Kelowna Home Staging

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Whether you live in a small space or you have a room that is quite small and you are stuck for decorating ideas it’s important to keep a few things in mind. Decorating for small spaces can be a breeze with creativity and planning strategies.

You need try to maximize space while maintaining functionality. Below are some interesting ideas that will make the most of your pint sized space.


  •  If you have small rooms to decorate consider using compact pieces to maximize your space and make your room appear larger.
  • Get rid of clutter. Clutter takes up valuable space and if your space is already small you may want to get rid of the non essentials.
  • Look for items that can multi-task. Dual purpose items such as; storage benches that can double as coffee tables, are a chic way to hide your extra blankets and throws.
  • Make the most of wall space by getting shelving tall bookcase and storage devices. These items take up very little floor space but with the height can hold a lot of items.
  • Mirrors are very useful tools when trying to give the illusion of space. Place a mirror directly across from a window or another mirror and watch how the feeling of space intensifies.
  • Consider furniture that blends with the surroundings such as, glass or translucent items.
  • Make sure that with every new item you get you get rid of an old item.. Your small space will eventually fill up with “stuff“, so take stock regularly and get rid of the things you are not using.
  • A common myth about small space it to keep wall colors white to maximize space. FALSE! Don`t be afraid of color. Use it wisely but don`t be afraid of it.
  • Hang art that with colors that recede (like blue) to give the illusion of deeper walls and add some interest to you space.

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All these tips are can help maximize and utilize the space you have.  Remember to decorate your space in such a way that it makes sense for how you use it. The key to living in and decorating for small spaces is organization. If you work in the kitchen, get a modular desk that can slip into a corner, if you prefer to read in your room, get a headboard that has a built in bookshelf.  Small space adds extra challenges to your decorating scheme but they do have a certain charm about them and they can be made to feel as cozy and chic as you want with these simple tips.

 

 

Kelowna Home Staging

When it comes to putting your house on the market, signing the listing agreement and planting a sign on the front lawn can often seem like the easier part of the equation. Selling your home could feel like a walk in the park at times.

Why, because now after a visit from a Home Stager, your attention is  drawn to the stack of clothes in the basement that were designated for Goodwill 3 years ago or  to the guest room that has now become the catch all for the trinkets you bought while on every family vacation.  The notion of sorting through everything brings up a variety of emotions… the overwhelming one being… “Why can’t I just leave stuff where it is and pack it up once the house has sold!”  Why? Well that question ultimately leads to another one… How invested are YOU in selling your home?

un- staged KitchenIf your home looks jumbled, disorganized, messy, unruly, or untidy, buyers won’t be able to separate the house from the clutter and disarray.  All they see is chaos!   In a market where there are more homes than buyers, you need every advantage you can get.  Refusal to get your home in tip top shape will mean that your house stays on the market longer and often winds up stigmatizing your home which can result in it selling for less than it should.   No seller wants to hear “we have to lower the price”. 

Why gamble with what is most likely your largest investment!  If you don’t get a handle on opening up some of the space in your home or tackling that to –do list that has been hanging around for years, it’s gonna hit you where it hurts the most, your wallet!

 

1546 Golden View Drive – West Kelowna

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1546 Golden View

This property is gorgeous!  With its outstanding Lake Views and being close to Mission Hills Winery.  It truly was a delight to stage!  The back garden is a delight!  As is the huge deck to enjoy the Lake and mountain views which are  absolutely stunning!