Many thanks to Ashley for helping us out these few months. She has been such a huge help. We are also very thankful for Marina. Marina is new to Canada coming from Ukraine. She is also such a huge help. We cannot do this alone. We are very grateful for Tyler, Owen, Steve and of course Scott who helps out as well.
Happy New Year!
Geez, things are a tad slower than usual when sourcing these days. We have had a few delays with appliances but this kitchen is getting there and is now ready for templating.
We are working with Benjamin Moore Tate Olive for the cabinet colour. Handmade tiles for a backsplash, new quartz and a black under mount sink will finish this kitchen off nicely.
Here is a peak of our selections!
Paint colours can make a difference when selling. Buyers prefer current, light, and neutral walls. It is what buyers are looking for. Current wall colours are especially important for photos. Neutral wall colours not only look better but also provides potential buyers with a blank slate. They can envision their furniture, artwork, photography with neutral walls.
Neutral walls also appeal to the masses. When selling you do want your photos to stand out and neutral walls are a nice backdrop for making the property much more appealing. It is the least expensive investment for the greatest return.
Here are a few no fail neutral interior paint colours that we recommend prior to selling ( All Benjamin Moore )
Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls OC 122
Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee OC 45
Soft Chamois OC 13
Classic Grey OC 23
Benjamin Moore Cloud White OC 130
Paint colours that you should never leave on your walls include yellow, red, and orange. Stagers, designers, and the brilliant duo Property Brothers -Jonathan and Scott- recommend to never use these paint colours on interior walls when selling. Yellow, orange and red are a hard sell. They look dated. They are not what buyers want. A sellers equity may be at stake and the property may sit.
Benjamin Moore Classic Gray is a beautiful, soft gray colour. It looks almost white with a lot of light but you do notice the colour against white trim. It is a warm colour, slightly feminine and so soft looking as well. The paint colour is more of an off white but with colour.
Take a look at how we used Benjamin Moore Classic Gray for this room when staging. We wanted a colour that combined well with the existing colours of the home and this was the perfect fit.
It combines beautifully with greys, whites and blues but it is such a neutral colour that Classic Gray can work with most colours.
Holiday Staging tips!
While it may be the holidays for many, it may also be the time serious buyers are searching for their perfect home. If you are thinking about selling, here are ten staging tips for selling during the holidays.
Safety first- Make sure your walkway and steps are safe for potential buyers. Shovel snow and make sure the walkway is salted for safety.
Light the way- Make sure exterior lighting is in working order. Keep in mind that buyers may want to view the property during evening hours so make sure the walkway is lit.
Clean interior- Cleaning before selling is a must. Rooms should be sparkling clean and tidy. Bathrooms and kitchens should look spotless.
Not too much- Yes, you can still decorate but keep things to a minimal. Buyers want to see the home, not all the decorations. A few tastefully placed holiday decorations go a long way!
Keep pets away- While you may love your four legged friend not all buyers are comfortable with pets. It is best to not have pets in the home when showing the property.
No scent is best- Ginger nutmeg, apple spice, and vanilla are all amazing scents but not all buyers will agree. No scent is best when selling. Make sure your property appeals to all potential buyers.
Hire a professional stager- A professional stager will not only make recommendations on the best way to prepare your property for sale but also make recommendations on how to accentuate the best features of the home.
Clean and clear the front entrance- Make sure there is enough room for wet boots. Buyers want to be able to take off their boots with ease. Make sure your front entrance is clutter free.
Create a cozy vibe- This is the perfect time to stage the home with throw blankets and comfy pillows. Creating a cozy vibe allows potential buyers to visualize themselves in the space. Who wouldn’t want to wrap themselves in a blanket and sit near the fireplace?
Staging tip ten is consider fresh flowers- Consider placing fresh flowers for photos. They won’t last forever but look beautiful in photos and a few fresh cut flowers won’t break the bank.
Our latest showcasing was a townhome in Kanata. This home was immaculate and freshly painted. I sourced a light fixture to replace the existing dining room fixture.
Here are few pics, have a look! xoxo Daniela
Benjamin Moore’s Colour Of The Year for 2021 is Aegean Teal. This colour really does make me want to pick up a roller and start painting.
Aegean Teal is a combination of blue, teal, and gray. It is soothing and will work well as an accent wall or even a study. With more people working from home this may be the perfect colour!
Photo Benjamin Moore