Staging a Farmhouse Chic Home for Zombie House Flipping (S2 E11)
Zombie House Flipping, the A&E tv show set right here in Orlando, Florida, follows a team of house flippers as they transform “zombie” houses into stunning homes. MHM Professional Staging is proud to be the exclusive home staging team for the show. On Zombie House Flipping season two episode eleven, the team found a house in such disrepair that the neighbors practically begged them to flip it. The team couldn’t go more than five feet inside the home without running out—away from the horrible stench and the massive flea infestation.
Demoing the house required a biohazard company and a $900 extermination bill. The backyard jungle was a whole separate project. Once the team stripped away all the stained, soiled, and stinky finishings in the home, they were left with a blank canvas. Despite a minor flood and a small backyard fire, the team managed to finish the flip with the help of their neighbors. And the Zombie team managed to turn this dreadful Zombie house into a beautiful home.
About the Zombie House
Located near Wadeview Park, a desirable downtown neighborhood known for its great schools, the house featured in Zombie House Flipping season two episode eleven is a block house with its original floor plan. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a beautiful new breakfast nook give this home broad appeal in the marketplace. All our staging team needed to add was a bit of color and warmth to convince buyers that this was the home for them.
Staging the Home
The “farmhouse chic” style made staging this Zombie a breeze. Our MHM Professional Staging team selected neutral pieces with a rustic charm to compliment the farmhouse vibe.
In the Living Room
In the living room, we chose a distressed brown leather couch, oversized rug, and a modern yet rustic coffee table to blend old and new.
An oversized office chair and thick wooden desk invite buyers to imagine their own work-from-home setup in this space. With more people working from home than ever before, home offices are a big selling point.
In the Dining Room
The reclaimed wood kitchen soffit called for an elegant wooden dining table with neutral fabric chairs.
The staging team highlighted the size of the dining room by setting up a small sitting area and hanging a horizontal art piece that filled a particularly wide wall with color and texture. Our founder Megan Morris is also a fine artist and always knows how to pick just the right art piece.
In the Kitchen
The new farmhouse style cabinets and granite countertops were absolutely gorgeous. We wanted potential buyers to focus on these selling points while also envisioning themselves cooking and eating in the kitchen.
Interesting ceramic pieces and a small hanging garden showcase the unique ways a buyer could put their own touches on the space with just a few key items. The wrought iron bars can be used for more than just hanging pots and pans.
In the Breakfast Nook
Ashlee and the Zombie team built a truly unique breakfast nook with a feature wall made of reclaimed pallet wood. We continued the reclaimed look in this room by choosing distressed kitchen chairs. A circular table allows for optimal traffic flow through this transitional area of the home.
In the Master Bedroom
The MHM team chose serene blues and greens when staging this bedroom sanctuary. These calming colors invite buyers to imagine Sunday afternoon naps. A natural wood sideboard carries the farmhouse style subtly into the bedroom.
In the Master Bathroom
Fresh, clean towels combined with pops of green and gold complement the master bathroom. We made sure buyers could see that, although it doesn’t have much square footage, the bathroom does have plenty of room for all their storage needs. A vintage mirror that matched the new vanities really brought this adorable bathroom together.
In the Guest Bedroom
In the guest bedroom, we decided to showcase the natural light. We chose lighter fabrics and art pieces that would reflect the sunlight. A tufted bed frame and rustic nightstands blend seamlessly with the fresh paint and brand new carpet. Any guest would love to spend the night in this room.
In the Guest Bathroom
The guest bathroom already had lots of interesting textures. We simply added pops of gold and small bathroom items to keep the space looking clean and updated.
Catch MHM on Zombie House Flipping!
We loved staging this former flea bag for the Zombie crew. Be sure to watch Zombie House Flipping season two episode eleven for the full story on how they transformed the biohazard into a beautiful home. Sign in to your TV Provider to watch Zombie House Flipping online.
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