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By May 5, 2017

Making an awkward shaped living room work doesn’t have to be challenging — just keep in mind to make a conversation area and a focal point! This beautiful Corvallis home had a long triangular space that was….well awkward! First we tackled the odd corner.  By adding large decorative pieces that squared up the room we

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By January 9, 2015

When a home is updated or staged, we don’t usually share the “before” photos on line unless the home has sold.  This Corvallis home has been for sale for several months.  Feedback of “smells”, “overwhelming” and “scary” prompted this home seller to contact us for a consultation.   How could showings and marketing of this charming

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By January 6, 2015

I viewed this home long before it was purchased by our clients.  It had been listed for sale for a L-O-N-G time and the seller was resistant to doing any updating or staging despite the real estate agent’s suggestions Very distinctive tile/paint colors and dated amenities were a sale stopper for most home buyers. The

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By July 9, 2013

When I talk about painting cabinets with real estate agents or home owners I frequently get quite passionate responses that painting perfectly good wood is criminal. Or that painting oak cabinets can’t be done well. Or that the finish isn’t durable. I disagree on all counts and over and over help home owners remodel their

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By March 21, 2013

Creating a remodeling plan that is affordable for master bathrooms can be difficult, but something we do often for clients who are preparing their homes for sale. This bathroom became a hot selling point when the dated formica counter tops and the tile tub surround were transformed with large travertine tiles. The grey tub was

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By January 26, 2013

We had lots of wonderful home staging and contracting jobs in Corvallis this past year.  From beautiful new construction models to vintage homes needing a little TLC and creativity.  About half the homes we staged were listed for sale without success…..some for a -L-O-N-G- time. One of our favorite staging jobs had a few strikes against

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