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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Staging on The Cheap. 10 Ideas Under $100

  1. De-clutter- You should take out 40-50% of the items in your home and store off site to give the illusion of more space. Try a local storage facility or a friend/family member with some extra room.
  2. Paint- Tight budget? Get paint for free at your local recycling center. If color doesn't matter you can also get paint that was mixed by mistake at your local hardware store or paint speciality store for around $5.00 per gallon.
  3. Fixture Fix Up- Don't replace those fixtures, paint them. Get a good primer, a great color and finiah and you have a brand new looking fixture.
  4. In Need of Furniture? Try Craigslist or eBay. You can also check yout local paper for weekly garage sales, free and thrify ads.
  5. Throw pillows- Instant update for a saofa. USe 3-5 colorful pillows, larger sizes are better.
  6. End Tables Nearing Their End? Cover the tops of the tables with a beautiful fabric and secure underneath the table. Top it with a custom glass piece to complete the look.
  7. Update those lamps- Attach trim or ribbon horizontally along the top and bottom of shade with fabric glue.
  8. Bookcase Blues- Need to add color and interest to those bookshelves but you have no books? No problem, Half-Price Books has you covered.
  9. Need artwork? use empty picture frames painted exciting colors. You can also use them to frame smaller items on the walls that you would like to bring attention to. You could also use them in layers propped on a a fireplace mantel.
  10. Curb Appeal- Trim the bushes, mow the lawn and manicure the flowers. If it looks great on the outside more people will want to come inside!

Last but not least, make sure the house has been thoroughly cleaned!