Category Archives: Color

A Laundry Room Makeover

In my previous post I showed the incredible transformation of a mudroom. Check out “A Mudroom Makeover” if you missed it. Now I want to show the transformation of the laundry room right next door that was done at the same time.

Laundry rooms do not need to be boring and just for function.  In fact, in home sales buyers are loving having a laundry room that doesn’t feel like a dungeon and can make laundry time not seem like such a chore.

The mudroom looking into the laundry before:

 

 

The entrance alone makes a statement now!

 

 

A very dated and underwhelming laundry room was the starting point.

 

 

Not many words are needed to explain this after shot!

 

 

The basic footprint was kept so moving the plumbing was not an issue and saved a lot of money.

 

 

Who says a laundry room light fixture has to be boring??

 

 

Cabinets were added to not only hide clutter but to give the homeowner so much storage!

 

 

The floating shelves added charm and character so there just wasn’t two walls of cabinets.

 

 

Check out the rolling utility cart for the dirty laundry! The homeowner found that online at ULine and it is perfect.

 

 

 

 

The decor items add warmth and personality to the space, especially by adding family photos.

 

 

 

And shall I just say “that paint color!!” I am so happy the homeowner’s were open to a something different. The color is Drizzle by Sherwin Williams and is one of my favorites. It’s such a happy color and what better place for a little cheer than in the laundry room!

If you are selling your home in the next few months a renovation like this is not something you want to do. (But you will want to remove the wallpaper and paint). If you are staying in your home for a couple years then go ahead and update it now, enjoy it and then bowl over the buyers when you put it on the market. This laundry room will be a huge selling feature!

Always get expert advice from a Home Stager or Designer whenever making updates to your home for the best return on your investment.

 

 

Add Some Color to Your Life!

For some reason I have been into color lately. In my clothes, my work, and my home. Maybe it is because it is finally Summer and the dull winter is finally over.

Here are a few examples of how I added color recently to my life and it was SO easy. I bought some spray paint and things that were previously white or brown became colorful. Tables, candle holders and more. 

 

End Table

 

 

Roby Fountain 1

 

ZOWEY!! A few cans of vibrant spray paint from Rustoleum and look at all the happy color. 

 I also bought more colorful flower pots and throw pillows.

 

Pots

Hot Tub

 

Glider

Flower Pot

 

How is that for adding color? If you are hesitant about adding color into your life start small. A throw pillow, a vibrant scarf and the easiest is something outdoors.

Nature is filled with color so why not add to it.  May you have a wonderfully blessed summer!!

 

Lilacs

 

 Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.

CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer

 www.RoomsWithStyle.com

952-567-1124

 

It’s Parade of Homes Time! Home Staging Minneapolis MN

Parade of Homes Minneapolis MN

 I love the Parade of Homes and it is that time of year! I love when I get to stage a Model for the Tour and I had a great time doing one this year once again.

 Even if you aren’t in the market for a new home The Parade of Homes is a great place to:

 Get paint color ideas:

   Paint Color Ideas Home Staging Minneapolis MN

Get Decor ideas:

Close Up End Table

See what is in for light fixtures:

Dining Room

 Or just plain get inspired! 

Dining and Living Room

So get out there….visit some homes. It is a perfect way to enjoy the day.

Mudroom

Thursday – Sunday September 7th – 29th, 2013. 

Vist their website for more information: Parade of Homes Minneapolis, MN 2013 

* The home featured is a Parade Model in Elko, MN staged by Rooms With Style. 

 www.RoomsWithStyle.com

952-567-1124