Home Staging: Before and after (Part II)

Things are quietening down now in readiness for Christmas, just one more consultation tomorrow. Thought I’d take the time to share some more before and after pictures from recent properties that I’ve staged:

First up, this fabulous house on the river in Teneriffe. I selected this at a time of very low stock in the warehouse and it was the cause of a few sleepless nights. If I’d known it was going to sell at auction for nearly $4m I’d have missed a few more nights I’m sure!

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And an after of the amazing view from the Living Area (sorry, no before taken)

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At the other end of the scale is this house in Karana Downs to the West of Brisbane. I’m hoping to write a post on this house as it’s such a good example of what staging can do. Top line, the owners doubled their investment and had 3 offers over asking price within a day of listing. I recommended and organised an internal re-paint, new bench tops, small upgrades in the bathroom. landscaping and hire furniture. Home Staging is so much more than just the hire furniture.

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I see a lot of long skinny rooms especially in ‘small lot’ homes. The space in this St Lucia house was particularly skinny and full of furniture and kid stuff but I knew there was a workable space in there.

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The solution? Splitting the room into 3 different zones then running the sofa across the room instead of along a wall which would have emphasised the skinniness. This house is For sale.

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I loved working with the builder/developer on this new build in Graceville.  Another fairly skinny room. This house set a record for the street when it sold. Again placing the furniture across rather than along the room and pulling it off the walls helps to widen it.

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I took before photos of this house in Tarragindi whilst the tenants were still there.

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Just orientating the modular lounge in a different way made a massive difference to the open feel of the room. My client wrote “We had a wonderful response with about 30 groups through over the 2 viewings. We had 5 offers and 2 of those were asked to submit contracts.  There is absolutely no doubt in our mind that having our home staged added $40,000 to the result”.

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This house in Anstead is a good example of changing the purpose of a room. I felt that by having a smaller dining space off the kitchen and making this room into a second living area the house would be more appealing to families. House still for sale.

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And finally a property in Hendra that sold before auction. A beautiful room that needed to feel quite grown up but still comfortable. I was very happy that my client offered to keep his persian rugs in this house – I think they make a big difference to the look and feel of this room.

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I have more recent projects to show you but that will have to wait for next time. If you want to see a previous post of before and after photos click here

I’m Imogen Brown, a home stager based in the western suburbs of Brisbane. If you would like me to turn your ‘before’ into an ‘after’  in order to sell your house then give me a call on 0432994056 or connect with me through my website

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