1976 Was a Good Year, but this House Needed Updating and Staging!


After 34 years, this 1976 ranch home just outside Portland Oregon needed updating before the sellers could put it on the market. The process began when they contacted my company for a home staging consultation, where we walked through the entire home as well as the outside spaces.  The sellers were given an action plan showing which cosmetic improvements would provide the best return when selling — this included painting, new cabinet hardware, replacing light fixtures, replacing old carpeting where needed, updating the kitchen countertops, removing dated window coverings, etc.  I encouraged the sellers to keep the price point of the home in mind whenever making decisions on which improvements would yield the best return.

Throughout the process (which lasted over a year) the sellers gave me updates on the various projects, and I helped them select some hardware and light fixtures.  They were delightful to work with, and very motivated to have their home appeal to the target buyer! We worked with the seller’s existing furniture, adding some art and accessories from our home staging inventory for an inviting look.

Here are some Before & After photos of this home’s transformation, starting with the living room (which had dated window coverings & older carpeting) ….

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The kitchen needed updated lighting, laminate countertops, paint, new faucet & cabinet hardware … and the low cabinet separating it from the nook area needed to be removed.  Once that was done, it was so much more open & modern!

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The dining room got a style update with paint, a new light fixture, and removal of the window coveringsportland oregon home staging and redesignoregon home stagers

This Bedroom just needed a few accessories and new carpeting for a fresher more modern look ... house staging portland oregonoregon home staging and redesign

This Bathroom received updated light fixtures, painted cabinets, and a new shower enclosure to match the new faucet … portland oregon house stagersoregon home stagers and redesigners

If you plan to put your home on the market, contact your local professional home staging company to make sure that your improvements will be cost-effective when it’s time to sell.  We can suggest easy cosmetic fixes for DIY homeowners!

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Room Solutions Staging offers help to homeowners, real estate professionals, builders, banks and investors in preparing homes for the market.  Our home staging clients love our service and our staging statistics!  Our home staging services in the Portland OR metro area include consultation reports, staging for both vacant and occupied homes, and interior redesign  projects.  For a complimentary home staging proposal, contact us @ 503-246-1800. (Photos by Room Solutions Staging)