244 Burnhamthorpe Rd., a house in Etobicoke, was staged to sell for a high ROI in less than three weeks by Design to Impress, Toronto’s home staging company.
A new coat of paint was applied to the front door to create a welcoming invite to potential buyers.
Weeds were pulled, leaves raked and shrubs were trimmed, so as not not obstruct views from the window.
Neutral paint was applied to each room to appeal to every buyer viewing the house.
The kitchen was thoroughly cleaned, and anything that didn’t fit into the generic look we gave it was removed. Clutter was removed from stairways, foyers and hallways. The newfound bare areas areas were then repainted.
Leaky faucets were fixed, sticky cupboards were oiled up and cabinet doors were refinished. Minor repairs take away any intention from a potential buyer to lower the asking price.
Furniture was pulled from walls in the family room to create easy traffic flow.
Private photos and portraits were replaced with artwork. Knickknacks were taken away, and all garbage was purged before the showing.
The windows were shined to sparkle, the carpets were professionally cleaned, the bare floors were shined and buffed, and any lingering odours were neutralized before the showing.
The sun shined brightly in several rooms with the removal of curtains (replaced by blinds), and the house was well lit during the evenings.
Walls were plastered with eco-friendly material that will withstand future fingerprints and dust, as well as to soak up moisture in damp rooms like the bathroom, powder room and laundry room in the basement.
A private office was created out of previously-unused space using a desk, some shelves and a chair placed against the slanted ceilings in one of the upper floor rooms. Such a bonus feature suddenly added more value to the home, and was noticed by all visitors during the open house.
Old and worn-in doors were refinished and repainted to give the home a more modern look.
Floor to ceiling mirrors were also removed, as they felt very 70’s in this particular space.