, if all they can see now is a mess.  Remove empty plant pots, jet wash patios and pathways, remove children’s toys, add some seasonal colour with a few suitable plants etc and make a good impression. Garden makeovers for yourself: Just like [...]

Garden makeovers – for selling or improving your home 2013-10-14T10:50:34+00:00
2 10, 2013

How to stage very small rooms when you need to sell your home

2013-10-14T10:52:40+00:00

If you need to sell your home, but the rooms are very small, you are going to have to be brutal - especially if you are still living in the home!  The house I am using as an example is an extreme case, as it was one of the most narrow properties I have worked with, but it demonstrates the the "less is more" theory perfectly, even if you wouldn't need to be quite so extreme in your own home. Here are [...]

How to stage very small rooms when you need to sell your home 2013-10-14T10:52:40+00:00
5 11, 2012

House Doctor Makeover 2012. Nottingham. Before and after photos.

2013-10-19T10:41:43+00:00

Here are the final 'Before' and 'After' photographs of the House Doctor Makeover 2012. See all my previous posts for more details about the course and the makeover. Before After Before After   Before After Before After The House Doctor course covers all the rooms in the house. Before After Before   After Some rooms were decorated before the start of the house doctor course. before After Before After Before After Before After Before After The House Doctor course trains [...]

House Doctor Makeover 2012. Nottingham. Before and after photos. 2013-10-19T10:41:43+00:00
26 10, 2012

Low cost home makeover tips

2013-09-23T15:35:54+00:00

I was recently invited to Grand Designs Live in Birmingham, to talk about a home makeover and how to keep costs down, whether you're selling your home or want to enjoy living in it. Me, at the NEC.   Here's a summary of what you need to consider carefully when you're planning a home makeover, in order to keep the costs down as much as possible. (See other blog entries in the category "Makeover -tips" for more details of items [...]

Low cost home makeover tips 2013-09-23T15:35:54+00:00
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