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.  

What to Expect From Pre-Listing Consults

What to Expect from a Pre Listing Consult

Working with a home staging professional might seem foreign or frivolous, especially if you’re a DIY-er at heart.  But good news, no-strings-attached, pre-listing consults has been a business model that’s been quietly flourishing for some time. Consults assess, prioritize, and … Continued

There’s No Free Lunch

No free lunch

There’s no free lunch. True in 1800s pubs, true today.  In the staging business you can assume any of the following to be true if you hear the word free consult: Someone else  is underwriting the cost of an expert’s … Continued

Everyone Starts Somewhere

We all start somewhere

When you work for yourself, your brain can be one big echo chamber. Keeping up with the day-to-day while trying to anticipate what’s down the pike leaves little time for introspection. It’s easy to lose perspective. My husband was buying … Continued

If You Hit a Wall, Paint It

Entering the 4th week of staying at home you’ve probably run out of distractions. You’ve done the fun stuff, the stuff that was needed, and probably even have done or learned a few new things. But now you’re feeling unfocused, … Continued

For Builders and Flippers: RESOLVED for 2019

The Refreshed Home LOVES working with builders and flippers!    The folks whose hands get things done-they know a lot of stuff. Also-no one can implement the cool and best things for less cost. BUT…. We can’t all be good … Continued

What Your Mover Wished You Knew

OK, you’re in contract, now planning a move… OF COURSE you’re done with this already. You just want short answers to your questions, and a smooth path to your destination!  Just wanting it won’t make it happen, but meet Reid Whittemore, he can … Continued

DIY Home Staging? Sure, If You Know What to Do!

DIY (do it yourself) projects have been around for a long time, with results as varied as the projects, and the people who attempt them. From piercings to plumbing, YouTube is full of DIYs Gone Bad. The DIY draw, in most cases is financial; the … Continued