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Pearl Home Design is a full service home staging & design firm.  We work with homeowners, Realtors & property investors to market their properties for the highest possible financial return and a quick turn-around time. 

 

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A Spacious, Uncluttered Kitchen Adds Value to Your Home

When selling your home, be advised that one thing that will send prospective buyers heading for the door will be a cluttered and dirty kitchen.

When we stage a home for sale, one of the first things we advise our clients, if they are going to be living in the property while it's on the market, is to remove everything from the counter tops except for the things that they use every single day. Surfaces look more expansive with fewer items on them and this will make your kitchen more appealing to the average home buyer.

We also advise clients to remove all the magnets and miscellaneous items from the front of the refrigerator because it gives it a messy appearance and a property for sale should also not be to personalized to the owner's taste.

Here a few examples of what a difference decluttering your kitchen can make. One thing you should notice, from the start, is that none of the "before" examples is anything resembling a kitchen disaster. The changes can be subtle but they will make a big difference.

 

Bel Air Split Level

We recently took on a project just off Beverly Glen that was a rather unusual space in a beautiful location.  Upon arrival, it was easy to see that the place was going to need a little help.

The monochromatic slate color is largely unbroken and doesn't register well in MLS feeds.  There is very little to attract the eye of the prospective home buyer.

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Now, ith a few of the home's surfaces painted a fresh shade of a darker blue-gray, new house numbers, and the planters touched up, the house now stands out with a few pops of color.  Had the budget allowed, we would have carried the theme to the upper level and painted the chimney stack the same accent and replaced the front door.

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The interior of the house is painted in a peachy shade that made the room feel drab.  There are decorative shelves just as you enter that, not only take up excess space, but simply don't feel as if they belong there.  A ratty looking curtain is covering the entry, providing security but it looks dingy and blocks a lot of light.

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Now, with a fresh coat of paint (Dutch coffee) and the shelving taken down and replaced with a striking Rothko print this place is airy, attractive and enticing to home buyers.  Also note that the curlicues were removed from the bannister railing, providing a much more modern and clean look.

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Upstairs, we found a master bedroom that was just a vacant room.

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Although it looked onto the stunning view of the canyon just outside, once again, the peach colored paint and the ratty curtains do little to inspire home buyers into seeing the potential of this room.

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We added a queen-sized bed and a white leather loveseat from Cort Furniture, some accessories and linens from our own collection, soften the view with a gauzy mesh curtain and this room became a relaxing getaway.


For more information regarding this home, please check out its listing on Redfin:
10583 Scenario Lane

Pearl Home Design is a full service home staging & design firm.  We work with homeowners, Realtors & property investors to market their properties for the highest possible financial return and a quick turn-around time.