Blue Diamond Staging & Design owner, Kasia McDaniel, discusses home staging and decorating tips for your home. Plus she 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 and get your home sold faster!
Happy New Year! A new year brings new things like colors. Today I discuss wall colors you can use around the house whether it's on the wall or furniture. Plus I share a new staging service called Staging Snapshot.
COVID has certainly turned our lives upside down. From work to school to normal everyday life and we've rearranged our lives to make it work. But now we are looking at something else that can make it change a bit more and that is called reverse isolation. Let me explain what that is and how you can adapt your home to this concept.
Homeowners may not know they are making mistakes when it comes time to sell your home. Let me share the best and worst things you can do when it comes time to sell your home. Check out my free ebook for more staging tips at bluediamondstaginganddesign.com
Master bedrooms are our sanctuary and we need to make it feel like it. Whether you are updating it to sell your home or you want a new look, let me share some ways you can refresh it all for under $300!
Staging a kids bedroom can be tough for some parents. If you have a little one, they may not understand why their toys are suddenly gone. Or if you have a teenager, they are notoriously messy. Let me share what you SHOULD have in a kids bedroom and what SHOULD NOT be there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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?
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.