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Historic House Renovation to Sell
Decor Staging -home design and renovation
January 16, 2013 in Before & After
I was hired to develop a design renovation plan for a historic home in San Mateo California. The owners were placing it on the market after it had been used for decades as a rental.

It was in very rough shape. We began with removing all the old carpeting, nearly gutting the bathroom and removing all the lighting. I acquired the fireplace mantle, dining room light fixture, a set of French doors and staircase posts at a salvage yard to save money and to bring in pieces that would feel appropriate to the style and age of the home.

The fireplace was of particular concern. We removed the brick columns on either side of the firebox, gutted some of the brick structure from within the firebox and erected a surround to cover over the heavily damaged brick.

When it was completed I staged it. The house just went onto the market and has had a huge responose. It will go considerably over asking price with multiple offers already coming in.
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
What a nice job on all rooms - the fireplace looks spectacular -the floors a great improvement - the staging 'simple, clean lines' which are very effective - Again, nice work!
January 16, 2013 at 11:15am   
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Decor Staging -home design and renovation
Thank you so much.
January 16, 2013 at 12:45pm   
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Excellent work ! Client must be delighted.
January 16, 2013 at 12:51pm   
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Wyland Interior Design Center
The large tile in the kitchen gives a nice feel of it being more spacious. Nice job!
January 16, 2013 at 1:37pm   
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Love the new fireplace look. What kind of stone did you use? In addition to the fireplace I want to change - I also have a 10 foot brick cooking center in the kitchen. It is Old Chicago brick and way to country for the look I want. What would you do with this?
January 16, 2013 at 2:25pm   
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Wallmark Homes
Great job, you should have no problem selling as long as the home owners still want to.
January 16, 2013 at 3:17pm   
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Wonderful renovation. You updated but stayed true to the character of the home. Beautiful!
January 16, 2013 at 3:25pm   
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Your Interior Focus
Beautiful! From one stager to another, if your client has second thoughts on selling, you've done your job! Truly beautifully balanced
January 16, 2013 at 4:08pm   
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