4 Reasons to Invest In An Area Rug | Home Staging | Rochester, MN

So you’ve made it through your first holiday of the winter season. As you move into the action packed holiday month of December and look to continue your entertaining duties, you might realize an area rug is an essential element to add some warmth and pull your space together. Rugs can help pull together otherwise seemingly disjointed spaces, blend styles, and can move with you to your next home. Below are some of the top reasons your space might need a well placed area rug. 


Not only can rugs change the look and mood of room, but rugs can be switched out quickly to change the color scheme and style of a room.  


Rugs are used to reduce noise, warm spaces, and protect your floors.


A well placed area rug can introduce structure to an open concept floor plan or link dissimilar furnishings.


A large, light, or colorful area rug can also be used to energize a room and show off your aesthetic.

Creating Function and Purpose for the Holidays | Home Staging | Rochester, MN

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When selling your home, potential buyers need to see the purpose of a room to recognize the potential of the space and visualize their furniture in your home. When you add the element of entertaining for the holidays into the mix, things get even trickier. Stagers, like Nesst Companies, are professionals equipped to get cluttered and confusing spaces in order with purpose and functionality.

In most cases, a room like this would be staged as a bedroom. However, this client needed to balance the purpose of the room with the function of hosting for the holidays. As an empty nester, this client needed a space to entertain and dine with her growing family for holiday gatherings. These needs coupled with potential buyers needs to visualize purpose created a simple solution, a formal dining room. Using the current furniture of the client’s, Nesst Companies developed a strategy to help maximize space, showcase the best elements of the room, and allow for flexibility to entertain over the holidays.


Home Staging vs.Decorating. What’s the difference? |Home Staging | Rochester, MN

You may be wondering what the difference is between home staging and decorating. Trust me you are not alone!  Home staging means to prepare a home for sale and strategically emphasize the best features of the home in order to make it a quick and profitable sale. Decorating refers to the act of working with a homeowner to personalize a design for their space.

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In additional to accentuating the best features of the home, stagers use concepts that visually create square footage and implement  strategies that will appeal to a number of potential home buyers.

Interior Design

Interior designers ensure that a homeowner’s personal aesthetic is incorporated with the functionality that they need for daily life. This would include customizing furniture, paint, and flooring to a homeowner’s personal style.

At Nesst Companies, our professional home stagers are always available to help depersonalize your space, get it looking its best, and get it ready to sell.

Five Reasons to Use a Home Stager | Home Staging | Rochester, MN

So you are thinking about selling your house in the near future. Great! If you don’t believe in staging your home for this adventure, think again. Check out these top five reasons you may want to consider using a home stager.

MLS Photos Are Your Gateway to a Sale

Potential buyers will use online photos of your home to determine whether or not to view your home in person. Hiring a professional stager ensures that the rooms are at their best before photos are taken.

Think Like a Buyer

Some sellers can’t view their home objectively or put themselves in the buyer’s shoes. Having a professional who knows what works, what doesn’t, and what most buyers look for in homes can increase the traffic through your home and position it to sell faster.

Consider Staging an Investment

The average cost of staging a home is less than 1% of a home’s asking price, but it can generate 8-10% in returns.

Doing Nothing Helps the Competition

With a growing number of homes on the market, the competition is increasing. Make sure you do everything in your power to make your home stand out.

Sell Your Home Faster. Avoid Unnecessary Days on the Market.

The longer your home sits on the market, the lower its listed price will drop. Stage your home to help buyers see its full potential faster and envision themselves living in the space.

What Is That Smell? |Home Staging | Rochester, MN

When showing your home off to friends or having an open house, remember that smells can make or break an experience for your guests. Bad smells will make people run for the hills! Have you ever smelled rotten eggs in your home and thought, “Huh? Funny. I don’t remember making eggs?” Four words of advice. Check your garbage disposal. Many times people forget to run water through their garbage disposal every week or rarely clean it out. The muck and grime can start to waft something overwhelming if not attended to.

Here are three quick and easy ways to prevent or eliminate the funk. First throw a bunch of whole ice cubes down the disposal and run it. As the ice breaks down it will chip away at the buildup. For those of you who like science experiments, tip two is right up your alley! Second pour baking soda down the disposal. Don’t be frugal. Then carefully pour vinegar down the disposal as your turn the disposal on. Watch as the two chemicals cause a cool volcano-like eruption. This will remove the loose debris and deodorize your sink. Third run water and turn on the disposal to rinse out leftover chemicals. Repeat this every few weeks to keep our home smelling fresh.

If this is your first time smelling the rotten eggs and you’ve always been good at cleaning out your disposal, you could have a gas leak in the house. In this case, evacuate your home to a safe distance and call the gas company immediately. Yes, gas smells like rotten eggs now to make homeowners aware that there could be a problem.  Better to be safe than sorry. Best case scenario, the gas company comes to find zero leaks and a dirty garbage disposal.  kitchen sink

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