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Both in Home Staging and decorating, mirrors are one of the most
affordable, versatile, quickest and easiest ways to create an impact.
They can brighten a room by reflecting light back in, add dimension
and depth to a small space and create the illusion of expanding a
space. Mirrors can give practicality to an empty wall, add interest
in a boring room, bring color and texture to an otherwise hard, cold
reflective surface as well as serve as a classy and stylish wall décor.

Common uses for mirrors in the home include personal grooming,
decoration, and architecture. Mirrors are used in furniture, for
example a table top, doors, as shelving and behind shelving,
in bathrooms, bedroom wardrobes, common in bar areas and
exercise rooms, as wall hangings, mirror mazes, kitchen
backsplashes and table topper to name a few uses.

Decorative Glass Mirrors come in many different shapes, round,
oval, rectangular, assorted sizes and styles, such as etched,
beveled, concave and convex. They come sandblasted, tinted,
textured, painted and can be frameless or framed in contemporary,
traditional, wrought iron, accent, antique to name a few and their
associated frames can really make them a piece of art.

On the other side of the coin, it is easy to make an unattractive
impact with the use of mirrors. Some quick tips for decorating with
mirrors are: make sure it’s in scale and proportion with the size of
the room. Every mirror should be sparkling clean. Take into
consideration the purpose of the mirror. It is important to consider
what the mirror will reflect, what images with appear duplicated.
Avoid mirrors in unattractive or cluttered areas of the home.

As a Realtor ® (www.LydiaSellsHomes.com)
and Home Stager (www.OwnersPride.ca)
I have the unique ability to enhance the presentation of your house.
Statistics show that Staged houses sell faster and at a higher selling
price. This Home Staging consultation is provided as part of my
complete listing service package, offered to my Real Estate clients.

Please feel free to contact me any time.

Lydia Pollard, Sales Representative
Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage

Direct: 905-272-4764
Office: 905-812-8123

Lydia@LydiaSellsHomes.com
www.LydiaSellsHomes.com

If you are thinking about buying or selling, it would be my pleasure
to assist you with your Mississauga Real Estate needs, including:
Clarkson, Cooksville, Erindale, Erin Mills, Lakeview, Lorne Park,
Malton, Mississauga Valley, Meadowvale, Port Credit, Sheridan
Homelands, Streetsville and Applewood as well as the
City of Brampton and the rest of Peel Region.

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10 Home Staging Tips for your entrance to say “Welcome” to prospective buyers. You’ve heard the expression, “You only have one chance to make a good first impression” that goes for the prospective buyers coming to view your home. While the Realtor is getting the key out of the lock box and opening the door, the buyers have plenty of time to have a good look around.

1. Seasonally appropriate wreath on the front door if you have an old or plain door. If you have a decorative door, leave it plain, you want to bring attention to it.

2. Front door should be painted and in good repair and working order. Updated coordinating door hardware, polished and free of rust. House numbers which are in good condition, match and are easy to read and visible from the road.

3. Update and clean light fixtures, install the highest bulb wattage allowable so the entry is visible from the street. It’s a good idea to leave the lights on in the evening for appointments as well as for prospective buyers driving in your neighbourhood. Timers on lighting both inside and outside are a good idea.

4. Updated coordinating mail box, free of rust, dirt, scratches and paint chips. Door bell should be clean, paint free, in good repair and operational.

5. Planter of seasonally appropriate flowers or greenery. One or two planters are sufficient, don’t over do it. Avoid obstructing the walkway and stairway with plants or accessories. Keep safety in mind. Live plants are more attractive than the plastic flowers from the dollar store.

6. Shrubs and bushes should be trimmed back keeping the walkway, stairway, porch and doorway clear. Shrubs and bushes should also be trimmed around windows, to show off the house and to let in as much natural light into the house as possible.

7. Think of your landscaping as decorating. Do the colours co-ordinate, are things in balance, harmony, proportion, is there a focal point? Declutter and depersonalize the outside as well. A few well placed
outside accessories are visually more appealing to buyers that a collection of Snow White’s Dwarfs.

8. During the Christmas season, a tasteful display of Christmas lights make you house festive and inviting. During the summer months, Christmas lights could leave a reflection on your maintenance habits.

9. Updated with a stylish neutral door mat appropriate for the entry. If the mat is decorative, the decoration or wording should face the person entering.

10. Area should be clean and tidy, free of mail, newspapers, toys, shoes, recycling boxes and garbage containers. Should reflect “Pride of Ownership”

If you are thinking about buying or selling, it would be my pleasure to assist you with your Mississauga Real Estate needs, including: Clarkson, Cooksville, Erindale, Erin Mills, Lakeview, Lorne Park, Malton, Mississauga Valley, Meadowvale, Port Credit, Sheridan Homelands, Streetsville and Applewood as well as in the rest of Peel Region.

Please feel free to contact me any time.

Lydia Pollard, Sales Representative
Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage
Direct: 905-272-4764
Office: 905-812-8123

http://www.LydiaSellsHomes.com
Lydia@LydiaSellsHomes.com

http://www.OwnersPride.ca
Lydia@OwnersPride.ca

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