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Shade Sails as a Functional Design Element

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I love shade sails for adding a little shade to an outdoor area. Whether it’s a single sail or multiples layered on top of each other, it’s a beautiful way to have extra protection from the strong sun. Enjoy your back yard before the chilly weather comes our way!

Quick Home Styling Tricks

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Here’s two of tricks I frequently use when styling a home for sale or for enjoyment…

 

  1. The Power of Three. Three objects arranged in a cluster makes for a great art grouping. Try things of different heights and sizes and shapes for maximum effect. I like a connecting theme or color.

 

  1. Book Shelves 101. Rather than boring rows of books, create interest by removing some of the books and interjecting interesting objects to break up the spaces, as well has rearranging some of the books to be stacked for variety.

 

Home Staging as Part of your Selling Strategy

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According to the National Association of Realtors, “a staged home will sell for 17% more on average than a non-staged home, and 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less. That is statistically 87% faster”, Nov 4, 2015.

Says it all!

Sheet Backsplash to Update your Kitchen

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Sheet backsplash is becoming very popular. The continuous material is very functional as it eliminates the need for grout, making cleanup super easy. It’s also sleek and doesn’t compete with some of the busier granite counter tops with lots of movement. Here are a few examples in glass, quartz & stainless steel.


Biggest Remodeling Mistakes

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After ten years in the business, I’ve been a part of a lot of remodeling projects. Three things come to mind that I wish I could tell everyone before they start:

1. Plan on Chaos-It will be messy, loud and frustrating. Unexpected delays and inevitable inconveniences that come from living in a construction zone are a part of the process. You’ll handle the lows better if you expect this from the start.

2. Don’t look for the cheapest materials-you get what you pay for for the most part. Invest in quality.

3. Don’t go too trendy…the latest & hottest thing is usually short term. Go classic that will stand the test of time.

 

 

How to Sell your Home Fast!

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Great article that says it all!

https://www.trulia.com/blog/how-to-sell-your-house-

Redesign your Living Room with a Feature Wall

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If you don’t have a natural focal point in your living room, try adding a a feature wall in dark gray. It instantly adds drama and style. Layer in some brightly colored pillows to make it fun and interesting.

Selling your Home: Open House Checklist

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This is the handout I give to sellers after I have staged, so they can keep the house looking great for open houses or showings.

Open House Checklist

  1. House clean
  2. Beds made
  3. Dishes washed and put away
  4. Trash bins emptied
  5. Everyday papers and clutter out of sight
  6. All window coverings opened
  7. All lights on
  8. Fresh towels in bathrooms
  9. Thermostat at a comfortable temperature
  10. Fireplace going during Fall and Winter months
  11. Battery operated candles on
  12. Garage door down, and no cars in the driveway
  13. Decks and patios swept clean
  14. Lawn mowed
  15. All signs that a pet lives there are removed.
  16. Pets and family members away during open house

Provided by Kathy Regini, owner of A Change of Space

www.achangeofspaceco.com

303.818.0828

 

Spa Master Bath

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The free standing tub is the main design element in this master bath, and I have to say this is one of my favorite master baths of all time. The sky lights, the wood and stone accents and the crisp white walls make it so welcoming. Just looking at it makes you relax!

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Ways to Create a Beautiful Dining Room

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A welcoming and beautiful dining room doesn’t just happen by putting a table down with some chairs around it. Just like the rest of the house, the details really matter. If you feel like your eating space could use a little something, here are a few ideas:

  1. Add a painted deep colored accent wall with or a modern wallpaper.
  2. Put in really gorgeous lighting
  3. Have a natural and sculptural centerpiece
  4. Add some wine storage
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