Get to know Michelle & Joe Kaspari
Whether we're ‘staging' or remodeling for our own home or for clients, we've pretty much done it all! Let's start from the beginning...Joe and I were both raised in Sacramento and graduated from El Camino High School. High school sweethearts that are beating the odds these days with our marriage of 16 years. We have two beautiful children, McKenzie age 12 and Jake age 8 ½. The kids dream of becoming rock stars and just started BASS and guitar lessons. When they're not rocking out, both are Tae Kwon Do students, McKenzie will test for her black belt this October 2009. Jake's an avid baseball player and can tell you all the rules, especially when he thinks they've been broken. The list goes on and on. Sometimes I wonder: are we parents or chauffeurs? We are both extremely involved with our children's school. We've been at Golden Valley Charter School now for 2 years and absolutely love it. The school has a non-traditional approach to teaching. Their curriculum includes all the basics, plus handwork (knitting and sewing), gardening, and much more. Jake loves his handwork and has attempted to teach me, but I just haven't seemed to get it just yet. McKenzie loves all the field trips. Recently her class went for a few days to Yosemite, we saw some amazing sites including a bear within 20 feet of our tent cabin! 15 years ago, we purchased what we thought was a ‘simple' fixer upper in the heart of Carmichael. After 2 years of our ‘simple' remodel, we moved in and it's been a never ending project since then! Although we've lived in the same home for 14 years, we understand the stress of getting a home ready for sale. Similar to remodeling, you generally have a list of ‘to-do's" that need to get completed in a timely manor before moving onto the next step. Almost ALL of the work has been done by Joe and family, everything from sheetrock, new roofing, electrical, flooring, and much more. We can help our clients by prioritizing what they need to do in order to get their home ready. We've been through the process of making the to-do list in an approachable un-stressful manor that's easy to complete. We took our passion from personal projects and created the foundation for our business. Essential Home Staging is successful because of our combined business and personal experiences. Joe's extensive business background in multi unit retail management and remodeling of our own home, and my creative design talent both on a professional and personal level. We bring together professionalism, amazing customer service and a partnership with our clients that's always a successful transaction. Life is good!
Michelle & Joe Kaspari's Blog Posts
Vacant Home Staging
It's so much easier to notice that crack in the wall, or the chip in the tile when there is nothing else to look at. Don't let a simple thing like no furniture and empty spaces ruin your opportunity for a quick sale. Give your home that ";model home"; look that will WOW buyers as they walk in the door. We can stage an entire house or focus on key areas. We own a variety of inventory that suits all types of homes and architectural styles.
Preparing your home for sale can be an overwhelming task for most homeowners. It is extremely important if you are occupying your home while it's on the market, that it be ‘de-personalized' so potential buyers can focus on the homes' features versus the family that lives there. Essential Home Staging can use the furnishings and accessories you own to recreate spaces in a new way drawing attention to key areas of your home. We can also bring in items to enhance what you currently own to create a great first and lasting impression potential buyers are sure to fall in love with.
Essential Home Toolkit
This option is for the do it yourselfer. Essential Home Staging will thoroughly evaluate the properties staging needs. The Essential Home Toolkit will note in each room, specific details, that will highlight the positive changes, necessary to showcase the home in its fullest potential. Essential Home Staging will take photographs and notes during our first meeting. We then take this information back to our office and compile the Essential Home Toolkit for the home owner to complete on their own time and budget. If you are good with ‘to do lists' this is your most affordable way to get your home showcase ready.
Essential Home Staging offers a variety of both re-design and design services. We can work with what your currently own or design a totally new space, your options are unlimited! Here are some of the services we can offer you:Color Consulting Paint Consultation Shopping Service Finish Selections Space Planning
Builders and InvestorsEssential Home Staging is proud to offer affordable design consulting services for builders and investors. Don't make costly mistakes on color and finish selections. We can prepare your color palette and select items from tile, flooring, lighting, and much more.
Whether you are planning to sell or live in the home you love we can help you.. Don't miss your opportunity to have your home looking its best. Call Essential Home Staging today for your FREE Staging Evaluation!
Certifications and Affiliations:HSR Certified Professional Home Stager and Re-Designer RESA - Real Estate Staging Association - Sacramento Chapter President Interior Design Retail Merchandising Certified Affiliate Member Sacramento Board of Realtors