Prepping Your House for Market: 5 Areas That Will Make or Break Your Home Inspection

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Photo Courtesy: The House of Smiths

You have butterflies in your stomach. You can’t decide which perfume to use — flowery and feminine or bold so he knows you mean business. Should you start in the kitchen or go straight upstairs? And should you tell him about that thing in the attic?

You have a date with a house inspector, and you can’t back out now.

Home Inspection

A home inspection is a crucial step in putting your house on the market. Buyers need to collect as much information about the property as possible to be sure they’re investing wisely. And for sellers, a poor prognosis can mean the difference between an easy sale and a long list of costly repairs.

A successful inspection boils down to these five priority areas: … more
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Brighten your Home and Summer with Floral Prints

watercolor-prints-interior-decorating-ideas-1Summer brings about bright and sunny days, beach weather and bouquets of delight. Sometimes it feels like everything is better in summer with the colorful landscape of flowers. Yards and parks are in full bloom. Why not bring the floral concept indoors to create a lighter, summer feeling. Summer time home decor can also get everyone in the mood to celebrate the weather and enjoy this time of year.

Fresh Flowers

Adding fresh flowers is the most immediate way to introduce the floral concept. Whether you can create a bouquet from your backyard beauties or you take a quick trip to your local florist or grocery store, adding fresh flowers to a room brightens the area. And also brings in the Read More


7 Decorating Ideas to Add Color without Painting

purplebedrooom_smallerGuest Blogger: Heather Roberts

The easiest way you can redecorate your home is by repainting it, but dealing with moving furniture, priming the walls, painting and more will take good bit of effort and work if you are not up for it. Changing the look and feel of a room can be completed with some alternative methods instead. The following ideas will give you some insight as to what you can do to make these changes happen if you are not up for painting the walls: Read More


Curvalicious Bathroom Trends

Bathroom TrendsGuest Blogger: Derek Lotts

There are practically dozens of ways a bathroom can be designed, from simple and strict looking ones to futuristically designed ones as choices and bathroom trends continually change. This time a type of design that is based on curved bathroom elements is going to be discussed, with a focus on every single segment of bathroom that needs to be covered in detail in order to fully implement the initial idea. Therefore, with circles, rounded edges and ovals in mind, with all their varieties, we are ready to go. Read More


Easy to Care for House Plants

house plantsRecently, we read an article on successful office spaces and wouldn’t you just know it live plants were on the list of what makes an office happy and valuable. Taking that same concept and relating it to the home, houseplants are a great and healthy way to add décor to your home. House plants take in the carbon monoxide expelled by humans and converts it to oxygen which can benefit your home and your family. House plants also give a natural element to your home. Kind of like bringing the forest or the jungle inside. Read More