Hi Friends! Today I am sharing my top 10 tips for staging your home when selling your house. This is the third home I have staged and I absolutely LOVE this part of selling our homes. I hope my tips help you achieve top dollar for your house!
The laundry room was an important project for me because I truly believe that the energy you put into easily forgotten spaces are what sell a house. I gave this laundry room closet a a coat of clean, white paint and it made such a difference.
While we continue to work through our home renovation projects, we are also preparing for the big move back to Ohio. With any big move, there are a lot of details to get sorted out, especially when you have kids...enrolling the kids in school/daycare, figuring out our living situations, finding new doctors, dentists, etc, etc. In these next few months I will be documenting all of the insanity that is our lives as we prepare to move, start new jobs and businesses and hopefully do it all with a smile and no tears. :)
Once these projects were done we finally addressed the elephant in the room, the big, brown, mossy rock wall that we lovingly named this room after. I have struggled with this wall since the day we moved into the Accent House.
The mudroom project is complete and for the short amount of time took to finish, the impact is huge! It is amazing what paint and a little elbow grease alone can do to transform a room.
This is an active area since it is the first room you enter from the garage and is also where the pups spend a lot of their time. I had put furniture in this room that we had in our last home and it just wasn't working for us.
I mentioned before that we are planning on selling our house in a few years, so resale value is always in the back of my mind. Our home primarily has shades of grey and white on our walls so I wanted to punch it up a bit in this small half bathroom. While the color is bold, I still consider it a neutral that will appeal to many buyers.
The first week has come and gone for this challenge, and while it may not look like it, we have accomplished quite a bit!
The first task that we had to tackle in this bathroom was removing the wallpaper. I stopped by my local Home Depot and purchased a wallpaper scoring tool, scraping tool and wallpaper stripper. After two hours of scraping the wallpaper and only completing a small corner of the room, I realized I needed a new game plan.
We are one month into 2017 and it is time to get back on the horse and begin working on some home projects in the queue. Here are the projects I am hoping to tackle in February:
1.) I need to start to make a dent in painting trim around the house. If I am feeling really crazy (which I probably won't), maybe I will even paint a ceiling or two. These two tasks may be my least favorite projects, but they really do make such a difference.
Check out the difference when we painted the baseboards in the utility room.
Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the music, the decorations and especially decorating the tree (which ours is completely dead already, boo). I wanted to share a few of the ways that we personalize our home with Christmas decor each year!
When I first saw this kitchen I was amazed by the size! It had recently been updated, but unfortunately it was not updated to my taste. We already had a long list of renovations for this house so I had a very limited budget for any updates in this kitchen.
When we first toured this house, I knew there was a lot of potential, but it took me a little while to determine how we wanted to best use all of the space that came with the home. I was unsure how I wanted to use the formal living room until I talked it over with a friend.
This was a big weekend for me. It was the first weekend where Chris was out of town and I was home alone with the two kids. I just finished reading the book, The Magnolia Story (the story of Chip and Joanna Gaines), and JoJo (we are on a nickname basis now) talked about living life where you are thriving and not just surviving.
I wanted all of our bathroom renovations to feel cohesive so I kept the materials pretty similar. This also helped with cost since we could use leftover materials in the other rooms. I kept the floor tile the same as the master bathroom and also the paint color, Silver Crest, by Benjamin Moore.
When I found out I was having a little girl, I was shocked and then SO excited to create a sweet nursery for my sweet baby boo. I would have loved to have had dainty white furniture for the nursery, but we already owned a crib & rocking chair that was dark wood from my sons nursery. I needed to make the furniture we currently owned work within this space and I was determined to not spend a lot of money in this room. Along with furniture we had previously purchased, I decided to incorporate some thrifted pieces that I had fixed up (each piece was less than $20).
With my goal in mind of spending as little as possible, I started the project by determining a color palette and theme that would work with what we already had. Next, with the color palette in mind, I chose Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams (also used in Thomas' room) for the walls.