burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 181-185 - 11/05/10 05:34 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #181
Kick the luxe factor up a notch in your oasis (a.k.a. ensuite).  Add a handwoven persian rug in front of the soaker tub.
 
HIP TIPZ #182
Breathe new life into a tired antique chair by reupholstering it in a faux leather ostrich print.
 
HIP TIPZ #183
For a formal dining room, have custom slipcovers made for your parson chairs.
 
HIP TIPZ #184
While on family vacation, take the … (6 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 176-180 - 11/04/10 05:43 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #176
Installing hardwood in your condo?  Make sure you check the By-laws of your Condominium Corporation first.  You might need to install a soundproofing barrier underneath it, if in fact wood floors are even allowed.  Check first.
 
HIP TIPZ #177
To help remove carpet dents after moving a heavy piece of furniture, place an ice cube over the area.  Once the ice starts to melt, gently lift the carpet pile with … (0 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 171-175 - 11/03/10 06:03 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #171
Looking for a unique hostess gift?  Wrap fresh flowers in a burlap "blanket".  Leave the heads of the flowers exposed and tie the blanket shut with raffia.
 
HIP TIPZ #172
For something a little different, create your own personalized wall decal clock.  Google them for some great ideas.
 
HIP TIPZ #173
Check out the Nought Collective's 'Where Are We Going' rugs.  They're awesome for a contemporary, urban space. 
 
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burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 166-170 - 11/02/10 05:39 AM

 
 


Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 

HIP TIPZ #166
Are you in love with Philippe Starck's style like I am?  Next time you're in Paris, book a stay at Mama Shelter Hotel -Starck designed it!
 
HIP TIPZ #167
Do you have extra broadloom left over from your basement installation?  Have a piece cut to size and edge-bounded.  It will make great runners and door mats.
 
HIP TIPZ #168
For instant curb appeal, add obelisks … (2 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 161-165 - 11/01/10 05:23 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 

HIP TIPZ #161
Check out Matthew Finlason's blog post on staging with artwork:  Click here to get some great information on the topic.
 
HIP TIPZ #162
Flat-rimmed kitchen sinks - a flush mount alternative with style.
 
HIP TIPZ #163
Looking for extra storage space in cramped quarters?  Buy ottomans with inner storage and tuck them under your coffee and end tables.
 
HIP TIPZ #164
To turn your separate dining room into a … (6 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 156-160 - 10/29/10 05:08 AM

 
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HIP TIPZ #156
Do you have a small kitchen?  Have mirrors professionally installed on the doors of a few of your cabinets.  Then have the mirrors framed to look like glass windows.  Your kitchen will appear larger and brighter.  Try to avoid doing this in an area subject to grease splatters or you'll constantly be cleaning them.
 
HIP TIPZ #157
Display an attractive cookbook on a bookstand opened to a colourful photo.  Place it beneath … (0 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 151-155 - 10/28/10 05:33 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 

HIP TIPZ #151
Expecting overnight guests?  Place a tray of chocolates on the bedside table in your guest room.  Don't do this every day they're staying though, or you may never get them to leave!  Reminds me of the old expression "house guests are like fish, they start to go bad after a few days" :-).
 

HIP TIPZ #152
When styling your bookcase, make sure your favourite display piece is placed at … (8 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 146-150 - 10/27/10 05:05 AM

 

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HIP TIPZ #146
The ultimate in kitchen luxury: add a warming drawer to your design.
 
HIP TIPZ #147
Are you removing your existing kitchen cupboards?  Don't add to the landfill.  They're great in the garage for keeping workshop and gardening tools organized.
 
HIP TIPZ #148
Two slipper chairs sitting face-to-face with an ottoman in between make a great conversation area in a small space.
 
HIP TIPZ #149
Buffalo horn handles for … (4 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 141-145 - 10/26/10 06:09 AM

 
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HIP TIPZ #141
For an open concept home with a loft that is visible from the ground floor, paint the entire ground floor one colour to enlarge the space.  Paint the loft above a lighter shade of the same colour to extend the height of your space.
 
HIP TIPZ #142
Spray your laundry room with a fresh linen-scented room spray before showings.  Be careful not to use too much though!
 
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burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 136-140 - 10/25/10 06:31 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 

HIP TIPZ #136
Instead of one large coffee table, try putting 4 small ones together to form a large cube if the room's floorplan allows for it.  It makes for an interesting "table" and it's easier for home staging purposes than transporting and storing one large table.
 
HIP TIPZ #137
When designing your home gym, make sure it's well lit and comfy.  Be sure to add a flat screen TV as well.  Hey, every … (2 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 131-135 - 10/22/10 05:14 AM


 
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HIP TIPZ #131
Tired of your lamps?  You may not need to buy new.  Try replacing the lampshades.  Sometimes that'll do.
 
HIP TIPZ #132
Selling your home?  Be sure to look at the hardware on your front door.  If it's pitted and worn, replace it.  Make the first impression a good one!
 


HIP TIPZ #133
Is your brass chandelier dated?  Add black mini-shades for a chic, updated look.
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burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 126-130 - 10/21/10 05:56 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 

HIP TIPZ #126
Hosting dinner at your place for Easter?  Tuck some chocolate eggs into everyone's dinner napkin.  A fun surprise for your guests.  (NOTE: The tips shown here on Active Rain are recaps from previous HIP TIPZ seen on Twitter and Facebook.  At times, these recaps won't coincide with the current season.  Okay ... it's Halloween time, substitute the chocolate egg with a creative, spooky prop to hide in your guests' napkins instead.  Share your ideas below; I'd love to hear … (2 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession - Tip #'s 121-125 - 10/20/10 05:16 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 

HIP TIPZ #121
Since when is it hip to be square?  When it comes in the form of a square toilet!  Google 'square toilet photos'.  There are some pretty amazing designs out there.
 
HIP TIPZ #122
Looking for a green, sustainable alternative for your kitchen?  Check out IceStone's recycled glass countertops.  Not only are they durable, but they're attractive as well.
 
HIP TIPZ #123
Make Rover the envy of the neighbourhood by … (6 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Home Staging, Decor & Design Tips & Nods to the Profession - Tip #'s 116-120 - 10/19/10 05:06 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 

HIP TIPZ #116
If the room you're painting has a bulkhead, paint it the colour of your walls; not the ceiling colour.  This will help to make the ceiling appear higher.
 
HIP TIPZ #117
Make your the corner cupboards in your kitchen more accessible:  install a carousel unit for often-used items.
 
HIP TIPZ #118
The height of your ceiling should determine the width of baseboard you use when finishing your room.  For example, if your … (4 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Staging, Decor & Design Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 111-115 - 10/18/10 05:05 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #111
Install pegboard on the wall in your hobby/sewing room for handy storage.  Glam it up by framing it with moulding.
 
HIP TIPZ #112
Paint a 3-sided wooden box and screw it to the wall.  It makes a great cubby hole for displays.
 
HIP TIPZ #113
Before hanging a grouping of art salon style, lay them out on the floor to get the look you're after.
 
HIP TIPZ #114
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burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 106-110 - 10/01/10 06:01 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #106
Make the rooms off of your hallway appear larger by painting them a lighter shade of the hallway colour.
 
HIP TIPZ #107
Frame a favourite tea towel for display in your kitchen.
 
HIP TIPZ #108
Paint tired bedroom furniture antique white and the walls a darker tint of the same colour.  Add crystal hardware to the furniture and a crystal chandelier.  An elegant, French-inspired bedroom.  Oooh la la!
 
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burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 101-105 - 09/30/10 05:13 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 

HIP TIPZ #101
Create a brand new 'slipper chair' from an old relic:  remove the arms (if the style of the chair allows for that) and reupholster.  An easy update.
 
HIP TIPZ #102
You can create cool artwork from your own photos with the use of oversized matting. A small photo with a large surround matte can be very dramatic - especially a black and white with a large white matte surround.
 
HIP TIPZ … (16 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 96-100 - 09/29/10 05:19 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #96
An indulgence for your tech geek:  check out the latest tub faucets.  You can preset them to the temperature and maximum water level you want.  They even come with ............................. a remote control! 
 
HIP TIPZ #97
White walls can make a great backdrop for significant pieces of artwork if displayed together gallery style.
 
HIP TIPZ #98
Install automotive checkerplate on the door fronts of an old, repainted cabinet for a retro/industrial feel.
 
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burlington home stager: How to Choose a Home Stager - The International Business Times - 09/28/10 06:02 AM

 
I recently sent an article that I wrote to REALTOR® Magazine.  It dealt with the issue of what to look for when choosing a Home Stager to work with.  The article provided some useful information for both REALTORs® and consumers on things to keep in mind and watch for when making their choice.  It was posted last week on REALTOR® Magazine's blog Styled, Staged & Sold.
Just found out today that the article has been picked up by The International Business Times.  The more exposure our industry gets, the better right?  In fact, all it takes is for a few people to have a bad experience with … (19 comments)

burlington home stager: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 91-95 - 09/28/10 05:29 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #91
Large floor tiles will help to make a tiny bathroom appear bigger than if you use small tiles.
 
HIP TIPZ #92
For a quirky, industrial-style office, use metal sawhorse legs as the base for your desk surface.  Looks great with a glass table top.
 
HIP TIPZ #93
Have a little spare coin to spend on your bathroom reno?  Install radiant underfloor heating - a luxe addition.
 
HIP TIPZ #94
Back … (5 comments)

 
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