Blog Posts in Category: Decor
Staging your home in the best way possible is proven to increase the value of your home. Walking into a house with basic furniture and decorations gives potential buyers an idea of what life will be like there. And removing personal items helps you disconnect from the home.
In a recent report by the National Association of Realtors, 83% of buyer's agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. The most commonly-staged rooms include the living room (93%), kitchen (84%), master bedroom (78%), and dining room (72%). more...
The 7-Day Declutter Challenge
Spring and summer cleaning do not need to be an unwanted series of tasks. If you’ve added decluttering to your list of spring cleaning tasks, this seven-day challenge will get your home tidy and organized in no time—and with little to no added stress. These manageable steps should not take up too much of your day and will assist you with bringing a feeling of tranquillity and harmony into your home.
Monday: Living and Dining Rooms Start by cleaning drawers and cabinets. Remove any trash or unused items. Repurpose or donate any items that are not being used. Tuesday: Kitchen Donate or sell any appliances you barely use. Trash expired items from the refrigerator, pantry, and cabinets. Donate unopened food. Wednesday: Bedrooms and Closets Donate any items that no longer fit. Donate items you haven’t worn in the past year. Organize toys and books, and then donate any that are rarely used. Thursday: Bathrooms Dispose of any expired makeup or toiletries. Reduce any beauty items to only those used regularly. Friday: Office/desk space Organize and sort any papers you need to keep. Shred and recycle any papers you do not need. Donate old books you have already read to the local library or school. Saturday: Storage Areas Donate or sell any furniture or household items you are not using. Store all seasonal items and holiday decorations in clearly labeled bins out of the way. Sunday: Garage and Car Dispose of broken items or items that no longer work. Donate any items you don’t use. Clean out the car, removing any items that do not belong there. more...
5 Ways to Maximize Your Outdoor Space
With Alameda, San Francisco, and Santa Clara counties stuck in phase 2 of California's 4-stage re-opening plan, many inner Bay Area residents are feeling the physical and mental burden that is added by social distancing and sheltering-in-place.
Keeping that in mind, if you have a patio, a deck, or just a small patch of grass in your backyard, this is the perfect time to upgrade your outdoor space. The following tips will help you create the backyard environment you'll love. more...
We've all had that one household item that was passed on or given away. But what about the items we know to be worth hanging on to for generations? Think staples that can stand the trial of time, nostalgic finds, or even flea market treasures you can't stand to leave behind. Today we'll be listing the stylistic layout pieces worth staying with, regardless of a remodel, a distant move or spring cleaning cleanse from a number of trusted home decor specialists. This is what you shouldn't leave behind at any point in the near future.
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Selling your home can be both invigorating and upsetting, particularly if it's your first time. Despite why you chose to sell your home, there are various complexities you can accidentally fall into, making your home selling experience far less than perfect. Fortunately, we've assembled a summary of the most widely recognized home selling mistakes to avoid when selling your home.
Underestimating the cost of selling your house
While the point of selling your home is to eventually benefit from the profits, many home sellers disregard the expenses related to selling their home. First of all, you can hope to utilize five to six percent of the entire cost of your home to cover the commissions of both the seller and buyer agents. For instance, in the event that you sell your home for $700,000 you could end up paying upwards of $30,000 in commission fees. Besides, this substantial cost does exclude potential concessions homebuyers may need you to make during the negotiation stage, for example, making fixes proposed by a home inspector.
Skipping a pre-listing home inspection before selling your house
Selling a house can be stressful, even when everything is going according to plan. However, if a homebuyer employs an inspector who notices an issue like pests, mold, or a split foundation, your feelings of anxiety will increase as you jeopardize losing the entire deal. Given that home inspections are relatively affordable, there's very little motive to stay away from them. Getting a pre-posting home review will comfort your psyche, as you'll either realize that your house is in sound condition or you'll have the option to handle the issues before homebuyers get the opportunity to bring them up during the negotiation stage. In the event that an issue arises, you can either fix it or you can tell purchasers and afterward and make a concession during the negotiation stage by properly depreciating the cost of your home.
Pricing your home incorrectly
On the off chance that you price your home excessively high, your home may remain available on the market for an unfathomable length of time. Then again, in the event that you price your home very low, you'll probably sell your home swiftly yet you chance passing up a lot of cash. The initial step to seeing how much your house is worth is using an online calculator or contact Advent for a free home valuation consultation. Schedule a meeting with your realtor afterward to consider an adequate pricing method for your home. They will take a gander at similar properties in your neighborhood that were recently sold, as well as bring perceptive insights into what the housing market is currently doing. Together, you'll select a satisfactory opening cost as well as a pricing strategy that will incentivize purchasers if your home starts to sit available for a long time.
Not budgeting for your move
At the point when you think about the moving procedure, you have two choices: paying a moving company or get your friend's truck and moving your items with buddies. By hiring a moving company instead of moving without anyone's help, you're getting somebody who will pack, move, and afterward unload your things. This implies a full-service mover can certainly be justified despite the tasks associated with selling your home. Also, when you contract movers your assets are safeguarded so you're secured in the event that anything breaks.
Not addressing the exterior of your house
Throughout the years, your home's outside has gotten damaged from the elements. With everything the unstoppable force of life tosses at it consistently, the paint on your home's outside and the stain on your deck has likely lost a touch of their radiance. So before posting, make certain to pressure wash your home first. Ensuring your home puts its best self forward in the marketing photos, you will likewise improve the general check offer when purchasers, in the long run, arrive for a tour. Along with pressure washing your home and deck, you can likewise set aside the time to pressure wash your garage door entryway, fence, yard, driveways, and any walkways you may have.
One of the primary things a potential purchaser will see when they pull up to your house is the paint. On the off chance that you need to establish a suitable first impression, at that point you'll have to guarantee that your house is painted an intriguing color and that the nature of your paintwork is choice. While the activity of repainting your home may take a couple of days, the benefit of painting your home before selling will be certainly justified regardless of the effort. An ongoing report found that painting the outside of your home has a 51% quantifiable profit. But try not to stop with just the outside! In the event that you happen to have a bold and unfitting divider, you'll need to repaint them to be a more buyer-friendly neutral shade. Doing so will make it simpler for purchasers to have the option to imagine themselves living in your home as it makes them think about your dividers as a clear canvas.
Not refinishing hardwood floors or cleaning your carpet In case you're reading this at home, look down. How do your floors look? Regardless of whether they don't look awful, there's a fair possibility they're beginning to show their age. Since potential purchasers will be assessing each part of your home, you should begin considering revamping your hardwood floors and cleaning your rug. Regardless of where you're selling, the best time to have your rug cleaned or hardwood floors revamped is directly before you organize your home. Since you'll as of now be moving most (or the entirety) of your furniture to either another home or a capacity unit, this is an extraordinary time to complete your floors (like the floors above) and make them an offering point to potential homebuyers. Forgoing professional real estate photos With the coming of cameras on cell phones, everybody likes to consider themselves a photographer nowadays. Despite the fact that that image you took of your meal a week ago seemed as though it could be highlighted in promotions, you're still most likely not prepared to take your own real estate photographs. A Real Estate Photographer will ensure that your home looks extraordinary when you show it, in addition to the fact that they have the professional equipment, and they comprehend the points that best sell a home. On the off chance that you have an enormous home, a dazzling perspective you need to flaunt, or a lot of land, you may need to consider having aerial photographs taken of your home. The perspectives that automatons can catch are noteworthy and can assist appear with offing your home such that it will ensure it stands apart from different houses in your general vicinity that is available. Furthermore, drone innovation makes this choice more affordable than at any time in recent history, permitting you to get much more value for your money. Lingering during a home tour No one likes someone lingering around them, especially when they happen to be the owner of the house they're touring. On the off chance that you don't leave the home during a showing, potential buyers feel ungainly as they aim to discuss their thoughts on the house. You additionally keep your listing agent from being able to do their job to the best of their abilities as you’re naturally going to want to answer any questions the buyers have rather than leaving those questions to your agent. So as opposed to remaining in your home during a tour, try taking the opportunity to go shopping, get things done, or visit a few companions. Your agent will be thankful! Taking a Lowball Offer Personally Despite your reasons behind moving, the way that you've most likely lived in your home for a considerable length of time implies that you have plenty of solid sentiments attached to it. So when you get a lowball offer, it's normal to feel offended. Rather than leaving, send them back a counteroffer that you and your realtor believe is reasonable. In the event that they truly are intrigued, then you’ll be glad you didn’t let your emotions get the better of you. If you need any assistance during your home selling process, please call Darryl Glass via. Phone at (510) 500-7531, or email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. You can also schedule a call with Darryl directly on his calendar below: more...
Decorating the Perfect Guest Room
One of the many pleasures of home decorating is welcoming your friends, family, and loved ones into your home to experience it. If you're someone who loves to host (or even if you're not!), creating the ideal guest sanctuary is key to ensuring an unforgettable stay for your family and friends.
The best guest rooms are uncluttered, comfortable and feel a little like home. But it is also a place to explore decor options, put your own personal touch, and make your guests feel like they're staying somewhere that is intentional, welcoming, and well-planned. Whether you add a bold wallpaper or you're seeking ways to create the ideal guest room oasis, we've formed our favorite guest room decor tips. more...
Good news for those who want to get a head start on their home decor remodeling plans: Home remodeling site Houzz, a database where millions of home decor enthusiasts and interior designing experts share decorating concepts, recently created a summary of home design patterns ready to find their way into your home this year.
Formal Dining Rooms Regardless of whether it's an easygoing weeknight dinner or a Saturday evening gathering, meals nowadays will be shared over casual arrangements, often within or near the kitchen. Houzz anticipates that residents should treat their dining areas like the stunning spaces they should be, with eye-catching hues, designs, bold light fixtures and fine art that probably won't fit somewhere else inside the style of the home. Colorful Kitchens In the kitchen, an all-white color palette has ruled since the beginning of time. They're timeless, typical, modern, clean, and compliments almost any decor style. In any case, residents just might be seeking a change in 2020. As indicated by Houzz, while white cabinets remain a preference to remodelers (with 40% of redesigning property owners installing them), there's a greater uptick in those seeking more choices. Houzz recognizes delicate shades of light grays and blues, as a substitute on-the-rise for the all-white kitchen. Another choice for the individuals who can't leave behind their white cupboards? Try small touches of wood, which can be presented through open racking, ledges, drawers, and pull-outs. more...
Home Trends can make your home feel and look new and refreshing, but they can also make your home feel outdated and uncomfortable. Some trends reach their end date while some become timeless. You might be asking yourself “How can I tell when my home needs to be renovated?” The most common method of staying up-to-date is to find blogs, influencers, and catalogs that fit the moods you want to show inside and outside of your home. You can modernize your home with small details like adding wallpaper, plants, and accents. Or you could go big and paint your rooms, order new furniture, or even add/remove the carpet. But remember, trends change like the seasons. So here is a list of 10 Home Decor Trends we’ve noticed that are losing their appeal this forthcoming Winter Season. 1. Fake Plants Implementing Plants in your home can help improve your indoor air quality. So place a few living plants in the appropriate hospitable locations of your home over several fake plants and flowers. If you’re concerned about your lack of a green thumb, here are a few suggestions that are easy to care for during winter. • In an Overly-Heated Room: Cacti and Desert Plants • In a Dry Room: Aloe or Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees • In a Dry Room: Philodendrons or Succulents • In a Low-Light Room: Chinese Evergreen, or Aglaonema • In a Drafty Room: Christmas Cactus or Jade Plants 2. Too Much Granite Granite is a popular option when choosing kitchen counters, but avoid going overboard by adding accents such as quartz or butcher block countertop for your kitchen island and workspace. 3. Industrial Everything Industrial home decor has been popular for decades; Edison bulbs, exposed brick, rusted or brushed metal accents are a few examples of this decor design. However, there is such a thing as too much industrial. If you want to go for an industrial look inside of your home, add a couple of elements such as modern pendant lights or a pegboard backsplash. 4. All Grey Everything Adding to the Industrial trend we’ve listed prior to this, all grey rooms can sometimes make a room feel dull and life-less in contrary to creating a calming and minimal environment. If it is too late to re-paint your walls or you absolutely adore your grey furniture, try adding in some vivid colored plants or wall decor that is an appropriate fit for the type room. 5. Vertical Blinds Vertical blinds can be a pain to open, close, and can become tangled easily. So most home decor enthusiasts update to mini blinds, DIY window treatments, and lightweight curtains to preserve the abundant natural sunlight in their homes. 6. Indoor Wicker Furniture Wicker furniture is typically a top choice for your balcony or porch, so keep the wicker outside. When used indoors, wicker is one of those home trends that can quickly make a home look dated. 7. Carriage hinges Carriage Hinges are most popularly found on tilt-up retractable garage doors that usually do not open like shed doors. This trend could make your home garage feel more like a barn shed as opposed to a destination for your vehicle. 8. Tuscan-Inspired Kitchens A popular kitchen design trend for just about two decades, but Tuscan kitchens are starting to lose their appeal. Instead of lots of stone and darker colors, today’s kitchens focus on brighter lighting and a crisp color palette for home trends. 9. Brass Hardware Metals may be in when it comes to accessories, but avoid shiny brass as it can make a kitchen look dated. Instead, replace cabinet hardware with brushed nickel, glass or stainless steel. 10. Bold Appliances Bold kitchen colors are on-trend, but avoid choosing bright colors for appliances. You wouldn’t put a ’70s avocado green or goldenrod refrigerator in your kitchen now, so just imagine how that bold red or seafoam green appliance will in a few years. We hope this list is helpful to your home modernization, we anticipate the various point of views about trendy home decor. Please let us know what your thoughts are in the comment section below, or tag us in your post on any social platform! more...