What to do with an architecturally outdated home?

February 18th, 2014 | Posted by Teri Clardy

Portions of Spanish architectural detail were quite popular in homes in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s in the Denver area.  Those faded out of popularity in the ensuing years but many of those homes are coming on the market today. Unfortunately, many potential buyers are unable to see themselves in these homes because of those very details.

This was the case with a 1960’s era house in Lakewood.  The home had been on the market for months with only one low-ball offer when we were called in. One of the main problems was the line of Spanish style arches that ran through the middle of the living room area. In addition to arches, the length of the main living area left potential buyers cold.

The home had a great fireplace and a built in wet bar in the area behind the Spanish arches.

So, add two comfortable chairs in front of the fireplace, a couple of wicker storage baskets, a good book, and accessories to warm the cold stone fireplace. Add bar accessories to the built in bar. Now you have a wonderfully cozy area to relax in at the end of a long day.

Dining room table set and ready for dinner.

Dining room table set and ready for dinner.

Next, define the dining room space and the living space…

Begin by adding an area rug, a dining table and chairs. Add artwork and greenery for warmth.  Set the table so it’s ready for the family to sit down and enjoy dinner.

Lastly, establish the living room area. Again, add the area rug to begin to define the space. Place a couch, chairs, and tables and then add lighting. Then, finish it off with warmth adding art and accessories.

 

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Dining room table set and ready for dinner.

The result? SOLD after two showings the very next day!

If you have a house with outdated or taste specific architectural details, contact a professional Home Stager for assistance.  If you are in the Denver area, we, at Colorado Premier Staging, would love to help you sell your house quickly and for top dollar.

Written by Teri Clardy

Teri Clardy

Teri Clardy is an experienced Project Management Professional and Certified Home Stager Pro. She is the owner of and head property designer for Colorado Premier Staging llc. She is based out of LIttleton but serves all of the Denver Metro area with her luxurious & attractive Home Staging services.


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