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One of a kind furniture makeovers

Before kids (when I had more time on my hands), I enjoyed dabbling in rehabbing furniture finds from thrift stores and flea markets. Some of the pieces I refurbished we were able to enjoy in our home for years. They … Continue reading

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Is brass making a comeback?

For years I have recommended that clients replace their dated brass fixtures to help sell their house. These brass fixtures include but are not limited to plumbing, lighting, and cabinet hardware. Nickel, aged bronze, or chrome finish materials have been … Continue reading

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Does your master bedroom have the boring bedroom blues?

Does your master bedroom look more like a place where you sort your laundry or the place you keep your treadmill?  Because we don’t entertain in here, master bedrooms are typically the last room homeowners get around to decorating.  The … Continue reading

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Painting: Small investment yields big returns

I always tell my clients that paint is one of the least expensive home improvements a home owner can make, with the largest amount of return on investment (especially if homeowners are able to do the work themselves).  Painting as … Continue reading

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Decorating with Family Heirlooms

A main part of my job is helping home sellers depersonalize their home so others can envision themselves living there.  But when it comes to living in your home, you should personalize your space to reflect your tastes, passions, and … Continue reading

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Staging with Style and Color: Nautical Americana

  Real estate has not slowed this summer like we experienced in recent years.  It’s like the spring selling season stretched right through summer, and we are busier than ever before!  When staging new listings, we often start with a … Continue reading

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Exterior Upkeep: Ongoing plan saves money, maintains value

Lately I have been working with several home owners who have not been able to keep up with the exterior maintenance on their homes.  I don’t think it is intentional, it’s just not how people want to spend their time … Continue reading

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Mudrooms aren’t just for mud

One thing my personal home lacks is a nice landing pad for my family to place our things from the day when we get home from work and school.  A mud room is definitely on my wish list for my … Continue reading

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What single storage solution would you be lost without?

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Storage is no longer limited to closets and steel filing cabinets.  Designers have teamed up to invent creative storage solutions that look great while remaining functional.  Storage ottomans would be the single storage solution I would be lost without – … Continue reading

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Five Staging Dos for Getting Your Home Sold

While Staging is an art that cannot be captured in a generic set of rules that apply to every home for sale, there are common themes among the many staging consultations that I perform each year.  I thought that I … Continue reading

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