On The Market: Retro-Cool in Deer Park

This tidy suburban home is a blank canvas for your minimalist style.
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Photograph By Evan Polaski / Revival Designs LLC

7825 Plainfield Rd., $132,500
It was built 77 years ago, but this two-bedroom home in Deer Park feels fresh and new. Nicole Nichols of Revival Designs gave the tidy property a full facelift, from exterior paint to basement water proofing, creating a bright and open space that’s perfect for a small family.

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Photograph By Evan Polaski / Revival Designs LLC

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Nichols loves color, but knows that using it in moderation is best when styling a home. She keeps the color palette neutral and adds pops of color with the furniture and styling. “When I design a home, I never skimp on quality materials or style, she says. “I do it just as I would live in it myself.”

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Photograph By Evan Polaski / Revival Designs LLC

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Storage space isn’t hard to come by in this house, with tons of closets throughout and a full semi-finished basement. The master bedroom has two closets, one of which is a huge walk-in.

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Photograph By Evan Polaski / Revival Designs LLC

Nichols’s strategy for staging the home was to attract young buyers with retro-cool decor. Don’t really see the point of staging? Grant Steed of Lou Park Reality, the agent for this property, recommends the practice to his sellers if their budget allows: “It shows the buyer the functionality of the rooms, especially if the home has a strange layout,” he says.

And if during your tour you become attached to the decor, Nichols is willing to sell the furniture with the space to make it practically move-in ready.

If you miss out on this home, don’t fret; Revival Designs LLC is working on a remodel in Pleasant Ridge as we speak that should be on the market later this summer.

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