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When I was a first time home buyer, I was a little aprehensive about purchasing a fixer-upper.

But, since my husband has plumbing, electrical, and other construction skills we decided to go for it back in 2004.

Here is what the outside of my home looked like initially:

Orange County Fixer-Upper Home

Here is how it looked once we were through with the updates:

Same Orange County Home After Renovations

So, how do you know if you should purchase a fixer-upper house? 

This chart from Realty Toast may help you decide:

Should-you-buy-a-fixer-upper-home

As you can see, many factors need to be considered before you purchase a fixer-upper or any home for that matter.

If you recently purchased an older home and need help deciding on what rooms to update, please consider contacting Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign for some honest and cost effective design advice. 

Kate can be reached at (845)538-3623 or by email at kate@kateshomestaging.com.

Good luck with all your home updates.

Rockland House Staging Portfolio, Rockland Real Estate Photos

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With Spring here, I find my mind going wild with what home decor updates I can start at my house.

This blog will feature some ideas of Home Office updates for your husband or significant other.

 

Home Office with Horse Theme by Kate Case

 

 

Manly Man's Home Office by Kate Case

 

A home office for your husband should be masculine yet still organized.  I prefer to use darker colors for a man’s home office and leather accessories.

If you enjoyed these home office E-Design Boards, please let me know and drop a comment.

Happy Spring Everyone!

Kate Case, Owner/Designer at Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign. We offer home decorating, color consultations, home staging, and Real Estate Photography.  Call Kate at (845)538-3623 to learn more about what we offer.

 

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Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign offers E-Design Services for our budget conscious clients.  This service is performed entirely over the Internet and on the phone.

Our online interior design services (E-Design) will guide you during your home decor updates. Whether you’re simply choosing that perfect paint color,  need decorating ideas for your bedroom/living room/bathroom, or starting a complete room makeover, we have the interior design knowledge to guide you through the process.

The great news is that we will provide you with the tools needed for affordable design without sacrificing design quality.  Every E-Design client will be emailed a Client Project Questionnaire that must be completed and returned to us along with basic measurements of the space you want to update.

That’s all there is to E-Design. Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign will create your Room E-Design Board based on the provided information.  Each Room E-Design Board will include Internet links to all the products that you will buy at your leisure.

E-desing in Orange county new york

This E-Design Board features items from Target and Kirklands.

Here is a breakdown of the product list:

bedroom design by Kate's Home Staging, orange county home staging

 

 

1. Target – Nate Burkus Glazed Metallic Window Panels – $24 each (purchase four of these)

2. Kirklands – Black Metal Wave Wall Plaque – $130 each (purchase two for above your bed).

3. Target – Nate Burkis Decorative Pillows – $24 each (purchase two for on your bed).

4. Target – Nate Burkus Quartz Comforter Set – $85

5. Kirklands – Tortoise Vase – $20

6. Kirklands – Wood Zebra BenchStool – $70

7. Kirklands – Distressed Weathered Coastal Console Cabinet – $220

 

As you can see, great design does not need to cost a fortune. 

 

All E-Design Clients are emailed an image file with links to all the materials/products used in their design.

If you are interested in learning more about E-Design Services offered by Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign, please contact Kate at 845-538-3623.  Our E-Design Services start at $125, we also offer E-Staging starting at $125.

 

 

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As a professional home stager, my client’s are always concerned about the ROI on any home improvements.

Here is an excellent graphic from elocal.com that displays the value of various home renovations:

Renovations with the Best Resale Value
Source: eLocal.com

If you are planning on selling your home in the near future, it is always a great idea to consult with a professional home stager and Realtor who is familiar with the area.

Remember, the best time to have a home staging consultation on your home is 1 to 3 months before your Realtor posts your home’s pictures online.

Call Kate at 845-538-3623 to setup your staging consultation, our prices start at $125 for E-Staging and $150 for an in-home staging consultation.

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With Thanksgiving only a week away, now is the time to break out your good china and think about how you are going to set your Dining Room table.

From pumpkins to pinecones, a simple Thanksgiving Centerprice can be put together in about an hour.

Here are a few inspirational photos to get all of us started thinking about how to set our table:

Perfect for Thanksgiving

Great use of Acorns with white candles.

Beautiful Thanksgiving Table.

And my favorite simple place setting – gold, spray painted fall leaves and small pumpkins.

Nice table setting.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas and can draw some Thanksgiving inspiration from items already in your home.

Kate – owner/designer at Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign.

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When Holiday Season approaches, I just love to drive around and look at all the Holiday decorations from white lights in pine trees to wreaths on front doors. When decorating for the Holidays, less is always more.

Here are a few of my favorite Holiday inspired Front Doors and Homes:

Beautiful Holiday Entry Way. Love the design symmetry.

Just enough external Holiday decor if you were selling your home.

A great use of red and green holiday decor.

I must admit that my favorite Holiday picture is the entry door (pictured above).  The design symmetry is just beautiful.

A well decorated home can entice potential home buyers to want to take a look inside. Keep your design Elegant and simple – “KIES” – and you may just be surprised at all the positive attention.

Kate – Owner/Designer at Kates Home Staging and Redesign located in Goshen, NY.

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