6 Home Staging Hacks

6 staging hacks to help you prepare your house for sale 1. Look through a camera lens to determine if the curb appeal is going to need enhancing. Spend $50 on annuals so the first picture pops. 2. Check under sinks in baths and kitchen for clutter. Use baskets to contain any products. 3. Use …

A futuristic present?

A futuristic present? Trying to come up with gift ideas for the holidays?  Here's a present list of futuristic Smart Home gadgets that will make someone happy and add value to a home: A learning thermostat with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors App controlled colored light bulbs and/or WiFi light switches Wireless security video cameras Smart app-controlled …

Painting with Words and Colors for 2017

I couldn't stop the right-side (write-side) of my brain. While helping a client choose interior paint colors, I found inspiration and... I turned a color forecast into poetry! We are all citizens of the world now A mural painted with global consciousness In earthy mustards, ocean blues, corals and mud Trying to choose new paint colors to update …

Grill’n clean

Spring  Summer cleaning tip As summer comes to an end, you may want to give your barbecue grill a good cleaning. Make sure grill is off/cooled and gas is disconnected before you start. Remove and soak the grates in warm soapy water for 10+ minutes, then rinse. Use a cleaner designed for barbecue grills (found at local …

Can’t decide on a paint color?

Have some fun with tiny cans of paint and some tape. Pick up trial sizes of your favorites, some tape, and go ahead and create a wall of color! No one will know you couldn't decide. They'll just be blown away by your artistic ability and think you're uber-creative! Note: If you're still stumped and can't …

Smart Homes: Top 5 Trends

Smart home technology is becoming more mainstream. If you're selling your home and want to catch a smart buyer's attention, consider adding smart home features. So what constitutes a smart home? Here are the top five trends: Smart homes will be the new normal. Batteries in the garage for electric cars. Smart lighting, temperature control, and appliances. …

21 homes around the world

Ever wonder what "home" looks like for other countries? The place in which we live can have such a profound affect on us. I can't help but wonder, as I wander through this neighborhood of photos, what life would be like in these places and homes around the world...               …

8 flooring ideas to make you rethink hardwood

Want to upgrade your home's flooring, but stuck thinking traditional carpet or hardwood? Today, there are so many options to choose from: tile that looks like wood and carpet that looks like tile! 8 flooring ideas that will add value and make a big impact:  PORCELAIN - newer earthy designs today, like planks that look like wood (shown …

Tech Tuesday: A paperless life?

Tech Tuesday Snail mail, receipts, business cards, documents, product warranties, refrigerator artwork, business cards, kids' schoolwork, take-out menus, random piles on your kitchen table...Ahh! We're still burdened with an overage of paper stuff in this "digital" age. How do we contain the madness? Can we go totally paperless? Maybe not. But, by starting a paperless habit, we'll be able to …