Transforming a Master Bedroom into a Buyer's Dream

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Home Stager with Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040

Master Bedrooms are one of the most important rooms when it comes to selling a house. It has to be appealing and should have ONE function only – being a bedroom. No desks with computers, no TV, no kids stuff, ….

The master bedroom should be a sanctuary, a place to relax, a place the feels warm and welcoming, a place where you can sink in and dream. The changes can be simple to make this happen.

Paint and a new bedding with adding some artwork can make a huge difference. Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors transformed this Master Bedroom with simple means such as painting the bookshelf, adding a couple of chairs, new bedding, and a few accessories that enhance the shore location.

 

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  Bedroom before staging

 

After:

Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors Master Bedroom Staging Design

 

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About the Author: Birgit Anich is the President and Creative Director of Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors one of the most innovative real estate staging and design firms in Fairfield County, CT. Our distinctive approach is creating a lifestyle experience that sells homes fast and at the maximum price. Birgit’s focus is working with home sellers and their real estate agents to prepare their property to appeal to the most likely buyers. As Certified Advanced Stagers, trained by HGTV star Matthew Finlason, Birgit Anich Staging and Interiors transforms a property into a buyer’s dream using Targeted Lifestyle Marketing Techniques.

Birgit also won the most prestegious awards in the Staging Industry - Regional and National Awards of Rookie Stager of the Year by RESA.

Copyright © 2011 Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, LLC – All Rights Reserved

RESA Rookie Stager  RESA-PRO SAR Advanced Design Specialist

Fairfield County, Connecticut   I    www.BirgitAnich.com   

 

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Kathy Burke
S.F. East Bay Home Staging
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA

Birgit.....Painting that oak brought new life to the room....add the staging and it's a BIG win!!!!

June 14, 2011 01:40 AM
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Doug Bullwinkel
NMLS #281609
Vitek Mortgage Group

What do you mean, NO TV!  This is my man cave and a TV is mandatory in here. 

June 14, 2011 02:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Michelle Pimentel
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging
Empire Home Staging Solutions

Birgit,

What a great transformation!  Often times homeowners are afraid to paint over Oak finishes, but as you have shown with your staging makeover pics,... it really can give a room better continuity and a fresh updated look! Bravo!

June 14, 2011 04:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandi Gerrard

Painting the built-in shelving was the best thing that could have happened to that room !  What a beautiful and dramatic difference it makes.

June 14, 2011 05:04 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT

Wow, what a idfference.  I love how you painted the book shelves.  Amazing what a idfference that aloe can make.  nice job.

June 14, 2011 05:28 AM
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Janet Jones
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC

Birgit--what a difficult configuration with the recessed oak shelving.  However, a great stager (meaning you) can transform even the most awkward spaces into something fantastic.  Very nice work.

June 14, 2011 08:00 AM
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Kathy Nielsen
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager
http://atlantahomestaging.net

Very pretty, Birgit.  

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before and After Pictures.

Kathy

June 14, 2011 08:06 AM
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Julia Maher
Connecticut Home Stager
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes

Thank goodness those bookcases were painted out!  That's an instant update right there!  Adding the lamps in there was brilliant!

June 14, 2011 08:39 AM
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Birgit Anich
Connecticut Home Stager - Fairfield County, Westchester
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040

Thank you all for your great comments!! Yes, painting the oak made the room look so much more luxurious. After I had recommended this to the home seller, the real estate agent called me and did at first not agree with this. After talking to her she agreed.

Doug, I can understand that you like your TV in the bedroom. This is fine for living. However, when staging a home for sale it should not have a TV in the room. Not all buyers like a TV in their bedroom - when I go to houses, it is actually the minority of people having a TV in the Master Bedroom.

Janet, the most difficult part with the shelving was that only a couple of shelves were movable, so I had to work with the spacing that was between the shelves. I would have preferred moving them a little around to create a better distribution.

Kathy, thank you for the feature!!!

 

 

 

June 14, 2011 08:41 AM
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Kathy Streib
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
Room Service Home Staging

Birgit- what a marvelous transformation.. and what a big difference painting the wood cabinets made!  When you see the "after" bedroom it is now fresh, inviting and it looks like a haven for the owner.

June 14, 2011 10:12 AM
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
EXIT STAGE RIGHT

Birgit - I couldn't agree more.  There is no place for t.v.s, office desks and sundry in the Master Bedroom.  This should be a retreat from the maddening world, a place of rest and respite.  Your Master Bedroom transformation is gorgeous.

June 14, 2011 11:00 AM
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Ginger Foust
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging
Certified Staging Professional

This clinches it.  I'm going to paint the gosh-awful oak headboard in my bedroom.  Have wanted to do it for years but haven't been able to decide on the color.  Time to move forward.  Beautiful transformation and staging Birgit!

June 14, 2011 11:24 AM
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Janice Sutton
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta
1st Stage Property Transformations

Beautiful transformation gf! You put the "Master" back into Master Bedroom!! I bow to you!! :)

June 14, 2011 05:27 PM
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Pam Hills
ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work
Innovative Artistry

FANTASTIC Job!!  As everyone has said, it looks Amazing & truly a "Master"!!!  :)

June 14, 2011 06:19 PM
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Rebecca McArdle
Stunning Staging & Redesign, LLC

Wow, I have to be honest I (a newbiew) would've been a little nervous about painting the shelves or even suggesting it to a homeowner, but now I would feel more confident about actually doing it just because I see how fabulous this turned out.  Thanks for the post and pic's Brigit!!

June 14, 2011 08:28 PM
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Birgit Anich
Connecticut Home Stager - Fairfield County, Westchester
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040

Kathy, I am not a big fan of oak wood in general, but in this bedroom, it just did not work with the room at all.

Thank you Sally!!

Go for it, Ginger! Hope you are doing well.

Thanks Janice!! - btw -what does "gf" stand for?

Thank you Pam!! :)

Rebecca, welcome!! If you feel that something does now work right in a room, just go for the improvement. Paint is the easiest and least expensive way of updating or freshening up things. And yet...it is just paint...

 

June 14, 2011 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
Rooms With Style

Yeah!!! You got your client to paint the book shelves!! I have a hard time talking them into it even for a Redesign much less for selling. But I will never stop suggesting it. Like my post today where I got the client to paint the kitchen cabinets.....nothing better!! Great job.

June 14, 2011 11:03 PM
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Anna Dovger
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607

Those book cases were dating the room so much. Congrats on cooperative clients. Beautiful transformation.

June 15, 2011 08:36 PM
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Janice Sutton
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta
1st Stage Property Transformations

Birgit - gf = Girlfriend! :))

June 17, 2011 03:14 PM
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Michelle Finnamore
Preparing your property for sale
in Vaughan and Toronto GTA

Hi Birgit, Painting the wood bookcases was the best solution to providing a new look in that room. Without doing that one thing the room would not look as good as it does. My father is a carpenter and he just about faints every time I tell him that I had a client paint solid wood in a home.

What can I say, the public does not want the wood look right now. Give buyers what they see in magazines and they will buy everytime. Unless they are reading a wood working magazine, that probably means they want the painted look. Great post, and love the middle picture.

June 17, 2011 09:19 PM
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