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Staged to sell…before & after

Spring was a busy time for us. We were finishing up several large jobs and doing some staging too. Often with the staging jobs there’s a time crunch because they have to be done NOW. So we go in and move furniture, rehang art and bring in accessories and small furnishings that enhance the style of the home.

Fitch Realty Ltd
Fitch Realty Ltd

It’s usually not necessary to bring in all new furniture and accessories. What is necessary, is to create balance in a room. Out of all the design principles, achieving balance is probably the hardest. Really hard. And it’s really really hard for the person that lives there to do this. Because when we live in a space, we look at it differently than someone who just walks in.

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And when a room is balanced, it makes it feel pleasant and comfortable and homey. All the things that you want your potential buyers to feel.

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And take some advice from one of our staging clients who had tears in her eyes. She said that if she had known that her home could look this spectacular, she wouldn’t have waited until she moved. She would have lived like this all along.


If you would like to make good design a part of your life, email me.

Karen Fron Interior Design is a Calgary based design firm. We believe that a well functioning and beautiful home makes life better. It’s not about how much you have, it’s about using what you have to create beauty.

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Staged to sell

Your home is probably the most expensive thing you’ll ever own. When it comes time to sell, getting top dollar is important.  It pays to surround yourself with people who can make this happen. Most people know the benefits of using a realtor, but they don’t realize the value in having their home professionally staged.

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It’s all about creating a lifestyle for prospective buyers. You need to speak to their dreams and show them the wonderful life that awaits them in this home.

Jan Kabatoff
This is a home that I staged in September. The owners were a young busy family, and over time their home became infused with their life. I was called in to help arrange the furnishings so that buyers would be able to see themselves living happily in this space.
Jan Kabatoff
Staging a home does not have to make it cold or phoney. Your home just have to have breathing and dreaming space. When doing staging, I use a lot of design psychology so that prospective buyers feel at ease and can see the beauty of the home.
Jan Kabatoff

This home was on the market only a few days when they received an offer. The homeowner was thrilled and said it was well worth the consult fee of a few hundred dollars! Not only did she get an offer over her asking price, selling quickly limited the disruption in her family’s life.


If you would like to make good design a part of your life, email me.

Karen Fron Interior Design is a Calgary based design firm. We believe that a well functioning and beautiful home makes life better. It’s not about how much you have, it’s about using what you have to create beauty.

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Sell your home faster, sell it for more

It’s important to package your home in a way that emphasizes its strengths and downplays its weaknesses. It’s all about creating a lifestyle for prospective buyers. You need to speak to their dreams and show them the wonderful life that awaits them in this home. Here are my top 4 ways to make your home resale ready.

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1.  Pay attention to curb appeal and foyer impression.

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2.  Remove clutter, clean and repair.

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3.  Add some colour to the walls and your accessories.

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4.  Create balance in all rooms.

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The overall goal is to choose and arrange the furnishings, accessories, lighting and colours so that buyers will see themselves living happily within your space. If you would like a professional opinion on the readiness of your home for resale, please get in touch with me.

Karen Fron Interior Design is a Calgary based design firm. We believe that a well functioning and beautiful home makes life better. It’s not about how much you have, it’s about using what you have to create beauty.