“The proof is in the pudding”. What the heck does that even mean?
Is it Blueberry Pudding?
Peach with mint on the bottom?
I don’t know, but pudding may not be the best idea when it comes to Home Staging.
I was brought in for a Home Staging Consultation on this 1890 Historical Home that is on the National Registry of Historical Places.
It had been on the market for six months without a single offer.
I gave some suggestions such as:
Paint the walls a more neutral color (even though the yellow was a historical color choice from Benjamin Moore it was too taste specific for selling). I also recommended taking down the drapes so the buyer could see the incredible windows and their magnificent height.
The Dining Room had an antique table in it but even though the home is historic not everyone likes antiques. I recommended the home be staged with more modern furnishings.
In the family room I recommended they remove the carpet as original hardwood floors were underneath.
The kitchen was getting negative feedback due to the long open wall area and lack of counter space. I recommended they purchase a portable island to create more counter space, put in pendant lights to create some drama and stage the area with an eat-in area.
Tiny bedroom? Let’s make it an office.
Master Bedroom…..let’s spice it up a little. (is there spice in pudding??)
So……here is how the flavors turned out.
The entryway is now a stunning start into the journey through this beautiful home.
The Lemon is now a mild Chocolate Latte enhanced with a touch of formal but still modern and casual.
The chocolate latte carries into the Dining Room and the old table is replaced with new but still classy.
The Family Room now has original wood floors and no more peach!
The kitchen…..now has more counter space, check out the cool pendant lights, and an eat-in area in the kitchen is so valuable!
It was best if they painted the bathroom but that wasn’t possible for a couple reasons so hey….sometimes you need to work with what you have and turn a negative into a positive.
And a little room becomes a great computer and study room.
And hey…..make them laugh while they are there.
Now the Master Bedroom looks more inviting…..
Within two days the buyer received two offers for almost full price.
So…..I guess the Proof Is In the
Pudding STAGING!! I definitely know what that means!
If you are dealing with any flavors of your own and need some advice, call 952-567-1124 and let a professionally trained certified Home Stager give you a hand. Or check out our website for more before and after photos.