Game Changers For Your Home That Cost Less Than $1000

By: Marlene Boyle

Game Changers For Your Home That Cost Less Than $1000

Tags: Home Improvement, Game Changers for your Home, Inexpensive Home Upgrades, Home Renovation, Home Improvement Ideas

Whether or not you’re planning on selling soon, it’s a good idea to consider some upgrades for your home that could potentially increase the value of your home. However, home renovations and upgrades don’t necessarily have to break the bank. A Reddit.com user asked the Home Improvement community what investments they’ve made to their homes that they can’t live withou...Read More

2022 Interior Design Trends

By: Becky Crocker

2022 Interior Design Trends

Tags: interior design 2022, interior design trends, home improvement, interior design ideas

As we begin a new year, we can’t help but wonder what’s in store over the coming months.  But if the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that so much can change overnight.  While quality time at home was once reserved for nights and weekends, many now treat their spaces as multi-functional headquarters.  Your home is not only where you eat, sleep and rela...Read More

Spring Cleaning Checklist

By: Marlene Boyle

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Tags: spring cleaning, spring 2022, household chore checklist, cleaning checklist

      Spring is fast approaching! Here's a checklist of spring cleaning chores you might have forgotten about. Welcoming the warmer weather after a long winter season will feel 10x better with a squeaky clean home! Checklist not showing up? Click here to view!     ...Read More

Feel The Love: Creative Crafts, Valentine's Day Decor, and Good Eats

By: Becky Crocker

Feel The Love: Creative Crafts, Valentine's Day Decor, and Good Eats

Tags: valentines day crafts, valentines day decor, decorating for valentines day, valentines treats, valentines day recipes

  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Becky is sharing some simple creative crafts, décor and good eats from Pinterest that will have everyone feeling the love this Valentine’s Day. While there are tons of heart-shaped decorations to buy, nothing says you care like homemade crafts. Whether you want to add a touch of romance or simply add a sweet touch to your ho...Read More

Increasing Foyer Appeal

By: Marlene Boyle

Increasing Foyer Appeal

Tags: DURHAM REGION HOMES, BOWMANVILLE HOMES, DURHAM REGION REAL ESTATE, BOWMANVILLE REALTORS, CLARINGTON HOMES, DURHAM REGION HOMES FOR SALE

You’ve heard of curb appeal. It refers to the good impression buyers tend to get when they first see your house “from the curb”. The greater the curb appeal, the more enticing your house will seem. But there’s another type of appeal you may not be aware of: Foyer appeal. That’s the impression buyers get when they first walk in the door. Think of what happens when s...Read More

Lighting Matters When Selling Your Home!

By: Marlene Boyle

Lighting Matters When Selling Your Home!

Tags: DURHAM REGION HOMES, BOWMANVILLE HOMES, DURHAM REGION REAL ESTATE, BOWMANVILLE REALTORS, CLARINGTON HOMES, DURHAM REGION HOMES FOR SALE

  Remember the last time you were in a furniture store or other major home retailer? Remember the fully decorated displays of furniture, appliances and other products? Some of those may have even been organized as model rooms. What did most of those displays have in common? Chances are, they were well lit. In fact, in the retail industry, there are professionals who specialize exclusively ...Read More

Hearth of the Home: Fireplace Mantel Decor

By: Becky Crocker

Hearth of the Home: Fireplace Mantel Decor

Tags: home decor, hearth of the home, decorating fireplaces, furniture placement, living room, fireplace mantel decor

With the right mantel décor, your fireplace will stand out as the focal point of the room. A fireplace mantel display needs a certain amount of balance and proportion. Combine artwork, mirrors, vases and other accents. If you’re lucky to have a mantel with character, minimize your accessories and let the mantel do the talking.  Overlap artwork with varying height and width. Be ...Read More

Creative Ways to Display Your House Number!

By: Marlene Boyle

Creative Ways to Display Your House Number!

Tags: home decor, front door home decor, creative house number ideas, house number ideas

  An easy and inexpensive way to boost your curb appeal that you may not even consider is updating your house number! There are so many creative and stylish ways to switch it up. For those who love a rustic feel, this is a gorgeous and easy DIY project! Cut a board into thin strips and rearrange to create a stunning sign to attach your house number onto! I absolutely love this idea! A...Read More

Furniture Placement: What You Should and Shouldn't Do.

By: Becky Crocker

Furniture Placement: What You Should and Shouldn't Do.

Tags: home design trends, interior decor, 2021 home decor, interior design inspiration, furniture placement, importance of furniture placement

    One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. You want there to be as much open, walkable space as possible. This helps buyers navigate the space and helps them better visualize their own furniture in the room. Focus on getting rid of any oversized pieces, damaged, well-worn or dated pieces and those that don’t match the rest of the room. Rea...Read More

Get Into the Halloween Spirit with These Porch Decor Ideas!

By: Becky Crocker

Get Into the Halloween Spirit with These Porch Decor Ideas!

Tags: home decor, halloween home decor, homemade halloween decor, decor advice from home stager

When witches go riding and black cats are seen, its only 11 days before Halloween! Just want to share a few creative outdoor decorating ideas to make your front porch the most boo-tiful haunt on the block this Halloween! Easily transform your porch pumpkin patch into a frightful, creepy crawly display overnight. Wrap pumpkins and gourds with cotton stretch web, add black spiders and black cr...Read More