Still searching for a great gift for your Valentine?

Pressured for a perfect idea?

No – flowers and candy will not be noted as original and spectacular.  Dinner in a crowded restaurant – not my idea of a good time either.

We’ve had some smart hubbies contact us for a Valentine gift certificate for a home makeover — (we call it room redesign or sending your home to the day spa)!

These homes are NOT horrible or messy but these smart guys are really out to save some $$.  They’ve heard or seen how a room makeover has given homes a fresh look and not cost a fortune.  They are banking on the fact that we’ll make the homes look fabulous and they won’t have to buy a house full of furniture.

On a day to celebrate love, what’s better than enhancing the place that is most special to all of us — our homes!

We’ve done lots of “room makeovers” this past year.  Clients have been thrilled and found the process so fun!  One client said “I’m so glad I finally gave my home the “spa treatment” and the attention it needed.  I never would have come up with some of these ideas and my friends are so impressed at how things look!”

Your home’s “spa makeover” is crafted to fit your budget and personalized needs, and can contain many elements.  For example:

  • Using your furniture and decor, our professional home stager will give your rooms a fresh new look!
  • Do you have a room that needs painted but paralyzed at choosing colors?  We’ve got beautiful paint palette solutions!
  • Want a beautiful space, but don’t have the time to pull the details together?  We know how!
  • Need some ideas on furniture, decor or updates, but stymied on where to start?

Make yourself (and your home) look good.  Skip the traditional and go for the WOW!  Sending your home for the spa treatment is something you’ll all enjoy for years!

Margaret Oscilia is a Professional Home Stager with Creative Concepts – Home Staging and Contracting serving Salem Oregon and surrounding areas who specializing in helping home sellers stage to sell or re-design to live well.   Need more tips to help your home become more “lovable”?   Contact Margaret at stagingoregon@gmail.com or 503-881-0886!

 

No Clutter Gift Giving Ideas

Please Santa - No clutter gifts only under the tree!

You’ve all had these type of bombs drop into your hands.

  • Gifts you didn’t need
  • didn’t want
  • Clothes that were wrong/ill fitting/etc
  • Perfume that smelled like it was from the 80’s
  • “Special” decorating items – (where should I hang this Big Mouth Billing the Singing Bass?)

You’ve probably given a few of these gifts too.

Like the plate of goodies to the diabetic, wine to the neighbor who is going to AA, or stuff that simply clutters up peoples lives.

We give gifts to make others feel special, they keep it because it was from someone special . . . no wonder most of us bemoan of too much “stuff”!

We hate clutter and while those slippers might be adorable – I already have three pairs – please don’t buy them for me!

Now I’m no grinch and love to give — but want to give something they will love — long after the gift wrap is tossed!

Here’s some quick, easy and no-clutter gifts ideas!

  • prepaid car wash card
  • tickets to an event – a movie, concert, dinner theatre, comedy show
  • Specialty things they can use up and don’t normally splurge for – specialty teas, coffees, wines
  • Donation to a local charity in their name
  • Gift certificate for a massage, manicure, pedicure
  • Organizing services – who doesn’t want to start 2011 with a fresh start?

Of course these are  my top favorites!  We have lots of clients booking these home improving services with us for 2011 — What a fun way to start the year with a fresh clean house, or a room that looks all new (with things you already own)!

The gift of cleaning (one time special cleaning or on a regular service) – sparkling clean with no sweat is DIVINE!

Interior Redesign Home Makeover – Make a home or room a tv star!  Create a fresh look for a room or the entire house using your existing furnishings and decor.  What a great idea to get a fresh start on 2011!

Color & Paint Consultations – Painting a room provides a huge impact for low dollar – if it is the perfect color! Paint it the right color the first time!

Make sure your gifts are loved far into 2011 and not tossed out with the fruitcake!  For more of  services click here. We also work with top notch contractors and service providers so love to give you referrals to experts you can trust!

Margaret Oscilia is a Professional Home Stager serving Salem Oregon and surround areas who specializing in helping home sellers maximize their equity when preparing to sell.  Moving or improving? Creative Concepts and Contracting has the expertise to showcase your home’s full potential, stretch your budget, and maximize your time.

Professional Home Staging – Reliable Contractor Repairs – Beautiful Results!

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Searching for a great gift for your Valentine? Feeling pressured for a perfect idea?

Something they’ll love, original, and memorable would be ideal!  We can help you give something that exceeds all these expectations!

Give your Valentine a gift certificate for an interior redesign!

A room or home mini-makeover can improve their daily life and bring hours of enjoyment!  Whether spicing up spaces  with new colors, providing a serene atmosphere or providing design solutions – this gift is sure to please.

On a day to celebrate love, what’s better than the gift of helping create a special look for the place that is most special to all of us — our homes!

Instead of the traditional roses or candy which are gone within days, a room redesign is a treasured gift lasting for years!  Your home’s mini-makeover crafted to fit your budget and personalized needs, can contain many elements.  For example:

  • Using your furniture and decor, our professional home stager will give your rooms a fresh new look!
  • Do you have a room that needs painted but paralyzed at choosing colors?  We’ve got beautiful paint palette solutions!
  • Does your sweetie want a beautiful space, but doesn’t have the time to pull the details together?
  • Need some ideas on furniture, decor or updates, but stymied on where to start?

Put the pros to work and give a gift that is not only memorable, but improves quality of life as well.  Consultations start at $100 and our expertise will save you money by using what you have or providing shopping recommendations!

A great idea not only for a loved one, but for the new homeowner, newlyweds, downsizing friend, an expectant mom or someone going through a tough time.

When helping clients prepare to sell they nearly always say – “I wish I had done this earlier – I love my room and had never thought of these ideas!”

Don’t wait to improve your rooms and create special spaces!  Start a mini home makeover with a consultation and create rooms that will be loved and enjoyed all year!

Contact us at 503-881-0886 for more information and gift delivery ideas!

Creative Concepts and Contracting has the expertise to showcase your home’s full potential, stretch your budget, and maximize your time.

Professional Home Staging – Reliable Contractor Repairs – Beautiful Results!

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Santa baby . . . I keep telling you . . . I’ve been a very good girl.

When you zip down the chimney this year can we work on a few things?  No you don’t need to load your pack with that ’54 convertible, (light blue), this year . . .

I’ve got a few other things in mind.

Please help me get:

  • New paint colors that look right – the first time please
  • A new look for my living room without spending a ton of $$
  • A de-cluttered and peaceful home to welcome me
  • An closets and drawers that stay organized
  • A bedroom that says “retreat” when I walk in the door.

Now Santa – I don’t mean to sound picky or ungrateful for other gifts I’ve received.  I use the vacuum I received last year and am especially appreciative.  And the sweater I know will fit if I just get to the gym more in 2010.

But this year – I really don’t need more.  I need to know how to use what I have and want  to make my home look better.  These white walls need to go.  But I’m fearful I’ll end up with a “pinky” beige.

Somehow I’d like to make my furniture look newer, the room seem sleeker and have a more contemporary “feeling” but still be one that is comfortable for my family.  You can do that can’t you Santa?

So please Santa – let’s go “green” this year.  I was wrong!  I don’t need the sable or the convertible – just help me redecorate my home. A home that looks like those in the magazine – you know the look I love!

A new year is coming — I’d like to spend it in a home that feels special to me and my family, but don’t have time to get it done.  I need some magical help to achieve it.  Where do I start?  Where do I shop?  How can I possibly pull it all together without breaking the bank?

From,

Hurry Down the Chimney Tonight

Dear Hurry Down the Chimney Tonight,

After reading your letter I’ve decided it’s easier to deliver that ’54 convertible (light blue).  Asking me to help you pick out paint colors is a HO HO HORRIBLE idea.  I like Red and White . . . never thought about beige!

I could use a little help in organizing the workshop and maybe Mrs. Claus would want a new look for our home as well.

I’ve heard rumors of a company that specializes in this type of magic — they call it home staging and room redesigns – all sounds confusing to me.  But I see they know how to:

  • pull together a great look on a budget
  • recycle and use what you have
  • make sure your paint choices look great (hey they even know about carpet, tile, lighting and other updating suggestions)!
  • update your home so it’s not only beautiful but functional too

They’ll help you decide on a look you’ll love and make it work for your family and provide as little or as much help you need to get the job completed!

Maybe if you’re really a good girl you’ll be seeing a gift certificate for a room redesign in your stocking this year!

From,

Santa

Thinking you need a fresh look for 2010? Have a room that just doesn’t have a look you love?  Learn how to make your home a haven with a room redesign consultation!  A special gift that lasts for years!

Professional Home Staging – Reliable Contractor Repairs – Beautiful Results!

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