Staging the Worst House on the Block for Zombie House Flipping (S3 E1)
MHM Professional Staging is a proud partner of the A&E show, Zombie House Flipping filmed in Orlando. On Zombie House Flipping season three episode one, the Zombie team takes on a home in the desirable area of Lake Como Park. The house is just a short walk away from the brand new Lake Como school. Although the home was the worst house on the block, the team saw the value in its prime location.
About the Zombie House
Besides the home’s prime location, this foreclosed home didn’t have much else going for it. The outside had an uneven paint job, and the inside was a wreck. The kitchen was vandalized, and there was graffiti all over. However, the home did have a few redeemable features, like its sizable backyard and wet bar.
As the Zombie Team worked on the house, they incurred many unexpected expenses. Backed up drains caused a mini sewage flood causing the need for plumbing repairs. On top of that, the roof needed work, and a large dead tree needed to be removed from the backyard. These fixes caused a couple of close calls when a fire started on the roof and the tree almost fell on a vehicle. Despite the setbacks, the team was able to turn the home around and make a bigger profit than they predicted.
Staging the Home
Our staging team, led by Megan Morris, had a lot of fun staging this Lake Como home for Zombie House Flipping season three episode one. The Zombie team did an excellent job of rearranging the floor plan. We love the modern fixtures they chose. The luxury vinyl planks they used for flooring look fantastic. The gray-colored walls and crisp trim created an easy canvas for us to work with.
In the Entryway
In the entryway, we placed a blue tufted bench with a couple of throw pillows. This addition makes the entryway more welcoming and cozy. It also helps fill in the space where the dividing wall is, so it doesn’t look too bare.
Living Room / Wetbar Space
In the living room, we chose a beautiful gray patterned area rug to break up the flooring. We selected a transparent coffee table to help the room look more spacious. To add contrast, we chose darker furniture. We picked a stylish couch with nailhead details to match the stylish wet bar with stunning mirror tile. The wet bar was styled with a drink tray filled with classy drink accessories and a gorgeous flower.
Office / Playroom
We staged one of the rooms as an office and playroom to show families the different options. Since families were the target clientele, it was important to make the home appear family-friendly. We chose a beautiful beach canvas for the office and kid-friendly art for the playroom side.
In the Dining Room
For the dining room, we chose a rectangular dining set — the perfect shape for this long layout. The comfortable Parson chairs make the space look cozy and elegant. We chose artwork that perfectly complemented the furniture while adding color. Of course, we had to finish things off with a beautiful table setting and vase of flowers.
In the Kitchen
There wasn’t much needed to make the kitchen look great. The fixtures and gorgeous tile steal the show. We simply added a few jars to the countertops to make it looked more lived in. We also added a couple of plants to make the place more lively and set up plates by the bar.
In the Master Bedroom
This was such a spacious master bedroom to fill. To cover all the wall space, we chose a few large paintings with neutral imagery. We selected a large area rug to break up the flooring and dark nightstands to add contrast. We also added some sophisticated armchairs that balance nicely with the casual barn door. To top it off, we added greenery and decorative bottles.
In the Master Bathroom
The Zombie team did an amazing job on the bathroom. They replaced the original shower block design with something more sleek. We especially love the herringbone subway tile. To warm up this bright bathroom we added warm woods like the mirrors on the wall and the wooden structure. We also added some greenery, towels, and a decorative bottle.
In the Playroom
To keep the house family-friendly, we added a playroom with a kids table and topped it off with some colored pencils and an adorable teddy bear. We chose a plush rug and gray armchair to keep things cozy. We added stylish shelves and styled it with greenery, books, and pots of flowers. Again we mixed artwork for the adults with children-themed artwork.
In the Screened-in Patio
We loved the finished result of the patio, especially the retractable screening. To fill in the space, we added a picnic table so the family can picture enjoying an outdoor meal together. We also chose patio furniture to create a space for outdoor relaxation. We chose a colorful rug and teal throw pillows to brighten things up, and just like we finish off every other room, we added a plant.
Watch us on Zombie House Flipping
We loved staging this Lake Como Park home for the Zombie House Flipping crew. Be sure to watch Zombie House Flipping season three episode one, to see the full transformation first-hand. Sign in to your TV Provider to watch Zombie House Flipping online.
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