Are You Over Renovating Your Home?

Are You Over Renovating Your Home?

A few years ago, I staged a house for a single mom 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. She upgraded her builder en-suite into this stunning retreat thinking that she would recoup the money back when she sold her…

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Hardwood Floors vs Laminate Floors. Which one should you choose?

Hardwood Floors vs Laminate Floors. Which one should you choose?

  Hardwood or Laminate? Which one should you choose? One of my clients wanted to replace the carpeting in their living room & dining room.  They weren’t sure if they should use hardwood or laminate flooring.  Great question! Hardwood flooring is an investment that will last you a life time and add more value to your home.  It is seen as being more luxurious than laminate. Hardwood floors is one of the most sought after…

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NO More Popcorn Ceiling!

NO More Popcorn Ceiling!

NO More Popcorn Ceiling! In the fall of 2015, I joined almost 200 Designers/Bloggers in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling It Home where we have 6 weeks to transform a room of our choice from boring to stunning! I picked our Master Bedroom & En-suite because it was, quite frankly, dated,boring and I so desperately wanted a change.  But at week 4, I ran into a major set-back with our popcorn…

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Are your light switches & wall plates up to date?

Are your light switches & wall plates up to date?

Are your light switches & wall plates up to date? Small details like light switches can make a big difference to the value of your home. When a potential buyer walks into a home, the light switches are very visible.  They are one item that can set the “tone” for the home.  Meaning, if they are dated, it gives an appearance that the home is dated.  If they are current, then people will not notice…

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How to Convert a Closet into a Shower

How to Convert a Closet into a Shower

How to Convert a Closet into a Shower & Add $15K – 20K to the Value Of Your Home Most older homes have a two piece bathroom off the master bedroom if you’re lucky.  However, in today’s real estate market, buyers want showers in their en-suites.  They don’t want to trot down the hall to the family bathroom and wait their turn while junior finishes getting ready in the morning. Converting an adjoining  clothes closet…

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