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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.

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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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