Entertaining the idea of removing the Entertainment Center

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Home Stager with Z' Touch Home Staging

Two couches and an entertainment center was just a little too much for this small living room. The arrangement was also blocking the window which is often a bad idea when showing off a room. Removing the smaller couch (loveseat) and moving the larger one in it's place really opened up the room.  Removing the small entertainment center also helped to add more space.  Adding an open leg coffee table instead of the solid one also added some "airiness" to the arrangement.  We lightened up the walls a little, took the photo when it was a little lighter outside and... voila, a "show room" in an 800 sq. ft. house.

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Rainer
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Patty Luther
Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington
Rock-n-Roll Realty

Looks better with less, yes ~ and taking those horrible curtains down!

August 30, 2010 01:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
Benjamin Realty LLC

A most definite improvement -- but where did you end up putting the TV?

August 30, 2010 01:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California)

Leanne, what a FANTASTIC transformation of that living room...thanks for sharing your "before" and "after" pics! :)

Leilani

August 30, 2010 01:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Robin Dampier REALTORĀ®
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source
Coldwell Banker King

A dramatic change for the better and yes, I wondered as well -- where's the TV?  I suspect where the entertainment center was?

Sue of Robin and Sue

August 30, 2010 01:48 AM
Rainer
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Kathy Burke
S.F. East Bay Home Staging
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA

You did all the RIGHT things.....in general I hate those entertainment centers.  Now with the flat screens they seem sooo dated and take up soooo much room!  GREAT staging!

August 30, 2010 01:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Connecticut Home Stager
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes

This is how you have to live when the house is on the market!  Julie

August 30, 2010 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Leanne Zumbrunnen
Z' Touch Home Staging

Thanks for the approval everyone.  The owner was moving in with her elderly mother (to help take care of her) and she was only a few blocks away so she could move things out with no problem.  I'm with you Kathy - I rarely like entertainment centers. 

August 30, 2010 01:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA
CL Design Services Home Staging

The home we staged today had one in the living room-I did not win, the entertainment center won- stayed and the sofa went out. Sometimes we wind and sometimes we lose.

Great staging and photos!!

August 30, 2010 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR

Wow Leanne!  What a fabulous transformation -- it truly looks like a different house!  This is such an excellent example of why sellers need help from a professional stager.  Most homeowners simply don't know how to best show their home.  They must have been very happy with the outcome!

August 30, 2010 09:31 PM
Rainer
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Leanne Allen
Center Stage, LLC

I love the more spacious feel that can be achieved simply by using "leggier" coffee tables.  Good choice, Leanne!

August 30, 2010 10:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Kimberley Hawley
Hawley Interiors & Staging
Hawley Interiors & Staging

Great choice...I love that btw "stage your house as a product"

August 31, 2010 08:41 AM
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LaNita Cates
REMAX of Joliet

Wow - what a huge difference that made. I hate those huge things personally! Some take the whole wall and just too much in a photo!

September 03, 2010 09:53 PM
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This room appears to much larger and inviting.  The colour scheme adds a great deal of warmth to the room.  Good job!

September 04, 2010 01:52 PM
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