Chris' Corner: Considering Marketing an Adult Lifestyle home in Green Briar/Briar Hill or Tecumseth Pines? Consider updating dated wallpaper and/or panelling!

Considering Marketing an Adult Lifestyle home in Green Briar/Briar Hill or Tecumseth Pines? Consider updating dated wallpaper and/or panelling!


As many of you know, I market homes in very unique adult lifestyle communities, Tecumseth Pines and Green Briar/Briar Hill in New Tecumseth.  I found this great series of posts written and published by Ginger Foust, an Active Rain Blogger and Home Stager from Oakhurst, California about preparing a home owned (usually for a long time) by a senior citizen or couple.

In this post, Part Three, Ginger discusses the homes with kitchen, bathroom plumbing fixture and/or light fixtures that are dated.  Updating these can pragmatically alter the appeal of a home dramatically...

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Frequently our Oakhurst and Fresno, California Home Staging Company is asked to do consultations and stagings at homes owned by seniors in Oakhurst, it's surrounding communities and in Fresno communities.   

 Here is what we often see:

  1. Decades old floral and plaid furnishings and window coverings.#1
  2. Outdated kitchens and baths with oak cabinets, brass fixtures and vinyl flooring, #2
  3. Outdated light fixtures, #3
  4. Carpeting in need of replacement.
  5. Wallpapered and paneled walls.
  6. Rooms cluttered with years of collectibles and memorabilia.
  7. Family photos everywhere.

This blog post is #3 of a series addressing each of the above with photo examples and solutions.  Most of these issues can be addressed with low-cost, creative thinking and a simple consultation with our professional home staging team to help seller's move forward in the sales process and increase their chances in many that sale faster and for money return on this major investment.

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Outdated light fixtures and more

I cannot imagine anyone wanting to buy a home with these bathroom light fixtures:

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Or these light fixtures:

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 Or these ceiling fans:

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Can a home be sold without updating these items, yes, but we know that they contribute to the "old" feeling in a house and thus offers are adjusted downward.   

Here are a few examples of how lighting can change a space, then add professional staging and the differences are significant:

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Above is an example of the difference that can be made by simply framing the glass mirrors, updating lighting and plumbing fixtures.  These sellers wished they had done it sooner. 

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 In the above bathroom, we replaced the rusty chrome fixtures (placed wrong) with rubbed oil bronze fixtures and framed the mirror

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In grandma's house above, the updated chandelier was less than $90.  No more shiny brass or etched glass with ruffled edges in this house. 

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In the above vacant, the solution was less than $20.00. The antique brass fixture and chain was spray painted bronze and the glass globes were replaced with simple linen shades. 

If updating these items is not going to happen then using a professional home stager will help make those light fixtures "less of an issue", in any house, vacant or occupied. 

Contact a professional home stager in your area today. 

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  Dream Interior Redesign and Staging by Ginger Foust is a full service, licensed and insured, CSP ® Professional Home Stager ,Interior ReDesign/Decorating and consulting company.   

Locally serving the California foothill and mountain communities of: Oakhurst, North Fork, Bass Lake, Coarsegold, Ahwahnee, Wawona and Mariposa.  Also serving areas of: Fresno, Clovis and Madera, California and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

We provide Virtual and Conceptual Staging Worldwide and we will very soon be offering Professional Stager Training in California, Nevada, Idaho and Hawaii, as part of the International CSP ® training program, Certified Staging Professionals.

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