BATHROOM FROM DRAB TO "SPA-LIKE" IN A SMALL SPACE

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Home Stager with HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC

Oh what to do in a small bathroom to give it that "SPA-LIKE" feel ??? .. Give me some feed back, the owner loved it and wanted to keep my things. I keep all white accessories handy for making a bathroom into a spa. However, this was a little challanging since the room was long and narrow. Since I am fairly new at this let me know what you think, what I could have done, what maybe I should have not done... The realtor had the photos on his web-site that were my "before" and after I did the staging he changed his photo on the web-site. BEFOREAFTERAFTER

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Very nice Mary Lou!  Don't you just hate taking pictures of small bathrooms?
Dec 06, 2007 09:20 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN
Yes, and these are not all that great but it was the best that I could do with the space.
Dec 06, 2007 09:31 PM #2
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Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
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Mary Lou - You did well - I don't see you in the photo. Sometimes we take them inside the tub or from the floor or outside with just the camera in the room. I have one with a tilt screen that makes that easier.
Dec 06, 2007 11:08 PM #3
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Lisa Sherman
Interior Aura - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Interior, Redesign & Decorating - Salem Oregon

You definitely achieved the "spa-like" feel with the fluffy white rug, robe and accessories.  The only suggestion I could possibly make would be to the addition of greenery... that always seems to remind me of a spa. :)  Great transformation between the before & afters - nice work!

Lisa Sherman ~ Interior Aura

Dec 07, 2007 01:44 AM #4
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"
Your transformation is a big improvement over the "Before." Since you asked for some suggestions, I agree with Lisa --I'd put a tall green plant on the dark cabinet and remove the white cabinet, as it makes the space seem crowded. I might add some color by layering a colored hand towel over the white bath towel & use a colored rug to coordinate with the layered towels.  I'd also pull the shower curtain partly back and tie it with a corded tassel - this will make the room seem larger since the eye will travel to the back tub/shower wall. I'm sure your client was happy with your work -- let us know when it sells!
Dec 07, 2007 01:50 AM #5
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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Mary Lou,

Just a little tip when shooting a bathroom, try placing a nicely folded stack of towels on the toilet lid. It makes the toilet less toiletty.

Over all I think it looks great but I agree with Lisa, a large fluffy white rug would be perfect.

Dec 07, 2007 02:35 AM #6
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Kristina Leone
Lionheart Home Staging, LLC - Minneapolis, MN
The white on white looks great!  The addition of all the soft surfaces really made this room cozy.
Dec 07, 2007 12:09 PM #7
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Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Kathleen: Thanks for the photo tip, I will try that next time

 Lisa: I forgot to bring the greenery, and the home is out on the lake, a long way from Wal-Mart or wherever I could get some. But knew that I needed it, thanks for the advise, since I am new at this all the "free" advise I can get is very much appreciated...

Maureen: That is an excellant idea, thanks

 

Susan,,,another great idea

 

 

Dec 07, 2007 01:02 PM #8
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Mary Lou this looks very nice - the white-on-white looks so crisp and clean. My bathroom is actually smaller, believe it or not!
Dec 07, 2007 04:23 PM #9
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Karen Hubert
Center Stage Design-real estate staging, Ancaster/Hamilton - Ancaster, ON
Home Stager
Very nice Mary Lou.  It sure gave me a great a relaxing feeling.
Dec 07, 2007 06:04 PM #10
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Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN
Deborah: Thanks for the great advice...it is all appreciated
Dec 10, 2007 10:12 AM #12
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Gary Barnett
Home Matters - Indianapolis, IN
Home Matters Property Stylist Group, Indianapolis
Mary Lou, you were hired to increase the marketability of this home to a broader range of buyers, you certainly did your job. 
Dec 10, 2007 11:20 AM #13
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Kathy Riggle
STAGING SMART N SOLD - Houston, TX
Houston Home Staging

Mary Lou-

Great job of lightening the dark door, bringing in all the white. You have achieved the spa look in such a small bath!!

Kathy

Dec 10, 2007 11:27 AM #14
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Tanya V Fresh Eye Designs LLC
Fresh Eye Designs LLC - Lawrenceville, GA
Where Staged Equals Sold
Mary Lou, it looks great. That robe looks so comfy.
Dec 11, 2007 09:58 AM #15
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Kathleen Garvey
Coldwell Banker - Denver, CO
Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales

Hello Mary Lou....nice idea to give the small bath a more spa-like look.  One thing to remember in small baths....too many little things often makes a small room look cluttered.  You are better off with the idea of 'less is more' and then add extra if need be. One nice pot of greenery in an appropriate size tends to look less cluttered than 5-6 items on top of a small cabinet. 

Instead of the single candle on the bottom of the white shelf, add a stack of three or more neatly folded towels.   This look adds fluffy 'weight' and shows the bottom shelf as 'useful' if you really wanted to keep that table in there.  

Glad you removed that little rug in front of the sink area!!  Nice work!  Regards-Kathleen G

Dec 23, 2007 06:20 PM #16
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