The opportunity to walk through so many styles of homes and see just as many styles of decorating are just two reasons why being a Professional Home Stager is so much fun! Some of the more popular Architectural styles I’ve staged include Colonial, Victorian, Split Level, Craftsman, BiLevel and Cape Cod, each with its unique features. My personal favorite, with its charm and character, is the Craftsman style home.
I raised four sons in our 100 year old Craftsman, with its brick exterior and gradually sloped roof flanked by dormers on all sides. After 20 years in our Craftsman, I recently moved into an updated Colonial home with all the modern amenities a homeowner desires. I am very comfortable in my new residence, but I admit it has been an adjustment. I miss the quirks and charm that gave my Craftsman a personality of its own. My current home offers all the conveniences of modern day living: an attached 2 car garage that allows a much shorter commute to the kitchen with armloads of groceries, a first floor powder room – a convenience for guests, a separate laundry room – no more awkward descent into the basement lugging laundry baskets, an ensuite bathroom – long gone is the trek to the first floor bathroom in the wee morning hours, and finally, a kitchen with all the upgrades, worthy of a professional chef. So many of the must-haves that I never missed in my Craftsman. After all, you can’t miss what you don’t have.
If my beloved brick Craftsman could speak, it would proudly defend its drafty rooms, unevenly radiated heat, creaky hardwood floors, sloped ceilings and imperfect plaster walls. It would take very little convincing for you to agree that the charm of its quaint built-ins, window-lined mud room, artistically designed fireplace and a front porch that spans the width of the house, far outweigh its minor imperfections.
Although my four sons share many of the same memories of growing up in our modest home, they have grown into unique individuals, each with character, charm and personality of their own, much like our Craftsman style home.
Find out how Kate can transform your home to reflect your personality by calling Accents and Amenities at 610-659-4296 to discuss our Redesign Services. Or, get a jump start on the spring market by letting us service your Home Staging needs.