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Old 02-07-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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*** Update*** As advised I have removed the vine from the stove, moved the container of spatulas/spoons closer to the stove and taken down the star from the bathroom. Removed the converted crib and desk from the sun room and rearranged the layout of that room. I have also re done the living room mantel to make it look more clean and simple. Here are some more pics!


We just put our house on the market. I think I finally have it decluttered enough I have taken 12 bags of stuff to be donated in the past couple of weeks and it feels great!





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Here are some of the changes I have made.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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Wow! It's spotless, and your house is stunning. I wish you a quick sale!
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Great job!
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:01 PM   #5
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It looks great!

I might take that plant thing off the back of your stove and move the utensil crock closer to the stove (it's a functional item, so even for decore seems funny in the corner). Also remove the star hanging thing in the bathroom.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:39 PM   #6
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I second the first two things from pp about the plant on the stove and the crock, but, I liked the star in the bath.

I wonder how swapping the art in the master bedroom would look. Can you switch those where the pic over the TV is over the bed and vice versa? That seems like a small picture for over the bed, but maybe I am crazy.

I love what you have done and the paint colors are so pretty.

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:50 PM   #7
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1. I would take down all personal pictures. Buyers want to imagine themselves in a home & that's difficult when you showcase your family. Also take down anything that showcases your personal taste or doesn't look like it is worth much $$. A blank wall is much better than a wall that has what some could consider a cheap print that isn't even their taste.

2. Make each room serve 1 clear purpose. The dinning table, clothes dresser, school desks, & day bed all sharing the same space is confusing & screams out to buyers that your home was not big enough for your needs & won't be big enough for their needs.

3. Paint each room 1 light neutral color or white. The darker golden yellow in your family room isn't for everyone. You also appear to have a couple rooms that have walls of different colors - its distracting & too personal of a color choice. Again, potential buyers are going to feel your presence in the home & that is bad.

4. Update your window treatments. They need to look new, current, & neutral. Cheap plastic blinds are a no-no as are your curtains in your family room & bedrooms.

5. Update your light fixtures & outdated calling fans. Buyers want to feel like they are taking a step up & can't when so many permanent fixtures appear to be from the bottom price limit of a big box store 10+ years ago.

6. Make your finishes match. In both a bathroom & kitchen I see gold door knobs/hinges & silver cabinet pulls. Gold door knobs & hinges are a no-no & more expensive looking hardware on all cabinetry would help to hide that it is outdated builder grade cabinetry. In yet another bathroom there is a gold door knob, stainless steel tp holder, & dark pulls on the above the toilet cabinet.

7. Get a much nicer faucet for your kitchen sink.

8. Purchase matching appliances.
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You must have experience in this! The room with all of the randon stuff is our school room/playroom. The table is where we do school work so the chalk board and desk make sense, but I do see how the day bed and dresser could make it look confusing. The dresser holds hidden toys and the daybed was our kids crib. They use it as a reading area. I don't think they will think the house wasn't big enough though. It is too massive- with extra rooms such as that giant sunroom. It is too much room for me. I want to downsize!

I very much dislike the living room window treatments so I do think they should go! We only have nice wooden blinds- no cheapos. Also the lighting has all been recently updated with the exception of the fan in the master. I do think a new fan (oh and a new comforter!!!) in the master would make it look much better though.

It is a tough market here, so I could use all the help I can get. I will take everything said into consideration!



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1. I would take down all personal pictures. Buyers want to imagine themselves in a home & that's difficult when you showcase your family. Also take down anything that showcases your personal taste or doesn't look like it is worth much $$. A blank wall is much better than a wall that has what some could consider a cheap print that isn't even their taste.

2. Make each room serve 1 clear purpose. The dinning table, clothes dresser, school desks, & day bed all sharing the same space is confusing & screams out to buyers that your home was not big enough for your needs & won't be big enough for their needs.

3. Paint each room 1 light neutral color or white. The darker golden yellow in your family room isn't for everyone. You also appear to have a couple rooms that have walls of different colors - its distracting & too personal of a color choice. Again, potential buyers are going to feel your presence in the home & that is bad.

4. Update your window treatments. They need to look new, current, & neutral. Cheap plastic blinds are a no-no as are your curtains in your family room & bedrooms.

5. Update your light fixtures & outdated calling fans. Buyers want to feel like they are taking a step up & can't when so many permanent fixtures appear to be from the bottom price limit of a big box store 10+ years ago.

6. Make your finishes match. In both a bathroom & kitchen I see gold door knobs/hinges & silver cabinet pulls. Gold door knobs & hinges are a no-no & more expensive looking hardware on all cabinetry would help to hide that it is outdated builder grade cabinetry. In yet another bathroom there is a gold door knob, stainless steel tp holder, & dark pulls on the above the toilet cabinet.

7. Get a much nicer faucet for your kitchen sink.

8. Purchase matching appliances.
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Looks great! I agree with getting rid of the star thing in the bathroom, it grabs the eye and doesn't look right there. Also what's the hanging thing near the chalkboard? A light fixture? I might take that out completely.

Your house is super clean and tidy great job momma! Very inspiring!

I have pics I need to post of our house which we plan to list, and yikes it's no where near this tidy, I'm hoping you all can be ruthless with me! Lol
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Also: be sure to fill every room with layers of light - use wall, floor, & calling light sources. There should be no dark corners.

It is also important that you air your home out. There should be no noticeable smell to anyone. No fragrance from candles, sprays, bathroom soaps, laundry detergents, new shower liners, recent painting, garage odors like gas & oil.......no smells at all except for the feeling of breathing in fresh air.
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