Carolina Spaces' owner and lead designer, Joan Inglis, was recently asked by Redfin to provide her secrets on appealing to buyers in the Charleston, SC area, and her response was featured in their blog "37 Home Staging Experts Share the Secret to Appeal to Buyers in Your City."

"Charleston, SC home buyers want to see luxury finishes that are both functional and comfortable - large showers with overhead rainfal; kitchens with an abundance of natural light; and light fixture packages that complement the architecture of the home.  The most preferred colors in new construction, updating materials, and paint are neutrals mixed with whites.  Popular accent colors are all shades of blue.

Buyers want an open floor plan, but they get confused on how to layout furniture.  Builders and sellers need to furnish the open living, kitchen and eating area at a minimum in vacant houses.  Sellers are selling square footage; they should never show wasted space."

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The full blog can be viewed at Redfin.com.

Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Accredited Staging Professional Master®, is the owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, a full-service home staging, luxury home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based out of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC.  Carolina Spaces provides services to the Charlotte, NC region and throughout the Southeast, including Charleston, SC.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information on our award-winning services.

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Joan Inglis, owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, LLC - a home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based in South Carolina near Charlotte, NC - shared her expertise in two informative seminars on model home merchandising at the recent 21st Century Building Expo and Conference in Charlotte, NC.

Both of Joan's presentations were geared towards helping builders sell more homes. The first, a lively panel discussion "Design Panel: Sell More Homes With Strategic Design Choices" discussed the latest trends in model home merchandising and home plan design. Topics included thoughtful space planning, fads vs. trends in model home merchandising, interior home plan amenities that matter to buyers, and multi-generational home plan design and merchandising.

In her second presentation, the informative seminar "Upcoming Color and Design Trends to Sell More Homes," Joan discussed the up-and-coming colors and trends that builders should use in their properties. From fixtures to decor, Joan's expert advice helps builders make sure their product stands out and outlasts the competition.

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Carolina Spaces, LLC - an Interior Design, Home Staging and Model Home Merchandising firm based in South Carolina near Charlotte, NC - is proud to announce the addition of Cathie Campbell as Accounts Manager. Cathie's 23 years of extensive new home sales and marketing experience includes previous positions at Bonterra Builders, Essex Homes, Lake Carolina Properties, and Century 21 Bob Capes Realtors. Most recently, Cathie was responsible for managing sales, marketing, and model merchandising efforts for both builders and developers as a licensed NC and SC Realtor®/Broker at Builder Marketing Group/Rhinehart Realty.

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In addition to her extensive experience, Cathie's qualifications include the prestigious MIRM (Member of The Institute of Residential Marketing) designation, as well as CAASH (Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing), CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist), CGP (Certified Green Building), CSP (Certified New Home Sales Professional), GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), and ABR®(Accredited Buyer's Representative).

Cathie's qualifications and experience will facilitate her successful management of sales and relationships with new and existing clients in her new role of Accounts Manager with Carolina Spaces.

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Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Accredited Staging Professional Master®, had the honor of discussing her passion for interior design with Carolina & Co Live at the Myrtle Beach Fall Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show last week! View the entire interview at blogspot.com.

Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Accredited Staging Professional Master®, is the owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, a full-service home staging, luxury home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based outside of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC. Carolina Spaces provides services to the Charlotte, NC region and throughout the Southeast. Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information on our award-winning services.

 

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Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Master Accredited Staging Professional®, will be presenting two seminars at the 2017 Fall Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show September 22-23 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  She will be sharing creative ideas and updating tips that add style and value to your home.

Joan's informative seminars "Updating Tips to Add Style and Value to Your Home" will contain beneficial information for those attending the Fall Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show, whether you're planning a complete remodel or a quick refresh. "When updating, it is important to stay with styles that have longevity and bring value," said Joan. She will explain the difference between fads and trends, how color affects your mood, as well as the latest in kitchen and bath, lighting and flooring materials. 

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When helping clients with choosing paint colors for their homes, I start off with a question, “What colors are you most attracted to?” This gives a good feel of where to start with choosing paint colors. It’s easy to find just the right color with the variety of paints on the market. Remember that today’s neutral shades can pick up varied undertones from permanent fixtures throughout your home. If you love the gray walls in your neighbor’s kitchen, don’t expect that color to look exactly the same in your kitchen - unless your illumination, flooring, cabinets, backsplash and countertops are exactly the same.  

Color is very psychological and can evoke certain moods and perception of space and temperature. Wall and ceiling paints need to be carefully chosen because they envelope you and tend to remain for a long time. Stepping from a bright orange room into a dark blue room and then stepping into a bold purple room gets tiresome quickly!

I always recommend that you choose wisely and use bold wall colors conservatively. And keep your wall colors to three per level of your home. Make sure the colors combine nicely for a cohesive look. For example, a blue tone works well as a major accent wall used with a neutral gray-blue on remaining walls. Carry the blue tone onto the gray-blue walls with artwork and accessories. And add fabrics with the blue tone throughout the room. This creates a comfortable and memorable living space.

TIPS:

  • Find a color swatch you like and move it around to every wall and every fixture in the room. If the swatch picks up undesired tones, the paint will do the same on your walls.
  • There are an abundance of neutrals that will show a trace to a deep saturation of color. This is the best way to keep your walls neutral and get the color you want, without having your home look like a crayon box.
  • Use the same depth of color on accent walls and adjoining walls for a contemporary look. Have both wall colors combine harmoniously.
  • Avoid stark paint colors that have no connection with upholstery, fabrics, art, or anything else in the room.   

These tips work whether you're personalizing your home for living, or staging your home for sale!  

Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Master Accredited Staging Professional®, is the owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, a full-service home staging, luxury home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based outside of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC. Carolina Spaces provides services to the Charlotte, NC region and throughout the Southeast. Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or contact us online for more information on our award-winning services.

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When staging your home for sale, which areas give you the most bang for your buck? According to a recent study on home staging by the National Association of REALTORS®, that answer is the living room, kitchen and master bedroom.
 
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Source: NAR® 2017 Profile of Home Staging

 

Potential home buyers need to visualize the property as their future home, so showcasing the main living areas makes perfect sense, and will give you the biggest return on your investment! Buyers want a living area that is uncluttered and inviting, and a master bedroom that is a retreat from the stresses of everyday life. Staging these areas leads to higher dollar values offered for the home and less time on the market!

Don't let your property sit on the market un-staged, undergoing price reduction after price reduction. Let our award-winning home staging help your home sell faster and for the most money possible!

Carolina Spaces, based outside of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC, is a full-service home staging, luxury home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm providing services to the SoutheastContact us for more information on our award-winning services!

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Carolina Spaces took some time to reflect on the past 3 months and all of the home staging projects we had the honor of completing.  During the second quarter of 2016, our team had the opportunity to:

  • Provide DIY home staging consultations to sellers and Realtors®
  • Furnish and Stage beautiful vacant properties (resale, new construction and model homes) with our inventory of new and name brand furnishings
  • Stage lived-in properties using the homeowner's own furnishings - supplementing where needed
  • Provide renovation recommendations and material selections to homeowners, new home buyers and real estate investors
  • Create working relationships with new clients! 

After reviewing our successes - and with many projects to choose from - our team picked our favorite Home Staging project of Q2!

The Realtor® for this resale property in Charlotte reached out to Carolina Spaces to help get the lived-in home market ready.  Our team viewed the property to devise a staging plan and make updating suggestions.  In this case, a new paint color was recommended to freshen up the space. 

As part of our staging plan, we determined which furnishings would stay, which would be better relocated in another area in the home, and which needed to be moved to storage.  

For lived-in Staging, Carolina Spaces uses the homeowner's furnishings wherever possible to save the homeowner the cost of furniture rental.  In this case, it was agreed that some supplemental furniture pieces and accessories would be brought in to complete the rooms.  At Carolina Spaces, we fill in the blanks! 


Our staging was appropriate for the style, location and the $205,000 price point of the home.  And it worked!   This Charlotte, NC home received multiple offers immediately and was under contract within 24 hours!  And it sold for $1,000 over list price!

Professional home staging by Carolina Spaces can help your home sell faster and for the highest price possible!  Don't risk losing money with a price reduction!


Trust your largest investment - your home - to our professional, award-winning team of home staging experts! We have over 60 years of combined experience in real estate marketing and sales, Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising, and Interior Design.

Carolina Spaces is a full-service Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design firm providing Home Staging services to all of North Carolina, South Carolina and eastern Georgia.  Our Model Home services are available nationwide.  Contact us for more information on our award-winning services!

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Carolina Spaces was recently selected to stage two beautiful $1M+ new construction properties in the exclusive Eastover area of Charlotte, NC.  We strive to take our standard above and beyond the competition, and we are always excited for the opportunity to work with new clients.  Once our bid was selected, our team went straight to work! We developed a staging plan, selected appropriate furnishings and accessories from our 10,000 sq.ft. warehouse and professionally staged both homes. 

 
 
 
 
 
Of course, our commitment doesn’t stop after a home is listed! We provide continued support and make it a priority to meet our client’s requests. It was a pleasure to lend our expertise to these two beautiful homes!  
 
 
Carolina Spaces is a full-service home staging, model merchandising and interior design firm honored to provide our award-winning home staging to all areas of North Carolina, South Carolina and eastern Georgia, including: Aiken, Asheville, Augusta, Beaufort, Cary, Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia, Concord, Conway, Cornelius, Durham, Fayetteville, Florence, Fort Mill, Huntersville, Gastonia, Greensboro, Greenville, Hilton Head Island, Jacksonville, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Myrtle Beach, Outer Banks Islands, Raleigh, Rock Hill, Rocky Mount, Salisbury, Savannah, Spartanburg, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, York and everywhere in between! 
 
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The professional home stagers at Carolina Spaces LLC, a full service home staging, model merchandising, and interior design firm based in Charlotte, NC, have added two new awards to their list of accolades. Joan Inglis and Carol Inglis have won Best Staged Vacant Properties of 2015 from Charlotte International Association of Home Staging Professionals® Regional Chapter.

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