Category Archives: Home Staging

5 Top Sources of Inspiration for Your Home

   

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What’s in your fridge?

It was a sweltering hot day in June and I was showing a young couple round a very sweet little flat in Kendal, Cumbria.   I was a rookie – only been in the job two weeks working for Barratts and … Continue reading

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Five places to go for inspiration when you’re selling

When you’ve been trying to sell your house for a while, it’s difficult to look at the way you’re presenting it with any objectivity; you’re just too close to it.  You can try asking family and friends, but chances are … Continue reading

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What made YOU buy your house?

Whilst estate agents may extol the virtues of triple aspect rooms, double garages or south-facing gardens, it’s usually the smallest of detail that makes a house irresistibly a home for us. A lovely client of mine told me this week … Continue reading

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The sweet smell of success

Freshly brewing coffee? Baking bread?  Do they really work? In my opinion, these are just a little bit too obvious – and as such, will come across as you trying too hard.  However, it is true that the sense of … Continue reading

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Big house: small budget

A couple of years ago, I was asked to look at a house in Lancaster that was proving difficult to sell.  A large Victorian house set over five stories, the family owners had loved it for twenty years, and now … Continue reading

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What exactly IS home staging??

Home staging, or as it’s sometimes known, house dressing, has been with us now for over a decade.  Originating in the States, the formidable Anne Maurice brought the concept over in 1998 with her Channel 5 programme ‘House Doctor’ and … Continue reading

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Spring Clean your Garden

Gardens generally look awful at this time of year; the grass is patchy, the flower beds are covered in leaves, and your patio is covered in some slimy stuff that you’re sure wasn’t there last year.  In addition, family gardens … Continue reading

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What Women Want

This week, I received a call from someone who has a beautiful, architect-designed home for sale in Lancashire.  A very unusual home, it’s a cross between a Huf House (do Google it if you haven’t come across them) and an … Continue reading

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Your New Year’s Resolution – selling your home?

Hello, Happy New Year and welcome back! Have you resolved to sell your home in 2012?  It is going to be a tough year, as all the experts are telling us.  It’s generally predicted to be a quiet year on … Continue reading

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