April 4, 2012
While the owners were putting in the final touches, Michelle Drewry, Realtor and expert home stager was asked to work her design plan for this beautiful, completely remodeled Los Angeles home.
Below you can see the Before and After photos of this lovely contemporary home.
BEFORE Home Staging The Kitchen
Before Home Staging The Kitchen
AFTER Home Staging The Kitchen
Before Home Staging The Living/Dining Areas
After Home Staging the Living/Dining Areas
Another view of the Living Room
Before Home Staging the Master Bedroom
After Home Staging the Master Bedroom
Before Home Staging the dressing area
After Home Staging the Dressing Area outside the closet
Before Home Staging the 2nd Bedroom
Michelle Drewry, Realtor and Home Stager lists and stages homes in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas. If you are interested in finding out more about selling your home faster and for more, please call 213-392-1901.
January 16, 2012
We had the pleasure of staging this vacant newly remodeled Los Angeles house into a home that buyers will love. The seller, a smart investor, wanted to show buyers how they can place their furnishings in a relatively small area. When vacant, the Living/Family Room, which is open to the kitchen and dining areas, did not appear large enough for the furniture. We show buyers how to make these rooms work.
Below are the BEFORE and AFTER photos:
BEFORE Home Staging the Entry
It is critical to show your buyer how they can live in a home. Leaving them guessing for how they can place their furniture will only motivate them to move on to the next house for sale. These sellers know the importance of answering those questions for the buyer through home staging.
If you are interested in selling your home faster and for more, call Michelle Drewry, Realtor and home stager at 213-392-1901.
September 24, 2011
This newly remodeled Arcadia, CA home received some staging expertise by Michelle Drewry, Owner and Principal Designer of Staging The Essentials. It was lots of work, but we also had fun turning this vacant house into a buyer’s dream home. As experts in home staging, it helps to know the area and to be familiar with the buyer most likely to purchase a home in that area. This is who you are staging for – the buyer.
Below we show the difference that home staging makes. Now a buyer has a reason to come to see this home.
BEFORE and AFTER Photos Below.
If you are interested in selling and staging your home, please call Michelle Drewry, Realtor – Century 21 Adams & Barnes direct line 213-392-1901.
September 12, 2011
We went to work home staging this Contemporary Tri-level Townhouse in Pasadena last week. The owners had just completed the painting and cleaning as we stepped foot in the door to now make these vacant rooms come to life. We set about placing furniture as well as all the accessories it takes to create a lifestyle within the empty rooms.
Below you can see the BEFORE and AFTER photos of this Contemporary Townhouse in Pasadena.
If you are interested in selling and staging your home, please contact Michelle Drewry, Realtor – Century 21 Adams & Barnes – 213-392-1901.
August 17, 2011
Michelle Drewry, owner and principal designer of Staging The Essentials was hired to stage this contemporary La Canada Flintridge, CA home. The owners were completing the finishing touches of a full remodel on this spacious contemporary estate and were now preparing for the final touch of home staging before going on the market.
Below are some of the BEFORE and AFTER photos of this beautiful tree-lined view estate.
If you are interested in selling and staging your home, please contact Michelle Drewry, Realtor – Century 21 Adams & Barnes at 213-392-1901.
July 25, 2011
Los Angeles area home staging company, Staging The Essentials – located in the San Gabriel Valley – was hired to stage this beautiful contemporary, South Pasadena home for sale. This home’s uniquely modern open floor plan is a rarity in an area of older more traditional homes. We had one day to complete the home staging of this 5 bedroom, 51/2 bath home – something that is no small feat for a house of this size. Our company specializes in one-day staging for sellers, who need to get their homes on the market and sold. Time is of importance when there are so many competing homes going on the market.
As seen below in the Great Room, we mirrored the same furniture from one side of the large room to the other, with the tables and decorative pillows less formal on the TV end.
Below are the BEFORE and AFTER photos of some of the rooms in this lovely home.
If you are interested in selling and staging your home, contact Michelle Drewry, Realtor – Century 21 Adams & Barnes at 213-392-1901. Serving the San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire, North Orange County, Los Angeles and some areas of the San Fernando Valley.
June 11, 2011
Home Staging and Room Lighting
If you’re getting ready to sell and home staging in Los Angeles, CA or anywhere will be part of your selling process, the way you see a room is a very important element. Setting the scene for selling your home includes many things, but room lighting is one important way of creating ambience that sells homes.
Top 3 Room Lighting Features:
- Lighting from above is an important part of home staging and gives overall general ability to see around the room. Many homes were not built with overhead fixtures in living rooms or bedrooms. This comes with knowing that there are several areas within a room, which have their special lighting needs. Today’s most common, up-to-date fixtures are recessed lights, which may be offered with a dimmer switch to accommodate varying preferences. Another option is the chandelier. This is something we usually see in dining rooms and now bedrooms and master bathrooms. Chandeliers add a decorating element as well as a lighting element to the room. These are great for rooms that will be used for socializing or for rooms in which you want to set a more relaxed mood. Again, these can be set on a dimmer switch, which allows for exactly the right amount of light.
- Low voltage track lighting accents home staging, allowing for specific lighting within multiple areas of a room. This is particularly attractive in a room that has a wall-to-wall shelving area or some art that is nice to emphasize. It can be directed to several areas and shed additional ability to see in task oriented areas such as game areas or reading areas. Track lighting is usually used in conjunction with other sources such as lamps. Mixing it up adds interest to a room by emphasizing room features as well as providing visual clarity to functional areas.
- Portable Lighting is the bread and butter of lighting for home staging companies. It is probably the most well-known source, which includes various types of lamps. Among these varying types are table lamps that sit on end tables or night stands and are used to light a room in general. Another type is task lighting lamps, which include both table and floor lamps. This type of lamp comes with a swivel feature in order to be able to direct the light to where it is most needed. We often see these used at a desk in an office or near a chair that is designated for reading.
Knowing what type of lighting to infuse into a room is every bit as important as how you place the furnishings within a room. Lighting emphasizes the placement of everything in the room and layering the lighting gives the best overall feeling about a room. Getting it right is critical!
Did you know that light bulbs come in different color temperatures? Knowing what type to use for which task is important. Warm bulbs are best used for reading, while game areas and hard task activities are best lit with cool bulbs. But, if you are staging your home to sell, it is best to stay with warm color bulbs. This gives the viewer a good overall feeling for a room as well as showing a more pleasant tone on the colors in a room.
Home staging Los Angeles, Arcadia, Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire, North Orange County
Call today to find out how we can help you with your home staging needs. 213-392-1901
May 7, 2011
Our Home Staging Company was selected to turn this vacant La Canada Flintridge, CA house into a home that buyers will love. As home stagers, we quickly put our professional home staging expertise to work preparing for the staging day.
The owner had already painted, remodeled the kitchen, remodeled bathrooms, moved the washer and dryer into a closet, which opened up the back room off the kitchen. They also replaced lighting fixtures in the Living Room after our home staging consultation.
Notice how much brighter the rooms look without the roll up shades, which were removed during the staging. This house is now ready to become a new buyer’s beautiful home.
BEFORE and AFTER Home Staging Photos
AFTER Home Staging – The Living Room
BEFORE Home Staging – The Living Room
AFTER Home Staging – The Living Room
BEFORE Home Staging – The Dining Room & Kitchen Eating Bench Area
AFTER Home Staging – The Dining Room
BEFORE Home Staging – The Dining Room
AFTER Home Staging – The Dining Room
Before Home Staging – The Kitchen Bench Eating Area
AFTER Home Staging – The Kitchen Bench Eating Area
Another angle of the Kitchen Bench Eating Area
BEFORE Home Staging – The Family Room
AFTER Home Staging – The Family Room
AFTER Home Staging – The Family Room
BEFORE Home Staging – The Home Office
(This was previously used as a craft room by the owner)
AFTER Home Staging – The Home Office
BEFORE Home Staging – The Master Bedroom
AFTER Home Staging – The Master Bedroom
Michelle Drewry, Realtor – Century 21 Adams & Barnes can list and sell your home faster and for more. Call today for more information at 213-392-1901.
March 31, 2011
Staging The Essentials of Glendora, CA was the home staging company called in to put our home staging expertise to work for this South Pasadena, CA home. This fabulous pool home, great for entertaining, is now fit for any buyer.
We were glad the sellers took the recommendation to paint the wooden panels. The house looks so much brighter! ‘Lighten and brighten’ is certainly on the list for home staging if they want to attract more prospective buyers to their South Pasadena home.
Here are some BEFORE and AFTER Photos to give you an idea of the improvements.
We recommended replacing the chandelier and removing the mirror on the wall (left) in the dining room.
The sellers removed the shelving, washer, dryer and refrigerator in the kitchen to open up the space. The buyer can opt to replace the appliances or move the washer/dryer to another location.
Now this looks like a Master Bedroom in the AFTER photo!
We created a more cheerful place for the boy’s bedroom.
We created a room any girl would love to have.
Staging this house now allows prospective buyers to see what a great home this can be.
Michelle Drewry, Realtor – Century 21 Adams & Barnes – direct line 213-392-1901. Call today for more information about selling and staging your home.
February 8, 2011
Are you getting ready to sell your home and need to paint? Don’t know which paint to choose?
As a professional home stager in Los Angeles and The San Gabriel Valley, it is essential to stay up to date with information that is relative to staging and helping sellers get the best for their money.
In their March 2011 issue, Consumer Reports tells us not to assume that greener is better. While many green paints may have a reduction in VOC (volatile oxidizing compounds) they do not have an elimination of these compounds.
The Green label paints had some varying in their ability to stand up to fade resistance, hiding (requiring more paint) and cleaning.
Consumer Reports goes on to say that “Greenguard and Green Seal, environmental certifications based on VOC content and the presence of hazardous substances, are issued by independent organizations. But Green Sure and Green Promise are self-awarded by manufacturers – Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore, respectively.”
What does that label really mean?
- Green Seal
- Green Sure
- Green Promise
Consumer Reports Ratings for Green label paints. Find out what’s behind those labels and which paints have the highest ratings.
Michelle Drewry, President and owner of Staging The Essentials Staging homes in Los Angeles, The San Gabriel Valley and North Orange County.
Call today for your “Market Ready Report” 213-392-1901