Home Staging Tips

Home Staging Tips

By Kasia McDaniel
Blue Diamond Staging & Design provides busy homeowners with an actionable plan to get their home ready for the picture perfect debut for their MLS listing. Learn what you can do to prepare your home in as little as 2 hours and get your home sold faster!
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4 easy decluttering tips you can use now
Let me share some tips on how to declutter your home
16:10
July 29, 2020
The secrets to Airbnb and vacation homes standing out among the competition
I've been traveling a lot lately in Europe and I want to share what 2 things Airbnb owners need to do in order for their places to rent out quickly.
06:44
July 23, 2020
Decorate with nature inspired green to create a calm home
Green is psychologically a color that portrays safety, being in nature and luck. Use green to make your home calmer in every room in your house. There are so many places you can add green decor pieces and you don't have to go overboard.
06:20
July 9, 2020
5 Ways to Save Money When Staging Your Home
Selling a home can get expensive, but I want to share 5 ways you can cut some corners when getting your house ready to sell.
06:09
June 3, 2020
Setting up and staging a home office
Think about what you actually need for your home office. If you need to store big bulky things, use cabinets to store it. Paperwork can easily be stored in a filing cabinet. When it comes time to stage your office, make sure you depersonalize the space and you put away any clutter. Use color to help accessorize and make it feel like it's part of the home.
06:41
May 15, 2020
10 Bathroom Staging Updates Under $100
Make your bathroom look great by updating a few items that don't cost much. Items such as new towels, recaulking your bathtub, get a new shower curtain, replace door handles, paint old cabinets, paint your bathroom walls, get some artwork/decor, replace your mirror, install a new faucet or replace your old light fixture. These updates will help sell your house faster and make your bathroom look great! Check out my website at www.bluediamondstaginganddesign.com if you need staging help to sign up for my online staging consultations.
08:20
May 8, 2020
Are you the skeptical spouse when it comes to home staging?
Some spouses may not be on board with staging their home. They either don't understand it or wonder why they need to stage their home. I share a story of a spouse who wasn't sure about home staging and how I got him to change his mind.
04:06
April 23, 2020
Meal planning during Coronavirus lockdown
"Hey Mom, what's for dinner?" Do you hate hearing that question? Let me share what I do to plan out the weekly meals using my own cookbook. I have a 3 ring binder with my own recipes and a list of our favorite meals listed on the front page. Then I sit down on Mon or Sat and plan out what meals we are having that week. This also helps me figure out what I need to shop for as well because I see the list of ingredients too. Hopefully this helps you minimize the amount of times you have to go to the store and avoid that dreaded question of, what's for dinner?
04:30
April 16, 2020
Now offering new online home staging consults!
Given the Coronavirus circumstance and guidance to stay at home, Blue Diamond Staging & Design now offers online staging consults. Home sellers still need a way to get professional staging advice and we can do this easily through video chats. Check out bluediamondstaginganddesign.com to schedule your appointment
03:47
April 8, 2020
Starting a garden when stuck at home
When you have to stay home during the Coronavirus pandemic, you need to do something to keep you busy. I am starting a vegetable garden in some pots since we can't do many projects in our rental home. Support your local nursury or garden center like Green Haven or Gulley's Garden in Moore County if you can.
02:04
April 1, 2020
Shuffling furniture for distance learning spaces during Coronavirus
Day 5 of distance learning during Coronavirus and we learned our kids' work spaces aren't working for them. The same applies to when moving in your new home. What you thought was a good layout, may not work for you. Don't be afraid to change it. Listen to how I fix this work space dilemma.
02:24
March 25, 2020
Finding work space for kids distance learning
Coronavirus has caused some disruption to include school closings. I share what we did to set up work spaces for our kids in order to continue their education at home. #coronavirus #distancelearning #workspace
05:02
March 20, 2020
Getting to know your German home: lamps
Did you know you can (and should) bring your US lamps to Stuttgart Germany? If you are PCSing to Germany, let me share some tips on how you can use your lamps here!
02:19
March 11, 2020
Getting to know your German home: washer and dryer
New to Stuttgart and have a German washer and dryer? Let me share some differences you need to be aware of so you can use your washer and dryer.
04:48
March 5, 2020
Getting to know your German home: Your dishwasher
As an American living in Germany, not everything works the same way in your German house as it does in your US house. German dishwashers require adding salt to the machine and I explain why that is and where you can find the salt on the local economy.
03:24
February 26, 2020
Common German Phrases You Should Know
As an American in a foreign country, you should try to learn a few words in the language spoken locally. Here are a few words or phrases I have picked up in the first few weeks in Germany.
03:22
January 8, 2020
Moore County Pet Oxygen Masks Needed
You would do anything to save your pets in a fire, right? The Moore County Leadership Institute group thought the same after we heard about pet oxygen masks used by local firefighters  to save 2 dogs in a recent house fire. Not all fire departments have these masks, so we took on the challenge to raise money to equip all 22 Moore County fire departments with reusable oxygen kits for pets. We need your help. Please donate today at gofundme.com/moore-county-pet-oxygen-masks-needed (Voice provided by Julie McNicol of Keller Williams Realty)
00:30
June 20, 2019
Can I Do The Staging Myself?
Kasia McDaniel explains what a homeowner can do to get their house ready to sell with a little bit of help.
02:43
May 29, 2019
How to stage a grey room
Not sure what colors to use in a room filled with grey? Listen how Kasia McDaniel explains what you can use to bring in color and wake up a cold colored grey room when staging a house.
06:17
May 21, 2019
Interview with Mortgage Loan Officer, Megan Tucker.
Kasia McDaniel talks with Megan Tucker about what buyers need to qualify for a home loan, down payments, and renovation loans like 203k.
09:58
May 7, 2019
How long does it take to stage a home?
Listen how Kasia McDaniel answers a frequently asked question by homeowners on staging time.
01:42
April 16, 2019
Blue Diamond Staging & Design Interview with Pest Management Systems Inc (PMi)
Kasia McDaniel talks with Patrick Thompson with PMi, a pest management company in the Sandhills.
06:51
March 26, 2019
Do I need to get rid of my furniture when selling my house?
Homeowners sometimes worry their furniture may not match or look good enough for pictures. Kasia McDaniel explains whether or not your should remove your furniture.
02:11
March 20, 2019
Blue Diamond Staging & Design talks with Justin’s Handyman Services about Home Staging repairs.
Home staging sometimes requires home repairs. In this episode, Kasia McDaniel talks to Justin Ettere about his Handyman Services and what he can do to help homeowners get their house ready to sell.
04:17
March 12, 2019
What is light staging and does Blue Diamond Staging & Design provide that service?
Ever hear of light staging and wonder what it is? Can it help sell a home faster? Let Kasia McDaniel explain light staging and what she does for homeowners.
04:16
February 13, 2019
Why I started my home staging business
Learn the three reasons Kasia McDaniel started her home staging business.
03:24
February 7, 2019
What glaringly obvious things should I change before selling
Homeowners don't know what they need to change in their house before selling it. Ask for a second opinion from a home stager!
03:44
August 29, 2018
What is a move-in ready property?
Learn what some consider a move-in ready home and why your home should be move-in ready.
02:10
August 8, 2018
Should I leave my pictures up?
Many homeowners don't know which pictures to leave on the wall when selling their home. Learn which ones you should leave and which ones to take down.
04:32
August 1, 2018
Doing Your Staging Homework
As the homeowner, you decided to do the cleaning out, decluttering and staging yourself. Where do you start?
02:33
July 18, 2018
4 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Selling Their Home
Be aware of pitfalls to avoid in the home selling process. Learn 4 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Selling Their Home.
04:10
July 11, 2018
How each white is not the same
Not all white colors are the same. Be aware of the undertones some white colors have that may not complement your wall color.
03:13
June 20, 2018
A great place to find home staging tips
When it come time to sell your home, homeowners and some real estate agents know to make the home sell faster they need to stage it. Some homeowners will do the research on staging the house themselves and get a head start which is great! But where do you go other than watching HGTV shows and google? Let me share a gold mine of where you can find tips other than Google.
02:14
May 9, 2018
Business tools for an entrepreneur
What are some tools you use to run your business? Let me share the ones I use as a home stager and interior decorator.
02:47
April 27, 2018
Home Staging Tips for Closets
Closets need to be staged too! Learn what you can do to your closets.
01:40
April 25, 2018
How to stage your kitchen
Learn what you can do to get your kitchen ready when selling your home.
05:03
April 11, 2018
Staging your bathroom
Learn what you should do to make your bathroom look great for your real estate pictures.
04:42
March 28, 2018
How to stage your master bedroom
Things you should and should not have in your master bedroom.
03:58
March 21, 2018
Garage: To Stage or Not To Stage
Home Stager, Kasia McDaniel, explains what you need to do to your garage when selling your home.
04:12
February 28, 2018
Remove my popcorn ceiling?
Should a homeowner worry about removing their popcorn ceiling when selling their home?
03:18
February 21, 2018
What does a home stager do?
Learn what a home stager does to prepare your home for the real estate market.
04:38
February 14, 2018
Hire a cleaning crew
Hire a cleaning crew when selling your home.
02:39
February 7, 2018
3 reasons to update your wall color when selling your home
Learn why you should neutralize your wall colors before selling your home.
04:55
January 31, 2018
Home staging prep with kids
Moving with kids can be a stressful situation. But you still have to sell your home with kids underfoot. How do you do that? Let me explain how you can make it easier on yourself and your kids.
03:28
January 24, 2018
Worst staging advice given
Have you ever been given bad home staging advice? Listen to what a homeowner was told to do from a real estate agent!
04:53
January 17, 2018
Hone Staging Tips For Fall
02:12
October 18, 2017
How to find a home stager
02:29
October 18, 2017