Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Staging A House To Sell

I spent last week helping my niece prepare her house to sell. Her husband owned the house when they got married but they have since moved closer to Charlotte(NC) due to work schedules. The house is in a resort community on Baden Lake which is on the edge of the Uwharrie National Forest and is about an hour from Charlotte. It would make a great weekend getaway. The house has a small footprint but lives very large due to the open floor plan.

living room after

It is very spacious and open. Let’s look at the before and after pictures.

living-dining rooms beforeliving room after

Below is a picture of the kitchen.

kitchen beforekitchen after

And another view of the before.

hallway beforeentry after (2)

The first thing we did was use a steamer to remove the wallpaper borders in the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Then we painted the walls a neutral color.

living room after 2

We also removed the window treatments except for the blinds.

living dining after 3

A little paint makes a big difference.

dining after

kitchen after

entry after

bedroom beforebedroom after 2

The bedrooms were already a neutral color so we just switched the blinds and removed the window treatments. bedroom after

We used shutters for a makeshift headboard and a queen size air mattress for the bed.

bedroom 2 after

Because we already had a single air mattress we used it for the second bedroom.

Below is a photo of the bathroom before our little makeover.

bathroom beforebathroom after

Again, we took down the wallpaper border and removed the window treatment and gave it a fresh coat of paint. We also added a new shower curtain for a little color.

bathroom after

bathroom after 2

A spacious deck stretches across the back of the house and there is plenty of storage in the basement. Sorry for the poor quality photo but I was shooting into the sun and I have very limited photography skills!!

back deck

There is a marina just down the street.


There is also a beach area and a playground as well as a community swimming pool.


Baden Lake

If you know of anyone who is looking for a weekend home please share this real estate link with them!

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Pat, I am always amazed at what a difference paint makes! The neutral color really opened up the rooms, and the other changes made a huge difference in updating the house. You're right about it being a great getaway home.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Pat, Painting made such a huge difference in the home! I am sure these changes will help the home sell quicker.