Thursday, May 21, 2015

Open House Overhaul w/ Sam Pynn ~ Pure Serenity

Hello Thursday! It has been a short week thanks to the May long weekend and are you looking forward to another weekend soon to come? Chris and I spent some time walking around the neighborhood last weekend and I couldn't help but noticed the number of open houses in a few short blocks!

Spring is definitely in the air and if you are thinking about putting your home on the market this season, you will want to pick up some tips from Samantha Pynn of Open House Overhaul.

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First impression is key to success when it comes to selling your home.  Experts say most home buyers have decided to buy or not buy a house within 30 seconds walking into space and if that's true, I probably would have said "no" to this tired foyer.

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It's amazing how a fresh coat of white paint can completely transform a space ... well along with a stylish light fixture, sophisticated bench, and a few pretty pillows of course to up the wow factor.  

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Most buyers can't see through your choice of furnishings or lifestyle and imagine themselves living in your home.  Not to say that this living room is full of personality but the mismatched furniture pieces curated over the past few decades (along with the celery green walls) have left potential buyers uninspired. 

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What a breathe of fresh air and a mind-blowing transformation! I can't even imagine this is the same room.  With a smart furniture layout, some updated classic choices, and an elegant neutral color palette, buyers won't need to imagine themselves living here, they will want to live here!

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Here is a short checklist if you are considering refreshing your living room before putting the house on the market:

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Kitchen and bathroom sell houses and this robin's egg blue kitchen has left many potential buyers feeling blue after the tour.

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Paint is truly magical and with a new lighting fixture, window treatment, backsplash, faucet, and hardware, this country inspired kitchen is charming and it feels like a brand new kitchen!

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The updated island works so much better compared to the original "fixture" in this kitchen.  Set on casters and equipped with open storage + butcher block countertop, this island now provides maximum flexibility for the next chef of the house.

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Pine furniture set + a computer station at the corner maybe a classic scene up at cottage country (I am not recommending this set up at your cottage by the way) but it certainly doesn't fit buyer's appetite in this city's dining room.

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With new window treatment (love Sam's signature bands on the drapery panels), a repurposed piece of furniture as sideboard (painted white of course), classic spindle chairs in black, an industrial style chandelier, and a charming quality dining table, this dining room is now inviting and has a Scandinavian flair.

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Love how Sam framed up the home owner's plates in shadow boxes.  They now look like master pieces straight out of an art gallery!

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Here is a classic example of how to spruce up your bathroom for maximum appeal without spending a lot of money.

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Keeping it clean, simple, neutral for a spa-inspired experience.  One very important note: toilet cap & toilet pump are never appropriate at any open houses!!

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Hope you enjoyed today's open house! Come back next week for another amazing transformation from Open House Overhaul!

3 comments:

  1. I bet those home owners are wishing they didn't have to move now ;)

    Even if they didn't want to make all of the fab changes that have been made, just a coat of fresh neutral paint would have really helped. There is power in paint!

    I love what Sam did with the homeowners plates; inspiring

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  2. WOW! This is a beautiful transformation. I love how paint just transformed that kitchen. I also want that hallway bench in my home.

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  3. They don't even look like the same house. Paint power baby!

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