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New hope in New Hope, MN

Houses are just tired sometimes and need some new life. That was the case at this property in New Hope, MN.

Most of the changes were very light cosmetic things. Paint, flooring and new lighting. The kitchen and bathrooms did however get a full makeover bringing them into the current decade.

Take a look!


First impressions are key and this is the room you see right inside the front door. Yes the room was painted but the key to this room was exposing the original hardwood floors under the carpet. Having them refinished added extra glam and shine.













Paint and light fixtures are huge when updating a  house. What I want to point out here too is the lack of carpet in the Dining Room. Carpet in a dining area is a dated look and no one wants carpet under a dining room table anymore. Worth changing if you can.







The kitchen is THE most important room in the house and will make or break any sale. Having an updated kitchen is so important and the Return on Investment is high. Always bring in a professional though so you make the right choices for your investment.
























Amazing what paint can do!







Even if a bath is small it can be functional and feel luxurious!







This full bath got a new vanity and the dated wall tiles were removed. Paint and a new light of course!






My favorite part of the update was the fireplace. I mean really….look at those beautiful beams around it as well as on the ceiling. They were lost in the dark brick and paneling before but now they are showcased.














All houses need new hope once is awhile. What in your house may need a little sprucing up?





Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.
CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer



Part 2 of Before and After Photos – Upstairs and Lower Levels!

In my last blog, (Part 1), I showed the main level of a home I had the opportunity to not only stage but also to pick out everything. Flooring, paint, lighting, tile, cabinets and vanities. It was such a fun project and I love how it turned out.

So here are the before and after photos of the upstairs and lower level:


The kids bathroom:


Kids Bath Before



Kids Bath After



Kids Bath Closeup



The Laundry Room:


Laundry Room Before



Laundry Room After



One of the Kid’s Bedrooms:


Kids Bedroom Before



Kids Bedroom After



The Master Bedroom:


Master Bedroom Before



Master Bedroom After



The Master Bath:


Master Bath Before


Master Bath After




Now let’s head down to the lower level….it may be a basement but it is not a dungeon!

The Family Room:


Family Room Before



Family Room After Smaller




Family Room


The Bar Area:


Bar Area Before



Bar Area After


The Study Nook:


Study Nook Before



Study Nook After


The Mudroom from the Garage:


Mudroom Before


Mudroom After


So that’s most of the rooms of this beautiful home. If you missed the Main Level check it out at:

Main Level Before and After Pictures – Home Staging Minneapolis MN

You won’t want to miss the kitchen!


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

CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer



Looking to Buy A Stairway to Heaven? Home Staging Minneapolis

You know the song…we all love it. We sang along with Led Zeppelin:


“There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.”

When we are buying a home we are all basically looking to buy that ‘stairway to heaven’. As you walk up those stairs to the front door of your dream home or as you walk up the stairs to your Master Bedroom retreat.

But would you want to buy this Stairway to Heaven??

Does this stairway give you the impression you are on your way to the Blissful Heaven of your Master Bedroom Suite?


Oh come on…..I dare you. Look at what you will find at the top of the stairs. That perfect ‘En Suite’ that every buyer wants.

Before Renovation

So much space for your towels. So new and fresh!

Before Renovation

Turn the corner and look at the great area for your bed, dresser, a work desk and even a nice BRIGHT room to read in.

Before Renovation

Before Renovation

Before Renovation

Before Renovation

No? Not in a hurry to make an offer?

Okay, thank goodness for investors who are ready to take on these projects to make these rundown homes a piece of Heaven for buyers. Or maybe your homes needs a bit of work before it is put on the market?

The process can be made easier and more valuable when someone that knows what a buyer wants is brought in to assist. Bring in a Home Stager to help with the process.

After taking down a couple walls to open things up, moving the entrance of the room to the other side of the stairs to allow for a larger bathroom, plus many cosmetic changes….the Master Bedroom and En Suite took on a whole different feeling. Take a look.

How is this for a space for your bed, dresser and work station?

After Renovation and Home Staging

Perhaps a couple walls removed to open it up and really enjoy that reading area?

After Renovation and Home Staging

Oh, and remember that En Suite? Just in case you forgot…..

Before Renovation

Before Renovation

Let’s look at it now…..

After Renovation and Home Staging

After Renovation and Home Staging

So, maybe you have a different idea of that particular Stairway to Heaven now?

Old homes have so much character and just need someone with vision to get them into great living condition again. Investors and Home Stagers make a great team!

If your home needs a fresh “Stairway to Heaven” be sure to get professional advice.