Dining room and Living room interior redesign…
Interior redesign can make all of the difference in the way you use your home and if you are going to sell, by staging your space, if your home sells or not.
Buyers cannot always visualize a space and but changing simple things like removing clutter, placing furniture so more of the room is seen and the flow of the room makes sense.
When I stage homes on the market for sale, I make sure the rooms seem both cozy, and open.
The thing to consider when you look at your furniture placement is :Does it have flow? Does it make sense? And most importantly does it have balance?
And it doesn’t cost a lot of money either, In many of the interior redesigns I do, I use what people already have.
My friend has this wonderful dining set that is a family heirloom. We “shopped” her house a bit and found some great things to use. She has a wonderful eye for Arts and Crafts, and we found some other lovely treasures she had hidden away like pictures and a flea market mirror.
In the before picture, everything seemed slightly hodge-podge and had no sense of balance.
We brought in a set of matching lamps from another room, a mirror from the basement, than cleaned up some of the clutter on the buffett.
Before the living room seemed dark and nothing really felt dynamic or cozy. With the central stairs and open room entry way, you also really lose two walls.
We made use of the stair wall for the couch, and put the chairs across slightly angled to make a cozier conversation arc. It was also perfect to pull the chairs away from the windows so the draped could be opened and closed, and the heat vents on the flooring weren’t covered. We hing a piece of art on each side of the window to make it seem lightly bigger and give it a bit more presence.
Buyers can have a really hard time visualizing a space if a room is too cluttered, or if things seem jumbled. Sometimes a good interior re-designer or home stager can make all of the difference. It helps buyers actually see themselves in the space. Buyer should be concerned about whether or not the roof is good or if the furnace works, but many times the flow stops them in their tracks. There is one other item that having your rooms redesigned can help with, is can actually make a space seem more “expensive”- which can help your perceived home value. It’s something to consider if feedback you get is that the rooms feel small and they really aren’t.
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Your redec job is fabulous! I’m sure she’s loving the re-arranged furniture. So much more restful and comfortable.
You have a great eye, Jen!
Do you make house calls? To Texas???
Have a wonderful weekend!
Great job, looks like a differant house. You do have a talent!!
Thanks for sharing.
Yes. Mother of the year indeed. Funny. Your beer had to be warm. Great job. I especially love the living room. That made a huge difference. I am sure she is loving it.
LOL. This made me laugh.
The redesign is great!!! Wanna come to my house?
I’m in Illinois. : )
It looks like a pretty old house too. The living room arrangement is better because of the steps. Before the couch and end table looked like they were blocking the steps a little. Everything looks very nice.
Sometimes that is exactly what we need. A bit of time away from the family, doing something creative with a friend. Great job!
Amazing what half a can of beer can accomplish! Seriously, it looks wonderful. I love how the dining room now looks.
P.S. I’d vote for any one with a can of beer and a bottle of wine for mother of the year…as long as they were willing to share!
Great makeover! Especially living room!
Jen, I need someone like you to come to my house next. I’ll give you beer….wine if you’d like. That living room looks much nicer the way you arranged it. I have mucho problems with my upstairs LR. I’ll spare you a verbose post all about that room. lol
Great job 😉
Maybe next time I want to move my furniture around and redecorate, I should grab a beer (only if it turns out as good as her house did!).
I really love how much light you let in the living room – and that fact that you can actually see the stairs.
Wonderful job – well deserved bottle of wine 🙂
Shut up!! This looks GREAT! I want to move things around in my den, but I keep thinking there is no other way to do it!!
You can come play at my house anytime!! I will buy you beer AND wine!
Have a great weekend!
Lou Cinda 🙂
Wonderful job! I love what you did.
you crack me up…swing on by with your half can of beer and camera, you can do my house next!!!! love what you did! xo
One of my favorite things to do – get my hands on someone else’s home and just see! You did a great job.
Hi Jen, Your makeover looks wonderful, especially the area above the buffet. I bet your friend was really glad you stopped by.
It’s amazing what rearranging can do to a room!!! its sooo much fun! Yesterday I was telling my hubby about my grand plans of revamping the rooms of our house, all he said,” well you like to change things up and I don’t see the need but I like old cars and you don’t see the need, have fun with that.” hee hee
jen you did a great job the afters are really super! how fun to have a friend let you move things around! susan
Oh, what fun! Great job on the rooms! I really like the mirror above the sideboard in the dining room.
the living room is just PERFECT! I love it Jen…nice work!!
WOW…you rocked it girl! The afters are so fresh! Now I want to see more….Sherry
Very cool! My sister was talking about this the other day, and she said there was a blog post about her living room. It looks really nice.
I love the redesign of both the dining room and living room. Very clean and neat lines! Beautiful!
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