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I worked on an open floor plan house for sale staging project a couple weeks ago and this home has an amazing open floor plan! Open concept living is very popular right now and I took the opportunity to re-use some of the furnishings from our old house in this new space. I spent a couple days recently with my friend Kim (she and her husband were the previous owners of our new house) staging and photographing. Kim’s husband is the builder of this home and it’s a beautiful open concept floor plan with all the bells and whistles. If you are looking to live in the Central Mass area, email me and I’ll get you inside!
The idea of sofa table can be used in multiple ways. The sofa table does not need to be your “traditional” sofa table either. In this case, we used this beautiful slim lined cabinet from HomeGoods that I had in my previous house. As you can see it looked great behind the sofa as well as the foyer below. Which space do you like it in the best? Behind the sofa or the small wall in the foyer?
Open Floor Plan House for Sale Staging Project
bar stools | HomeGoods
I love the oversized large doors and dark hardware in the mudroom area off the garage and how it opens into the kitchen. I think it’s important to have a space like this when entering from the garage. Lets face it, how often do we all really use our front doors? Many times we enter through a side door or through a garage.
We found the counter stools for a bargain and they look perfect in the space.
Open Floor Plan House for Sale Staging Project – Amazing Backyard Views
The kitchen is a beautiful open space that is jam packed with stainless steel appliances, neutral counters and amazing hardwoods. The best part, it overlooks the kitchen nook and open field in the backyard.
I love the idea of double ovens.
Open Floor Plan House for Sale Staging Project – Homegoods Media Console
Do you recognize the tv stand from our old family room? This modern farmhouse media console is one of my favorite finds from HomeGoods. Isn’t it a beauty?
coffee table | rug |side table | drapes | media console | tree |basket | Pillows – HomeGoods
The gorgeous blue rug is also from HomeGoods and couldn’t have been a better match for the media console and sectional.
Take a look at our previous family room when you have a chance and you will see just how differently items can look in a different space. You can also re-use your items in your home too. Don’t be afraid to shop your own home and create new spaces with old items.
We used the sectional as a divider between the foyer and the tv area. If this were my home, I would have a beautiful wall gallery of family photos on either side of the tv. When you stage a home though for sale, it’s important to keep the walls clean and minimal so prospective buyers can envision their own things in the space.
Open concept living is all the rage right now. Some may find it difficult to create 2 rooms in one large space so hopefully these tips will help you move forward and create a beautiful open space. I remember when we finished off our lower level at our old house and our kitchen and family room were all in one space, my mom was concerned that it wasn’t going to look good but once it was done, she really liked it. Her generation is more of the divided rooms with walls, a formal living room and formal dining room. Who even uses a formal rooms anymore? My generation and the future generations are all about open spaces and multipurpose rooms. I think the open concept floor plan is here to stay so have fun with it. If you are struggling designing and creating a cozy space within an open concept floor plan, send me a picture and I’ll email you some ideas :).