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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How’s Your Curb Appeal?

How’s Your Curb Appeal?

How’s Your Curb Appeal? 1. Potential home owners do what they call a “drive by.”  It’s exactly as it sounds.  They drive by the house to see if they like the external look of the house.  If they like it, they will make an appointment to see it.  If they don’t, they keep on driving.  It’s that simple.  The house may be stunning inside, but some people don’t want just a stunning house inside, most people…

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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?

I was 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 with the bedrooms…

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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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