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4 Hot Fireplace Trends

Fireplaces often become the focal point of a room. New technological advances are allowing home owners to do a lot more with their fireplaces too, according to Napoleon Fireplaces, a manufacturer of wood and gas fireplaces and other household...
April 14, 2014

Staging to Sell: Transforming Small and Large Properties To Sell in Today’s Market

By Patti Stern, guest contributor Getting clients to consider staging their home to sell is a major challenge many real estate professionals encounter. Some sellers think their home is either too small or too big to be staged or...
March 17, 2014

A Decorator’s Personal Guide to Surviving a Home Remodeling Project

By Patti Stern, guest contributor Whether an experienced do-it-yourselfer or a first-time remodeler, a remodeling project can be intrusive and overwhelming to every aspect of a person’s life. That’s why hiring a professional can save time, money, and a...
February 17, 2014

Avoid Winter Repairs: How to Protect a Home From Cold

Sellers’ shutters and siding may look great. However, as this winter has repeatedly reminded us, all the beautiful features on the exterior of sellers’ home need to withstand the elements. Add to your blog a free article, How to...
February 7, 2014

When Selling a Home, Don’t Forget About the Garage!

By Charlene Storozuk, guest contributor Being the car enthusiast my husband is, when we were shopping for our home, the first thing he wanted to see was the garage. After checking it out, some of the homes would only...
February 3, 2014

Selling a Home Over the Holiday Season

By Charlene Storozuk, guest contributor Christmas is rapidly approaching, and it’s easy to get caught up in the décor hype that comes with this time of year. For those who celebrate Christmas, there’s something enchanting about bedecking your home...
December 16, 2013

Home Trends to Get Bolder in 2014

What will be “hot” in home interiors in the New Year? Plenty of designers are offering up their predictions, and here’s one outlook from Neil Kelly Co., a remodeling firm based in Portland, Ore. Neil Kelly Co. offers up...
December 9, 2013

Get Ready for the ‘Maximalism’ Movement Entering Interior Designs

By Anna Abbruzzo and Alain Courchesne, Guest Contributors A new philosophy is taking hold in interior design, and it puts the onus on style without clutter. The recession has finally dwindled and people are yearning for all of the...
November 25, 2013

The Right Kitchen Remodel Can Pay Off

By Sabine H. Schoenberg, SabinesHomes.com Traditional Kitchen by Boston Kitchen & Bath Designers Venegas and Company Unequivocally, the kitchen is … (1)     the most important space in a home today.  From a home value perspective this means it is the...
October 21, 2013

Seasonal Tips for a Great Looking Property This Fall

By Charlene Storozuk, Dezigner Digz It’s hard to believe that fall is already upon us. Summer may be over, but now is not the time to neglect a home’s exterior, especially if it’s going to soon be listed for-sale this...
October 14, 2013