• Summer,  Yard & Garden

    How to Prepare Your Outdoor Living Space for Summer

    (ARA) – Memorial Day and Labor Day are traditionally viewed as the unofficial beginning and end of summer. Between holidays, life shifts outdoors as many homeowners make the most of the season. To enjoy as much time outside as possible, homeowners are increasingly taking advantage of their decks and patios to create true outdoor living spaces. Now more than ever, homeowners view their outdoor living areas as extensions of the home rather than as separate, rarely-used spaces. As the outdoor living trend continues to grow, homeowners are expanding the look and feel of their home’s interior, including the design, furnishings and entertainment features, outside. The evolving outdoor living trend also…

  • Home Decor,  Staging

    Look inside your bathroom

    Your bathroom is probably your first stop in the morning and your last stop at night before bed. For as much time as we spend in the bathroom, many of us don’t spend the time decorating or personalizing it – unless it’s with clutter. Whether you have a lot or a little to spend on brightening your bathroom, these tips will help you kiss boring bathrooms goodbye! .Go simple. Use soft, subtle colors that are calming. Bold colors may be a shock to your system in the morning. .Clear off your countertop. Only display what is needed with minimal decoration. .Lay down a comfortable rug in front of your sink.…

  • Renting

    Renting Versus Buying: A Guide to Help You Decide

    (ARA) – Buying a home is one of the most important decisions a person can make. After years of living with parents, with college classmates in dorms, or alone in an apartment, the time may come that buying a house or condominium will improve one’s financial stability and sense of personal security. “There are advantages and disadvantages to both purchasing a home for a primary residence and renting temporary living quarters,“ says Peter Palko, adjunct instructor at Brown Mackie College — Findlay. “I recommend that buyers take a broader, more flexible approach to buying property by maintaining alignment with their short and long term personal and financial goals. Spend as…

  • Yard & Garden

    Updated Yards

    Concrete patios and rock gardens are things of the past – today’s consumers want large, open yards where they can envision children throwing the ball around and dogs playing fetch! Contact me today for all of your real estate and home improvement needs!

  • Holiday,  Spring

    How to Choose the Perfect Bouquet for Mother’s Day

    (ARA) – Whether it’s your grandmother, mother, wife or friend, flowers continue to remain one of the most popular gifts to give on Mother’s Day. Make this her most memorable Mother’s Day yet by giving her something that reflects her unique personality and style. From contemporary to casual, Laura Milder, ProFlowers designer and floral expert, offers tips on how to make sure your bouquet selection will be the perfect fit for the personality and style of that special mom in your life.   Modern mom – She’s hipper than you, always has the latest editions of “Vogue” and “Vanity Fair,” and knows what’s “hot” before everyone else. For mothers that…

  • Home Decor,  Staging

    Updated Basements

    Finished basements will make any home more attractive. Today, 9-foot ceilings and large windows are in high demand – the high ceilings make room for the home theater systems that are hot on the market! Contact me today for all of your real estate and home improvement needs!