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Coastal Craftsman by Jessica Miller

One of my latest projects Archway Properties just hit the market! This 2 story craftsman is in the Historic Kingman Place just off University. The main floor boasts a knocked out wall in the kitchen to expand the space into the dining room. Exposed brick, quartz counters, with an extremely functional peninsula, new paint lighting and flooring throughout. Check out the before and afters. Couldn’t be more pleased about how this property turned out.

Like what you see? Check out my Pinterest board for interior and exterior selections.

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Contact Eric Quiner with Iowa Realty to schedule a walkthrough today!

After interior photography by Lauren Konrad

Full listing here

TOP 18 in 2018 by Jessica Miller

Well, I think it’s safe to say 2018 was successful! I just counted and recounted (because I didn’t believe my math) the number of stages last year and I came up with 125?! How is this even possible? Last year was 52 and the year before that was 35! Holy moly, that is a 140% increase from last year! I even had 30 staging consultations, 15 flips and 10 interior design clients mixed in. I can’t thank my clients enough- agents, investors, homeowners. corporations and agencies. Thank you for trusting me with your homes, projects and designs. I brought on a full-time assistant, leased a 2,000 sqft warehouse and Sprinter van to make job run as smooth as possible. So far so good :)

Here’s my top 18 stages of 2018. I wish I could share my commercial work with Pella Corportation but it won’t be out til early 2019. Thanks for everything! Can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!

Best,

Jess

End of Summer Inventory by Jessica Miller

It's been fun and busy last two months!  Thank you to all the investors, agents and sellers who have hired me to help sell their listing.  Whether it was already listed, new to the market, a flip, occupied, vacant or a spec.  I love and appreciate them all.  Happy selling and happy buying, Des Moines!

Best,

Jess

TOP 17 IN 2017 by Jessica Miller

Twenty seventeen has been quite the year. Thanks to new and repeat clients, I staged 52 homes (35 last year) all while being pregnant and being new to motherhood. It's been a wild ride thanks to Des Moines real estate. Can't wait to see what twenty eighteen brings!

Happy New Year to all!

Here's my top 17 of the year.

Impressive Kitchen Flip - 4120 Muskogee Ave by Jessica Miller

When a lime green kitchen gets flipped and reversed to maximize every inch of the space. Check out the impressive makeover below. 

Listed with Diane Todd Brown of Iowa Realty.

4327 Greenwood Drive by Jessica Miller

The renovation of this super-sized, South of Grand Tudor home began last Fall . This home has only had one other owner since 1927 which is super impressive nowadays. Fortunately, she had great bones but needed some major modernizing love.  Five months later, we are pleased to put her back on the Des Moines' market. 

As you will notice in the picture below the kitchen was the biggest overhaul.  Unfortunately, I was unable to get a before demo photo but let's just say it was very sad and drab. We added a breakfast bar/serving area to bring in more natural light. Installed glass cabinetry and picked clean, bright finishes to make the previously closed and dark space feel more spacious and bright.

The rest of the house just needed gallons of paint, new flooring, lighting and a bunch of other stuff that was too boring/frustrating to document.  This Tudor was a total labor of love and I can't wait til a lucky family gets to make it their home.

See something you liked? Here's the Pinterest Board for leads and ideas. 

The home is listed with Diane Todd Brown of Iowa Realty. Full listing here.

16670 J Ave, Perry by Jessica Miller

Check out this incredible transformation of this ranch on a stunning acreage 30-40 mins from the the Des Moines Metro! With a fresh coat of paint and some decluttering this home could not have flipped more beautifully.  Super pleased with the results! Full listing here.

422 38th St Pl Home Staging Before & After by Jessica Miller

Jim Baehr of Iowa Realty recently contacted me to help stage a couple of homes for his clients. The beautiful, classic home was built in 1920.  The owners have done several recent updates including the kitchen and all new bathrooms just to name a few. The living room, entry way and dining room was budgeted for the stage of this empty home.  Check out the before and after and the full listing here

Couch, chair, coffee table and rug - Homemakers; lamp and artwork- Homegoods; rug in dining room- Wayfair; dining room table - Ikea; dining room chairs - World Market; pillows and accessories - Target, Marshalls and TJ Maxx