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Staging Across America-Redfin Article

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Excited to be part of an article published by Redfin about secrets of preparing your home for sale by city. Have a look!

https://www.redfin.com/blog/2017/11/home-staging-secrets-by-city.html

Front Porch Curb Appeal

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Planters are a way to give your front entry area curb appeal. They soften the space and make it more welcoming.

How to Fix a Boring Hallway

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If you have a hallway with carpet and bare walls, you know how boring it can feel. Hallways are frequently overlooked when it comes to home decor. But you spend a decent amount of time traveling your hallways, and a stylish and welcoming hallway can be a wonderful way to access all the other spaces of your home. Here are some tips.

  1. If it is carpeted, switch to wood floors. Or at least place a beautiful runner with some pattern and color. Warm and welcoming.
  2. Hallways are a great place for family photo collections, mirrors, or large art. It can look like an art gallery!
  3. Consider a shallow console table or shallow floating shelf to break up the long lines.
  4. If you are willing to tear into the drywall, consider a large alcove, or shallow built- in bookshelves.
  5. Add wall sconces for decorative lighting.

Staging with the Color Orange for Fall

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Here’s my recent staging with a touch of orange to bring in Fall!

 

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

by kathyregini | Comments Off on Home Staging as Part of your Selling Strategy

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

by kathyregini | Comments Off on Sheet Backsplash to Update your Kitchen

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-