Home Staging Services

Why Have Us Stage Your Home?

“87% of people said that home presentation makes a difference in most sales”
(AOL Money & Finance poll of over 15,000 people online)

Avoid the stress and uncertainty of selling your home by having us prepare it for the market. Staging is a far better alternative to a price reduction as it adds value and ensures you the best chance at a quick and lucrative sale. Having a home on the market for months is extremely stressful and costs you money. As a rule, the longer your home sits on the market, the less interested buyers become, and the more interested agents become in a price reduction. Buyers assume that when houses sit on the market, there must be something wrong with it and they feel no urgency to make an offer. Your best chance to get top dollar for your home is in the first weeks of being on the market. We can help you do that!

Staging Consultations

As your Home Stagers, we specialize in objectively seeing your home through the eyes of potential buyers. We will tour your home and carefully decide what changes will get you the best return on your home investment. We will leave you with clear suggestions that once carried out will make your home stand out in the market and get you the quick and lucrative sale you are after. Consultations generally take 2 to 3 hours, and cost $280 plus HST.

Full Staging Service

We will take care of everything while you carry on with your busy life. From top to bottom, your home will be transformed into a comfortable, inviting space that potential buyers will want to move into. Relax! We can take care of everything!

Partial Staging Service

If you prefer to do most of the work yourself, we can assist you by giving you a clear outline of the needed work, leave you to do it, and then return to position furniture and accessories for the best selling impact.

'Freshening-up' Services

Once your home is staged we can freshen it up for open houses or special showings. This may involve a range of activities such as re-positioning accessories for impact, adding fresh flowers, etc.

Is Your House Already Listed and Not Selling?

If you didn't have your home staged by us and it is already on the market and not selling, we can help. We have had great success turning such situations around. We will start with a consultation offering honest feedback on why your home is not selling and then we'll work our magic to change that. Remember, staging often costs less than the first price reduction, and adds real value to your home.

Staging an Empty House or a Model Home

Always a good idea! An empty house comes across as impersonal and cold. We can help change that. Starting with a consultation, then an agreed budget and a plan, we bring in furniture and accessories to create a warm and inviting look.

“A vast majority of people (over 90%) can't imagine what a house could look like with furniture in it and they have nothing to compare their own furnishings to in an empty space. Did you know that a room actually looks smaller empty than properly furnished? With nothing to focus on except the bare space, the negatives will become more apparent to prospective buyers.”
(Sveta Melchuk founder of Decora Solutions)

Before and after photo gallery

 

Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - This room had a beautiful fireplace that needed to be shown off.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Always accentuate the features of your home. We had two offers in less than a week. Another happy client!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - This house wasn't selling, so with new paint, updating and staging it sold in less than a week. I love my job!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - We really needed to expose the potential of this small rental home to maximize return on investment. We removed the carpets and hoped that the old wooden floors would be retrievable. We were lucky, and didn't have to install new floors.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Some beautiful paint colours and some furniture from my client's home were added to create the homey feeling that buyers are after. My clients couldn't believe the difference. The home sold in less then a week. Another success by First Impressions!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Creating an inviting family room helped sell this home in less than a week.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - We all gather stuff, but when it is time to sell, investing in staging helps to ensure a higher price and a quicker sale: less stress and more money. We all love that!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - This house sold in less than a week after staging.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Simple changes can make a wonderful difference.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Making the master bedroom more inviting helped potential home buyers start imaging themselves living there. Sold in less then a week. We are always thrilled when we get the news that the home has sold.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Removing some furniture shows off the space and allows clients the opportunity to imagine their furniture there. Sold in less than a week.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - People love to have a place to set up an office. We helped them imagine this room's potential by removing a few items. The house sold in less than a week.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - This home was updated with paint and some rental furniture. It worked. We can help you decide what improvements will get you a fast sale.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - By removing the glass blocks that separated the dining room from the living room, this room's potential was exposed. We painted, and brought in some new furniture, thus making it a perfect place to entertain. So a house that wouldn't sell, sold in less than a week.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Don't ignore the outside of your home. It needs to look welcoming to encourage buyers to come in. First Impressions sell homes!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Removing clutter and simplifying makes a home more attractive to buyers. It pays off. This home sold in less than a week.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - This back yard was in need of some attention.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - With a little care it became a welcoming place for families to enjoy. The house sold in less than a week.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - With a small budget we added some rental furniture to the family room. It clearly helped expose the room's potential. Now buyers can easily imagine living there.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Clearing and organizing clutter makes a wonderful First Impression.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Placing a small table in this under–used area gives it purpose – a nice place to enjoy breakfast.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - This home had been on the market and wasn't selling, so when we were asked to help, we gave some careful thought to what changes would get the house sold quickly. This was the only bathroom in the small two bedroom home. It was small with no interesting details.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - There was no way to change the size, but with minimum budget we decided to add some dimension – new doors on the vanity to update it, a new tiled countertop, and some accessories to add interest. The bathroom, once updated, had a wider appeal to potential buyers. Within a week, this house was sold.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - A new wall colour and crisp, fresh bedding are all this room needed to make it more restful and inviting.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - This small sitting room wasn't showing its potential, so we removed the large desk, added a fresh coat of paint and some smaller furniture, and a wonderful cozy space was created. We had an offer in less than a week.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Sometimes you have to spend money to make money. Giving a house a fresh contemporary look can make a significant difference to buyers. Most buyers are looking for a home they can move into and relax immediately. Fresh paint, some rental furniture, accessories, and voila! Sold in less than a week.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - By removing the glass blocks that separated the dining room from the living room, this room's potential was exposed. We painted, and brought in some new furniture, thus making it a perfect place to entertain. So a house that wouldn't sell, sold in less than a week.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - I would have loved to make the small dining room look larger by installing French doors, thus visually expanding the room into the outdoors. That would have been fun, but not wise for selling! One has to judge how much is needed to get a sale, understanding that anything more might not be cost effective.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - It’ always hard to sell and empty house – they look cold and uninviting.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Staged the home looks more welcoming.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - A huge empty room needs some attention.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - We brought in furniture and set up a couple sitting areas to show possible furniture layouts.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - The room looks empty and uninviting.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - The room looks inviting with the addition of some furniture and accessories.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - A room without a clear purpose can confuse buyers.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - French doors were added and we created a small office.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - This empty room didn’t feel welcoming.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - The office takes shape with a new light and some furniture to show buyers how easy it would be to make this room a lovely home office.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - Time to get this house sold!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - With items cleared, the kitchen is ready for offers!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - The time it takes to tidy up your home is well worth the investment.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - With items organized you now see what you’re buying – a kitchen with beautiful solid cherry cabinets.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - Time to tidy up the eat-in area.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - A little effort pays off. The house sold!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - A few changes – paint touch ups and new drapes allow buyers to focus on what they are buying.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - The room is ready for showings to begin.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - The furniture needs to be rearranged.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - The room gets a makeover and with a few the changes it shows well. Repositioning the furniture makes the room feel spacious.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - Time for a few small changes.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - This looks better!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - The room feels too busy.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - With a few small changes and a nice piece of art over the fireplace the room comes together.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - Time to organize.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - The guest room is complete.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - Too many items – time to clear some of them.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - The room is set up as a nice home office, using items the client had.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - An easy fix.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - The house is staged and sold!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - We can help get your home ready to sell.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - With a few changes the house is ready to be sold.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - People can use staging as an opportunity to sort, pack, and get ready to move.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - With the clearing of excess stuff the dining room is staged.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - Time to get ready to sell this house.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - The kitchen is set up and the house is sold!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - We quickly repositioned the sofa to show the client how much better the room would look with the new layout.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - With the changes in place the living room shows much better.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - The living room was not showing off its potential.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - A few changes made a big difference to help buyers see the home’s potential. We have had the pleasure of working on three of this client’s homes, both for selling and living. I love forming long-term relationships with clients.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - The kitchen shows evidence of busy lifes…with a little work we can get this space ready for selling.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - The kitchen is ready for showings.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - A few quick changes will have this room ready for selling.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - The room is ready for the new home owner’s children to enjoy!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - This room needs staging.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - Ready, set, sold!
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - The bedroom was in rough shape.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - With a soft paint colour and a few changes, we have created a beautiful principal bedroom.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - This room had no obvious use but served as a walk way.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - The room is now set up as a dining room, and is a wonderful place to enjoy dinner parties.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE - The kitchen needed an overhaul.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - We replaced the cabinets and counter tops. Now the kitchen is ready for the new family to enjoy.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - We used slip-covers and removed some furniture. Now the living room shows off its spaciousness.
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Home staging example - First Impressions
BEFORE
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Home staging example - First Impressions
AFTER - The office was arranged with a few pieces we found in another part of the home.
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