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By Maryanne Jackson, Real Estate Broker CNE. CPRES.

March 6, 2019 (San Diego's East County) -

Dear Maryanne,

My partner and I need to jazz up our home. Although we have no plans to move any time soon.

We need ideas. What are the latest home staging trends that would not cost us a fortune and require a building permit?

Marella K. in Grossmont

Dear Marella,

Here are a few ideas that may help you achieve the look you are craving without breaking the bank.

  1. Create space: To make rooms appear larger scale down on large bulky pieces of furniture and replace with smaller pieces.
  2. Create light: Replace dark curtains with light flowy materials or shades that allow the light to pour in.
  3. Add comfort: Create a comfortable space by arranging furniture in intimate settings.
  4. Add Color: Decorate with warm reds and bright orange accent pillows. Considering painting rooms with light greys, warm tans and neutral yellows and light blue tones. Add crown molding to finish the look. (This may require a professional.)
  5. Free yourself: Clear the clutter by packing up the things you’re not using often, perhaps consider donating to Goodwill or having a yard sale.
  6. Start from the bottom: Let your space shine! Replace old discolored floors with engineered woods, tile or laminates. (This may require a professional.)
  7. In the kitchen” Consider replacing old dark granite countertops with white quartz. (This may require hiring a professional.)
  8. Bring the outside in: Add flowers such as orchids or geraniums that will add a colorful burst to any room.

All questions answered on a first come, first serve basis. Please submit to Maryanne Jackson, Real Estate Broker CNE, CPRES. #DRE01784021 CA. All questions are confidential.      Direct contact: 858-740-7858

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