Home Staging Plus


I love to accentuate the positive aspects of your home. Among the many things that buyers look for when searching for a new home, hardwood floors, a fireplace, and a welcoming kitchen are high on the list of must-haves.

You would be amazed at how your drab fireplace can become an alluring focal point for your living room, or how removing tired wall-to-wall carpeting, to reveal your wood floors, can bring new life and luster to any room.

Your kitchen cabinets can also get a makeover with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware. A soft neutral palette will completely transform your kitchen and create an inviting gathering place where buyers can quickly imagine themselves living in their new home. I can also optimize your home with simple fixes, one room at a time, for showings.

When it comes to selling your house, these minimal investments serve to make a compelling first impression for buyers that ultimately lead to a sale.

Did you know that a MINOR kitchen makeover generates a 97% return on investment?

All projects begin with an initial decorating consult ($95.00/hour).  Gloom to Bloom Decorating works with all budgets.

Happy Client

Although my husband and I wanted to put our house on the market, we procrastinated for over a year because we didn’t know where to begin to get it ready for showings. Lori was referred to us by a mutual friend.

Her approach to this daunting task was measured, strategic and reassuring. She helped us to declutter our house, minimize our furniture by putting some in storage until we moved and then developed a plan to paint and freshen most of the rooms in our house. She showcased the best of what we owned, hung artwork in new locations that made all the difference, hung new window treatments and staged our rooms with just the right touches.

Shortly after that, we put our house on the market and it went under agreement within two weeks. She made the impossible seem possible. We were so fortunate to find Lori.
— Carol, Kittery, Maine

Frequently Asked Questions

What parts of the house should get the most attention when preparing to sell?  

In general, buyers often focus on curb appeal, kitchens and bathrooms so that is where the focus should be for preparing your home for the market.

I approach this type of job from two perspectives…one is to make minor home renovations (ie, painting, installing a new kitchen backsplash, updating hardware, front entry upgrades, etc.) or optimizing/staging your home to showcase its best features without the need for minor renovations or repairs.  The chosen path depends on the condition of your home, your price point for selling the house, your timeline and your budget.