Creative Interiors specializes in upscale residential decorating and
"staging" or final home sales throughout the Orlando/Central Florida area.

Archive for June, 2010

New Home Purchase

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

New Home Purchase

A client and friend of mine just took advantage of the current Central Florida real estate market and purchased a new home in an upscale neighborhood.  She narrowed it down to four homes.  At that point she asked for my help to review the choices to assist her and her husband in choosing the space most suited for their family.  Knowing her lifestyle and her furniture pieces, I was able to help her envision how everything would fit in each of the rooms.

Before move in, we had the house painted.  We agreed on a color palette and, as often happens with the stress of everything involved in moving, there was a bit of anxiety as the job was completed.  When painting a home, the paint color looks different empty than it does with furniture and accessories.

After only three days, all of the furniture has been placed and 90% for the art and wall hangings are in place. It’s beautiful and the client and her family are thrilled.  And hopefully, I helped eliminate a lot of the stress the can be involved with a move.

Home Staging Creates Value

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Home Staging Creates Value

There is a reason is it helpful to have furniture in a home that’s on the market. It allows the prospects looking at it to get an idea of the room sizes and how their furniture and belongings will fit if they purchase your home. Think about when you have toured a model home – the furniture fits the spaces. Smaller spaces have smaller furniture in to make the rooms appear larger.

If you have your own furniture in your home while showing it, you will want to de-clutter. Remove excessive knick knacks and minimize family photos. You may need to re-arrange the furniture or eliminate or replace some of the pieces to optimize the look you need to achieve.
If you don’t live in the home you are selling, you can rent furniture for staging purposes. Again, keep it simple and clean, limit the art work and knick knacks. We work with several companies in the Orlando area that rent furnishings for staging.

We can help you put together the best look for your house or condominium to help you get the most value from your sale. Call us about our basic home re-design staging service. We will spend up to two hours in your home and provide you with ideas, in writing, on how to give the space the appropriate “Wow” factor.