Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Home Staging FAQs: Should I stage before listing my home?

Definitely. While it may sound cliché, you only get one chance to make a first impression. When your home is listed, you want to be sure it is ready to show at its best, both in pictures and for showings.

If you’re still not sure about whether to stage your home, take a look at our FAQs

Home Staging FAQs: Why should I paint my home before I list it?

This is probably the number one question we get from our clients. Why paint your home, if the new homeowner is likely to change it?

Most buyers will want to put their own personal touches on a home, eventually. However, when you’re selling your home, one of the most important features today’s buyers are looking for is a move-in ready home. This means the new homeowners can take their time putting their own personal touches on the home, including painting. Here are a few additional reasons why you should freshen up the paint in your home prior to listing it for sale:

  • Bold colours can distract prospective buyers from seeing the potential and space of a room. Their focus will be on the brightly painted walls, instead of on the room itself.
  • Bright and bold colours do not photograph well. No matter how great the photographer is, these colours tend to stand out in photos, and again will distract prospective buyers from seeing the room itself, before they’ve even stepped foot in your house! Don’t forget, a majority of your buyers will be viewing the property first online.
  • Strong colours have a reputation for being difficult to repaint, and will deter buyers from the anticipated “work” involved.
  • It is one of the least expensive updates you can do to your home, with one of the greatest returns on your financial investment, whether you hire a professional painter, or do it yourself!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Home Staging FAQs: How much does home staging cost?

It varies depending on the how much or how little your home requires. A comprehensive consultation starts at $200. For more information on the services available, as well as pricing, visit our services page, or contact the BTSH office directly at 226-240-0766.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Home Staging FAQs: Do you have trade workers/suppliers that you can suggest?

BTSH has sourced top professionals in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph who can provide assistance in getting your property “sell-ready”. See the full list here.

BTSH also offers project management services. If you would like us to contact, schedule, and manage these on your behalf, please contact us for details and pricing. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Home Staging FAQs: Why should I spend money on a house I am selling?

Your home is generally your biggest investment. Investing in home staging will help to maximize your return on your largest investment. 

A few dollars on home staging will go a long way by ensuring you sell your home faster, and for more money. All statistics show that the investment in staging your home is always less than your first price reduction.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Home Staging FAQ: Why does Home Staging work?

Did you know that only 10% of people can visualize a space? By neutralizing the space and clearing out the clutter, potential buyers can better visualize themselves in your house. If your home is filled with personal items, clutter, and bold colours, buyers are often distracted and fail to see the potential of the space. Home staging is simply a tool that helps them to see this. For more FAQs, visit http://www.beyondthestagehomes.com/home-staging-faqs.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Design Process - From Idea to Inception

This is a great example of how one idea can become a reality - From the initial concept idea board presented to the client, to the completed project! There is a lot that happens in between, from finding the right pieces to fit the vision, and pulling it all together, but it is all worth it when it comes together.

When designing a new space, it can often be difficult to convey the ideas in a creative mind on paper, but having trust in your designer goes a long way. Here's an example of one of our projects! See the full gallery on Houzz!

Home Staging FAQs: What Is Home Staging? #homestaging #stagingworks

Home Staging allows you to market your home to the largest audience possible by maximizing your home’s potential while minimizing the flaws. This can be as simple as reducing clutter and reorganizing the space, or as complex as bringing in all new furniture and accessories, or may fall somewhere in between. Each home is unique and will require a different variety of services.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Give an old toy tool box a new purpose!

We love this idea! Organize your wrapping and craft ribbon using this clever storage solution!

We "love" this loveseat!

Share the LOVE with this gorgeous loveseat! A great addition to your home - Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Creative and colourful ways to organize a kid's room!

While staying with my brother, sister-in-law, and two beautiful nieces, I can't help but be amazed by some of the creative ways that they have found to organize my nieces' ever-growing toy collection. It got me thinking about what creative solutions others have come up with - check these out!

See the rest here!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Maximize the space in your dresser drawers!

These are probably the best tips I've ever come across for bringing a little extra organization to the place we need it the most! Give your dresser a good clean, and organize those drawers! You'll be glad you did!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Give your kids their own place for their coats and backpacks!

Give your kids a spot to call their own! This inexpensive idea from Meaningful Mama is a great way to keep your kids' stuff organized, and it gives them a special spot to be proud of (and hopefully keep clean!).

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Try this solution for organizing your cupboards and closets!

It's never too early to start crossing off items on your spring cleaning checklist! Organize your cupboards, closets, and pantries with these smart tips!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Benefits of organizing your work area!

Did you know that an organized work area will make you more productive? Don't just take our word for it! Take a look at these great ideas for organizing your work station!