Interior Design Services & More.....

Interior Decorating, ReDesign, Home Staging, Concrete Countertops, Painting & More!

Our Services are Client-Driven !  Fresh Impressions Ltd. provides affordable and professional interior decorating, design, Redesign and home staging to sell services in Bloomington, Normal and throughout Central Illinois.  We will work with any size home or any size budget to stage or redesign your entire house or only the areas that will make the biggest impact.  If there is a service you have a need for that is not detailed below, just ASK us   If we can’t assist you – we may know a professional who can!

Our experience and services continue to expand!  Currently we are proud to offer:

~Interior Design / Redesign

~Home Staging to SELL

~Color Consultation / Selection

~Product, Fixture & Finish Selection

~Interior Painting / Faux finishes

~Concrete Overlay Countertops

~Ceramic Tile Resurfacing

 

 

~Furniture ReDesign

~Decluttering Assistance

~Packing to Move !

~Move-in Design & Set-up

~Personal Shopping

~Furniture Plans & Placement

~Staging Furniture &

            Accessory Rentals

 

~Window Covering Selection

~Household Consolidation

~Feng Shui Analysis / Plans

~Women-Centric input

~Landscape Design & Labor

~Group Presentations

~ and MORE !

 

 

HOME STAGING SERVICES -  In today's economy it is imperative to rely on a professional !

 

There are many names for those that offer this service:  Visual Coordinators - Home Stagers - Interior Redesigners - Interior arrangers - Interior stylists - Interior Decorator - Interior Designer - One day decorators…….

These are just a few of the terms you may come across while searching for a professional.  Many of them are interior designers, decorators or Realtors that have added this benefit to their list of services and others who specialize in this service alone.  This is currently an unregulated industry.  Do the research to ensure who you hire is the right fit for your needs and your budget!  Hands-on experience matters!

 

Making the decision to sell your home requires a change in your perspective…… you need to be ready to change from how you live in your home to how you need to market the house to a broad group of potential buyers.  Fresh Impressions Ltd. can assist you with this mindset through positive encouragement and honest, unbiased feedback.

 

It’s been proven that Home Staging is the creative art of enhancing a property through visual and sensory enhancements to create an inviting space appealing to potential buyers, resulting in a quicker, more lucrative sale. Staging differs from traditional decorating, in that it is geared to create a themed cohesive environment in a home instead of individualized needs and tastes.  Proper home staging transforms a home by decluttering, depersonalizing and enhancing the assets of a home. 

Research shows that the average homebuyer makes up their mind if they are interested in your property within the first 90 seconds! Therefore, catching their interest, by creating an appealing interior AND exterior environment, is key to a successful sale!

Please be assured that pricing your home appropriately is still key to selling quickly and for top dollar, (that’s ONE thing we cannot do for you), but be assured that there are numerous tasks that you should do before putting your home on the market to assist in getting the best possible price in the shortest time frame. The famous saying “You do not get a second chance to make a positive first impression” is SO true when preparing your home for sale!

 

We’ve all seen those HGTV show transformations and wondered,” How can I make my house look like THAT?” With the assistance of a Certified Staging Specialist at Fresh Impressions Ltd, your property could be just as skillfully designed to sell !

It’s not surprising that properties which have been professionally staged, sell more than 50% faster and sell on average for 20-25% more than a home that wasn’t staged!  Hiring a Certified Staging Specialist professional s one of the most cost effective marketing tools you and/or your Realtor can use to generate a sale.  Any way you look at it, Staging a home is less expensive than your first price reduction!  Check out
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Be assured that we work with our clients to provide professional and positive service to maximize the profit margin and minimize the time the property is on the market.  Check out what our Clients have to say! 

 

STAGING CONSULTATION & EVALUATION

Our consultation service begins from the time we arrive at the curb!  As Certified Staging Specialists, we utilize a proven 72-page Property Staging Manual developed by the West Coast Pioneer of Staging, Barbara Jennings, CSS, CRS, .  This detailed assessment is an in-depth summary of what should be specifically done to make the property more attractive to potential Buyers.

 

STAGING AND DE-CLUTTERING

Our professional staging team will work with the homeowner to remove excess clutter and enhance the property by rearranging furnishings and accessories for the maximum allure and more conducive flow, and ensure that the function of each room has the proper focus.

 

OPEN HOUSE PREPARATION and/or PRESENTATION

A workday of organization and redesigning to focus on creating the sensory enhancements to prepare a home for an open house presentation. This assessment and implementation plan assists with reducing the stress for the home seller and Realtor in achieving the optimum results from the open house event.  Digital photography services available.

 

STAGING PACKAGE RENTALS….. currently including, but not limited to:

·    Mirrors:  Free standing, Mantle (leaning), Wall, Small frames, etc.

·    Silk Plants, Silk Flowers, etc.

·    Vases, Planters, baskets, trays, etc.

·    Floor & table & accent Lamps (including bulbs):  Variety of Shade colors & styles, etc.

·    Area and throw Rugs; Small loveseats; Side chairs; Dining Tables & Chairs; ottomans, etc.

·    Bar stools:  Wood, metal, bamboo, etc.

·    Softgoods:  Afghans; Pillows; etc

·    Artwork; Framed signage, etc.

·    “Spa” accessories:  Towels, washcloths, hand towels, Scented soaps & candles, lotions, Moisturizing & Facial jars, Spa tub trays; Shower curtains & hooks; Candles & holders,

·    Magazines / books & more!

·    Table settings: Serving trays / bowls; Dinnerware, Stemware, Silverware, Napkins & rings, Placemats, table runners, Centerpieces, Artificial fruit & vegetables, etc.

·    Window panels:  Wide variety of sizes and colors; Window tension rods, etc.

·    Bedding:  Quilts. Pillows, Decorative Pillows, Inflatable Queen-Size Beds, Headboards, etc.

PLUS.....Outdoor enhancements:  Benches, Patio chairs, cushions; Planters; Wind chimes; Welcome mats;  Door signage; Live and artificial plants.


Exterior Staging Consultation – a’la carte

Enhancing the curb appeal of a property is one of the most important steps you should take before a property is listed for sale!  A property has to capture a prospective buyer's attention so they are enticed to enter the home.  If your home does not have a welcoming and peaceful feeling when you pull up in front of the house you need our service.  We provide this consultation for all types of properties and provide a detailed recommendation from exterior paint color to landscaping-specific planting.  We not only give suggested design plans – we implement them!

 

Occupied Home Staging

A Certified Staging Specialist conduct a thorough walk-through of the property to professionally assess what needs to be done.  We work with your furniture and accessories as much as possible – as we are experts at reuse, rearranging and depersonalizing to emphasize your home's assets.  Only when necessary, do we suggest purchases or to bring in our own accessories to ensure that your home makes a positive first impression to buyers.  Cost for this service is based on types and number of rooms to be staged.  If we have to use our accessories to stage your property a small monthly rental fee will apply.  However, more often then not the home owner has all the accessories we need to set the stage and highlight the assets of the home. Contact us to get more information on how we can help you with our occupied home staging service.

 

 

MOVE-IN DAY CONSULTATION

We meet you at your new home and provide you with suggestions for furniture placement, color and accessory selections, organizational tips…..etc, so your new home really looks like your DREAM HOME! This package makes a GREAT housewarming or “just because” gift!  Packing and Unpacking services also available upon request.    

 

PROPERTY REDESIGN SERVICES

 

Interior DESIGN / Redesign

Want a fresh look?  Are your rooms looking unfinished?  If you are looking for an interior decorator in Bloomington, Normal or Central Illinois, we will work with your furniture and accessories to give your rooms a FRESH positive look.  We use your items from throughout your home to create new furniture arrangements, floor plans and then accessorize your rooms to create flow, interest and most importantly comfort. 

 

Exterior Redesign Consultation and/or implementation

……with recommendations from exterior paint color to landscaping plants and materials.  Professional experience incorporated from working at GreenView Nurseries and a life-long passion for helping things grow!

 

REDESIGN CONSULTATION & SHOPPING SERVICE

It’s just like having your OWN personal interior design assistant! As a Certified Redesign Specialist, we will meet you at the property and guide you in the selection of colors and finishes for everything from countertops and flooring, appliances, trim, hardware. etc. Everything you need to make your redesign project a success!  We pass our discounts on to you !  No hidden charges!

 

FENG SHUI / DECLUTTERING / ORGANIZATION CONSULTATION      – Change your Space & Change Your Life!

Please KNOW that we are affected by our environments!  Our expertise in “Clearing the Clutter” will benefit you to create a positive space!  We meet you at your property and provide you with honest and sincere suggestions for decluttering and organizing your home.  This makes a GREAT gift by allowing us to assist with determining the items to keep!  We even host an Annual Decluttering Sale every year, where our clients are invited to join!

  

  

Fresh Impressions Ltd. will work with you on the best possible options to meet your needs and budget.  We can stage or redesign any size home at any size budget;  Our fee structure is not based on where you live!   We will stage or redesign as many or as few spaces that you want. For more information please contact us  to help you with your home staging and redesign needs, we will be happy to assist.

 

                       

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