HELP Custom Home Interiors & The Children’s Wish Foundation HELP YOU!

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Suzy Kendrick and Mandalyn Goodall of Custom Home Interiors have joined the effort to GRANT 1 CHILD’S WISH!

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Part of our mission is to raise $5000! (The cost of granting one child’s wish.)

But it’s all about paying it forward…


  • Do you have a home renovation question?
  • Are you stuck between deciding on 3 different paint colours for your bathroom?
  • Having trouble arranging furniture in your living room?

Don’t fret!  Your questions can be answered and problems can be solved on
Saturday, April 2 from 10am to 4pm at Custom Home Interiors

Get Expert Advice

$20 for 20 minutes


decorators • designers • contractors • realtors • custom woodworkers • organizers • landscapers

All proceeds go towards Team ODNG’s efforts.  There will also be yummy baked goods for sale as well as a silent auction!

What is “Exile Island” you ask?

Brought to you by The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, it’s an afternoon of challenges, competition, fundraising and wish granting for Tribes of ten castaways.  Teams will be exiled to Petrie Island for the day on Thursday, May 12th  to determine who will become Ottawa’s ultimate survivors.


For more information about this fundraising event and others our team is having please contact Suzy Kendrick,

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De-Decorating Your Home: Setting the Stage for Success!

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You have heard of it. Friends have told you about it. But you still remain skeptical about the very application of it!  It’s Home Staging!

DID YOU KNOW? Research shows that a staged home will not only sell faster, but for more money.

“Home staging is preparing a home for the real estate market by making all necessary repairs and creating a neutral environment that anyone can visualize living in”.  – HGTV

One of the most important things to remember when thinking about staging is – Staging is NOT decorating.  It is the exact opposite of decorating (or de-decorating as I like to call it).  A professional stager will come into your home with an objective eye and inform you what appeals to the current market.  If you’re still living in the space, they will make suggestions as to what needs to be removed from the room and what pictures need to come down.

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Property Stylist and CEO of Capital Home Staging and Design, Kristy Morrison, is an expert in helping her clients get their homes ready to go on the market.  Kristy shared some pretty interesting facts with me:

  • 90% of buyers can NOT envision the potential of the space
  • 86% of buyers are willing to spend a little more money on a home that is “move in ready”
  • Staged homes sell 50% faster and typically for 6-30% MORE money!

Which living room would you rather be in?


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So, what does home staging and Custom Home Interiors have in common?  This is for all you stagers, real estate agents and home owners looking to put their place on the market…

Custom Home Interiors is developing a Home Staging Program!

The best part is, we are going to have tonnes of items for RENT!  What do you need to finish off the living room?  Artwork?  Table Lamps?  You don’t need to go and buy those things.  Just use ours until your home is sold!  We have rows upon rows of accessories, walls full of artwork and even some fibreboard furniture… more about that really cool product in my next blog post.

From the very basics where you’re staging a home and need an artificial plant or a bar height table, we will guide you through every step of the process and ensure that your home looks it’s best for a sale.

By Mandalyn Goodall

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