I’ve invited Matt to share some tips with you since he’s the guy with all the knowledge on this subject – he’s a real estate appraiser and broker (yep both!) with over 25 years experience. I asked him to contribute some of his knowledge so he was kind enough to write up this article forContinue reading “Ten Tips for Selling Your Home”
I was walking through my neighborhood as I try to do everyday, spring is in full bloom here in California. I noticed so many of my neighbors either relaxing on their porches or doing yard work. One was moving dirt to his rear yard in a wheelbarrow, the next neighbor was planting flowers in pots,Continue reading “Outdoor Living Rooms”
For so long we’ve defaulted to the style of upper cabinets with closed doors in kitchens, then about ten years ago floating shelves began surging in popularity as a replacement. I wrote a post eight years ago questioning whether open shelves were timeless or trendy in kitchen spaces, and back then people had opinions. Looking backContinue reading “Kitchen Design: Alternatives for Upper Cabinets”
Years ago I painted the center island in my white kitchen a pale gray green (Ben Moore’s ‘Camouflage’) and I’ve loved it ever since. Today I was at Home Depot beginning my search for cabinets for the kitchen at the flip house, and I’ve had green on my mind for some time. I’m considering aContinue reading “Green Kitchen Cabinets”
A great question landed in my inbox regarding subway tile installation, it’s one I haven’t tackled here on the blog, so today’s a great day to do so! “Hi Kate, love your blog! I would love your opinion. I am using 3×6″ grey dove tile for a kitchen backsplash and now I’m confused about howContinue reading “Subway Tile Patterns”
I was asked by a reader recently about improvements to make to her home before they put it on the market for sale. This is a really common question, every homeowner wants to know what to do to increase the resale value of their home so it stands out, sells quickly, and you get theContinue reading “The Best Home Improvements for Resale”
Today the focus is on analogous color mixing. Analogous colors are those adjacent to each other on the color wheel and these examples below show this method of mixing color is another no fail way to combine hues in successful pairings by partnering your color of choice with its closest neighbor. Using complementary colors oftenContinue reading “Decorating with Analogous Color”
Do you ever look at a space and love it but feel overwhelmed in trying to recreate it? Often it’s the designers mix of pattern and color but there is one way to simplify the process and that’s with monochromatic decor. A medley of color is wonderful, but so is tone on tone or singleContinue reading “Decorating with Monochromatic Color”
We don’t have a coffee table in our family room anymore, we took it out a few months ago because I was tired of it, but I’m looking at others with different proportions. I’m taking my time finding the perfect one, but I do so love a beautifully styled coffee table with an organized collectionContinue reading “Coffee Table Styling”
On my list of things to get excited about, room reveals or seasonal decorating certainly rank higher than home improvement projects like toilet repair or how to install a sink. The topic of new window and door replacement was equally dry to me but I’ve had a change of heart on the matter. I nowContinue reading “Five Reasons to Invest in New Windows”
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