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

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
15 03, 2016

Derby Telegraph report: Home is given makeover for Open Day

2016-03-15T23:55:59+00:00

This was the first article in the Derby Telegraph, relating to a property we staged in Derby.  The property sold within a week - so see the link to the follow-up article at the end of this page! http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Magical-makeover-spacious-family-home/story-27940377-detail/story.html#1 Daily Telegraph Article summary: See the difference: Darley Abbey home is given makeover for open day 17 Folly Road, Darley Abbey, is on the market after a stunning makeover WITH a name like Oakes, it was almost inevitable that Jonathan would become [...]

Derby Telegraph report: Home is given makeover for Open Day 2016-03-15T23:55:59+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
14 10, 2013

Home staging in Stoke. Sold after 5 years!

2013-10-17T18:01:45+00:00

Home Staging in Cresswell, Stoke. This property had been on the market for an unbelievable FIVE years! It still took four months to sell after I staged it, but the estate agents and my client were delighted. He said: Hi Lynn I hope you are keeping well. Good news on my house sale. During the past 4 months I had 12 viewings, and in September 3 offers, one of which I accepted and just waiting for the solicitors to finish [...]

Home staging in Stoke. Sold after 5 years! 2013-10-17T18:01:45+00:00
14 10, 2013

Home Staging in Bedworth, Coventry. A modern 3 bed house with a mixed colour scheme.

2013-10-17T18:01:59+00:00

Home staging in Bedworth. This house was modern, with none of the usual clutter or DIY issues that I have come to expect in a home with a young child and working parents. The homeowners called me for help as they needed to obtain the highest possible price for it, so that they could purchase their dream home. They didn't feel they could "finish it off" to the high standard they knew was required. During my consultation, I realised the colour scheme [...]

Home Staging in Bedworth, Coventry. A modern 3 bed house with a mixed colour scheme. 2013-10-17T18:01:59+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
4 10, 2013

Home staging in Twycross, Leicestershire. 5 bedrooms.

2013-10-17T18:03:14+00:00

Home Staging in Twycross. This beautiful home had great potential. The large family home had been converted so that the entire ground floor was a separate dwelling, suitable for older members of the family, or grown-up children, or even to be rented. The remainder of the house was on the top two floors. There was an interior stairway to connect the two properties if required, and it was very flexible. The owner was living in the lower apartment, and the upper floors hadn't been lived [...]

Home staging in Twycross, Leicestershire. 5 bedrooms. 2013-10-17T18:03:14+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
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