As a green-minded citizen of the world, I get all the reasons ceiling fans make sense. And they are great if you have big rooms with tall ceilings and are not selling your house. But as a Westchester County Home Stager … Continued
Home Staging and Decorating thought activism at its most passionate! Snappy answers and reasoned resets for your space and your stuff, and why it all matters so darn much.
I aim for a light touch when styling photos. Clever and whimsy trumps pricey anyday.
The market is bigger than any of us, the only real control a seller has lies in the quality of the product they choose to present.
We picked raspberries in the early morning stillness today at Rockefeller Park. It was quiet, but steamy, and buggy; most of the fruit closest to the trail had already been picked. But many fat, ruby-colored berries called to me … Continued
Welcome back to The Refreshed Homes’s Staging FAQs where pertinent questions of the day are answered in 400 words or less. “What if my property becomes a tear-down?” has come up a lot lately. My response is, “Ok, what if it does?”. Annoying, but … Continued
When something is always available, most people tend not to think much about it. It’s easy enough to make arrangements to procure it when they want to, or need to. However, when circumstances change, when options lessen, people can panic, … Continued
Selling? Three numbers this Westchester County Home Stager tells sellers to remember: 6-8 seconds (max) for a potential buyer to assess your listing photos then decide to find out more or CLICK! go on to the next 90-120 … Continued
“Who’s responsible for the listing photos?” Usually asked regarding the cost, scheduling or physical taking of photos, but rarely asked, and IMO insufficiently addressed regarding quality. Each of us is responsible for our own success. It’s always dandy if you … Continued
Rooted in the word ‘love’, Wikipedia defines amateur as someone who loves doing something, but does it casually, is unpaid/under-paid, new and inexperienced, and/or often self-taught. TRH heartily supports homeowners doing things on their own…when they know what they’re doing. Three things amateur Home Stagers miss: The Sellers Brain We … Continued
“What do you know about Staging?” is how I begin my Home Staging workshops. After a moment of hesitation, someone will tentatively offer- ‘de-personalize, de-clutter’. My next question-“OK, why?”- elicits a few responses that start off strong, parroting some more buzz words, but trail off, ending as questions. … Continued