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,”

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How to Green-Up Your Home’s Value

(ARA) – Want a good way to help protect the value of your home? Remember these two words: green matters. Not green paint, mind you, but green space. It’s an umbrella term for the trees, lawn, shrubs and other plantings that can affect not only the salability of your home, but your utility bills as well. Which is why Project EverGreen, a national non-profit organization, is leading the charge to educate consumers about the many values of green space — especially as it affects their pocketbooks. According to Den Gardner, executive director of Project EverGreen, “research shows that improving the

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Update Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important parts of interior decorating, yet it’s often overlooked. If your home doesn’t have a lot of natural light, you should think about installing recessed lighting or new sconces. You want your visitors and potential buyers to see your beautiful home in the best of light! Contact me today for all of your real estate and home improvement needs!

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Ring in Spring with Tulips

(ARA) – Tulips are a vibrant, timeless symbol of spring. They are available from January through May and join groundhogs, grass and new leaves on trees as indicators that warmer weather is on its way. Their delicate shape, graceful posture and vibrant colors have inspired this flower’s popularity across cultures and throughout time. They are a great way to celebrate spring holidays, including Easter. Forever recognized as a symbol of spring, nothing is more appropriate to decorate for your spring festivities. Many spring celebrations focus on the concept of rebirth or renewal due to spring being the time of new

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Kitchen Updates Worth Every Penny

Mid-range Kitchen Remodels Reap the Rewards for Enjoyment and Resale (ARA) – In today’s buyer’s market many homeowners are hesitant to put the “for sale” sign in the front yard — even if they are not happy with their current home. Instead, wise homeowners are sinking their dollars into remodeling — to increase their homes’ values and their own enjoyment.   When it comes to remodeling projects that yield high returns, kitchens and bathrooms are king! According to Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value report, a mid-range kitchen remodel ($45,000) will recoup approximately 91 percent of the costs, while an upscale

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