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5 Renovations That Offer the Biggest Return

Monday, March 30th, 2015

A question I receive often is asking for ideas on how to improve their home’s value. Whether you are remodeling to bring your home up to date or plan on selling, here are a few interesting facts from an article I read and thought you might find useful:

1) A new front door. (Return on investment: 96.6%) Refresh your entryway and impress potential buyers with a new front door. If your current front door is in good condition, consider painting or staining to make it look as good as new.

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2) A wooden deck addition. ( Return on on investment: 87.4%) Improve the indoor/outdoor versatility of your home by adding a wooden deck.

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3) An attic bedroom. (Return of investment: 84.3%) Bedrooms are a versatile addition to a home. They can serve as a bedroom, a guest room or a home office. An attic bedroom makes use of this often underutilized space and adds value to the home.

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I found so many photos of beautiful attic bedrooms! I did not know so many people creatively used the space- genius!

4) A new garage door. (Return of investment: 83.7%) If your garage doors are old or dated, replacing them will add value to your home. If they’re still in good shape, paint them to enhance the look of your home.

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5. A minor kitchen remodel. (Return on investment: 82.7%) The kitchen is one of the most popular renovations that homeowners tackle. A minor remodel can update the space and entice potential buyers.

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While you may not be able to do anything about your home’s location or age, there are things that you can do to improve its size and condition and add value!

Source U.S. News and World Report

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Update For Spring Using Coral Accessories

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Looking to freshen up your rooms this Spring? Still trending BIG this year is the color coral:

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Coral is a beautiful color to refresh and lighten up any room. A color combination I am in love with now is coral, navy blue and mineral blue:

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I also am loving coral and turquoise together:

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Unlike last Spring, coral colored accessories now are easy to find and at great prices. New towels for the bath:

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Pillows for the sofa and bed:

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Or a throw for the living room or bedroom:

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Wouldn’t that blanket above look beautiful folded at the end of your bed?

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The picture above shows how well coral works with many other colors. Including browns:

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And grays:

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(Winter Day by Behr, Simply White by Benjamin Moore, Coral Gables by Benjamin Moore, Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore).

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White & Coral!:

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And of course all shades of blue:

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Look how nice coral goes with green and blue:

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Wouldn’t these chairs be fun and exciting in your kitchen or dining room:

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Ballard Design even carries coral fabric at pretty good prices:

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Or how about a beautiful, new rug for your entry or living room:

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What do you think of the color coral? Do you agree that it is a great color to help bring Spring indoors this year? We certainly are deserving of a happy, bright color to bring in the warmth!

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Twin Guest Beds

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Horray! I am starting a new client project who wants twin beds in her guest room. Why am I so excited? Because I have wanted to help decorate a room with twin beds for a long time! Just look at these examples I have saved: twin1

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Aren’t they great? I know these are kid’s rooms, but the color inspiration is wonderful. Although my client’s guest room will be also be used by adults, we do not want to be too serious with the room. Isn’t this pretty?: twin3

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Love these rooms! twin6

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I can’t stop! Aren’t they wonderful? This is why I have wanted a twin bed project. Oh the possibilities! twin9

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Can you see why I love these rooms? Do you have twin beds in your home?

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A Few Of My Favorite Sherwin William Colors

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Rainwashed SW6211:

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Rainwashed, from the Sherwin Williams paint collection, is one of the most perfect turquoise colors I have ever seen. That is why it has become one of my trusted go-to paint colors.

Look how pretty Rainwashed looks with these gorgeous coral chairs:

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Speaking of coral, Sherwin Williams Coral Reef SW6606 was named the paint color of the year for 2015. That was the only color announcement for 2015 I was excited and pleased about!

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So gorgeous!

And you know how I love coral and navy:

 

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Sherwin Williams most popular gray is Agreeable Gray SW7029:

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I love a paint color that changes in different lighting and what surrounds it. I consider this color a favorite greige and looks great with white as well as stained trim.

Naval SW6244:

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I am actually thinking of using this blue on my door. Isn’t it so pretty?

A beautiful blue green is SW Oyster Bay6206:

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Sherwin Williams Ryegrass SW6487:

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This is a beautiful green that works well with both white and stained trim also.

These are just a few of my favorite Sherwin Williams paint colors! Take a look at them next time you are looking for that perfect paint color. Any of your favorites I forgot to list?

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