• Home Staging Tips for a Quick Sale Home Staging Tips for a Quick Sale

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    Home Staging Tips for a Quick Sale

    If you are planning to put your house on the market, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking price. Set the stage for success with these tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results — fast.

     

    Welcome visitors with an inviting porch. Even if you have only a tiny stoop, make it say “welcome home” with a clean doormat, potted plants in bloom and — if you have room — one or two pieces of neat porch furniture. Keep your porch lights on in the evenings, in case potential buyers drive by. Illuminating the front walk with solar lights is a nice extra touch, especially if you will be showing the house during the evening.

     

    Get your house sparkling clean. From shining floors and gleaming windows to clean counters and scrubbed grout, every surface should sparkle. You may want to hire pros to do some of the really tough stuff, especially if you have a large house. Don’t skimp — this step is key!

     

    Clear away all clutter. If you are serious about staging your home, all clutter must go. It’s not easy, and it may even require utilizing offsite storage (or a nice relative’s garage) temporarily, but it is well worth the trouble. Clean and clear surfaces, floors, cupboards and closets equal more space in the eyes of potential buyers, so purge anything unnecessary or unsightly.

     

    Beware pet odors. Really, this can be a big one! If...

    If you are planning to put your house on the market, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking price. Set the stage for success with these tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results — fast.

     

    Welcome visitors with an inviting porch. Even if you have only a tiny stoop, make it say “welcome home” with a clean doormat, potted plants in bloom and — if you have room — one or two pieces of neat porch furniture. Keep your porch lights on in the evenings, in case potential buyers drive by. Illuminating the front walk with solar lights is a nice extra touch, especially if you will be showing the house during the evening.

     

    Get your house sparkling clean. From shining floors and gleaming windows to clean counters and scrubbed grout, every surface should sparkle. You may want to hire pros to do some of the really tough stuff, especially if you have a large house. Don’t skimp — this step is key!

     

    Clear away all clutter. If you are serious about staging your home, all clutter must go. It’s not easy, and it may even require utilizing offsite storage (or a nice relative’s garage) temporarily, but it is well worth the trouble. Clean and clear surfaces, floors, cupboards and closets equal more space in the eyes of potential buyers, so purge anything unnecessary or unsightly.

     

    Beware pet odors. Really, this can be a big one! If...

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  • Why Your Kitchen Is The Heart of Your Home Why Your Kitchen Is The Heart of Your Home

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    Why Your Kitchen Is The Heart of Your Home

    Do you ever wonder how long you spend your time throughout your day in your kitchen? 

    The kitchen is the most important area in your home as it serves as the center of your family's day-to-day activities. Starting from your early morning coffee and preparing breakfast to energize your family to cooking your favorite dishes for dinner. 

    The modern day kitchen has evolved from a mere cooking area to a place where we spend entertaining guests as well as our family. Here are some of the reasons why your kitchen is the heart of your home. 

     

    1. Good for The Mind, Body, and Soul

    Food is the fuel that nurtures your mind, body, and soul. With so much studies and evidences found to the benefits of having good nutrition planned out for your family, it's no wonder that the kitchen plays an important role in your daily life. Preparing healthy meals in a functional kitchen can transform the activity from a chore to something you truly enjoy and it all starts in the kitchen. 

     

    2. It Bonds Your Family

    Having regular family meals together means you are investing time into one of the most important values in our culture; family. With a kitchen that is crafted to meet your family's needs, you can get the whole family involved from the preparing of your meals to cooking to cleaning up after meals. Intentionally allocating your energy and time into your family and bring them together to contribute around the kitchen will...

    Do you ever wonder how long you spend your time throughout your day in your kitchen? 

    The kitchen is the most important area in your home as it serves as the center of your family's day-to-day activities. Starting from your early morning coffee and preparing breakfast to energize your family to cooking your favorite dishes for dinner. 

    The modern day kitchen has evolved from a mere cooking area to a place where we spend entertaining guests as well as our family. Here are some of the reasons why your kitchen is the heart of your home. 

     

    1. Good for The Mind, Body, and Soul

    Food is the fuel that nurtures your mind, body, and soul. With so much studies and evidences found to the benefits of having good nutrition planned out for your family, it's no wonder that the kitchen plays an important role in your daily life. Preparing healthy meals in a functional kitchen can transform the activity from a chore to something you truly enjoy and it all starts in the kitchen. 

     

    2. It Bonds Your Family

    Having regular family meals together means you are investing time into one of the most important values in our culture; family. With a kitchen that is crafted to meet your family's needs, you can get the whole family involved from the preparing of your meals to cooking to cleaning up after meals. Intentionally allocating your energy and time into your family and bring them together to contribute around the kitchen will...

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  • Smart Technology Benefits in the Home Smart Technology Benefits in the Home

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    Smart Technology Benefits in the Home

    Smart technology is not just for the techies who love tinkering around with gadgets and gizmos. Neither is it exclusively for the super-rich who are constantly on the search for something extraordinary to spend their money on. Smart technology is readily available to everyone and is more common than ever before.

    Programmable temperature settings, one-button centralized lighting control, remotes that open and shut the living room blinds... these are just some of the ways that many of use smart technology in our homes. But the big question is, do we really need it or is it all just a little too highly overrated?

    This list of benefits smart technology can offer may be an eye opener.

     

    1. Smart Technology Helps Conserve Energy.

    Diminishing fuel sources combined with rising energy costs have made energy conservation a top priority. Smart technology helps by automating home energy usage. Many of us forget to switch off the lights or turn off the thermostat before we leave home, resulting in a huge waste of energy and money. In homes that use smart technology, light usage is automatically regulated, heating and cooling equipment is monitored and appliances are shut off if not in use. Homeowners have the added benefit of being able to turn appliances on or off while they are away from home. This not only saves money, but also helps protect the environment.

     

    1. Offers Convenience At Various Levels.
    2. ...

    Smart technology is not just for the techies who love tinkering around with gadgets and gizmos. Neither is it exclusively for the super-rich who are constantly on the search for something extraordinary to spend their money on. Smart technology is readily available to everyone and is more common than ever before.

    Programmable temperature settings, one-button centralized lighting control, remotes that open and shut the living room blinds... these are just some of the ways that many of use smart technology in our homes. But the big question is, do we really need it or is it all just a little too highly overrated?

    This list of benefits smart technology can offer may be an eye opener.

     

    1. Smart Technology Helps Conserve Energy.

    Diminishing fuel sources combined with rising energy costs have made energy conservation a top priority. Smart technology helps by automating home energy usage. Many of us forget to switch off the lights or turn off the thermostat before we leave home, resulting in a huge waste of energy and money. In homes that use smart technology, light usage is automatically regulated, heating and cooling equipment is monitored and appliances are shut off if not in use. Homeowners have the added benefit of being able to turn appliances on or off while they are away from home. This not only saves money, but also helps protect the environment.

     

    1. Offers Convenience At Various Levels.
    2. ...

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