Wood is Wonderful! I'm seeing lots and lots of open floor plans with wood floors spilling into the kitchen. I've had it in mine for years and I love it. It's comfortable and contiguous floors create a sense of spaciousness. Here's a great article on factors to consider not just for putting wood floors [...]
The future is now! Wasn't too many years ago that I was selling homes with recessed alcoves for folks to place their square TV's. Now we have Rolling TV Screens. What will they think of next? The TV as art. Very cool. Check them out here.
How to best Clark Griswold this Christmas! For all you "Christmas Vacation" types out there (that means you Ben) here's a darn fine article on exterior holiday lighting.
Party Time! Now Everyone Into The Kitchen Ever notice how at every party we all end up gathering in the kitchen? Here's a great article about how to make your kitchen island a place worth gathering around.
I take the term "Full Service Broker" seriously! Helping folks buy or sell a place is only part of what I do. Help with re-financing, renovations and landscaping, service provider referrals and such are all part of what I do. And hey, you have to fill the place up! Here's a good article on the [...]
Your home is so Spacious! Being in this business I've seen sooo many instances of where smaller homes looked infinitely larger, brighter and more functional than significantly larger homes. Here is a great article about how to brighten your home and enhance the feeling of spaciousness. Some of these suggestions are well known [...]
The Winds of Change are Blowing! I'm often surprised by some of the design features which become prevalent as I see them as likely to be short lived (think bleached wood cabinets, bamboo floors and now subway tiles) and sure enough some of the more recent "hot" features are trending towards tepid. Check out this article about what's hot and [...]
Who else can't stand those bi-fold closet doors? I've been seeing lots of homes where the traditional ugly folding closet doors have been replaced with more attractive alternatives or just abandoned altogether while incorporating the space into the rooms. Here's an article with some great ideas."
It's really about what appeals to you but....don't forget someday you'll be selling the place! Every time I go into a house with aluminium foil wall paper or bleached oak cabinets I'm reminded that at some point a homeowner said "We've got to have that in our home!" If you are contemplating renovations and want [...]
James Bond would love #7 There are some tremendous ideas in this article for creating innovative and functional usage of dead and/or small spaces in your home. I've sold several places recently where #2 would be perfect. Very creative.