Ottawa’s Boutique Home Staging Company

Simply put, beautiful properties get noticed. Why? Because how you present your home speaks volumes to a prospective buyer. They will perceive your property as well maintained, move-in ready, and a property that will be in demand and won’t last long on the market! That WOW factor can entice your home buyer to act fast and put in an offer.

Total Home, a boutique home staging company, located south of Ottawa in Kemptville, offers award-winning full service home staging services that will impress your buyer both online and in-person.

With the help of a professional home stager,  you can reduce the overwhelm of selling your home by getting guidance on where to start with decluttering, a design eye to reimagine your space and helping hands to get the home ready to be sold.

Contact us to book a home staging consultation for Total Home to take care of your home so you can move onto your next chapter.

Did you know that 90% of buyers cannot visualize. That means that they only remember what they see, not what it can be.


Since 90% of people cannot visualize past what they see. Those same people cannot
visualize the future potential of a space.

When you can give each room in your house a feeling of good flow and function, you actually help buyers envision themselves living in your house, making them feel like your house can become their home.

8 Time Award Winner for Design

Meet your Home Stylist

Cindy is a seasoned Property Stylist, with two certifications in Home Staging. She is also an interior designer with a diploma in Interior Design from The Interior Design Institute.

Her passion is to create spaces that inspire a sense of well-being, so your buyer falls in love with the idea, that your house can become their home. 

Her focus is to showcase the properties best features and create an inviting experience with elevated design style. She believes that positive first impressions, are meaningful lasting impressions.

Home Staging Packages

Home Ready Consultation

$350 plus HST

A property walk-through to review what needs to be done to improve layout, design and curb appeal to prepare your home for sale.

Walk away with Cindy’s staging tip sheet, staging guide, and comprehensive recommendations so you can have a game plan on exactly what you need to do to get your home SOLD.

Vacant Property Consultation

$195 plus HST

Rather than using virtual staging for your vacant property, we will determine which key spaces in your home should be professionally styled to provide maximum appeal both online and in-person to create a welcoming experience.

Vacant packages will include both furniture and home styling accessory rentals.

Custom Property Styling Packages

Quotes provided based on number of rooms, size of rooms and amount of styling required.

We provide full service home staging for vacant and occupied properties.

With furnished homes, we are often able to use existing furniture and accessories if they are in good shape coupled with a new room layout and adding a few more key pieces to complete the space. Sometimes some decluttering, fresh paint and accessorizing can make a world of difference.

For vacant properties, we will include both furniture and home styling accessory rentals.

Cindy did a wonderful job staging a condo for one of my Clients. It turned out beautifully. With not a lot of notice she was able to accommodate a complex timeline. The reviews from visitors have been only positive! Well done Cindy!

ShanaLee Thomson

I am still in awe with how beautifully she staged our home! She came with so much advice, so many ideas and options for us to choose from. I honestly believe it made all the difference and I would work with her again in a heartbeat. Seeing before and after photos, there’s no doubt that her staging brought out the very best in the design of our home.

  • Andrea Gordon-Val

Total Home (Cindy) provided a very complete and thorough review of our home pre-staging. This allowed us to both understand what she would be doing for the actual staging and to prepare the house for her staging work. The staging was beautifully done – the house never looked this good!! And she did so using our own furniture, paintings and decor with a minimal number of items from her own inventory.

Stephan Layton

We engaged the services of Cindy from Total Home before putting our house on the market this year. She transformed the look of our house, making it more contemporary and more appealing to a wider market. The result was that we had an offer the day after our house went on the market. She was very supportive of our new move to an apartment by helping us choose fabric, paint colour and also helping with furniture placement and hanging of art work. Our entire experience with Cindy was positive. She is professional and knowledgeable and a fun person to work with.

Sharon From Ottawa

Cindy’s advice and staging were a key part of a quick home sale with multiple offers over the asking price. When she first walked through our home it was in a mess of being packed and required some fixing up. She was able to see through the mess to envision a final product. She worked to our tight schedule to ensure the house went to market in a timely manner. Cindy is very professional.

Andrew From Ottawa

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have rental furniture and or accessories?

Yes, Total Home is a full staging service, offering rental of furniture and accessories.

How long do I get the rental furniture and accessories?

All rental is booked for one full month.

Can I use the rental furniture and accessories while living in a staged home?

You can use the furniture however you are responsible for any damages. The rental accessories are strictly for aesthetic purposes only, with the exception of lighting – you can turn on the lights .

What happens if the property sells before the rental is up for renewal?

We will make all of the necessary arrangements to have all contents removed from your property at an agreed upon time, prior to or on your rental renewal date.

What happens if the property does not sell in the first month?

You have to option to renew your monthly rental at the renewal price for another month, or you can opt to DE-Stage the contents and not renew.

What do I do with my pets while my house is on the market?

Your pets are welcome to stay at home while your property is on the market, however you are responsible for the rental inventory should your pet damage it in any way. We often advise, that if it is an option, that you consider having your pet cared for by a friend/family member. Sometimes this reduces a tremendous amount of stress on you, the pet, the buyer and agent.

Why would I consider staging over leaving my house ‘as is’?

Property Showcasing will uplevel the buyer experience of your property in several ways. Your buyer will view it as move in ready, well maintained and as having added value. If you leave your property as is, you are leaving money on the table.

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Do you offer virtual home staging?

We firmly believe that the magic happens in the real time, 3D live experience of a professionally showcased home for sale, so virtual staging is not a service we currently offer. We know that it’s through the actual in person viewing of the home that the buyer experiences an emotional response to the house, and virtual staging does not deliver that. 

Instead, online virtual staging sets up an expectation of what they will see when they tour the home, but doesn’t deliver it in real time. This can be disappointing for the buyer when what they saw online does not match the current status of the home. That initial ‘let down’ when they walk through your door, does not lend to a positive first impression. It’s actually a disservice to the home seller because you have essentially created resistance from the moment your buyer opens the door. 

Our goal is to give the buyer a positive experience both online and in real life. To help them visualize how the home flows when taking the tour with effective floor plans and rooms that are clearly defined. Staging helps to highlight the properties features, and elevates the interior design in a way that virtual staging cannot. 

What does a staging consultation look like?

We will meet with you at your property and tour the entire house providing you with value packed information on how you can effectively ready your home for sale.

How long does it take to stage a house?

In almost all cases, we will be in and out in one day, however dependant on the size of the home, and the level of staging, we can require 1 or 2 more days.

What will I need to do to prepare for staging?

The house should be clean, any furniture should be relocated or moved out as per any prior recommendations, access to the property arranged, parking available,  snow removal taken care of, no one should be home, pets accommodated, emergency contact info available, elevator booked, utilities in working order (hydro, water).

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Can anyone be home during staging?
Our agreement requires that for the purpose of
liability and efficiency, no one be on site during the time the property is being staged. This included the home owners, family members or any trades professionals.
What if my house is still being renovated or updated come staging day?

If your property is not ready for staging, your staging will be cancelled and rebooked. Please note a cancellation fee will apply so it’s important to allow some space in time between contractors and the staging team.

Do I have to move out while my house is on the market?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was required that the house be unoccupied while on the market, but those restrictions have been since lifted and you can stay onsite during the time your house is on the market. Occupied properties do have an extra liability fee on furniture/inventory rental.

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