Functional actually means that the room should serve a purpose and be comfortable to perform that function inside the room. Keep this function in mind while decorating a functional room like a living ...
A good way to decide on a paint color is to look at what else you have going on in the room. Is there existing furniture you will be working with? A rug? Art? Bedding? These are called "inspiratio...
Using paint in home decorating is a powerful way to express who you are, and how you want your home to be perceived. Many people are afraid to paint the walls of a room, either out of fear that the r...
"Home staging" was coined by Barb Schwarz back in the early '70s, and the concept has become well known as "house fluffing," "dressing to sell," and "home presentation" to name a few, but the concept ...
A living room should encourage your guests and your family to spend a little while dallying. This can be done by arranging the furniture in ways that encourage conversation or sitting by a fire. Light...
Make getting testimonial letters from satisfied clients your number one priority. In fact, before you start a job, tell your new client that your intention is to do such a great job that they will hap...
So you're outgrowing your house, or the kids are leaving you with an empty nest, or you wake up one morning and realize that your carpet and paint are twenty years old. You want to know what makes the...
The trade publication Remodeling magazine, in its 2006 "Cost vs. Value" survey of over 2,000 members of the National Association of Realtors, found that "minor kitchen remodels" have the best return o...
This summer's no-show and seemingly endless rain gives us the opportunity to look towards indoor activities to brighten up our lives. So, while most exciting outdoor activities are curtailed due to th...
Many people are planning to stay put in their own homes until the loan market steadies. Perhaps that will happen when the new proposals that will tighten up the mortgage market go through. This...