Tips to Make Your Home both Beautiful and Kid-Friendly

Have you  ever  been  to  a  home where it’s  clear  that the kids  have taken  over  the space?  It’s  obvious  that the home has  become  more of  a  playground,  filled  with toys  and  bright-colored  plastic  everywhere.  Homes  like this  often  sacrifice style for  durability  or stain-resistance.  Maybe this  is  your  home?  The good  news  is …

10 New Real Estate Trends

Current  trends  in real  estate  include  a  mix  of  positive  and negative  developments. The market  has  been  heavily  affected  by  the Covid-19  pandemic  that  has  created a  new housing  environment  which is  expected to  alter  the  way  we  approach real estate  for  the  next  few years, and maybe  beyond.   Here are  the 10  key  emerging …

6 Ways to Beat Burnout!

It’s been about a year and a half since many of us have started working from home and while some of us are slowly transitioning back to the office, the majority remain either at home or are committed to a flex schedule that allows for a bit of back and forth. Regardless of your specific…

Can’t Sell Your Home in a Seller’s Market?

It’s  no  secret  that  most  of  the  country  is  experiencing  a  strong  seller’s  market. With more  homebuyers  than inventory, most  sellers  have been  delighted  to  sell quickly  and often with multiple  offers.  Yet,  some  homes  are  still  sitting  on  the market  and these  sellers  may  be  wondering  why. Here are  7  reasons  why  your  home …

Top Trends for Your Outdoor Living Space

Summer is here and you’re spending more time outdoors. For most of us, this still means primarily in our own backyards. Personal outdoor space has never been more popular and if yours could use a little sprucing up, here are the hottest trends for 2021. Outdoor Kitchens – This trend is going nowhere. Ever since…

6 Upgrades Millennial Buyers Pay More For – and 1 Exception

Home sellers assume they must make some upgrades before putting their home on the market. While any deferred maintenance or extreme wear-and-tear issues should be addressed, major upgrades or updates may not net more money when you sell; especially with millennial buyers, who are looking for their first home in droves. 6 Common Upgrades Millennial…

How To: Make Puffy Sidewalk Paint

School is just about out for the summer and there is one thing on every parent’s mind; How are you going to entertain your kids for the next few months? Puffy sidewalk paint is easy-to-make, allows your children to be creative, and, most importantly, it keeps them and their mess outside! Check out the recipe…

6 “Must Do” Projects for May

Summer is quickly approaching! As you get ready to spend more time outside, make sure everything for the season is in order. Getting a jumpstart on prepping your house and tools for Summer will not only save you time later, but give you the opportunity to complete these projects at a leisurely pace. Check out…

Fresh & Eclectic Design Trends for 2021

Recent interior design trends have focused on one primary era or design scheme. Mid-century modern furniture and accents have dominated the magazine covers and home shows as decorators have worked with their clients to bring this trend into their spaces. Yet, what to do about the beautiful antique chest from your grandma or the dining…

Smells Like Spring!

What if we told you that you could have your house smelling like Spring, without risking the allergen irritants that come along with the season’s weather? Throw together one of these easy scent simmers and your house will be ready for showings, guests, or even just a relaxing evening at home.

Your “Starter Home” Might Last Longer than You Think

New homebuyers often tell their agents that they are looking for their “starter home.” Several factors go into this approach. These are typically younger buyers, often without children. They may be looking for a maintenance-free home, like a condo, or they might assume that starter homes are more budget-friendly. There are plenty of good reasons…

How to Bring Restaurant Design to your Dining Room

Remember the feeling of walking into your favorite restaurant and looking forward to a nice meal in a great atmosphere? With the shutdown of indoor dining around the country, social media has been flooded with beautiful pictures of homemade food. Now it’s time to bring that same enthusiasm to your dining room décor and complete…