Home Decor

How to Stage your Home for Fall Showings

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in First Time buyers, Home Buying, Home Decor, Real Estate, Tips | 0 comments

Staging a home is like vacuuming before company arrives: You might not notice it when it’s done well, but you definitely notice when it isn’t. Fall’s biggest buyers are millennials with a sharp eye for detail and empty nesters looking to have some space to themselves, so it makes even more sense to set your home up to show well to these demographics. Since autumn is an especially homey time of year, it’s easy to add a bit of cozy comfort while keeping your place ship-shape for showings. Set the scene Do as much purging and packing as you can before beginning home showings. Store packed...

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3 Secrets to Holding a Painless Open House

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Home Decor, Staging Your Home for Sale | 0 comments

3 Secrets to Holding a Painless Open House Welcoming prospective buyers into your home can be tough. Here’s how to prepare yourself and your house for the big day. Hosting an open house can be a weird process. You invite in complete strangers who will look around, open your closets and make judgments, sometimes out loud. There is a psychological element to literally “letting people in.” It’s intrusive. You may feel exposed. Particularly for sellers who have owned for many years, it will be a tough experience. Here are some ways to make the best of opening the floodgates for an open house....

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Should You Renovate Your Home or Just Move?

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Home Decor, Staging Your Home for Sale | 0 comments

  Should You Renovate Your Home or Just Move? Deciding whether it’s time to sell or renovate your home can be a daunting task. Do you stay and make a few upgrades or do you sell and buy a home with newer finishes? It all depends on your current and future needs. Before you swing a hammer or knock down any walls, review how you currently use each room in your home, research remodeling options and assess the value of any renovations. Tour Your Home Before you think about changing anything, do a thorough assessment of how you use your home and how you want to use it while living there for...

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Spring Cleaning: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Home Decor, Tips, Uncategorized | 0 comments

By this time of year, many people feel winter has seemed endless. That makes it a great time to tackle spring cleaning. When the weather finally warms up, you can get outside and enjoy the sun. For a thorough deep cleaning, focus on the dark corners and recesses of your home — the places that are easy to overlook all winter long. Here are some places to start. Radiators Cleaning radiators is a dirty, dusty job, but it’s got to be done periodically to reign in all the gunk and dust that collects in and behind old-fashioned radiators. The right tool is key to getting radiators clean. Check...

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3 Extra-Credit Spring Cleaning Tasks

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Home Decor, Tips | 0 comments

Spring cleaning can be downright dirty, but it’s worth tackling the hard jobs now so you can start the season off sparkling and fresh. Here are three tasks where going the extra mile makes a big difference.   Deep-clean carpets Even if you keep your carpets clean and vacuumed year-round, it’s a good idea to deep clean them every few months. It will help maintain the life of the carpet and keep it looking bright. You can call in a professional to have carpets cleaned, but for a fraction of the cost, try Capture Cleaning Powder. This product is available online and in some larger hardware...

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How to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Home Decor | 0 comments

When friends or relatives are coming to visit for the holiday season, make their visit a pleasure by thinking ahead and offering them your gracious home. Fruit baskets and floral arrangements aren’t necessary, just a bit of thoughtfulness and good planning. The following steps will walk you through what you need to know to make your next hosting experience a great one for everyone.  Valet welcome If parking in your neighborhood is limited, be sure to reserve your off-street spot for your guests. Go out ahead of time and track down a convenient street spot if you need to, just don’t make your...

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