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AIRBNB Sussex - Complete Styling and Staging


This vacant property was entirely styled and staged by Just4u Homes.  Working within the remit of achieving the desired 'executive' look for business guests - we carefully hand-picked furniture and soft furnishings to complete the desired style.


This was project managed from start to finish, sourcing and booking contractors to carry out cleaning works to the apartment and carpet as well as a light redecoration of some of the rooms.


We were on-site for the furniture delivery and ensured the items were installed in the correct positions. Attention was given to ensure that all necessary bathroomware,  kitchenware and electrical goods were included in deliveries and installed by Just4u Homes.


On the final staging day, we dressed the apartment with lamps, curtains, ornaments, artwork, rugs, duvets, cushions and throws to complete the look and ready for the first guest to arrive.


We also spent a morning staging the apartment for the photographer.  The entire project took 2 weeks and the first guests were received within 2 days of being listed on Airbnb.

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BEFORE
Living Room
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AFTER
AFTER
Living room window view
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AFTER
Living / Dining Area
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Lifestyle staging
Lifestyle staging
Staged for Airbnb Photographer
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BEFORE
BEFORE
kitchen diner
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AFTER
Kitchen
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AFTER - Lifestyle pic
AFTER - Lifestyle pic
Staged for Airbnb Photographer
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BEFORE
BEFORE
Master Bedroom
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AFTER
Master Bedroom
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BEFORE
Second Bedroom
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AFTER
Bedroom 2
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Lifestyle
Lifestyle
Staged for Airbnb Photographer
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Central London Apartment - Staging


The below collection photographs show before and after of a property which had been rented out. During the consultation we realised that the property would not be marketable without touching up the paintwork which was very grubby, and replacing the flooring in the bedrooms where the carpets had been worn and stained.


The budget was very tight and therefore we worked only with the owner's own furniture (having it cleaned where necessary) and added some soft furnishings, rugs, lamps and other lifestyle items where necessary and within budget.  We worked with the owner to choose flooring that was less expensive than the solid wood in the other rooms, but which would co-ordinate as perfectly as possible.


We project managed from start to finish - liaising with various contractors to replace the broken down boiler, carpets, retouch the paintwork, carry out minor repairs, and deep clean the apartment.  On final staging day the rooms were dressed in advance of the Estate Agents Photographer arriving.


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BEFORE
Master Bedroom
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BEFORE
typical carpet stains
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AFTER
Carpets replaced in both bedrooms
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AFTER
Master Bedroom
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BEFORE
Second Bedroom - walls
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AFTER
Second Bedroom

Home Styling - Flooring


Sometimes all it takes to improve the look of a room is to upgrade the flooring.  In this case, the tiles really let the overall kitchen down.


Kitchen floor tiles were too small for the size of the kitchen and they were uneven in texture which meant that they were easily dirtied but difficult to clean.  In addition, the room had been extended so when the tiles were laid, some were laid on concrete and some were laid on wooden floorboards. As a consequence, several floor tiles were cracked.  Options were to purchase large tiles or try a vinyl flooring solution.  Tiling costs for materials and labour were over the desired budget and would have resulted in a lot of upheaval where the cupboards would have had to be removed in order to tile properly.  In the end, Amtico black vinyl tiles with silver grey amtico 'grouting' were used which cost about 1/4 of the tiling price and are guaranteed for 25 years. The only upheaval was moving out free standing furniture and kick boards in advance.  A screed was applied by the contractor in order to have the even surface that this kitchen floor had been lacking, before the tiles were set down.   It has really made a difference to the kitchen aesthetics.

Before Kitchen
Before Kitchen
Tiles were too small, some cracked and texture was hard to clean.
Before Dining Area
Before Dining Area
The look of these tiles let the overall kitchen aesthetic down.
After - New Amtico tile like flooring
After - New Amtico tile like flooring
Much better looking, better size, evenly laid down and easier to clean
Dining Area After
Dining Area After
Dining Area with furniture reinstated
Dining Area with furniture reinstated

Home Styling Surrey


Redesign of a Small Porch


New home owners wished to redesign a small porch without the building cost of extending outside the house.

Their main issue with the porch was that it was only 2.5' wide which meant that the front door could not be fully opened when the internal door was closed, making welcoming visitors very awkward.


They also disliked the front door as they did not think it had the necessary kerb appeal nor did it provide the security they wanted living close to town. The internal door did not match any other doors in the house, so they also wanted to replace this.


On inspection of the porch and hallway, it appeared that there was a large enough space to extend the porch inwards without obstructing any doorways or restricting access to stairs. We created a design concept board for the redesign of the porch, sourced tiles, internal door and furnishings, and front door and furnishings as well as contractors (joiner, plasterer, painter, tiler) to carry out the work.  Fully project managed from design to completion.


Below are photographs taken before, during and after the redesign of the porch (door numbers removed).  The owners are now happy with the achieved kerb appeal as well as being able to welcome guests via their beautiful larger porch.

Outside door before
Outside door before
DURING
DURING
extension seen from tiles inward - porch size doubled. Internal door removed.
DURING
DURING
Porch too small - extended inwards, door frame pre-stain and new internal door fitted
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AFTER
Intricate nostalgic design chosen aligning with owner's tastes.
AFTER Inside Porch
AFTER Inside Porch
All plasterwork, tiling and new door fitting complete.
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AFTER
Custom Made and stylish welcoming front door. Kerb appeal complete.

DECLUTTERING SMALL SPACES

Sussex


Sometimes decluttering a small space can be just as overwhelming for clients as decluttering an entire room.  This understair cupboard became a dumping ground for anything that the owner's didn't have a designated home for, or for when they were rushing to tidy up.  We removed every item and then sorted through with the owners determining whether items should be kept, donated, moved elsewhere or disposed of. Then using their own and some additional boxes, we were able to sort and label the items they wanted to store in this cupboard.

Clutter before
Clutter before
Even the cat is bemused
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DURING
DURING
Remove everything first
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AFTER
Ta-Dah - all boxed and labelled