Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Real Estate Photos.

The first step of getting our apartment listed for sale was to have a photographer come to take photos of the apartment. We scheduled it for a day when I was home without the kids so at least we didn't have that extra complication. The trick to real estate photography seems to be taking three photos at different exposures and then merging them so the dark parts of the room seem lighter and the bright parts of the room aren't washed out. It was fun to watch the process. Let me walk you through the apartment we have lived in for the past six years. It has been a good run, we brought both babies home from the hospital to this apartment. When we purchased the place our plan was to live here until our oldest was ready to enter kindergarten, we missed that goal by a year. In the grand scheme, I would say that is pretty darn close.

This is the living room. The front door to the apartment is about ten feet behind the photographer.

That is the front door in the distance. The dining room is at the back of this photo.

Here is a closer view of the dining room.

Here is our teeny tiny half bath. Which lets be honest, for about 9 months of the year its a closet because we simply don't have enough space to put all our stuff.

Next up, our freshly refinished kitchen. Here is the completed version, with the valence and new art on the walls.

Closer view of the new counter tops, sink and fridge and a fresh coat of paint on 50 year old cabinets.

The second bedroom. Colin's domain on the left

Here is the other side of the room. The linen closet is door visible through the door.

The master bedroom. No more HGTV inspired wall. And yes, the bed spread had only been out of the bag for about 24hrs in this photo. It's generally too hot in our apartment to use a bed spread but I thought we should have one for the photos. Should have thought to take it out of the packaging sooner.

The final room in the house is the bathroom, with tile work straight from the 1950's and a new caulk job courtesy of yours truly.

1 comment:

Eileen Falcone said...

Looks great. Must have been hard to keep it so neat with the kids while showing. Love the 50's tile! I am so impressed at how handy you are. I still haven't done window treatments in this house because it terrifies me.