Custom Image Interiors

                  Custom  Image  Interiors 

                                                                                                                          Paula E Broghammer

                                                                                                                            Principal  Designer


                                                                               W E L C O M E S


                 ...who are looking for their 


                          Unique              STAGING      Experience

                                                 the correct way to prepare your 

                                                                        H O M E

                                        for the quick and efficient road to

                                                                    S O L D

                                                    Experienced Interior Designer = Knowledge

 !!!SELL for more MONEY in less TIME!!!

    You will value our expertise, attention to detail, and the cost conscious approach that Custom Image Interiors will bring to your 'home for sale' endeavor.  Since 1983, we have provided expert interior design and project management for our clients. We can accommodate any budget or project...large or small.  


   What is Home Staging? It's beyond just cleaning and decorating a house. Having Custom Image Interiors stage your 'home for sale' will help make it look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, more aesthetically pleasing and, of all,.... buyers will be excited and want to buy your 'home'.  It's all about the details!. 

                                                                                          Our attention to detail is second to none.

          Contact Custom Image Interiors to discuss your 'home for sale' project.  We will provide hands on service from beginning to end.  


-Decorate with your existing items...making over your space to look appealing

Color Consultation

-Window Treatment Alternatives

-Decluttering Options

-Room Planning and Furniture Placement Advice

-Interior-Exterior Painting Hue Selection

                                                 Efficient!   Orderly! 

              De-clutter all work surfaces!    

                          CLEAN!   ATTRACTIVE!   PLACEMENT REIGNS!

"Combining my passion for decorating and 30+ years experience in the Interior Design field, my design background brings imagination and attention to detail to home staging and interior redesign. You only have a small window of opportunity to make a good impression. With Custom Image Interior's expertise, you can be assured..the  first impression will be a positive experience for your potential home buyer.  Best of all, the cost is extremely affordable, and most projects can be completed in less than a day. Whether you’re looking for a competitive edge in the real estate market or a solution to your decorating dilemmas, Custom Image Interiors will create an image that will maximize your greatest asset – your home"         

                                                                     Paula E Broghammer, Allied Member ASID

                                                                                         MAJOR     RED     FLAGS!!

    MOLD:  Here is an easy way to get rid of surface mold in your bathroom. Mix a spray bottle with one part water and one part bleach. Just spray 

     on the wall, and watch the mold disappear. Give it a fresh coat of paint, and your grimy bathroom will go from red flag to red-hot. Be careful to  

     have good ventilation, though, because bleach is toxic.  Wear a mask and open window!

GRIMY GLASSA grimy glass shower door can really wash out your sale. Instead of replacing it, remove door...take it 'outside' and clean with a mixture of one part muriatic acid and about 10 parts water. Scrub with steel wool, using rubber gloves.  After wiping it down, re-install the door and you'll have a shower that'll help you clean up at the open house. this outside, protecting everything with plastic. Be careful not to breath fumes...for this too is toxic.  Once again, wearing a mask is advised.

DATED TILE: Bathrooms sell houses, but dated tile in a bathroom doesn't. A low-cost alternative to replacing the tile is to use paint. First coat the tiles with a high-adhesion primer. Next, brush on a special ceramic epoxy covering. For a fraction of the cost of new tile, you will have an up-to-date bathroom.

PEDESTAL just have to get one:  They show off square footage in small bathrooms beautifully. First, your old vanity has to go. Next, just hook up your new sink, and your bathroom will have dramatic appeal.  Plus, buyers will see how much floor space your bathroom has.

MASTER BEDROOM must appeal to both sexes: When you are selling, your master bedroom should appeal to buyers of both sexes. Get rid of features that seem too gender-specific. Paint the walls a neutral color, and choose bedding that matches. Then accessorize with items that complement the overall color scheme

OVERPOWERING BRICK FIREPLACE that sticks out like a sore thumb? Tone it down with paint!. Use a rag or brush to rub a light coat of paint on the bricks, one at a time. This will give them a new tone without covering them completely. And, if you see a paint color that matches the walls, your fireplace will go from sticking out to standing out.

UPDATING A FIREPLACE SCREEN:  After removing the screen and wiping it down to get rid of the dust, mask off the windows so you won't get paint on them. Then, using a can of heat-resistant spray paint, give the screen a facelift. Hold the can about 18 inches away, and use long, even strokes. For less than $5, you will have a fireplace screen that'll keep your sale from going up in smoke.

AN UNATTRACTIVE FIREPLACE :  Need to turn an unattractive fireplace into a selling feature? First, that dated brass screen has got to go. Next, give the fireplace a good cleaning, scrubbing it with soap and water. Then, using a stone color enhancer, polish the bricks to make them shine. In no time you will have a fireplace that will turn your house into a showplace.


       Architectural Interest Fades....into   CLUTTER!


             Interesting!             Clean!          Uncluttered!

                                                  REMEMBER....these important facts! 

 1. Grab them from the curb.

You've seen them. Buyers hunkered low in their cars in front of your house, doing drive-bys before deciding whether to request a showing or attend an open house. Make these potential buyers fall in love with your home from the street by adding potted plants and flowers, power-washing patios and walkways, weeding the garden and mowing the lawn. It's your first chance to make a good impression, so you've got to make it count.

2. Make it sparkle.
Pretend that your mother or mother-in-law is coming for a visit. Think hotel clean. Mop, dust, vacuum, wash windows, baseboards — even the cat. Remember that people will look in your cupboards, under your sinks and in your closets. Also, pay particular attention to odors. You might even consider consulting a neutral nose by having a friend come by for a smell test.

3. Pay attention to color and light.
You may love hot pink in the living room, but too-bright colors turn buyers off. Neutralize strong colors for the broadest appeal. A neutral home appears larger and has less chance of offending someone. Also, open up blinds and draperies to make sure there's sufficient natural light throughout the home. Remember, lighting is the most effective way to set a mood.

4. Depersonalize.
Few things deter buyers more than a cluttered home. They need to see your home, not your stuff. Excessive personal items like photos, collections, personal awards, electronics and collectibles will make it difficult for buyers to see past your personal style and may deter a sale. Taking yourself out of the picture makes it easier for buyers to imagine themselves, and their stuff, in your space.

5. Consider replacing furnishings.
Think about removing or replacing worn or outdated furnishings and get rid of extra pieces. The time has come to move beyond matching furniture, so break up your sets; dated can easily become eclectic!  Removing a piece and rearranging. to create an inviting home.. with appeal to a wide range of buyers.

6. Invest in new artwork.
Displaying new artwork is a great way to breathe new life into a room. Photography can be used to contemporize a room and add a splash of color as well.

7. Make repairs.
Make your home a low-maintenance zone for the new homeowner.  Repair squeaky doors, chipped or smudged paint as well as broken fixtures and fittings that you've neglected.  New home buyers want everything working properly.

8. Apply a fresh coat of paint.
It's the best bang for your buck that will quickly refresh a dull, dated room. Introduce a fresh, neutral color into the space. Choosing beautiful, neutral colors will provide a classic backdrop.  Exotic, wild colors just don't work when selling your home.

9. Don't forget the floors.
Get rid of worn carpets, and consider refinishing shabby hardwood floors. An inexpensive new area rug is a quick fix and can disguise the look of old floors.

10. Spring for new light fixtures.
Renew the look of the room by replacing old or dated light fixtures, door hardware, light switches and outlets. If it's tacky and older than you..remove!

A FOR SALE only the 'beginning'. In today's world, competition is fierce!  Home Staging is the answer..if you want your home to sell quickly and sell for the highest price possible.  Staging involves cleaning, de-cluttering and decorating a home in ways that appeal to the most buyers in your price range.  Begin with contacting Custom Image Interiors 612-384-7718 for information and pricing.  Over 30 + years experience in the design field...we will assist you through the process.

                                Change FOR SALE into SOLD!!

                                                          Custom Image Interiors

                                                                                    ...for all of your STAGING questions.....