The Design Shop considers the buying demographic of each community, and then creates the ‘lifestyle” within the home to appeal to the majority in that neighborhood.

In today's competitive Bay Area real estate market, statistics show that a staged and tastefully updated home will sell for a much higher price and at a much faster rate than an empty house with no furnishings. The question today is not whether to stage a home, but rather how to best update, prepare, and style the home in order to maximize the sale price. Mary Cronin, design industry professional and principal of The Design Shop, offers a unique approach when preparing and staging a home for market.

For the home seller, The Design Shop will recommend the most cost efficient methods to update the home before staging. A short list may suggest a fresh paint makeover in a neutral palette and warm tones. A more comprehensive plan may advise new bathroom floor tile, updated hardware and lighting options, or a stone patio to add an outdoor entertaining extension to the home.  We then offer a project management service to oversee the scheduling and coordination of all sub-contractors, and material selection to complete the job.