Vancouver Home Staging- revealing the "Rumpus Room"

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Home Stager with Reveal Estate Home Staging - Vancouver
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When I was a kid, my cousins and I used to spend a lot of time in the big room of our grandparent's basement. It was called the rumpus room and it was our youthful domain. I am not sure if that is a common term or if it was unique to our family but I spent many hours of fun in that room well into my teenage years. For the most part we roamed unsupervised but since it was only an earshot away from the adults busy visiting upstairs, a "grown up" would be sure to appear if there was an outburst of children's tears or the basement became suspiciously quiet.

I had forgotten the term "rumpus room" until recently when I toured one of our vacant projects to prepare a staging bid. The home was brand new and the main floor had a formal living room and a family room already but the owners were keen to have the basement staged as well.

Upon descending the stairs I was instantly reminded of the times I spent in my grandparent's basement. When I was designing the room I wanted it to have a modern yet comfortably playful feel. Incorporating bright pillows, a large comfy sectional and transitional occasional tables was key to creating my version of a modern rumpus room. Call it nostalgia but for once I won't be upset if the pillows end up all over the floor and there is popcorn in the couch!


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Kathleen Garvey
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Looks great Jackson!  I had not heard that term in many years actually...your description in your blog reminded me of those days long ago when we romped around a room as kids.  Since Florida does not have basements in our homes, I wished for one like my cousins' had up North!  Thanks for sharing buddy!  Regards-Kathleen G

November 05, 2008 08:59 AM
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Abby Roselli
Staten Island Home Stager
ALR Home Staging and Showcasing, LLC

What I would have given for a 'rumpus' room as a kid...

Beautifully done, as always.  =)  I can see this room being more of a man-cave though.  The dads might be fighting the kids for that room!  Either way---it's a great selling feature!

November 05, 2008 04:20 PM
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Debbie Wheeler
Chandler, AZ Rooms Rearranged RESA, IRIS
Real Estate Staging/Rooms Rearranged, LLC

Jackson - You always blow me away with your staging and photography.  I still want to know how you get your name on your photos!!  Do you have a purchased upgraded version.  Great job.

November 05, 2008 05:20 PM
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Wendy Casey
A-List Home Staging & Decor

Hey Jackson...love that cosy sectional and the bright toss cushions. Invitingly done!

 Microfibre is a perfect choice for a 'rumpus room' or, 'rec' room, as we used to call it. Microfiber is hard to 'rec'!  ....Cheers,

Wendy Casey - Surrey, BC

November 06, 2008 01:58 PM
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Terrylynn Fisher
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Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com

There you go, love those lifestyle elements, popcorn and pillows on the floors.  CUTE.  And yes, rumpus room, we are dating ourselves, huh?  But in a good way, bringing back memories, I'll bet it works on the buyers too.  Good job.

November 07, 2008 01:10 AM
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