August 23, 2018

How to Decorate an Open Layout in a Home

Does your home represent a floor plan with an open layout? It can be a challenging room to furnish if you’re having trouble determining where one area ends and another begins without a wall forcing you to stop.   A layout’s openness usually provides more space than a traditional closed-in room and more light. This is an extremely popular option these days in a home because you can use the space for multiple purposes, for instance combining a living and dining room. Here are a few basic tips that can help you create a stylish, comfortable room with function for all. Open Layout Tip #1: Create Specific Functions in the Area It’s important to distinguish the various areas of the room from one another, since there are no walls dictating your decision. As you can see in the image below, we decided to break up the room based on where the longest wall was located. We […]
August 16, 2018

4 Factors That Will Affect Your Roof’s Lifespan

The roof is one of the most important parts of your property to maintain. If neglected, roof damage can led to even bigger repair headaches for the homeowner — from animal infestation to water damage. So, how do you know when it’s time to change the roof? There are a few outside factors to consider. Most homeowners are not aware of the lifespan of their roof until it’s too late. But, the first step of knowing your roof’s lifespan is knowing what outside factors are affecting your roof. This’ll help you help your roof elongate its lifespan and be able to provide durability and stability for you and your family according to Dallas roofing contractors: Inclement Weather Outside elements affect your roof more than you might think. If you’re in an area that deals with excessive inclement weather (snow storms, excessive heat, hurricanes, etc.) your roof will surely be affected more. […]
August 2, 2018

Last Minute Dorm Essentials Every Student Needs

Sending a kid off to college this year? An empty nest doesn’t have to require an empty wallet. We’ve gathered our back-to-college picks that will turn a dull, boring dorm room into a multi-functional space for your kid to study hard or kick back and relax between classes. It can be a daunting task, packing up your life to move into a tiny dorm room with a stranger. It’s important to pack accordingly so you don’t waste space or end up with duplicate items. So, what do you need to bring to show off your style, save space and get you through until Thanksgiving? Well, check out our dorm picks from colorful area rugs and lighting to on-trend decor and pretty bedding there is something for everyone at an affordable price. Decor That Rules  The decor items below involve marble, mixed metals, organic materials, tassels and geometric patterns to keep your […]
July 19, 2018

Where to Start If You Want to Stage a Home on a Budget

So, you’ve made the life altering decision to sell your home and move on. That’s great! But, there is a lot of planning and preparation that has to coincide with this decision before placing the property on the real estate market. What’s your price point? Who’s your home buyer avatar? Where should you start making updates on your home? As a home stager, clients ask all the time, “where should I start staging my property?” There actually is a method to the madness. A qualified home stager will know what areas to focus on to highlight, to downplay and of course to update. For every property our company stages, we have a plan in place. Many times I refer to this plan as a “multipage action plan” which contains everything a home seller needs to complete on the property, broken out by room, before the home is listed on the market. […]
June 28, 2018

Tori’s 2018 Summer Home Goals

Summer is the season that reminds us of vitality, it symbolizes freedom, growth and exudes youthfulness as we take part in fun activities. The days are longer and the nights warmer to spend more time outdoors—gardening in the yard, jumping in the pool, firing up the barbecue, dining al fresco and soaking up the summer sun.  The earlier days in the season provide additional time to take on outdoor maintenance projects you may have come across when you inspected the exterior of your home in spring, but didn’t have time to get to yet. So, take action and sprinkle some of those projects into your schedule along with these tips below to welcome summer—don’t forget to plan a few adventures as well. Over the weekend Sal and I grabbed our new home planner, which highlights common seasonal projects and gives you a place to store all your home ideas. We prioritized which projects […]