3 Ways to Hide Negative Features

3 Ways to Hide Negative Features

Every room has positive and negative features, it’s what you do to downplay negative features that can make a buyer excited about your space. Take a look around the space you’re sitting in right now – is there a glaring eye-sore, repair or imperfection staring back at...
6 Last-Minute Halloween DIYs for the Home

6 Last-Minute Halloween DIYs for the Home

Happy Halloween! Halloween is a great time for decorating your home. Many homeowners spend days, not to mention a small fortune, making their spaces look scary and fun. The truth is that you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money making your house look haunted. ...
Lessons of a Superstorm

Lessons of a Superstorm

The night of October 29, 2012 changed our small beachfront community forever. Wind-driven storm surge from superstorm Sandy flooded the entire neighborhood leaving anything under five feet high submerged in the murky water. Recovery in Hamilton Beach, has been slow...
Laundry Room Design Ideas to Spin For

Laundry Room Design Ideas to Spin For

The laundry room is a thankless space in a house that many take for granted, but if a machine breaks or worst yet doesn’t exist believe me you’ll surely notice just how functional and convenient a laundry room can be. So, how do you make room in your home...
Benjamin Moore Announces 2017 Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore Announces 2017 Color of the Year

After a year of white ruling the design world, Benjamin Moore is plunging deep into it’s color palette. The company recently announced it’s 2017 color of the year, along with 22 colors you can pair with this bold hue. While the 2016 color was Simply White...
Housing Forecast: 2017 Will Be Hot, Is Your Home Ready for Sale?

Housing Forecast: 2017 Will Be Hot, Is Your Home Ready for Sale?

If you’re thinking of selling a home soon, next year may be the time! But, to sell in 2017 a home owner needs to start preparing their house for sale now. What should be on your to-do list to help improve the condition of the home to get the highest price in the...
Home Decorating Trend: Matte Black & Copper

Home Decorating Trend: Matte Black & Copper

Both black and copper have crossed paths in home decorating trends in past decades, but many designers are juxtaposing matte finishes with shiny metals to create an eye-catching opposition. Matte finishes are being used on walls, furniture, fixtures, and ceramics all...
Selling "As-Is" Affects a Sellers Advantage

Selling "As-Is" Affects a Sellers Advantage

A woman recently calls to discuss staging her home, but more importantly getting rid of her clutter. She has lived in her home for over 50 years; raised two kids there and is now ready to downsize and move in with her son. Over the phone, she mentioned removing items...
5 Makeover Secrets for a Total Transformation

5 Makeover Secrets for a Total Transformation

Updates to a home whether big or small can not only personalize the space, but provide a bigger return on your home’s investment. An entire home renovation can be overwhelming for some, who are not prepared for the unexpected.  Many homeowners are planning a...
Selling a Home After a Natural Disaster

Selling a Home After a Natural Disaster

Looking at this weekend’s storm coverage of Hurricane Matthew, that pounded the shoreline of four states – Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina – hundreds  of thousands of homes are dealing with storm surge, wind damage and...