Is it Tacky or Tawdry?

I came across a post about "tacky decorating" and wondered specifically what the author defines as "tacky."  The word "tacky" can mean slightly sticky, but in this case, the author means "in bad taste or of low quality." The word "tawdry" usually refers to a person's habits or dress; is defined as "cheap, gaudy, [...]

Is it Tacky or Tawdry?2021-01-22T13:20:56-06:00

From Staged to Sold in 4 Days

This house needed to be sold to settle an estate.  However, it was FULL of personal belongings and not ready to list.  Luckily, a relative took a week out of their schedule to order a dumpster and box up items he thought some other relatives would appreciate.  Then, after a thorough cleaning, Premiere Stagers [...]

From Staged to Sold in 4 Days2020-09-14T13:53:09-05:00

Stage it Better

Something Missing I thought I brought the right wall art for this recent vacant staging.  But when viewing the room from the front entryway, I noticed it needed something more.  I did bring another piece of art to hang, but felt it competed with the larger art over the sofa.  The room didn't feel [...]

Stage it Better2019-03-14T12:47:13-05:00

Not All Home Stagers are Equal

What Questions to Ask So, you decided to hire a professional home stager.  These are some questions to consider: Are you accredited What is your experience; do you have references What are your statistics - (Days on the Market after staging) What is the charge for an occupied staging and what is the process [...]

Not All Home Stagers are Equal2019-02-04T16:10:20-06:00

A Day in the Life of a Home Stager

Staging to Sell Class I teach a two-session home staging class at Madison College (f/k/a/ MATC) a few times per year.  My outline includes furniture layout, size and scale of furniture and accessories, paint colors, and problem-solving each student's situation.  I enjoy meeting people who are interested in home staging to make their home [...]

A Day in the Life of a Home Stager2019-01-08T15:44:54-06:00

Is it Time to Stage your House?

How long has it been? How many days has your house been on the market? Home Staging and Hiring a Stager - Dressing a House for Success, by Elizabeth Weintraub, Updated April 08, 2018 Staging makes your house look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, more loving and, best of all, it makes home buyers want [...]

Is it Time to Stage your House?2018-12-19T11:52:51-06:00

From Dreary to Cheery

Wisconsin Winters Wisconsin winters are cold and dark.  So, when realtors show vacant homes during the winter months, the interiors also look cold and dark.  Even when the sun is shining, the furnace is usually turned way down, making the house cold. A vacant traditional house shows dark even during warmer, sunny days because [...]

From Dreary to Cheery2018-01-14T16:39:55-06:00

A Traditional Challenge

Traditional Homes Premiere Home Stagers was asked to consult on two traditional homes, one on the market and one that will be on the market in the spring.  The listed house was vacant.  Apparently, the floor plan was confusing for prospective buyers because the rooms were long and narrow. That made it hard to [...]

A Traditional Challenge2017-12-18T19:52:41-06:00
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