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Before & After

Bookcases & built-ins are loved by potential buyers. The goal is obviously to showcase and feature the cabinet while highlighting the possibilities. I always prefer simplicity, neutrals and a modern take. 

FIREPLACE (listing/staging): 

If budget was no object, I would have painted all the brick a bright color & likely left the mantle brown wood.  I painted the mantle white. The mirrors utilized for staging purposes were already in the home & were originally gold. I painted the mirrors, fireplace tools & screen a metallic silver. It shows potential buyers a more modernized, brighter version of a rather traditional fireplace. 

BEFORE

AFTER

This BEFORE photo is an old traditional bathtub/shower combo that included an older version of subway tiles that over time truly did not hold up.

This bathtub/shower was turned into a beautiful walk-in shower. Marble from floor to ceiling & includes a shower bench and built-in soap dish. It's finished off by a beautiful all-glass enclosure with a single-entry door. 

Chrome fixtures throughout including a stylish, sleek safey bar.

Safety bars do not have to look like they came from a sterile hospital environment. There are many modern options to choose from. 

HOME EXTERIOR:

The exterior of this home was dated with a brown roof, shutters

and trim.

 

Paint is your easiest fix (frequently). 

A new black roof, black paint on the shutters & address numbers as well as a solid cream color around the front door truly brighten and modernize the entire home.

Power-Washing the driveway and exterior is the perfect finishing touch & I encourage everyone to power-wash regularly. 

Furniture
Refresh

A solid wood chest of drawers included in this bedroom renovation / update created a beautiful piece that was also practical while offering additional storage.

These solid wood nightstands were well-made, however, dated and needed a refresh.

Metallic silver paint truly modernizes the look and created a brighter, softer aesthetic.

Next, we will need some wall art for this tranquil bedroom. 

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