Beaux R'eves

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Home Staging Series: Staging the Exterior of Your Home

It was a beautiful day today 
and we spent most of it outside 
working on Spring Cleanup.
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Nothing is more satisfying to me 
than stepping back on the curb 
after a long day of yard work 
and admiring your home.  
Yes, it's a lot of work 
but the Exterior of your home 
is as important as the Interior, 
especially if your home is for sale!  

If you have been following along 
with my Home Staging Series 
we have talked all about Staging the Interior 
of your home.  
We have 
Decluttered
Lightened and Brightened
Accessorized
and learned the importance of 
Professional Photography.  
(you can click on the above to go to the posts)

If you are listing your home this Spring 
don't forget about the First Impression 
of the Exterior of your home.

 
Is your home in need of painting?  
Nothing scares potential buyers 
more than peeling paint.
Now is a good time to take a hard look 
at the front door, 
paint and trim on your home.  
Imagine that you are the buyer.  
Standing at the front door is the first "up close" 
look at your home.  
Make sure that it is meticulously clean 
and that the paint is in good condition.
Traditional Exterior by Portland Paint & Wall Coverings Sundeleaf Painting
See how a fresh coat of paint can do wonders!
Before Photos by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Rachel Perls, Hue Consulting
Are you shortchanging the architecture 
of your home with the wrong color scheme?
Traditional Exterior by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Rachel Perls, Hue Consulting
Now the beautiful details 
above the arched entry 
show up 
along with the curved stairway.  

 Sometimes, you can get away 
with only freshening up the trim paint 
and the front door.  
That would be the least expensive 
way to ensure your home 
looks crisp and in good condition.  
Traditional Exterior by Memphis Paint & Wall Coverings Fresh Finishes Painting

Is your landscaping looking a little dreary 
and lackluster after the harsh, 
cold winter that we had this year?  
It wouldn't take much 
to dress up this home before listing it.

Spaces by Memphis Paint & Wall Coverings Fresh Finishes Painting

New shutters, a neutral paint scheme, 
and a new bed with mulch and small plants 
can really make a huge difference.  
Small plants are inexpensive and give that 
"New Home" look to a not so new home.  
Remember that if your plants are overgrown 
they need to be trimmed 
so that your home really shows at it's best!  
Traditional Exterior by Minneapolis General Contractors Sicora Design/Build

You don't have to spend 
a lot of money to make a big impact 
in the front of your home.  

Keep your lawn mowed weekly, 
 sweep all of your walkways, porches and patios, 
 reduce any clutter that you have, like children's toys, 
pressure wash your deck and driveway if needed, 
 and add a few flowers in pots 
 and in the front beds for color.  

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 Then you can make this...
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 go to this before the For Sale sign is up!  

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,



 

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Twinkle Terrior said...

Hi Cindy - what great and AMAZING transformations!! Love all your blog posts - and this was such a fun Spring cleaning post ! Happy Sunday and keep up the amazing good work!!!! ox

Maureen Wyatt said...

You are so right about peeling paint and overgrown gardens turning people off before they even see the inside. Great post!

Ron said...

Changes are great! I love that last house...soooooo charming! xo

Cranberry Morning said...

Great tips. I can't wait till our snowbanks are gone. So much to do!

Missy George said...

Good tips CIndy..One of my favorite tweaking areas...

Teddee Grace said...

But I love the English garden that was demolished for that "clean" and uninteresting front yard!

Jeanette said...

Very True Cindy! Even though I plan to go no where I love the outside of my home to look just as nice as the inside. It's all about that curb appeal even if your not selling. Thanks for the great ideas.

Lady of the Manor said...

Great things to remember! I've been following this series and have really learned a lot. Thanks for sharing!!

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