I had a great interview today with a writer for HomeStyle Magazine who liked my bathroom renovation ideas for various budget levels.
I think an interior designer would push their clients more into the realm of high ticket items like heated floors, limestone sinks, the new fancy waterfall bathtubs or the marble mosaics you see on HGTV.
As a home stager, my focus is on the mostly cosmetic changes that make such a difference to the home’s selling price or the owner’s comfort, without getting into the higher ticket items.
So I look at things like:
- cabinet hardware
- towel bars, toilet roll holders, hooks
- lighting and mirrors
- faucet and tap sets
- attractive shower curtains and coordinating towels
- art and flowers
The HomeStyle article will be out in January 2007 to about 12 million households in the US. Pulling together photos for the reporter reminded me of some of the dramatic changes that can be made to a tired bathroom without spending a bundle.
You can see an example of one of my staged bathrooms in “A Day Away: This Bathroom Makeover could be yours”
Home Staging expert Debra Gould also known as The Staging Diva is president of Six Elements Inc., a leading home staging company that provides free information to raise the standards in the industry and build awareness amongst homeowners and their real estate agents about the benefits of decorating a house to sell. Debra Gould developed The Staging Diva Program to create opportunities for others to grow their own profitable home staging, real estate enhancement businesses.
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