dinsdag 26 november 2013

Staged to Sell (or Keep): Easy Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home (Interior Design)- Jean Nayar (Boek)

With the aftershocks of the recent mortgage crisis, anxiety about inflation and a volatile economy, many Americans are concerned about enhancing the value of their homes. Whether you plan to continue living in your home, are determined to sell immediately, or want to increase its resale value for years down the road, Staged to Sell (or Keep) will show you how to look at and transform your home.

Chapters will address room by room ways to improve the value of your home through paint, surface upgrades, fabrics and soft touches, furnishings and accents, lighting, clutter control and artistic and architectural focal points.

Clearly organized, filled with photos of inspiring rooms, and brimming with expert tips, this book will help readers recognize the strengths and weaknesses of their home, and show them how to bring out its best. The ideas presented here can be done in an hour, an afternoon or over several months, depending on your timeframe and your budget. Like some of the best things in life, many of these improvements cost very little or are even free!

Unlike other home staging books, this book gives homeowners not only the short-term design ideas that will get their home sold, but also allows one to enjoy their home at the same time---whether one intends to sell their home in a few weeks or 20 years from now.

I've been to my share of staged homes, and many appear sterile---which is "sufficient". But this book gets you past just having rooms just looking "acceptable" but making potential buyers (or guests) saying "WOW!" Although I have a suspicion many of its wonderful photographs were taken from magazines such as Architectural Digest or Better Homes and Gardens---the photos do a great job in inspiring you in the many design choices in front of you.

As an aside, I returned 3 other Home Staging Books, since all 3 were LACKING color photographs! Seriously, how can one understand the impact of color in staging a home without having color photographs!!! Duh. Don't worry with this one, I can't find one page without a COLOR photograph.


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