A received a call the other day from a Land Park home owner who asked me if I could refer her to an interior designer. She was in the process of improving her living areas and wanted to buy new furniture, window coverings and accessories, but didn't know where to start.
As with all home purchasing decisions, it's important to have a goal in mind, a picture of your finished product. While you might like an Italian leather sofa, for example, it's difficult to imagine how it might fit in with your existing decor or whether you should design a room around that single piece of furniture.
I recommended that she call a home stager. It was a thought that had not occurred to her but made a lot of sense. After all, many stagers are artists. They are creative and can turn an otherwise boring space into a showcase. Home stagers aren't useful only when selling a home; stagers are innovative designers who can transform a living space into a delightful environment for home owners to enjoy as well.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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