Sisi Takaki, MBA, R
Sisi Takaki
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Sisi Takaki, MBA, R
Luxury and Relocation Realtor

Category: Kitchen

Simple Home Staging lets Beautiful Spaces Shine

Mauna Place

To accentuate the gorgeous textures and surfaces that weave together in this kitchen, I staged with items that bring an inviting, comfy, at home feel. For instance, earth toned kitchen towels add warmth, small flowers and plants bring life and a matching stainless steel toaster and tea pot add a homey feel.

Turn a Kitchen Counter into a Dining Space


Create a gathering area by turning a kitchen counter into a dining space. Setting the table with flatware, plates and glasses is the first step, then make the space even more charming by incorporating sage placemats and napkins to bring the gorgeous shades of green from Pauoa Valley inside. I completed this section with a protea, which has a sophisticated island feel, and a matching pair of counter stools.

Inviting Scent Key to a Welcoming Home

Symphony #4008

Scented candles not only fill a home with a pleasing aroma, but leave buyers with a comfy, at-home feel. Look for subtle fragrances, avoid strong scents that may put off visitors. Gathering areas like the kitchen are an ideal space for candles. Pair with books about entertaining and Hawaii living to emphasize the dinner parties and fun gatherings to come.

Invigorate a Small Kitchen

Diamond Head Rental

Invigorate a small kitchen by adding Hawaiian pieces (e.g. glass floats, sea shells and a leaf/plant) which will bring island living inside; add a few vibrant stools to bright up the space; and keep a small chalkboard handy for your little ones to doodle and play.

Different Accents & Textures Transformed this Condo

11074 Lunalilo Street

Adding color filled accent pieces and introducing different textures can significantly change the feel of a space. The calming ocean blue of the kitchen separates that space from the living room where blue accent pillows, a burnt orange throw and contemporary rug add a comfortable and inviting feel. Professional staging helped this property sell much faster than comparable units which remained on the market significantly longer.

When Life Gives You Lemons!

11074 Lunalilo Street

A simple and easy way to add a touch of nature to an urban canvas is with a bright bowl of fruit. Pick up a handful of yellow lemons, rich red apples or life-like plastic fruit. When life gives you lemons use them to stage and sell your home faster.

The Power of Paint

11074 Lunalilo Street

To sell your home faster update an old, outdated kitchen by installing new cabinets and countertops. Also, use paint to separate two nearby spaces. If the kitchen leads into the living room, paint the kitchen wall a relaxing blue to create separation and make the home appear more spacious.

Taking these steps along with additional staging helped the property pictured sell within a few weeks while other competitive units remained on the market for months.

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