Tool DIY – Bob Vila

Think Outside the Toolbox: 9 New Uses for Old Tools


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When it’s finally time for old tools to retire, don’t ship them off to Florida. Give them a second career as a crafty DIY project.

via Tool DIY – Bob Vila.

Design Concept Room – Contemporary Parlor

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In this Design Concept Room, we explore the classic contemporary furnishings with traditional room finishes. Textured wallpaper on the ceiling and below chair rail make the room feel studious and crisp. Moulding and wall color to match. Ice Blue walls and Blood Orange accents contrast into a lively yet sophisticated statement.

Help your Realtor

This is a great post with wise words to sellers about expectations and the home sale process.

Access Home Staging

Home Staging Ottawa, house sold

How to help your Realtor sell your house

There are some things you can do to help your Realtor sell your house and here are my top 10 recommendations:

  1. Don’t “TEST” the market. Only contact your Realtor when you know you are ready to sell and committed to doing whatever it takes to get your property ready.
  2. Give your Realtor time, don’t wait until the last minute to contact a Realtor You have to allow enough time to bring in a professional stager and complete the recommendations, time to book a professional photographer and the time allow that photographer to choose a nice bright day to take those important photos and your Realtor needs time to prepare a marketing plan for your home.
  3. Listen to your Realtor. Your Realtor knows what homes comparable to yours are selling for NOW. Prices fluctuate monthly, seasonally, and yearly, your Agent provides you with…

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Laundry Room Staging

Randy Orchen, Mortgage Banker /NMLS #27041

Laundry rooms are an important part of the house for home buyers, but this space can often get overlooked when it comes to staging. After all, how much can you really do to spruce up a washer and dryer, particularly if the laundry room is only a small room or even inside a closet?

But regardless of how much space your listing has, you’d be amazed at what a little staging can do to make buyers consider the laundry room a more inviting space and not just a dreaded space for chores.

Add storage: There are plenty of options, from cabinets, shelves, hanging rods, baskets, to drawers under the washer and dryer. Storage can be an important part of making a laundry room more functional and less cluttered. Home owners will want a place to tuck away all of those laundry supplies and a the space that leaves an impression…

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The Biggest Staging Tip EVER

Sandra Rinomato

Real estate staging is a phenomenon that has created a spin off industry, and is now a household word. Many sellers balk at the idea of a full on home staging because they don’t understand just how important the perception of the buyer really is. If sellers only knew how others see their home, they would stage to the max! The thing is, your home is so subjective to you that you don’t see what a fresh set of eyes will see. Even I bring in experts to stage my home when I sell, because I am not objective when it comes to my own home.

But I’m not going to talk about 10 ways to stage your home or anything like that. I’m going to tell you one thing. Your home must be clean. And I mean clean!


Start from the front door. Wash it and rinse it well…

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