Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I'm Just Saying.....

A realtor just sent me pictures to write an e-consultation report.  Sorry the picture is so fuzzy. But, it is the perfect example illustrating my point from my last post about window treatments.

These massive valances are too fussy and heavy for this room.  Plus, they look dated. 

The target market for this house is a young family.  Young families, typically, aren't attracted to classical furnishings.  Today's generation are attracted to light, bright and airy.  This room is weighed down by massive furniture, too much furniture, bulky window treatments, heavy rugs, and stuffy accessories (silk plants, statuary, porcelain doo-dads, etc.).

Also, you need to take into account the time of year you are selling your house.  What might look cozy for selling in the winter months, does not hold the same appeal in the summer.

Enough of my rant....back to work.  Need to get this report out ASAP!

Thanks for listening,


  1. Thanks for the great lesson in window treatments and thanks for all your nice comments on my blog.

    1. You are so welcome, Anne. Love seeing all of your great projects~!

  2. I know I need to update our living and dining room this year. Your post just confirmed that. Thank you.

    1. I see these kind of window treatments a lot. It is fine to keep them if you are living in the house and you love 'em. BUT, if you selling you really should change them out.

      Take some before and after pictures to share! I bet you will love the new look.