Senior Homes – From Granny to Grand!

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Posted on December 31, 2010

Our team is heading over the river and through the woods (from Salem Oregon to Monmouth) to grandma’s house.  Not “our grandma’s” house, but one owned by a couple who are well in the 80’s.  They want a fresh new look for the home they have recently moved into! As they told us – just because they liked the wallpaper of the 1980’s doesn’t mean they want to live with it forever!

When they planned to downsize, they hired us to stage the home they raised their family in, which involved wallpaper removal, painting and bringing in furniture and decor from our inventory to make the home look contemporary and refreshed.  They had already purchased a smaller home which made the transition very easy.

When they saw the transformation we performed on their home, they could hardly wait to get started updating their new home! This couple, like so many we work with, welcomed a beautiful and updated style for their home, but often concerns regarding product choices, trusting a contractor and mobility issues can make even a small remodel seem daunting.

Thinking home staging companies work primarily on vacant model homes or homes for sale?  A significant portion of our work comes from seniors who are selling their homes.  From wallpaper removal, updating light fixtures, to evaluating what may be moved as they downsize to smaller homes or assisted living; these jobs are always some of our most satisfying work.  The majority of the time, these clients hire us to modify their new living spaces – making it feel more like “home”.

These jobs often take more time, communication and patience than working with builders, investors, real estate agents or younger clients.  However, it is a niche we love and find the most rewarding.  The before and after pictures won’t make it to any interior design magazine or our portfolio, but knowing that these clients have rooms they love and will enjoy is the best reward of all.

Margaret Oscilia is a Professional Home Stager serving Salem Oregon and surrounding areas who specializes in helping home sellers stage to sell or re-design to live well.  Moving or improving? Creative Concepts and Contracting has the expertise to showcase your home’s full potential, stretch your budget, and maximize your time.

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