Home Staging Services
When the market is slow, buyers take their time to make their decisions. It is critical to ‘wow’ them at the door – the first impression is a lasting impression!
Plan of Attack - Done in a Morning
My most popular service is my Home Staging Action Plan.
- detailed 10+ page customized plan listed room by room and in order of priority
- takes less than 2 hours
- includes paint colours, flooring choices, minor renovations, furniture placement, decorating, organizing and editing of personal items
- specific designer tricks that won’t break the bank. I know great places where you can buy the perfect accessories at a fraction of the price to achieve a model home look that buyers will love.
- use what you already have when possible – it just might be in the wrong place!
- sketches of furniture layout, images of accessories to add, making some decorating changes during the consultation
The Home Staging Action Plan is $195 for Niagara, Ancaster and Hamilton area; $250 for properties East of Burloak Drive including Oakville.
Empty Nest or Grandma’s Hand-Me-Down Furniture?
Look at your furniture and décor items; do they match the price tag of your home? If a room is empty it is difficult for buyers to gauge how big that room is and how much furniture it will fit. I have an inventory of model home type accessories for rent that I can use to decorate your home and I can also arrange for rental furniture if needed. Staging a living room, dining room and master bedroom with rental furniture and accessories starts at $1500 for one month. Think about your listing photos – almost 90% of buyers start their home search online!
Fall in Love with Your Home Again – Redesign
Perhaps your home has gotten stale and needs freshening or maybe there are areas in your home that have been ignored and you are ready to reclaim them. Creating a renewed new look using what you already own and love in your home and some advice on what new items to add could be just what you need. A home should reflect the needs and personalities of the individuals that live there so I first get a sense of your lifestyle and personality then create customized a design for you. I can create new furniture layout plans, select new paint colours, and discuss window treatments and renovations and anything else needed to create flow and balance from one room to another. After finding out your needs over the phone or email I will give you some homework so we can make the most of our time together. Interior Decorating Services start at $75/hour and can include shopping for furniture and accessories.
Not sure where to start? Or do you look at your wall colours and think they are just not quite right? Whether it is one room or your entire home that you want to change, I can assist you in selecting colours that will compliment your surroundings and your personality. Save the cost of time and paint, never mind the backache of having to repaint over an unbecoming colour by having a Colour Consultation. This takes under 2 hours and you will have a colour story that you won’t regret for $150.
New Home Building - Have Hardhat, will Travel!
Overwhelmed with all the choices you need to make when building a new home? Uninformed and snap decisions can cost you thousands to fix so consider booking a New Home Selection Plan. I work off of blueprints constantly and am frequently on building sites so I know what is current in today’s new build market. In this service option I can assess your floor plan, select exterior and interior finishes, and give you advice on selecting the most cost-effective and wisest upgrades for your budget. My job is to get to know your decorating style, guide you to choose the materials that compliment each other and make sense for your lifestyle. I will be there to make sure you don’t overspend on a hot new trend that might date your home in 5 years’ time and instead show you how to mix the classics with the latest looks in décor. We can talk furniture placement, organizing needs, window treatments and anything else that you need in order to make this new home perfect for you and your family. 2 meetings of up to 2 hours each on site plus consulting over email as needed is $475 per home. Only need confirmation on your choices? Ask me for my hourly interior decorating rate.