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Real Estate and Home Staging information from professional home stagers in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
  I LOVE this post and feel its important for home owners who are going to be listing their homes for sale to read before they start renovations. Bottom line: whenever you're renovating to sell, you're doing so to appeal to a broad spectrum of people and not just to please yourself. Thanks Donna!...
  While its great that home owners are getting more savvy about my profession - home staging - its also made things more difficult. Sometimes, with the issues I have to address as part of my job, regardless of how I give the feedback, it’s not always well received. What do I do? I am a profession...
  Vacant homes are some of the toughest properties to sell. A national survey done by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) in 2009 found that vacant homes which were staged spent 78% less time on the market. Below are the reasons why Kitchener-Waterloo vacant homes are so hard to sell: 1) B...
Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci created stunning works of art that still have the power to make people speechless. Sadly, as a professional stager, the works of art that my partner and I create sadly don't have that type of longevity (houses sell too fast). We do however create beautiful stagi...
A few weeks ago, I did a consultation for an older couple who wanted to list their home fast but were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work it would take to get their home into prime selling condition. I spent over two hours making suggestions and recommendations but it came down to defining ro...
I love interior design programs and have been using them for years. Last year I found a website that allowed me to create virtual 3D designs for clients and I fell in love with it. Unfortunately, it wasn't a great program for my computer and it took me hours to do one room because it kept causing...
On Friday April 9th I did a consultation for the home owners of a large luxury home in an elite part of Cambridge, ON. We were called in by the realtor who realized that there was a lot of work to do in this large home before it could sell at the price the sellers wanted to list at. This particul...
Rooms in Bloom was called in to see a beautiful century old home in Stratford in March of this year. We were immediately impressed by the home and could see that with a little work and our staging efforts that this house would polish up like a beautiful gem. We completed the staging this week on ...
Recently, my partner and I were contacted by a design savvy home owner who knew they would have to do some improvements and staging to get their home in the Stanley Park area of Kitchener, ready for sale. After an in depth consultation, we made a number of recommendations for their Kitchen, livin...
Recently, I read a magazine article which profiled the wedding day of a particular couple and one part of their story really struck a chord with me. The bride was determined that they would spend as little money on their wedding day as possible. She got the bright idea that she would do her own h...

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Blog written by Heather Cook, award winning home staging designer for Rooms in Bloom Home Staging & Design Inc. Great information on home staging & re-design for realtors, sellers and buyers!