staging for success
Real estate agent Rosita Lee\'s old mother\'s home, five-
Split in horizontal backrest near pharmacy and steel farm.
People have to sell it in Scarborough, but they need something shiny.
When her mom moved to the elderly community a few kilometers away, Lee decided to call home
The owner of the last detail, Ella er Ella Zetser.
Zetser turned the tired house into a real estate display, bringing a higher sales price to the owners.
\"When you show your house, you sell buyers in a way of life and create a house that lets them say \'I want to live like this,\'\" explains Zetser . \".
With the booming real estate market in Toronto, the use of home stagers has grown, and professionals combine the expertise of interior decorators with the vision of potential buyers to create a clean, engaging
Zetser, who has been working as an interior designer for 17 years, has focused on the home stage for the past six years.
She has about 30 houses on the road at any time, and she has also started her own furniture rental company: a warehouse full of Chesterfield, tables, pillows, pictures and Kingsor queen-
The size of the headboard. (
Some people buy her stage House and stipulate that they can also buy her furniture. )
In Li\'s mother\'s house, the staging building was built in the early 1980 s and has never been updated, and staging requires more than just a fresh coat of paint.
\"This is a cosmetic surgery,\" Zetser said . \".
\"Someone else might buy the house, do the same job, and flip it over.
So why not? Lee)
Do it yourself?
This is where my expertise lies.
Take less flowers and more. ”Over a four-
Under Zetser\'s guidance, Lee spent nearly $50,000 on cosmetic surgery in a week.
She brought in a team of workers who turned a tired home covered with dull wallpaper into a modern, airy home with clean lines and the latest stainless steel
The first thing to go, says Zetser, is wood.
Not the rich dark wood that is popular in today\'s family.
This is yellow, honey.
The colored wood that dominated houses in the past few decades.
Inside the entrance, the two doors leading to the hall are made of wood.
The same is true of an entire wall in the foyer.
The arched living room ceiling has heavy wooden beams that make the room feel smaller.
The beam disappeared immediately.
\"I don\'t see the value of them,\" Zetser said . \".
\"We are not in the ranch.
The ceiling is painted clear white and no longer looks like it\'s going to fall down.
The new white interior double door looks new.
Downstairs, on the main floor, the kitchen was small and flooded with the same wooden cabinets.
A part of the wooden wall was blocked in the eating area, making the room look smaller than before.
Instead of spending thousands on the new kitchen, Zetser asked the workers to paint the cabinets in pastel white. The wooden-
The slat Wall was simply removed, creating the feeling of more space.
The top of the old counter was replaced by artificial
The old fridge and stove are leaving.
Zetser said stainless steel appliances (
Refrigerators, stovetops, and dishwashers)
Each is a few hundred dollars more than ordinary white.
The upgrade that buyers like is worth investing in.
Zetser pointed out: \"If you leave as it is, someone will walk into the house and say, \'Well, I need to spend $50,000 in the kitchen. \'\".
\"By making these changes on cabinets, counters, appliances, you spend very little money.
Stainless steel appliances make the kitchen look very hightech —
So it\'s easy.
Fresh tan paint on all walls
\"Muslim\" by Benjamin Moore
Let the House flow naturally.
The kitchen of the whole House and the lime marble floor used by the bathroom are the same.
The basement was cleaned up with a white Berber carpet and Lee upstairs added new light to her workers
Colorful wood floor.
By the time she got on stage, Zita and her assistant walked through the finished house and imagined what the way to the room should look like.
On the assembly day, the furniture was loaded into the truck from her showroom and taken to the house.
In the next six hours, Zize directed the placement of the sofa.
The living room is white because \"buyers like light furniture\" and the back living room is soft moss green that adds color and removes the focus from the brick fireplace.
She said that lights were put on the table in each room as the light could help buyers see the corners and make the room look bigger.
Every room is covered with pure white cotton curtains from Ikea.
\"They make the windows look bigger,\" Zetser said . \".
\"There are bigger windows in the House today.
These windows are old and taller.
The curtains make them look longer and bigger.
\"They are also good at hiding condensate,\" she said.
When the curtain was finished, Qi Ze and her assistant had already hung photos on the wall of the bathroom, put vases on the coffee table, and sprinkled furniture.
After three pence. m.
When the Zetas took a final look before heading to another house in the city.
\"What made me happy was seeing the room finished,\" she said.
\"I like it,\" Li said a few days later.
\"I have a broker, open house, and everyone says it\'s beautiful.
\"At the beginning of the project, Lee intends to list the house for $499,000.
Since then, the market in her mother\'s neighborhood has exploded.
Li said there was a house around the corner.
Sold for $619,000
She decided to list her mother\'s house for $649,900.
Now she is waiting for the right buyer to go through the freshly painted front door.
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