When you are moving to a new home, the first step is usually selling your current home. That isn’t always very easy. However, there are steps that you can take to help your home sell faster and for more money. One of these tactics is called staging your home for sale. There are many factors that are considered by potential buyers and there are some simple things you can do to make your old home look fresher and more appealing. Hiding eyesores around the home is definitely a great way to help your home sell. Last month we highlighted different ways to hide eyesores inside your home. Today, we are focusing on hiding the eyesores outside of your home. This can be even more important because the outside of your home helps make that all-important first impression on potential buyers. Here are 15 different things you can do to help your curb appeal. Continue reading

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When you are planning to sell your home, there are very specific things you must do to stage your home for sale. When you are still living in your home, it is very difficult to keep everything organised, clean, and free of clutter. Today we have 20 ideas from HGTV that will help you organise your home, stage it for sale, and likely even increase the value of your home because it will be looking so nice! You will want to save some of these ideas for your new home too, they are really great ideas for hiding eyesores. Continue reading

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When it comes to selling your home, staging it for new buyers is a common practice. However, choosing what to fix up and what to leave alone is the big question. Both real estate and design experts always say that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. One of the best design aspects of a kitchen can be the backsplash. It acts as a focal point and can really bring a kitchen design together or it can help divert attention away from the not-so-great aspects of your kitchen. Continue reading

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The kitchen island is often one of the most important design elements of a kitchen. They can serve multiple purposes depending on the design of yours. When moving into a new home, it is the ideal time to take on a renovation or construction project before you move in along with all of your furniture and things. In searching for new home designs, I was surprised to see how many Pinterest posts on home kitchen design were focused on the kitchen island. No matter the space, type of design, or need you have, there is a kitchen island for you. Here are 15 ideas for different designs for the kitchen island in your new home. Continue reading

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When moving into a new home, it is often the only time and definitely the best time to renovate, remodel, and redesign. Even if your home isn’t brand new, it’s “new to you” and you should take this opportunity to make your new home your own. Some projects might be smaller in scope and some might be larger, but it is much easier to accomplish changes before you are in the home along with all your furniture and belongings. Continue reading

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Last week we gave you a cleaning checklist to do before you move into your new home. This week, we have a list of 5 things to do before you move into your new home. With all the things to keep you busy, it is a good idea to keep lists for everything so that nothing gets left out. Continue reading

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Most people are afraid to use prints, stripes and colours when designing the rooms in your home. The design experts over at HGTV.com have given us a big helping hand with specific examples and tips of how to pull off some amazing designs using prints, stripes, and colours so that your new home design doesn’t have to look boring or bland; and at the same time, it’s not gaudy or overstated. Here are some specific examples and help from the experts: Continue reading

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