Design/Decorating

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Design/Decorating

2017 Kitchen Trends – Are you IN or OUT?

Countertops: For the past several years Granite was the most popular counter top. This year it’s still well-liked but you’ll want large veining throughout the slab instead of speckled patterns. Quartz has the look of stone without the maintenance which is why it’s the new “go-to” counter top. It comes in so many different colors and should be easy to find the perfect match. Marble is and will always be timeless but don’t forget it’s still easily stained. Last on the list this year is Butcher Block; probably because…

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Ease your anxiety when choosing paint

Many people are intimidated by the thought of choosing paint color. Have you ever walked into a room and automatically felt warm and cozy? Or walked into a room and felt uncomfortable? Color is psychological and can change our mood, our personality, our behavior and can even change our eating habits. So to give you more confidence and help you through the process, here are some things to consider before making that crucial decision. Start with figuring out what mood you want to create. Is it a…

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2017 Color of the Year

Fashion and Home Designs are always given a nice little shove each time the new colors are announced.  Some people seem to go into panic mode thinking they have to change things up.  Well not wanting you to panic but be informed, here’s the list from 3 influential players. Pantone announced their inspiration comes from nature and their color of the year is Greenery. It’s a fresh yellowy green hue much like leaves or grass.  It looks bright and cheery. Benjamin Moore chose something dark and allusive. Shadow 2117-30.…

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10 Tips to Flipping Houses

Want to Flip Houses? Before you decide to take on the challenge, here are 10 tips to make the risky more lucrative. Know the Market. Real Estate can be affected by factors of the economy, interest rates and the time of year. Use the expertise of a Realtor, search classified ads, websites and bank foreclosures. Look for cosmetic-only repairs. Look for a “bad” house in a decent neighborhood. A home that needs some love and attention is an excellent consideration. Think reasonable updates. Avoid homes requiring costly…

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Decorating with Pumpkins for Fall

Big or small, we all have some area near the front door that can be decorated with a little something that welcomes you home or your many visitors. Pumpkins of various shapes, sizes and colors placed in a basket always appear festive and coordinate with potted mums quite nicely. If you want your arrangement to have that little something extra, cut a few branches from a tree or bush and add them to the basket. This shows craftiness and artistic flair with minimal effort. Displaying your home…