4 03, 2021

How to declutter your attic and keep it that way – in six easy steps

2021-05-30T09:51:11+00:00

How to declutter your attic - and keep it that way. I have had several cluttered attic projects this year, and although my clients needed help for different reasons (bereavement, planning to move home, general declutter), the attic declutter process has remained the same. There are some 'before' and 'after' photos of an attic at the end of this article. To declutter your attic and keep it that way in the future, work through these six steps: 1) Plan in advance. It [...]

How to declutter your attic and keep it that way – in six easy steps2021-05-30T09:51:11+00:00
3 03, 2021

Working with Ann Maurice, TV’s House Doctor

2021-05-30T10:07:35+00:00

I'm often asked how I first met Ann Maurice, TV's House Doctor, and I have to say it was completely by accident.  However, she managed to change my life. Following a BSc Degree in Hotel and Catering Management in Manchester, I enjoyed managing various hotels for several years and I lived in exotic places such as Jersey, Guernsey and Bermuda. Finally returning to the UK, I moved into retail management, and developed a theory that good presentation was the key to success. [...]

Working with Ann Maurice, TV’s House Doctor2021-05-30T10:07:35+00:00
24 08, 2018

Small Showhome in Nottingham – low budget, high impact

2020-04-04T21:41:29+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 impact2020-04-04T21:41:29+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

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 Day2016-03-15T23:55:59+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 Lane2016-03-05T22:17:34+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 photographs2016-03-05T17:55:47+00:00
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