Blog -Northern Lights Home Staging and Design

Is everything you know about picking paint colors wrong?

Is everything you know about picking paint colors wrong? The average person at some time is going to have to pick paint colors to redo a room, a house, an office or other space. Most people get stressed out about this, and for good reason!  Why? Picking paint colors that go together well is somewhat of a mystery, and the majority of what you have heard or read about it is wrong. Picking the wrong colors costs money to redo, or stares you in the face every day if you choose to live with it. Not Read more [...]

5 Steps to Attract Your Ideal Customer and Increase Your Vacation Rental Income

Would you like to attract your ideal customer and increase your vacation rental income? Whether you have a Bed and Breakfast or other vacation rental, it is important to have your property stand out online to attract the guests you want and make the income you want. Learn more by listening to this interview with Mary Ann Benoit on Seward Public Radio's "Market Minute" with Nicole Lawrence. For additional information, see my blog articles on  Increasing your Vacation Rental Income and Bookings Read more [...]

How NOT to Sell Your House in Seven Easy Steps

Online, in another state, far, far away, I saw this listing for a house for sale. It is the perfect example of how not to sell your house!  If you don’t want to sell fast or for more, follow this advice! Make sure every room is so cluttered with objects and décor that buyers are totally distracted with your stuff and can’t see past it to the house! 2. Make sure it does not appeal to the greatest number of buyers by making the colors and décor so personal that it only appeals to Read more [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Give her the gift of a beautiful home this year with  a Mother's Day gift certificate for an Interior Design or color consultation from Nothern Lights Home Staging and Design. Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful Mothers out there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWRde16iels Call 907-362-0065 today  info@northernlightsstaging.com   Read more [...]

Want a Beautiful House? Make a Plan!

Want a beautiful house? The key to success is to make a plan! I recently wrote an article called “Out with the Old- Ten Ways to Make Your House Beautiful in 2018” which provides 10 tips to make your house more beautiful. I thought you might be interested in a little more detail on how to implement some of these tips. Make a Plan You are much more likely to get the end result you want if you start with a plan! Often, people start buying things they like, hoping that it will all work together. Read more [...]

Cinch Your Home Sale with Great Outdoor Living Space

A growing trend with home buyers in 2018 is the desire for outdoor living space. Over 51% of buyers say this is really important in their decision to buy. Creating a great outdoor living area will give a great return on your investment when preparing your home for sale. Younger buyers in particular are looking for patios and outdoor areas. Outdoor living space increases the functional square footage of a home so is even more important in small homes.  Sliding doors or French doors leading to Read more [...]

Interview with Mary Ann Benoit-Seward Public Radio’s Market Minute

Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design shares tips on how you can spend a little but make a lot with home staging when selling your home on Seward Public Radio's "Market Minute" with Nicole Lawrence. Nicole and Mary Ann discussed how home staging can be used as a marketing tool for your home sale. They discussed some of Mary Ann's home staging projects, the cost of home staging, why home staging works even in a seller's market, how a seller can make more on their sales price Read more [...]

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design wins Best of Houzz 2018 for Customer Service!

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design of Seward Alaska Awarded Best of Houzz 2018 Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World   Seward, Alaska, January 17, 2018 – Northern Lights Home Staging and Design of Seward, Alaska has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Northern Lights Home Staging and Design provides Home Staging, Interior Read more [...]

FAQ’s For Home Sellers- What is Home Staging?

What is Home Staging? Wondering if there is a magic wand that you could wave at your house to make it sell fast and for more? Well, there is! It is called home staging. Find out "What is home staging"  in this video, first in a series on FAQ's for Home Sellers on Home Staging. What is home staging? Home Staging is a marketing tool that uses decorating to show off a home’s best features while downplaying its flaws. Done right, staging creates an emotional connection between home and buyer, leading Read more [...]

Staging the Stager’s House

I recently spent time staging the stager's house. What???  Yes, even home stagers can benefit from home staging when selling their house! Why? Two reasons: One of the most valuable aspects of home staging is getting that objective view of your for-sale home that a home stager can give you. When you live in a house every day, it is easy to no longer see that pile of stuff in the corner, notice the smell of cat litter or notice that squeaky door. A home stager see’s your house for the first Read more [...]