2017 Top 5 Paint Colors To Sell Your Home

2017 Top 5 Paint Colors To Sell Your Home

2017 Top 5 Paint Colors To Sell Your Home Popular paint colors for staging colors come and go just like any trend.  A couple of years ago people were covering up their beige walls with gray.  Now you see this trend reversing itself.  The colder darker grays are definitely on their way out so you now see gray walls, especially “cool” darker walls being repainted for a lighter cooler gray, a warmer version of gray,…

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Build A Wood Beam Mantel

Build A Wood Beam Mantel

Build A Wood Beam Mantel About a month ago, I wrote about how to turn your basic builder boring fireplace into the focal point that it should be.  Help! How Can I Make My Fireplace Pop?  Most builders install a basic fireplace unless you purchase the upgrade package. I stumbled across this amazing DIY project by fellow blogger, Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama.  Dee and her husband turned their basic builder fireplace into a stunning…

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Does Converting A Garage Add Value To A Home?

Does Converting A Garage Add Value To A Home?

My husband and I were looking at potential “fixer uppers” to flip.  There was one home that had a lot of “potential” – meaning it needed a lot of work.  It looked like someone had already been fixing up this particular home but ran out of money and decided to list it.  One of the “upgrades” this person had done was to convert the garage into another bedroom.  It was originally a 3 bedroom house…

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Are You Over Renovating Your Home ?

Are You Over Renovating Your Home ?

Are You Over Renovating Your Home? Several years ago I staged a house that had a gorgeous en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom.  Beautiful tiles, nice new vanity, great shower including a trendy rain shower head.   The en-suite was stunning. Who wouldn’t like that right?  The cost of the reno, unfortunately, was equally as stunning.    The challenge was that the bathroom was in a townhouse situated in a starter neighbourhood i.e. singles, single parent families, newly married…

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What’s the No. 1 question I get asked when I walk through someone’s home to stage it?

What’s the No. 1 question I get asked when I walk through someone’s home to stage it?

What’s the No. 1 question I get asked when I walk through someone’s home to stage it?   Give up?  The No. 1 question I get asked when I do a staging consult is ………… “What Color Should I Paint My Walls !!!!”  The popular staging color currently is gray.  But wait !  Before you say you hate gray, there are a lot of different shades of gray (no pun intended) and there is bound…

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