Personalization Can Affect Your Home’s Resale Value

Personalizing your space may involve photos you love including friends, family trips, favorite mementos and colors that make you feel glad to be home! BUT these can be added in a manner that allows the next owner to make the space personally theirs!
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European Style Porcelain Tile

While looking for client tile choices recently, I saw this indoor/outdoor porcelain tile. So European and inviting! It would make a perfect outdoor table top for the patio table with glass that is such a maintenance issue! My regular tile contractor had the new top completed in no tim
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Including Asian Accessories in Your Home

With Crazy Rich Asians #1 at the box office, it gave me pause to appreciate all of the beautiful Asian accessories clients have used over the years.  You can easily integrate with most styles special art objects purchased from travel, items passed down or treasures discovered. Yo
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Combining Luxury with Ageing In Place

Luxury homes and aging in place are very compatible from a design standpoint!  We all want our kitchens to be welcoming gathering spots in our homes.  First address lighting – Use under-cabinet and in-cabinet to highlight details then recessed ceiling cans and pendants over
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Why Not Raise The Roof?

These pictures show flexible duct running through the crawl space in a remodel.  If there is enough room for the duct, the low ceiling areas can be raised.  If you want higher ceilings than this allows then the roof in those sections is typically removed. Most homeowners sta
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Dreaming of a Kitchen Remodel?

Dreaming of a kitchen remodel? And you’re a serious cook? Maybe your caterers need extra space when you’re entertaining? A Wall Street Journal article recently discussed the appliances in three southern California homes. Let’s see which ones you need!
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Pair Paintings and Rugs

Add visual interest to your halls by assembling all of your favorites that don’t necessarily look great anywhere else and grouping them with cohesion in mind. Maybe its color, a collection or from a trip. Following the angle of the stairs, the Weston apple overlaps a small festive rug
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Design Your Fourth of July Part 2

Entertaining during the summer!   A beer table may be just what you need!  It is certainly easier to reach for bottles than someone getting up and down or serving everyone!  From beer (or wine) tables to star studded decorations it just takes planning to step up yo
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Design Your Fourth of July Part 1

With Navy blue as the most dominant dark color (velvet please) the backdrop for the 4th of July is in place with only vibrant additions needed for the full effect! If your permanent color scheme is not red, white and blue you can add one or more of the colors and a stripe or star betw
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Make Your Own Collection

An antique apothecary chest holds all items that don’t have another home. An interesting piece of furniture combined with contemporary art, an elephant foot print and Zebra sculpture. Mix it up for interest!
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