Home staging in Stoke. Sold after 5 years!

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 their work before I move on.
It was undoubtedly your involvement and expertise that created the interest and sale after the property had been on the market for 5 years.
Many thanks to you,
Graham

So, why had it not sold before then? It was a beautiful house, uncluttered, well-maintained… but there was a bit of a suprise waiting for the potential buyers when they reached the end of the tour –  a bonus room – and although everyone was fascinated by it, no-one could imagine living with it, or could imagine what to do with it, so they walked away. This is the house, and to follow is the room in question:

The house...

The house…

Before - a banqueting hall, with furniture bought from Alton Towers!

Before – a banqueting hall, with furniture bought from Alton Towers!

The above room was a great talking point, but it was enormous, with no heating, and everyone struggled to imagine what they could do with it. In addition, the room currently being used as a living room was quite small for a house this size, it was more of a ‘Snug’, so everything felt unbalanced. The large dining hall was right next to a large dining room, so the most obvious choice for me was to convert the large room into a living room.

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After – with heating and a carpet, the room made a beautiful living room

The other rooms just needed tweaking, and a few inexpensive finishing touches.

Before - the real dining room

Before – the real dining room

After

After

Before - the sofas were in the middle of the photo, which didn't look right

Before – the sofas were in the middle of the photo, which didn’t look right

After - more appealing

After – more appealing

Before

Before

After - hardly anything needed here

After – hardly anything needed here

Before - a little outdated

Before – a little outdated

After - the homeowner painted the walls, removed the pelmet and changed the headboard to update the room

After – the homeowner painted the walls, removed the pelmet and changed the headboard to update the room

Before - the awkward position of the bed and a door into a further room meant there was only one bedside table and it felt unbalanced

Before – the awkward position of the bed and a door into a further room meant there was only one bedside table and it felt unbalanced

After - moving the dressing table into the spare little room meant that the bed could change around and fit better

After – moving the dressing table into the spare little room meant that the bed could change around and fit better

Before - the little room just off the last bedroom

Before – the little room just off the last bedroom

After - a perfect space for a dressing room, or even an ensuite

After – a perfect space for a dressing room, or even an ensuite

Before - I always bring beds out from a wall if possible, as the room appears larger

Before – I always bring beds out from a wall if possible, as the room appears larger

After

After

So, the largest portion of the budget was spent on one room, to ensure that it became a wonderful surpise at the end of the tour, not a shock!!

Please contact me with any comments or queries, especially if you’re struggling to pull your house together like this.

Lynn Pick (Home Stylers Ltd) 

Tel 01509 551392                                                                                                       www.homemakeoverservice.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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