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Wouldn't it be wonderful if every home had a MUDROOM?  Ideally, at the back or side entrance ... a place for the boots and bags to gather; extra storage; a comfy bench or sunny window seat; a cleaning station for after you've done your garden chores.  Check out some of these beautiful and functio...
03/23/2011
I know I'm jumping the gun on this one a bit ... but we are just five days away from the official start of spring.  Longer days, more sunshine and lots of rain has really given me spring fever. This project was completed for a client who will be returning from a four month trip to Europe ... her ...
03/16/2011
Now that the snow has melted, we are able to do a bit of outside work around the house.  When selling, always pay special attention to these items and areas that are often overlooked at this time of year: salt stained boot trays windows & sills exterior doors exterior light fixtures mailboxes lau...
03/14/2011
A coffee table is an essential piece of furniture for any space in which you relax or entertain. Centrally located in the seating area, its surface is often the focus of the room. Here are some rules to keep in mind when decorating the tabletop: Keep a low profile by stacking an interesting serie...
03/14/2011
Seven Questions to Ask Before Choosing a New Coffee Table There is wide variety of options and your choice depends on your needs. Be sure to ask yourself these questions:1) Do you have a bunch of ugly remotes you want to stash out of site? 2) Do you like to leave a coffee table book out at all ti...
03/14/2011
This blog post courtesy of Kristine Ginsburg (New Jersey).  Thanks for saying it like it is.  HGTV is both a blessing and a curse.  It brought much awareness of staging to the public but on the other hand ... it has created these misconceptions.First, we stagers have to thank HGTV for getting the...
01/29/2011
If you have dark shelving - built in or free standing - a quick way to freshen and brighten the look of it is to paint the back boards in a lighter colour (or your wall colour).  This will help showcase the items displayed on them.  Add lighting for more drama.
01/29/2011
If your favorite sitting room was stripped down to only the furniture and you had to choose just one type of accessory to use, what would it be?For me, it would be BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS.  They really are versatile and can also make your house feel like a home.  They provide so much insight into who y...
01/29/2011
Valerie Zinger of Ottawa makes a very good point here, regarding light fixtures.  These types of updates are so affordable, you can't afford not to change them.  Bedroom and bathoom fixtures should also be done, particularly if they are still the standard builders' nightmare pieces.  Almost every...
01/25/2011
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Here's a quick fix for tired old bookcases: If you have dark shelving - built in or free standing - a quick way to freshen and brighten the look of it is to paint the back boards in a lighter colour (or your wall colour).  This will help showcase the items displayed on them.  Add lighting for mor...
01/25/2011
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