Last year, most of the properties we staged were inside the DC city lines but a realtor recently reminded us of a ranch home that we staged successfully in 2011. Here are some great pictures of a ranch home in Silver Spring, where we used some of the sellers furniture and added our own to finish out the space. And a bonus – this one we had work done on the yard too!!
Curb Appeal Matters!
When we arrived for our staging preview, we were greeted with this very dated front yard. Well corner of the yard.
Can you see past the white rocks? the dead hanging plants? We felt like this yard was telling buyers that everything inside the house was old and dated too. My go-to gardener was able to rework the space and it turned out much easier on the eyes.
Now you barely even notice the space that was an eyesore before. Now come on in!
Dressing up the Kitchen
Next up was the kitchen. The kitchen was sort of a weird configuration and it was hard to tell exactly how a family might live in the space.
We wanted to show a family could feel comfortable in this space, and not fall on top of each other.
I think we accomplished that!
Using sellers furniture in the living and dining rooms
So the seller had moved out most of the furniture but left a few large pieces in the dining room and nothing in the living room. And the furniture was antique and traditional and VERY heavy.
Notice how heavy the furniture is and how the china cabinet is hindering the table from being centered under the chandelier? Well we did and made some moves. Here is the final product
We were able to find a place to use all of the furniture that was available and keep to the scale of the room. And now the chandelier can shine above the table like it was meant to!