July 26, 2017

Styled, Staged & Sold

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Comment on Hot Home Trend to Watch: The Two-Toned Kitchen by Beverly Carlson

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 00:40

Note the word “trend.” Trends come and go. If you are looking at selling your home anytime soon don’t paint kitchen cabinets two different colors, because it is too taste specific and kitchen cabinets are more of a chore to repaint. Also painting two different colors will make your kitchen look smaller rather than larger. Then there is the gray trend. I don’t understand the infatuation with gray tones particularly in a kitchen. Stainless steel appliances are already a gray tone. No more gray is needed in the kitchen. What are you trying to do – depress the cook?

Comment on That Small Backyard Can Still Be a Selling Point by Captain America

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:26

I’ve found a lot of buyers these days PREFER small yards: it means less work, and most people in the younger generation seem to prefer gardening in small pots rather than actually getting their knees dirty in a yard. And especially in the ‘first home’ condo / townhouse / etc. niche, small yards are a biiiiig selling point. Easy to decorate, easy to maintain, and you’ve still got some green space!

Comment on The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning a Bathtub (Based on the Type of Tub) by larryeiteljorg

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:38

Wow ! It is good informative tips for cleaning bathtubs. Which is more useful everyone to maintaining the wonderful bathtubs.

Comment on Hot Home Trend to Watch: The Two-Toned Kitchen by Mike Shrader

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:07

I’ve been seeing this trend more often here in Nashville, Tn. as well. Great article!!

Comment on That Small Backyard Can Still Be a Selling Point by Melissa Tracey

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 07:43

Hi Dee – Thanks for sharing the article! And best of luck in your own yard decorating endeavors!
-Melissa Tracey

Comment on Staging Tips for Small Rooms by StarHardware

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 03:15

Really an excellent blog to share. This is always an issue with the small rooms or kitchens that how to design them to make them look better. Thanks for sharing some tips regarding the same. Keep sharing such blogs

Comment on It’s Now Cool to Have Mismatched Fixtures by laminate countertop @expresskitchen

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 02:16

This is a great blog with so much of information about the latest trends and how mismatches are being considered cool these days. Thanks for sharing the blog and helping us with some latest designs and modern trends.

Comment on The All White Room. It’s a Trap! by Boots Swikert

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 21:55

I remodeled a condo which was on the bank of Corpus Christ Bay, 9th floor, stunning sunset views, orange, pink, lavender, sea green, turquoise, sometimes purple. I told my designer I wanted to bring those colors into the rooms without anyone noticing what I had done. The ceiling was a white with a teenie bit of mint green, the walls were a white with a teenie bit of peach, a white with a teenie bit of pink. What happen was a feeling, no one could quite figure it out, how when the sun began to set, the walls picked up the subtle hues of the sunset sky and the changing greens and blues of the water. It was incredible, because the walls were all white…or were they?.

Comment on That Small Backyard Can Still Be a Selling Point by LaDeirdre McNutt

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 21:46


I hope you don’t mind but I posted this article on my Facebook page. It struck a cord with me because I never have a problem decorating my home but when it comes to the yard I’m at a total loss. Thank you for your ideas, I’m not sure how adventuous I’ll become but at least I have a start.

Dee McNutt, Realtor
JB Goodwin Realtors

Comment on The Wood Paneling Trend Is Back With a Twist by Painter pro

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:37

Spot on write up Melissa. Adding an accent wood wall to a room today can totally transform the space and it can be done for minimal cost. Done correctly with the right wood creates a wow factor that will increase the value of any home. It also gives you the flexibility to achieve a modern look or it can transition well with rustic styling. Nice pics as well and thanks for the insight!

Comment on 5 Staging Props You Need to Stop Using … Now! by Ted C

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:07

Makes me want to stage my house with a teepee. The idea of “Cultural appropriation” is ridiculous.

Comment on The Best Homes for ‘Porching’ by Wonder Woman

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 14:11

The best homes for porching IMO are either true classic Southern wraparound porches or craftsman bungalow style porches! Whether you like reclining in a nice adirondack or a rocker, there’s something timeless about the design.

Comment on The Best Homes for ‘Porching’ by Brett Cairns (REMAX)

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 21:11

The South Carolina porch (Palmentto Bluff) with the columns is inviting

Comment on 10 Reasons Why You Should Stage Your Next Listing by Kyle Winters

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 17:35

The article makes a really good point about how well staging works when selling a home. After all, when people are touring a house, they want to get an idea of what they can do with the rooms. By staging each room in your home, you can really get their minds invigorated and thinking about what they can possible do with your home.

Comment on My Favorite Staging Accessory: Rugs by Roger

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 19:52

Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have truly
enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I
hope you write again soon!

Comment on The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning a Bathtub (Based on the Type of Tub) by Brett Cairns (RE/MAX)

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 13:19

Regular daily maintenance of tiled areas is also important to reduce the amount of cleaning that becomes necessary over time. Part of this maintenance involves not letting water sit on tiles areas such as shower walls and floors

Comment on 5 Ways to Avoid a Plumbing Disaster by James J. Payne

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 00:34

This article is so interesting. Great tips for our plumbing issues at home.

Comment on The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning a Bathtub (Based on the Type of Tub) by Marge Bennett

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:27

I would be careful waxing the bottom of a tub. Would think that would make it slippery and dangerous. Otherwise, great article and info.

Comment on The 5 Biggest Yard and Patio Staging Mistakes by Randy Mitchell

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:40

Great ideas. I might also add that, should you have a patio, screened porch, or deck, go above and beyond in making it look great for the photos that are taken for the listing. Too many sellers spend time on inside features to prepare for listing photos, but neglect taking the time to stage their outdoor living areas. Set the patio table for drinks. Open the umbrella. Set a vase of fresh cut flowers on the table.

Comment on Educate Sellers How Home Staging Pays Off by Lynne Bouchard/ Deamcastles Interiors

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:30

Thank you for this excellent article. The pictures are worth a thousand words! I recently staged two vacant homes, and they sold for more money than they would have had they been un-staged. One of the homes sold after just one day after it officially hit the market.