Real Estate and Design Tips
We have arrived to Week 3 of the One Room Challenge with Calling it Home and House Beautiful. Halfway there! The holiday weekend took precedent over my DIY projects, so I will have busy weekends in my future. To catch you up on the previous weeks and the plan for the space here is Week 1 and Week 2 blog post for your review.
As an athletic trainer, I knew there was a time in an athlete's recovery from injury they would plateau in their rehab. I was prepared to encourage an athlete to keep them moving forward. We would focus on evaluating the progress made and then reaching the goals. The same can be said about design makeovers. There is a plateau during the project, the hump day of the process, that can steal your momentum. I think the other One Room Challenge participants would agree we are there! So I am tackling the small things and focusing on the goals to gain momentum.
We are on week 2 of our journey to a redesigned living room. I am a guest participant in the One Room Challenge presented by Calling It Home and House Beautiful. It happens twice a year once, Fall and Spring. There are 20 featured designers and bloggers who present their room makeovers over a 6 week period. You are able to see the progress every Wednesday and on Thursday the guest participants join in for the fun! You can view the progress on all the rooms by visiting the link, and following the hashtag, #oneroomchallenge.
The most neglected spaces in our homes are also the most used space, our closets. They hold most of the items we need on a daily basis. Which is why they stay the most cluttered and disorganized, it holds so many items! It is easy to hide the clutter behind closed doors, right? When selling a home, buyers will not hesitate to open all those closed doors. We all know Kitchens sell a home, what is behind those closed doors will help you stand out from all the other kitchens they have seen, good or bad.
What is the first thing you do when you want to sell your car? Clean it, right. Inside and out. But you do that on a regular basis anyway. To really make the car shine, to make it look its best to get your best offer, you get it detailed, professionally. They have the experience and the tools to get the job done right.
Yet many forgo the professional when they sell their home, a much greater investment. Most likely the biggest investment they will ever make. Which leads me to the number one reason to hire a professional stager.
gina t graham
Home Staging and Redesign for Jacksonville, FL.
"Sometimes excellent is not a good enough word. I recommend Gina to everyone who is selling their home and for setting up the next home they buy." -Kit, staging client.