5 Incredible Ways to Upgrade Your Home Using Paint!

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It’s all in the little things You would be surprised, at how you can update a space buy making some simple and interesting changes that will really surprise you and won’t cost you the bank!! Interested….? Ok let’s get to the good stuff.  Railings Adding a ‘new’ railing is for obvious reasons something that makes good sense to update a … Read More

Total Home5 Incredible Ways to Upgrade Your Home Using Paint!

Where, When, Why & How do I get a successful ROI with Staging?

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It all comes down to money…correct?! Ok, so you want to know, if you spend hundreds and quite possibly thousands of dollars on showcasing (staging) your property, how does that investment pay you back? This is what we call ROI – Return on investment! And this is the biggest and most influential decision maker of it all! It’s a tough ‘nugget’ … Read More

Total HomeWhere, When, Why & How do I get a successful ROI with Staging?

Common Mistakes Sellers Make When Listing Their House!

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No Pain, No Gain! Most buyers are attracted to ‘move in ready’ homes, it’s like fly to fly paper. After all, the move is already overwhelming, not to mention adding painting, repairs and/or cleaning to the list. You can do several things to prepare your home to be put on the market. Most of it takes elbow grease and time. Trust … Read More

Total HomeCommon Mistakes Sellers Make When Listing Their House!

Our Celebrity Client – Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators!

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Fan to Interior Decorator… How often can a fan of the Ottawa Senators say that not only did they have a chance to meet a player up close and personal, let alone work within their home as their Interior Decorator?! Well Total Home had the chance! This opportunity came by way of a referral actually. A close friend of ours … Read More

Total HomeOur Celebrity Client – Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators!

Meeting Designer Amanda Forrest

RESA Real Estate Stagers Association meets Amanda Forrest

RESA Ottawa members meet Amanda Forrest Being a member of RESA (Real Estate Stager’s Association) always has it benefits. Some of the benefits are; connecting monthly with a dynamic group of professionals, sharing ideas and experiences and helping one another to troubleshoot on some pretty challenging bumps in the road that can arise in our exciting industry. One of the … Read More

Total HomeMeeting Designer Amanda Forrest

Ottawa Staging for UK Client

Don’t lift a finger! I mean this literally! Total Home received a call from a client for the second time, who owns a house in the Glebe here in Ottawa but lives in the UK and needed help getting their house ready for sale and was looking for us to do some general repairs. Well they came to the right … Read More

Total HomeOttawa Staging for UK Client

Using Picture Frames in New and Fun Ways!

Frames are Stylish Why not take a walk on the creative side and explore fun new ways to use your picture frames! Now a days, frames have become a design accessory in your home. They come in a huge variety of colours, styles, shapes and themes. The ideas are endless as to what you could do with your picture frames.  You … Read More

Total HomeUsing Picture Frames in New and Fun Ways!

Is Staging Costing You or Saving You?

Staging in the Market Place Something that is becoming a very attractive resource in helping to sell houses quicker and for more money is ‘Property Showcasing’ or ‘Staging’ as it is commonly known. More and more vendors are hiring Stagers because it has proven results no matter what the market is like. In a buyers market it is helping to … Read More

Total HomeIs Staging Costing You or Saving You?

Every Room in your house is for sale!

Showcasing is Important!! I love the title of this blog… Why? Because it tells each and every seller out there exactly what Stagers & Realtors have been trying to say to you over and over again, in so many ways, but with many more words. When your buyer enters your home they are taking in the whole picture. They are … Read More

Total HomeEvery Room in your house is for sale!

Why Stage your House? Here are the Reasons!

Reason #1 – Internet Shopping Your Photos! The internet is usually the first stop, in your search to find a house. Most people will browse through photos on-line, even in the preliminary stages of house hunting,  even if they already have an agent in mind. Your buyer will narrow down their search, on what appeals to them, strictly by looking at the photos. If … Read More

Total HomeWhy Stage your House? Here are the Reasons!