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    April 16, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Colorful Little Living Room

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    April 9, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Bright Paint Indoors

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    March 24, 2014
    Should You Hire a Home Stager?

    Home staging is a powerful tool for sellers. By thoroughly cleaning, rearranging/removing furniture, painting, and bringing in some cheap accents, you can completely transform your home into an updated space that buyers will love. However, while there are loads of staging tips online, sometimes not everyone has a knack for it. In some cases, you can even hire a professional stager to do the work for you. This post by Jane Kennedy at the comFree blog explains why you may want to consider it:

    Home stagers see your home as a buyer: And considering that 95% of buyers buy on emotion, a home stager can offer some valuable insights on what it would take to make someone else fall in love with your home.

    Home stagers can use your furniture strategically: Sometimes a simple furniture cover or moving the couch to the corner of the room can open a room up and give the illusion that it’s incredibly spacious.

    Home stagers can bring useful additions to your home

    Home stagers can get you more money: Statistically, staged homes tend to sell faster and for more money so if you want to get the most bang for your buck

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    March 14, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Colonial Design
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    If you’re looking for some design inspiration, check out this slideshow for some great ideas!

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    March 12, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Monochrome Maison

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    February 22, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Easy Spring Decor
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    Bring on the fresh flowers, pastel candles, and organic decor!

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    February 19, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Modern Home Design

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    February 5, 2014
    Transforming Your Bedroom into a Gorgeous Retreat

    The bedroom is the most important room in the house (next to the kitchen, of course). It’s where you go to be alone, or to relax and unwind after a long day. A bedroom full of clutter, dirty clothes, dated décor, or a cumbersome layout will do you no favors! It should be like a retreat into your own personal sanctuary, not a place to throw your clutter. This post by Jaci at Homemade by Jaci shows how to make your master bedroom into a relaxing haven, that potential buyers will want in on:

    Your bedroom should be a place of privacy for you and your spouse, and a place for sleep. You should never work, or do homework from your room or your bed.

     Make your room a priority. First in decorating it, and keeping it clean. And not letting it turn into the family bedroom

     If your room is big enough, create a sitting area.

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    January 29, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Bed With Storage

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    January 17, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Home Staging Tips
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    How to transform your home without spending a dollar.


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