February 8, 2018

Home Staging Tips: How to Stage a Fireplace

Fireplaces are a “hot feature” on a homebuyer’s wish list, that’s why home stagers take the time to probably stage a fireplace before a home sale. Fireplaces have the capability of being a bold focal point within a space or an unattractive nuance dating the room. With so many buyers desiring this property feature, a home seller needs to take time to highlight their fireplace, making it center stage in the room.  According to a National Association of Realtors 2013 Home Features Survey they found that 57-percent purchased a house with a fireplace. What’s even more important then the fireplace itself, is what’s surrounding it. One term widely used is a “mantle scape” which is adding natural elements of various shapes, sizes, textures to set a scene across your fireplace’s mantel. Try these tips when updating your dingy fireplace when staging a home: Update Fireplace Materials Screens. If your fireplace has a brass screen […]
January 18, 2018

“Home Goals” to Conquer in 2018

The new year provides the perfect excuse to set new “home goals” that   can help you improve your mental and physical well-being. From getting organized to cleaning to repairs or trying something new, make 2018 your best year yet with these home goals. When building your master to-do list, choose a good mix of home goals that can tackle different areas of the home, vary in budget, project duration and have a scale of skills set required. This way you conquer multiple projects during a variety of times throughout the year to maximize your efficiency to schedule what you can accomplish and hire a professional for the rest. Whether you rent or own, keep an ongoing master list of projects and ideas you’d like to get done to feel more at home where you dwell. The list can contain manageable small items like painting a room or changing a […]
January 11, 2018

[VIDEOS] Truth Behind Living in a Clutter-Free Home Part II

There is no place like home when it’s organized. Did you know you don’t have to live with the clutter around you? You can make a conscious decision, right now, to live in a clutter-free home and stay on top of the mess by implement a few of these home organizing strategies. We recently shared why clutter maybe building up in your home and how a combination acknowledging its presence and obtaining home pride you can begin to declutter your life – both mentally and physically. If you missed the first part of The Truth Behind Living in a Clutter-Free Home than read the post here before continuing with these strategies. One of the biggest problems homeowners face is dealing with clutter and cleanliness. When a homeowner hears those two “C” words, they tend to twitch and immediately get defensive about their private space. If this sounds like you, it’s important […]
January 4, 2018

[VIDEOS] The Truth Behind Living in a Clutter-Free Home Part I

Let me be the first to say, “get-organized” usually tops the a New Year’s resolution list of many, especially if you’re a homeowner — but clutter tends to build back up by the end of January. The truth: living in a clutter-free home takes work, consistency but most importantly a mind shift. As a home stager I never really understood why a home with amazing potential, looked like a cluttered pig sty. Dirty laundry piled high, dishes in the sink, dust bunnies the size of tumbleweeds rolling across the floor, surfaces that have never seen a cleaning cloth and clutter build-up in every room can be a turn off for any potential home buyer or guest alike. I quickly discovered clutter not only has to do with a homeowner’s living habits, but their level of what I like to call “home-pride.”  Pride(n.) 1. their triumphs were a source of pride: self-esteem, dignity, honor, self-respect, self-worth, self-regard, pride in oneself. 2. take pride in a good job […]
December 8, 2017

[Shop the Look] 2017 Holiday Gift Giving Guide for the Home Under $100

It’s that time of year again, have you started your holiday gift shopping yet? If you’re stumped and not sure what to get a family member, friend or client — why not get them something to utilize at home. In this guide, there is over 60-holiday gift ideas for the home. From something soft and furry to tech gadgets to kitchen finds this is a unique budget-friendly guide that will be sure to please even the most difficult person on your gift list.    Gifts Under $25 These inexpensive gifts are on trend to show off in the new year. The best part, the organic materials and mixed metals on these items makes each piece look priceless. Consider gifting this phone storage workout bottle for those in your life who love to hit the gym. Or surprise your work-alcoholic friend with this blinged out desk calendar. You’ll also find several […]