Around the home: empty houses, shelving and leftovers

April 17, 2012

Around the home

Around the home: empty houses, shelving and leftovers

Empty or Staged?

Empty, vacant houses can be hard for a buyer to imagine living in.  It is best to do some staging with furniture and accessories to add some life and make the place look livable. Unless of course, you have a really awesome architecture that may really shine empty. Check out this houzz collection for such architecture, just for fun.  For the  more average home, stage it.  First Weber’s Concierge Department may be able to help or ask your real estate agent.

 

Shelving

Shelves help store items and organize a home and can also be design elements. Just be sure not to overload shelves with “stuff” because remember, before selling, it is best to declutter. Here are some interesting shelving examples for the home.

 

Leftover building materials

What to do with leftover tiles, old doors, unused paint, boards or other things used or taken out during a remodel? Some items like tile and wood scraps can be used in crafting; some items like brick can even be sold.  Often, organizations will take them as donations – think the local school for art or shop class or even Habitat for Humanity may be able to recycle your leftovers. Habitat for Humanity does some great things and First Weber Group and the First Weber Foundation is happy to be involved with their cause.  You can read about a few of our projects with Habitat below:

http://blog.firstweber.com/2009/04/29/breaking-ground-for-wisconsin-rapids-habitat-house-first-weber-helps-out/

http://blog.firstweber.com/2010/07/13/first-weber-group-first-weber-foundation-building-habitat-home-in-milwaukee/

 

Here’s hoping you found some if these ideas for around the home useful today! Thank you for reading the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog.  Here are more tips for your home. If you’d like to see Wisconsin real estate for sale, go ahead and start searching.

 

Photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/realestaging/2630533367/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/pleuntje/6800875993/

 

 

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