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Blue Diamond Staging & Design

Kasia McDaniel | Home Stager & Decorator

If you want home staging and decorating tips, then the BDSD newsletter is for you. Each week you get tips, ideas, or action items to help you decorate or stage your home.

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Pantry Cleanout Challenge

Pantry Cleanout Challenge As part of the new year cleanup, I realized my pantry has gotten out of hand lately. I have a walk-in pantry that is 8 feet deep and 4 feet across so there is LOTS of space to store/hide things. And that’s when we get into trouble with losing things that you didn’t realize are still in there. This past week I worked on cleaning out my pantry and I want to give you some tips and tricks I used during this pantry cleanout and challenge you to a Pantry Cleanout...

about 1 month ago • 4 min read

Stop doing this! I know you're probably thinking, what do you want me to stop doing? With a new year, there are always new things we want to tackle. And for homeowners, there are things that you can stop doing when it comes time to sell your home. Now I wanted to tell you to stop doing this one thing...but I can’t stop with just one…so I will share at least two things to stop doing. 1. Stop leaving family photos up or nude pictures. They do two things to your home that you don’t want people...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Enjoy the holidays Is this going to be the last Christmas in your home? Are you selling it next year? Home selling can be stressful, but you don’t have to do it alone. When your house is staged and looks move-in ready, buyers will flock to your open house to make an offer so you can move into your next house. Let me share how we can work together to make this process easy for you. I want you to enjoy this time of year in your home before you put it on the market. Next year, I will have a...

2 months ago • 2 min read

Happy Thanksgiving! I know some of you are getting ready for Thanksgiving (as are we). Our oldest daughter is coming home from college for a few days of home-cooked meals and then heads back to play in the NCSU Band for the UNC vs NCSU game on Saturday. So it's a whirlwind of activities here. We managed to get a lot of the Fall home maintenance done around the house as we settle into "winter" here in North Carolina. It doesn't get that cold here but there are a few things that need to get...

3 months ago • 1 min read

Homeowner questions Do you have a home staging or a home decorating question? Maybe you just need some input and are wondering if someone can help you? I recently had these 3 questions from different people and wanted to share my answers with you in this week’s podcast episode. Here are the questions: 1. Will you tell me or suggest to me if I should put a kitchen nook in or use my kitchen space as a dining area also because I do not have a dining room? 2. From a previous client - The...

4 months ago • 1 min read

15 Horrifying Things Homeowners Do When Selling a House I've seen a lot of things in my 10 years as a home stager. Most homeowners know that if they invite me in to help them, I am not there to judge. However, there are some scary-looking pictures out there on real estate listings that make you shake your head and say, "What were they thinking?" The Fall real estate season is creeping up on us and if you are selling your house soon, take a look at this list of 15 things I've seen homeowners...

6 months ago • 1 min read

3 Mistakes to Avoid Making in the Living Room When it comes time to sell your home, the living room is the first room that needs to be staged. This is normally the biggest room in the house and the one that gets used by everyone, so it's naturally going to collect some things. However, home sellers make a few mistakes in the living room when it's time to sell. Let me share the three mistakes home sellers make and what you can do to fix them. Take me to the podcast Kasia McDaniel Home...

7 months ago • 1 min read

Does home staging work? Homeowners are skeptical when it comes to doing something a little bit differently when selling your home. If you've lived in your home for over 10 years, then you may not be aware of home staging as a "thing". Sure you may have seen it on TV or you may have heard others talk about it. But when it comes time to sell your own house, you may wonder, does home staging really work to sell your home faster? Let’s get into that question and more in this week’s episode. Take...

7 months ago • 1 min read
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