The “evolution of staging” was an informative and inspiring event last Friday March 4 in NYC. Panel of experts from the Corcoran Group, Sotheby’s and home stagers Bill Hoar, Melissa Marro and HGTV’s Matthew Finlason spoke to a packed audience of real estate professionals from NY and NJ about changes in staging and shift toward lifestyle merchandising…then had the opportunity to tour New York Design Center with Matt Finlason and several others for fabulous new decorating ideas and interior design trends..outstanding!
Home staging and interior redesign take completely different approaches in transforming the look and feel of a home and are often misunderstood. They equally benefit the homeowner but in diverse ways. While each offer a unique visual presentation of the home, they have separate functions and goals. Home staging is the art of preparing and showcasing a home for sale to appeal to a wide spectrum of potential buyers so it sells faster and for more money. In contrast, interior redesign is the art of redecorating a home that the homeowner will continue to live in with mostly existing furnishings and accessories, according to their own personal tastes and lifestyle. Both methods will add value and beauty to the home whether you are selling a house or enjoying it for yourself.
Distinctive Decor and Design, LLC works with New Jersey homeowners, realtors and builders, specializing in owner occupied and vacant home staging, model home merchandising, interior design and decorating services for Central NJ homes primarily in Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Somerset and Ocean counties. We partner with many fine local retailers and manufacturers of home furnishings plus rental furniture companies to stage a vacant home to sell or a summer house at the Jersey shore for rent. Contact us today to discuss your individual needs!
Decorating with paint is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to update the look and feel of your home. When preparing your house for sale, it is a perfect time to consider the many uses of paint and how it can quickly spruce up your home. Homes that are freshly painted will be more attractive to buyers and will appear as well-maintained.
There are many ways to use paint when staging your house to sell. Even if you are on a tight budget, you can add new life to old household items with a little paint, instead of purchasing new ones. Enhance your curb appeal by repairing and painting outdoor structures, fences, lampposts, and mailboxes. Make your front entrance sparkle with a new coat of paint on your door. Cover dark wood paneling with light colored paint to brighten up a room. Use some touch up paint to fill in scratches on appliances, enameled sinks, and tubs. Change the look of your hanging light fixture with some metallic spray paint.
In any real estate market, a comprehensive home staging plan will help your home to appeal to the widest range of buyers, provide a great first impression, and increase its potential to sell faster and for more money. Marian Jacobsen, of Distinctive Decor and Design located in South Brunswick, NJ, is a certified New Jersey home stager and redesigner who works with realtors and homeowners to develop individualized, creative solutions for their home staging needs.
Springtime is just around the corner, contact Marian today at 732-823-1182 to help put your staging or redesign plans into motion.