Why You Need to Go to Open Houses in your Neighborhood

Why You Need to Go to Open Houses in your Neighborhood

Why You Need to Go to Open Houses in your Neighborhood A few years ago I staged a townhouse that had a stunning newly renovated kitchen.  It was complete with long sleek granite counter tops, new high end kitchen cabinets and of course the very best stainless steel appliances. Around the same time I staged another townhouse that had a gorgeous en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom.  Beautiful tiles, nice new vanity, great shower including an expensive trendy…

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Entryway Makeover Reveal

Entryway Makeover Reveal

Entryway Makeover Reveal  Week 6 is finally here and time for my entryway makeover reveal!  A few weeks ago I happily discovered Linda from Calling It Home where she bi-annually runs an amazing One Room Challenge for designers/bloggers to choose one room of their home to redesign in six weeks.  We check in every week and share our progress – go and not so good.  There are 20 designers and 171 designers/bloggers that are all…

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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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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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Update Your Tired Patio Set

Update Your Tired Patio Set

Update Your Tired Patio Set Curb appeal for your home is the FIRST impression that people make when they pull up to your house.  Walk across the street right now and take a really good impartial look at your house. What’s your curb appeal?  Is it contemporary and update to date?  Or tired and dated looking?  Your patio set or bistro set or cafe set, whatever you call it, can have a huge impact on…

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