Home Design & Decor

Stage Your Home To Appeal To All The Senses

Encourage buyers to relax and take it all in when viewing your home by appealing to all five senses . . . sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.

Sight  Create pops of color on kitchen and bathroom countertops and dining and side tables with fresh flowers and bowls of seasonal fruit.

Sound  Play soft classical or jazz music in the background.

Taste  Put out a plate of cookies (preferably fresh baked for the smell), brew some coffee and tea, put out your best china, and leave your guests a note inviting them to relax and have a snack.  

When It Comes to Flooring, Hardwood Is King

It’s pretty hard not to notice a home’s floors. As a potential buyer walks through your home, are they going to be impressed by the surface under their feet? Although other materials have their uses in certain areas, there’s no substitute for the durability, functionality, and style of hardwood. Of course, appealing to future buyers isn’t the only reason to go with hardwood; you also get to enjoy it yourself!

Avoid These Simple Decorating Missteps

To one degree or another, everyone puts in some effort to try to make their home's interior look stylish and attractive. Unfortunately, most of us aren't professional interior designers, which means that it's easy to fall into the trap of making decorating choices that aren't exactly ideal. Luckily, some of the most common decorating mistakes are also the easiest to remedy. In this post, you can read about four such decor faux pas and the simple ways to fix them according to home renovation website Houzz.