7 Ways to Use ‘Lighting’ When Selling Your House!

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Setting the Mood with Lighting Have you ever considered how the lighting in your home  affects your buyer when selling? No?! Well to be honest, i’m not surprised, most people get the call to show their property and hustle about trying to scrub everything clean and they forget to ‘light it up’! I can’t say I blame you, most often … Read More

Total Home7 Ways to Use ‘Lighting’ When Selling Your House!

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?

Choosing the Right Flooring

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Overwhelming Options! Ok, so you want to change your floor, or better said at times, you need to change your flooring… so where do you begin. With the endless options of materials and colours available today, how do you decide which is the best product for your home? A person could easily get lost in the decision making, when each product has … Read More

Total HomeChoosing the Right Flooring

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

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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

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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?

Is Your Entrance Appealing or Appalling? 12 Tips to do the Trick!

First Impressions So Property Stylists often, if not always, talk about curb appeal and how important it is to your potential buyer. After all, you have put a sign on your front lawn saying ‘For Sale’ which basically translates to ‘Look at Me’!  So now you have drawn a whole lot of attention to your house and are asking people to consider … Read More

Total HomeIs Your Entrance Appealing or Appalling? 12 Tips to do the Trick!

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!