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.  

Plan B: Redesign and Home Staging E-Consults

OK, so many typical activities that go into the listing, showing, buying and selling of real estate have (rightfully) been restricted.  While moving toward easing up, much will be re-examined and re-invented long after COVID has been vanquished. So let’s … Continued

FAQs: How Important are Listing Photos?

FAQs: How Important are Listing Photos

A question from a recent workshop: “How important are listing photos?” WELL….it was a centerpiece of a recent NYT’s “The Hunt” candidate. But simply, for buyers, sellers, and agents good listing photos are the first, the last, and everything. The … Continued

How Old Are Your Smoke Detectors?

How Old Are Your Smoke Detectors

The 2nd of 2 posts to support October being National Fire Prevention Month. The first reminded us not all heroes wear capes; this one asks: How Old Are Your Smoke Detectors? In December of 2008, on the last day of … Continued

On-Demand Design: How The Refreshed Home Rolls!

On-Demand Design is how The Refreshed Home does home design. It’s acronym (ODD) belies how user-friendly, efficient and very practical the process is.   On-Demand Design gets things done by way of an open-ended agreement. There is no long-term commitment.  Simply, clients … Continued

Want a Quick Answer on Home Staging Costs?

Want a quick answer on Home Staging costs? OK, I’ve got a few: 1-1.5% of list price $500-750 +/- per room per month $___ per square foot I don’t know What? Not helpful?!? Ohhhh…..your house is different? You ask if … Continued

Gauging Home Staging Success

“A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing” In his 1709  Essay on Criticism, poet Alexander Pope cautioned against the shallow or casual sampling of information, advising instead to either avoid it, or drink deeply. The Refreshed Home … Continued

Staging FAQs: What If My Property Becomes a Tear-Down?

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

Decorating FAQs: What Comes First-the Sofa or Rug?

  …or the wall color, or the window treatment,  or …? Welcome back to FAQs, the series where everyone is treated to quick and specific answers to their questions about their space and their things, The Refreshed Home-style! Indeed, what … Continued

Staging FAQs: What About Virtual Staging?

Staging FAQs-it’s b-a-a-a-c-k! Snappy answers to your most pressing questions about preparing your property for sale, Virtual Staging has been a hot topic lately. Essentially photo-shopping furniture/furnishings into shots of an empty room, TRH takes the position that if Virtual … Continued