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Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 11:24am. 330 Views, 0 Comments.
As of yesterday, 9003 Sudbury Road is live on the market, but it was no easy feat getting there! This grand Colonial is a fab house in a great location, filled with abundant natural light throughout, great living spaces including a bonus den/library with floor-to-ceiling shelves and multiple outdoor entertaining spaces including a screen porch, deck, patio and huge backyard. However, as the before photos illustrate, the house was in serious need of updating to bring it into a modern day context to make it desirable to prospective buyers.
The design team had their work cut out for them with this one, having just two weeks to gather estimates, budget, update, paint, install, replace and stage this house to perfection for the first open house.…
Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 3:42pm. 329 Views, 0 Comments.
Did you ever wonder what it takes to stage a house? We'll tell you what it takes! Staging a house is not just fluffing pillows and adding vases of fresh flowers to make it look pretty for the open house. When it comes to staging, the Pure Energy design team covers every base, providing everything needed, from furniture, area rugs and window treatments, to linens, wall art, chotchkies and lamps.
We use our interior design talent to transform spaces, creating immediate positive reactions from potential buyers, which helps them form an emotional connection to your home. We have an inventory of thousands of items that we draw from to create warm and appealing accents that coordinate with your existing furniture or to completely outfit a vacant property.…
Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 11:29am. 217 Views, 0 Comments.
*UPDATE! This property sold in 9 days for FULL PRICE WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS! Pure Energy can do the same for you!
404 Whitestone Road has long been a landmark for Whitestone Road residents, known as the big red house and used primarily as a reference point in giving directions. Apparently the neighbors are rather bummed the handy reference point is gone. Unfortunately for them, the faded worn red was traded in for a fresh unifying paint on the exterior to ramp up the curb appeal. It's usually the first thing people see when viewing a house in person or online so paying attention to the old addage about second chances and first impressions is as important in real estate as it is in your personal life.
Upon first viewing of this house, I…
Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 4:42pm. 196 Views, 0 Comments.
JUST LISTED! 10603 Inwood Avenue, Silver Spring
When I first walked into this Colonial for a design appointment a couple of weeks ago, it was clear that the house had plenty of charm, but was in need of some updates to transform it into a SUPER charming house that would grab the attention of prospective buyers.
Many of the Colonials in the Chestnut Hills neighborhood of Silver Spring have a smaller footprint- the majority having two levels and no basement. Because of house size, it is important that the interior spaces are well thought out, staged in a functional manner and the presentation is top notch.
The old half sized oven and lack of counter space made reconfiguring the kitchen a main priority. We maximized the kitchen space by moving the…
Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 10:06am. 132 Views, 0 Comments.
The Pure Energy design team frequently post photo galleries and inspirational color palettes for various rooms of the house, but I was beginning to notice that these features seems to geared toward the adults, so this week's design blog is 100% for the kids, specifically the boys! Here's why...
I have been noticing for a while now, that in every category of furniture, lighting, bedding and cushions offered for kids, the options offered for girls far outweighs the boys. A recent trip through the kids section at Target emphasized this point. Why is it that boys have slimmer pickings when it comes to interior decor?
As I began researching the aforementioned items, it became even more apparent that the boys range available is rather limited. For…
Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 5:59pm. 263 Views, 0 Comments.
UNDER CONTRACT IN 7 DAYS WITH 5 OFFERS, SOLD OVER LIST PRICE!
Here is why it is worth investing in your home prior to listing it for sale! Prior to updates and improvements, 12002 Shagbark Drive would have been priced at $485,000 (based on current market analysis for comparative townhouses in the Montrose Forest neighborhood). $38,000 was invested into extensive renovations throughout, including an all new kitchen with granite counter tops and SS appliances, new hardwood floors, updated bathrooms and light fixtures, fresh paint and landscaping. The design team completed the new look with complimentary home staging to elevate the vacant spaces into a welcoming home. These updates culminated in a super contemporary, ready to move into townhouse. Post…
Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 11:03am. 355 Views, 0 Comments.
UNDER CONTRACT IN 10 DAYS, FULL PRICE WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS!! There is a good reason 9409 Worth Avenue caught the attention of multiple prospective buyers, who after viewing the house, quickly make an offer.
By choosing Pure Energy as their realtor, the homeowners had the immediate benefit of a professional design team (a complimentary service offered to all of our clients), to make recommendations and guide them through the process of preparing their home for sale. Investing in updating light fixtures, fresh paint, landscaping and new patio and deck additions made the difference between the house sitting on the market and a speedy sale. In addition to these improvements, complimentary home staging by the design team ensured that the vacant house was…
Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 5:07pm. 3807 Views, 0 Comments.
After an overwhelmingly positive response from our perfect paint palette blog post earlier this year, the Pure Energy design team is proud to present the second edition!
When selecting paint colors for clients homes the design team tends to stick with a favorite palette of tried and tested colors, as we know they always looks fantastic and showcase each room in its best light. However, we are constantly on the lookout for fresh new colors that fit within our perimeters of what works in a room. Here are a couple of our guidelines to consider when choosing paint colors:
- Avoid extremely bold, bright and dark colors, they give an overwhelming first impression by dominating a room and often make a space look smaller than it is. Strong colors will
Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 4:52pm. 353 Views, 0 Comments.
We would like to take a minute to share a photographic diary of our recently completed renovation project at 7903 Woodbury Drive, a newly listed property in the Blair neighborhood of Silver Spring. The updates included a complete kitchen remodel with new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, refinished hardwood floors throughout, updated bathrooms, light fixtures and fresh paint inside and out.
For the paint we used n Moore Aura Brand, a true green paint brand with minimal VOC's which makes it better for you and the environment. As well as this benefit, the range offers a palette of beautiful, usable colors suitable for interior and exterior use. We absolutely love the colors! Please feel free to contact us if you would…
Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 6:10pm. 435 Views, 2 Comments.
Since 2001, residents of the Long Branch Village community have enlisted the Pure Energy Team as their number one Realtor choice to sell their homes.
To date, we have renovated, designed, staged, marketed and sold 23 homes in this Silver Spring neighborhood, with 18 out of 23 homes sold in less than 20 days and 15 of these houses selling above list price. This experience helps us identify and remedy aspects your home that need some TLC in order to prepare your home for market and ensure that you will receive the best sale price, in the quickest amount of time.
Many of the homes in Long Branch Village share the same architecture, as the majority were constructed during the same decade. The footprint of these charming colonials is on the…