Smarten Up Your Showings With Smart Home Technology

By Christy Matte, guest contributor Smart homes with security and automation features are becoming a hot trend, and they can be an exciting way to dazzle prospective home buyers (and up your staging efforts to a high-tech level at the same time). But if buyers have never experienced an automated home environment, rattling off a […]
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Hot Home Trend: The Statement Shower

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The shower in the master bathroom is getting a lot more attention. In fact, it’s one of the main splurges among renovating homeowners, according to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. These “statement showers,” as Houzz dubs them in its report, include high-tech features, like rainfall showerheads, dual […]
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This Technique to Work Up DIY Marble with Giani is All About True Luxury!

You are surely going to be amazed to witness what some splashes of paint can achieve. Thanks to this wonderful video shared by GianiGranite that not only takes you through the detailed steps of transforming a table or countertop into a glorious marble finish, but also gets it done in a surprisingly little budget. Plus, […]

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View the Possibilities With Virtual Staging

By Brian Balduf, VHT Studios Appealing to home buyers is all about making that emotional connection. Smart marketers know emotions trump other factors, especially when you hear buyers say the listing “just feels right.” They may be searching for a new house, but they’re envisioning their next home. Buyers’ emotional experience while home shopping is […]
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30 Mystical DIY Unicorn Projects Celebrating The Dreamy Creature in Glory!

1. Make a Unicorn Plush Pillow with the Cricut Explore Air This piece of comfy cuteness sports a spectrum of colors for the unicorn’s hair and a fluffy tail. The creature’s body worked up with soft cotton or linen and bright golden stars is equally endearing. DIY Details : thediymommy 2. DIY Unicorn Hair Bands with […]

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Styled, Staged & Sold Earns Some Props

Thank you to our loyal readers and top-industry contributors for helping to make Styled, Staged & Sold the top ranked “home staging blog on the planet!” Feedspot, a news RSS reader, ranked Styled, Staged & Sold number-one out of 100 staging blogs.   Feedspot used the following criteria to rank the blogs: Google reputation and […]
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4 Home Staging Horror Stories to Haunt You This Halloween

By Jessica Santina, guest contributor from MoneyGeek.com As little ghosts and ghouls appear on every corner, how about settling in for a few scary stories of home staging horrors? The following tales of botched staging jobs, homeowners from hell, and nightmarish décor will likely give you some real-life shivers. The Scary Screamer Lori Matzke, owner […]
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How to Choose the Right Stain for Hardwood Floors

By Glenn Griffin, guest contributor One of the most commonly asked questions people have when restoring their hardwood floors is: “Should I stain my floor?” That question is closely followed by: “What color stain should I choose?” Staining your floors is a major decision for three reasons: 1) Your choice will have a substantial impact on […]
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25 Unbelievably Adorable DIY Baby Clothes You Can Put Together At Home!

  1. DIY Baby Leggings Printing your choice of patterns on knit fabric, you use an existing pair of leggings as the reference for cutting pieces of fabric with appropriate allowance for the seams. Once you sew the legs and inner legs together, it’s all about working up the waistband and adding an elastic to […]

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7 Secrets for Adding a Finishing Touch to Your Staging

By Katie Laird, guest contributor When staging a home for an open house, you can transform a space from an unimpressive, run-of-the-mill property to one with a “wow” factor. But without a little extra attention to detail, even the most professionally staged homes can leave something to be desired. Don’t let staging efforts go to […]
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Sherwin Williams’ Pick for 2018’s Hottest Color

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine A rich blue with jewel-toned greens is forecasted to be 2018’s hottest color of the year, according to Sherwin Williams, which unveiled its 2018 Color of the Year choice this week. Other paint companies will be announcing their paint choices over the next few weeks. Oceanside SW 6496 is a […]
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25 Super Easy Sewing Projects To Let Even The Most Beginners Work Wonders!

1. 20-Minute Baby Boho Leggings Turn an old shirt into something that can dress up your little one with a dose of love coupled up with some warmth. And as the title suggests, working up these cute leggings is just a matter of 20 minutes, stealing some breaths away with the boho appeal they flaunt. […]

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Add Some Pumpkin Spice to Your Autumn Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine It’s pumpkin season and that means pumpkin everything — lattes, muffins, cookies, cakes, and, yes, even home décor. Home stagers are adding a little “pumpkin spice” to their decor, from the welcoming fall scent to pumpkin accents that inspire a cozy, autumn feel. Plus, orange can serve as a […]
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Why You Should Stage a Cozy Fire Pit Area

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Fire features, like outdoor fire pits and fire tables, are in demand. The National Association of Landscape Professionals calls it one of the hottest landscape trends for the fall, based on a recent survey of 5,000 of its member landscapers. These hot-spots can be a great way to show […]
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What to Do if Your Home Doesn’t Sell

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating Has your property been on the market for months with little buyer interest? With a competitive fall market ahead, it may help to reassess the condition of your home, make necessary updates, then re-list a new and improved staged property to generate new buzz and […]
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7 Surprising Household Items You Can Use for DIY

By Jeffrey Ill, guest contributor Whether it’s a clogged shower drain, crayon-graffiti walls, or rusted chrome on your beloved ride, keeping up with maintenance can seem never-ending — not to mention, require a wide assortment of (sometimes pricey) products to remedy each mishap. But what you might not know is that in many cases a […]
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Cherish a Soothing and Nourishing Bath with a Homemade DIY Galaxy Bath Bomb

YouTube sensation Rclbeauty101 is here to show you how you can craft a galaxy-inspired bath bomb in just a matter of few effortless steps, yielding a final something with sheer vibrance when it comes to the colors. To whip up your very own Galaxy Bath Bomb from scratch, you are going to need some lemon […]

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Top Entryway Decor Ideas for 2017

By Katherine Medlin, guest contributor  The entryway is a significant space within a home — it’s the first thing a potential buyer sees, and it sets the stage for the whole vibe of the home. Buyers can form opinions on a home within seconds of opening that front door. Your clients can make a few simple changes […]
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See Inside a Listing Styled by a Former White House Decorator

Submitted by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com As President Obama’s time in office neared its last months in 2016, their future home outside the White House was a frequent guessing game in celebrity real estate media. Most of the rumors were that the Obamas were buying a new family home in Hawaii, Palm Springs, New York City, Washington, D.C., or […]
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This DIY Moss Bath Mat Brings Self-Thriving Lush Greens Inside Your Home!

It is possible to make that transition from “insanely comfortable shower time” to “everything else you absolutely have to do with your life” a little easier by stepping out onto a lush, comfortable shower mat covered in moss. These mats are commercially available, but are still on the pricey side. If you don’t have that […]

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8 Home Projects with a High ROI

Article Submitted by Fixr.com With warmer weather and longer days, summer is the ideal time of year to take on a project in or around your home. Many contractors and other pros often find this time of year a little slower, as many homeowners are waiting until fall to tackle big interior projects, which means that […]
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Here’s Squishy Prettiness for Your Home Disguised as a Colorful DIY Pom Pom Rug!

To forge the stunning and super easy DIY Pom-Pom Rug, you are going to need an empty paper towel roll, a pair of scissors, colorful yarn, and a non-slip rug mat. You begin by cutting a paper towel roll in half, placing the pieces next to each other, further wrapping the soft yarn around the […]

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This Phone Charging Station Replicates The Legendary Seat from Game of Thrones!

The phone charger, looking exactly like a small-sized version of the iron throne is all about assembling hundreds of cocktail swords over a chair-shaped block in an innovative fashion, integrating the iron-like element to the making! Through this video,  Natural Nerd demonstrates how just a matter of 8 readily available and super inexpensive supplies brought from […]

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Flaunt a Brand New-Looking Phone Daily with these 20 Incredible DIY Phone Case Ideas!

A good smartphone is one heck of an investment nowadays, costing hundreds or thousands of dollars. And this makes it imperative to go for a good-quality phone case that keeps your device safe. Although, there are loads of options for store-bought cases, you might not find most of them all stylish and cute. Introduce a […]

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25 Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids To Blend Festivities with a Dash of Creativity!

1. Paper Plate Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath Who said those gorgeous turkeys are only meant to be a part of your Thanksgiving dinner tables? Let’s pick them up from the table and put the huge birdies right on the front door or the mantel, all with a craft perfect for the kiddos. Looking exactly like a […]

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Watercolors on Walls? You Bet!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Want to make a bigger statement with a wall? Watercolor wallpaper can add some pizzazz and wispiness to an otherwise blah wall in the home. Pinterest called watercolor wallpaper one of the hottest trends that emerged from its home design survey in the U.K., in which the site analyzed […]
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5 Ideas to Increase the Value of a Basement

Article Submitted by Fixr.com The basement doesn’t just have to be a space to throw all of that extra storage. Show it as usable space, and it may even help you increase the value of the home. Basement remodels typically recoup about 70 percent of their costs at time of resale, which can add a tremendous amount […]
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