Anyone can make a home pretty, 
WE make it SOLD!

Did you know that your home has to be sold 3 times? Online, drive by and then you need to get the buyers to walk through the front door. 98% of buyers today start shopping for a home on line. These days property styling is very important to reach your goal of selling your home quickly and for top dollar. To achieve this we start with a consultation.


This is the first step to getting your home ready for sale. Our consultation is approximately 1 to 2 hours (for the average home). Using our Exclusive Nex-Step Design Enhancement Guide we will walk through the home and document all our recommendations. This will provide you with all the information you need to prepare your home yourself or we can provide you with a quote for our team to complete some or all of the work for you.

What we cover during a consultation:

  • Curb Appeal & Outdoor Living Spaces
  • De-Cluttering & Organization
  • Depersonalizing
  • Addressing Deferred Maintenance Issues
  • Color Palettes to create Broad Appeal
  • Upgrades that will provide a great Return on Investment
  • Room Function & Furniture Layout
  • Furniture Editing
  • Lighting Plan
  • Creating Focal Points which give a WOW factor
  • Creating each space for maximum appeal

Vacant Consultations

Vacant properties take 50% LONGER to sell and often have price reductions. When a vacant property has been showcased it is PROVEN that it will sell in half the amount of time and for top dollar. This means that the seller has reduced their monthly carrying costs and put more equity in their pocket.

Most of the buyers today cannot envision how their furniture will fit in a vacant home. Show buyers they can create a new life by purchasing your home.

Staging Packages

Nex-Step Design can create a customized package for your home after we have completed a consultation. Each package is based on the scope of work required in the home. It can be as simple as using existing furniture and accessories and refreshing the home or our packages can incorporate the rental of our furniture and accessories to create the look that will appeal to your target buyer.

Customized Property Styling Packages start at $300 + tax

Furniture Rentals

Nex-Step Design works with local furniture rental companies to select, deliver and set up furnishings that will compliment the overall design of the home. Furniture is rented on a 30 day period and renewals after the 30 days are either an additional 30 days or you may choose to renew for 15 days.

Accessory Rentals

Nex-Step Design has a very large selection of accessories available for rent. We carry everything from lamps, bedding, artwork, decorative pillows, small and large accent pieces and so much more.


Thank you so much for the expert advice I received from you and the items you brought to enhance the look of my home.  It was great to know what would and would not add to the  saleability of the house. My home sold in less than a week – and with 12 offers and it sold for $22k over asking!  I know the “wow” factor you added with your advise and accessories made all the difference. I could not have asked for a better outcome.

– Ruth, Guelph, ON

Carla from Nex-Step-Design was absolutely fabulous in guiding us through the house preparation process. She carefully went through each room in the house and made suggestions on how to improve both the organization and style. We then requested further support in staging the dining and living room’s. Carla arranged everything, from delivery of furniture to hanging paintings on walls. Her eye for design was able to transform a student residence into a sought after single family home. Our house went on the market on a Monday and sold that Thursday. We couldn’t have asked for more, thank you Carla!

– Elyssa, Waterloo, ON

With just one week to put our house on the market, we worked with Carla to get our place ready to list. Her eye for detail and space truly made the difference. With two young children and not a lot of room, her tips and design ideas helped make the house seem bigger and brighter. While we used much of our own furniture and artwork, with Carla’s placement suggestions and a few additional strategic pieces she brought in, the staging really highlighted the features of our home and every room seemed to pop!  The house sold in just four days and went well over our asking price. We have even used Carla’s design ideas in our new home and plan to have her consult when we renovate the main floor. We couldn’t be happier and very highly recommend Carla and NexStep Design.

– Patti and Dave, Kitchener, ON