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Going Exotic: Countertops With Personality

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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Granite, quartz, marble, concrete - there are so many relatively standard options for countertops. But what if you want something a little different? Go exotic, and you'll never be worried about someone coming over and pointing out that they have the exact same countertop in their bathroom. Make a smart choice, and even though your upfront cost may be greater, you just might get paid back in the end. "Indeed, unique kitchen countertops add a ‘wow' factor to your home,... [read more]

Stage Your Home, Including The Garage, To Sell

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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If you were going on an important job interview, you'd dress to impress. That's exactly what you want to do with your home, too–dress or, rather, stage to impress and sell! Selling your home requires a keen eye to make it appeal to a wide audience. That means you need to take time to make sure that your home is dressed up and ready to be shown off. I've written a lot about curb appeal and fixing up your home so that it's ready to be listed for sale, but sometimes the... [read more]

Does Your Front Door Need A Makeover?

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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It's been proven that the No. 1 mot valuable makeover in terms of return on investment is a front door redo. A new front door returns 96.6 percent of the cost, according to Remodeling magazine's annual Cost vs. Value report for 2014. But not just any front door will do. Choosing the right door, and, specifically, the right color, is critical for adding value, but also for enjoying your home. It's the first thing people see and the last one on many homeowners'... [read more]

Updating The Bath: Standalone Tubs

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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One of the hottest interior design trends today is the standalone tub. From classic clawfoot models to more modern shapes, the tub is having a renaissance. "A renewed interest in the freestanding tub has seen design firms rolling out an array of amazing bathtubs that are aesthetic and economically viable," said Decoist. "Bringing along with it an aura of luxury, elegance and affluence, the standalone bathtub is all about revving up the style quotient of your bathroom... [read more]

What Is The Home Seller's Staging Hiding From You?

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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When sellers stage their homes, they're simply trying to make their homes as attractive as possible to buyers. Staging can include cleaning, decluttering, depersonalizing and decorating the home. It can be done by the seller, or by a professional who goes so far as to completely overhaul a home with glamorous rented furniture and accessories. At its best, staging helps buyers see the possibilities so they can easily visualize themselves owning and living in the home. It can also distract... [read more]

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