Interior Shutters: Enduring Classics for Your Home

Jan 11
Tony Tuma
 Custom Shutters are a decorating staple that have been used for years to add value and classic good looks to the home. Unlike any other window treatments, Shutters can actually add to the appraised value of your home as they are perceived to be more permanent than other window treatments. Shutters enhance the curb appeal of the home as well and lend a uniform appearance to the outside. The horizontal louvers (or slats) can be adjusted to let in the desired amount of light and air as well as enhance energy efficiency and noise reduction. 
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Did You Get Your Old Car?

 In your last real estate transaction did you receive your old car? I don’t mean a beat up old jalopy. What I’m referring to is receiving proper fiduciary duties from your real estate agent. OLD CAR is an acronym that refers to Obedience, Loyalty, Disclosure, Confidentiality, Accounting, and Reasonable Care.
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Filed under: advice, buying, estate, home, real, selling

Renovation Reality — Volume 8: The Foyer

 Have you ever heard the saying, “you only have one chance to make a first impression?”  Well, that same saying goes for your home. Besides your home’s exterior appearance, the entryway to a home sets the tone for what’s to come.  MORE

Filed under: decor, entryway, foyer, home, renovation, style, updates

“Swap My Floor” Contest Winners: The Transformations are Complete (Part 1 of 3)

Jan 6
Jill Ruiz
You may remember my blog post announcing the winners of our first-ever “Swap My Floor” photo contest. Now, I am happy to share with you the stories and pictures of each of the winners in a series of three blog posts. MORE

Filed under: contest, floor, flooring, floors, laminate, my, new, swap

After the Holidays: A Fresh Start!

Jan 4
Tony Tuma
The decorations are down, and the New Year’s noisemakers have been packed away. This is an ideal time to review your décor with an objective eye for the year ahead. Start the process by deep cleaning, tossing-out accumulated “stuff” and repairing or tossing out worn items.  MORE

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