If you’ve been faced with the task of selecting hardwood flooring for your Bay Area home, you’re very aware of the myriad of choices out there, and possibly painfully aware! Too many choices can be overwhelming, and it’s not just about selecting a color you like. Other criteria to consider are the species of wood, the width of the planks, and whether you go with a solid or engineered hardwood. What’s the difference anyway? Is engineered still real wood? And why does it matter which one you choose?
There’s SO much information to share on this topic, as well as other selection criteria, but this time I’ll touch on the main factors to consider. Let’s start with a quick bit of terminology that you’ll find throughout this post: Species is … Continue reading…
Can you afford to redecorate an entire room all at once? If you’re like me, the answer is definitely no! But, what you can do, is make small changes that will refresh your spaces and give you that lift you need ~ almost like you have a whole new room!
Rearrange ~ Is the furniture in your rooms in the same arrangement it’s been in since you moved in? I’ve rarely seen a room that could not be arranged in a different layout, and many times for the better. Depending on your room and what’s currently in the space, you may need to eliminate some pieces to achieve this, but give it a try!
How about pulling your upholstered furnishings away from the walls?The expected position for the sofa in the room pictured here … Continue reading…
Feeling inspired to paint a room or the exterior of your Bay Area home? Do it! Adding color to your home is the single best way to make the most dramatic effect, and is also the most affordable! But, as anxious as you might be to dash to your nearest paint store, select a color off the sample swatches, then dive straight into your project, don’t do it. You can save yourself a lot of time, labor and investment by just planning ahead a little. And, if you hire a painting contractor to do the work, this planning could really save you some money!
Test It ~ Holding a little 2” x 2” paper sample up against the wall does not give you the visual impact the color will make,
BAY AREA HOME – “You’ve Moved! Now What?” by Kathy Sturr, Inside-Out Designs
It’s always exciting to get a new place to live! You can own it or rent it, but the feeling is still the same ~ you want to make it your own; have it reflect who you are and what’s comfortable and inviting to you. Even if you’ve been fully furnished and decorated in a previous home, there are inevitable changes that will occur because of the new space.
Furniture Placement ~ You have a completely new floor plan to work with, and some furnishings may need to be removed because they don’t work well in the new layout, or additional pieces may need to be purchased. A piece that was previously in your living room, may now find its way to the dining room instead. Try and keep an open mind about where you place your furniture,
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When you're done cooking your fabulous meal in the white kitchen you can relax in this family room. I love the exposed white beams, open floor plan and windows!
Listed today! Beautiful three bedroom Cambrian home. See property information, photos and more here...
As Realtors we service the entire Bay Area and although some people think we're crazy, I wouldn't have it any other way. I feel blessed to spend my days in Livermore's wine country, Palo Alto near Stanford and today in the Los Gatos mountains. We live in a special place and I'm fortunate to be able to enjoy all of it. Have a great day!
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I need to look into a few listings like this one :-)