Redesign Right Receives Houzz’s 2013 ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award

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[West Chester, PA] — January 20, 2013 – Redesign Right,LLC of (West Chester, PA) has been awarded  “Best Of Houzz” 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.  The Interior Redesign, Home Staging and Training company was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Houzz “Best Of Houzz” award for 2013 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories ranging from architects, and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionals.  Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the community of 11 million monthly users, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 124 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.

“We believe everyone deserves to live in a beautiful home and we help them define their style.”

“Houzz provides homeowners with an in-depth, 360-degree view of building, remodeling and design professionals through images of their work, reviews and an opportunity to interact with them directly in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “We’re delighted to recognize Redesign Right, LLC among our “Best Of” professionals for exceptional customer service as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Debbie Correale, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

Debbie is a ten time award winning interior redesigner, home stager, and trainer. She is a highly respected certified interior redesigner, home stager, colorist and training provider whose designs and training programs are recognized by many trade associations.

About Houzz
Houzz (www.houzz.com) is a leading online platform for home remodeling, providing inspiration, information, ‘advice and support for homeowners and home improvement professionals through its website and mobile applications. Houzz features the largest residential design database in the world, articles written by design experts, product recommendations, a vibrant community powered by social tools, and information on more than 1.5 million remodeling and design professionals worldwide who can help turn ideas into reality. @houzz_in

Selling your home in 2013?

Are you planning to sell your home because of a job change, life change or a New Year’s resolution?  I ran across a wonderful checklist from HGTV!  Click here to view. HGTV also offer a great list of “secrets” for selling your home, click here to view that information.

Home staging is crucial in selling a home in today’s market.  Research shows staging will help sell your home faster and help make you more money!  Home staging is no longer just clearing the clutter and painting the walls beige.  Buyers make purchases based on emotion, and they want homes that fit their lifestyle and dreams.  Staging is all about the buyer and what will appeal to them.  Home sellers are relieved and excited to have a no stress, affordable staging solution.

  • Did you know that a prospective buyer decides within 20 seconds if your home is for them?  That is not a very long time to sell your most important asset.  As HGTV points out, the first impression is usually the only impression.
  • Did you know that every time a prospective buyer thinks a home needs a physical change they automatically deduct $10,000 off the asking price?
  • Did you know that the best salesman in the house is not your agent but how the furniture is set up?  Take the guess work out of where the prospective buyer will place their furniture by setting up rooms properly.

The housing industry is finding real estate staging is now becoming one of the routine costs of selling a home.  The cost of staging a home is significantly less than the cost of a first-time price reduction on a home that is not selling.  Staging by Redesign Right is designed to take the stress out of selling your existing home so you can focus on your family, your new location and new life.  Redesign Right uses what you already own and creates the look in your home that will appeal to the greatest number of prospective buyers often for less than one mortgage payment.

Click here to learn more about what Redesign Right can do to help you stage your home and help you sell in 2013!

New Year’s Resolution – Redesign and Organize

Redesign Right Happy New YearIs 2013 the year you’re going to do it?  Put all excuses aside and forge ahead with that one trouble area in your house, or that room that hasn’t been painted since you moved into your house?

At the start of each New Year, there are always two primary topics that are discussed the most as needing change.  They are organization and de-cluttering.  Real Simple Magazine has dedicated 2013 as the year to focus on various “problem” areas as reported by readers.  Click here to read more about those tips from RealSimple.com.

This month Real Simple suggests focusing on the kitchen.  Does your cupboard look like the one in this photo?  If not, than perhaps this challenge may be the right goal for you to accomplish in 2013!

emerald paint chipAnother top New Year’s resolution for your home is painting.  Are you still living with builder white?  Are you still stuck in the 80’s with mauve walls?  Picking a new paint color can be daunting! Click here to review a past blog post that many of my readers found very helpful when weeding through the sea of colors! Check out some of the ideas and helpful hints.  If you are looking to add some of the newest Emerald Green into your space, click here to read a great blog with wonderful photos to conjure up some inspiration!

If you are overwhelmed with all of the ideas in your head and the many things you want to accomplish, the first task would be to sit down and create a list of what areas bother you or need an update the most.  Sometimes a room redesign can make all the difference to how you feel when you enter a room and live in that space.  Whether you need help selecting a new paint palette or reorganizing the items that you have; contact Debbie@RedesignRight.com to help you check those items off your 2013 Resolution List!

Follow Your Passion! Start a Redesign/Decorating Business

interio redesignThe beginning of the year is a good time to take an inventory, or “take stock” as my mom use to say, of what’s going on in our lives.  If you find yourself in a situation where you do not love what you are doing and you have always been drawn to decorating and wish you could make money at it, I have some good news for you!  Redesign Right offers a 5 day hands-on certification class in interior redesign and home staging.

Why pick Redesign Right to fulfill your dreams? – There are 3 primary aspects that set Redesign Right’s Training Program apart from the rest:

1.    Hands-On Approach
The Redesign Right program offers hands-on education.  Since it’s proven that designers are kinesthetic learners, they have a difficult time learning in front of a computer and require rolling up their sleeves and moving furniture to truly learn the design basics.  In this program, you will work hands-on in 3 client homes to practice the classroom instruction.  Similar to the TV shows our clients leave, we do our magic and then the client returns for the big reveal! This is often the most favorite part of the class!  The actual hands on experience in homes are what make our program unique and one of only a few training programs in the country that offer this.

2.    Complete Package
The Redesign Right training program offers a double certification in Interior Redesign AND Home staging.  Having a double certification in both studies allows you to offer a full service redesign and home staging business to your clients.  In addition, our program produces stronger home stagers because we teach strong decorating and redesign principles as a basis of home staging.

3.    Industry Expert
Debbie Correale has been a professional and respected trainer for three national industry associations for over six years and has run a profitable redesign and home staging business for over 10 years in two different states.  With this real hands-on knowledge, she is an effective trainer and a strong mentor.  As many of her past students can attest, the class is intense, informative, and Debbie is always available to them long after the class ends.

To read more about the five and three day certified training programs that Redesign Right offers, click hereFor a brief video discussing the program, click here.

See the 2013 Training Schedule below to help you plan which session you would like to attend.  Contact Debbie@RedesignRight.com, or call (610) 955-8202 with any questions or to reserve your spot!

Training Certificate2013 Training Schedule:  5- Day Interior Redesign & Home Staging Training

Monday-Friday
February 4-8
May 13-17
June 10-14
September 23-27
December 2-6

Split weekends
March 8-10, 16, 17
July 12-14, 20, 21
August 16-18, 24, 25
October 18-20, 26, 27

2013 Training Schedule:  3-Day Interior Redesign Training

Monday-Wednesday
February 4-6
May 13-15
June 10-12
September 23-25
December 2-4

Split Weekends
March 8-10
July 12-14
August 16-18
October 18-20

“Let us help you achieve your dream of having your own interior redesign and home staging business.”

Holiday Traditions

As many of you know I have four children, and we are big on rituals and traditions.  Christmas is our favorite time of the year and even though all my children are in their twenties they all look forward to the traditions of when they were small.

Many years ago we decided that the children should not buy gifts for each other but pick secret Santa’s.  (My husband and I, not wanting to be left out, also participate in this activity as well.)  Through the years, it has become a tradition we all look forward to.  There is a dollar limit and we choose our recipient after Thanksgiving dinner.  After choosing the recipients the secrets, torturing and fun begin right up to our Christmas Eve dinner when the secret Santa’s are revealed.  To make sure no one cheats we have a guessing game on Christmas Eve and those that guess correctly win a small prize.  It keeps the secrets and the competitiveness alive!

From the time our children were small we always involved them in Advent.  We started with lighting candles once a week and reading Bible verses.  Then unfortunately as they got older we moved from this beautiful tradition to the Advent calendar and boxes.  This tradition was started somewhere in the 19th century, and it was a tradition that I did as a child.  It counts down the first 24 days of December and on the 25th the celebration of the birth of Christ takes place on Christmas Day.  This tradition still continues whether they are in college or on their own and are 27!

One of my very favorite traditions is one we decide upon on Thanksgiving Day.  We decide as a family how to share our blessings with others during the holiday season.  It will be interesting to see what we choose this year.  In the past as a family, we have volunteered at clothing drives, adopted families, supplied gifts and Christmas dinners, and donated to charities.  Everyone has a different heart for things, and it is always fun to see what they are thinking and what we agree upon…

Whatever your special traditions may be this holiday season, the Correale family wishes you the best as we close out 2012.  Please share, what your favorite holiday traditions are?

Indoor Decorating for the Holidays

As a designer, I love to watch the trends in design; have you noticed that the BIG thing this holiday season is mercury glass?  It originated in Germany around the 19th century as a less expensive option to silver.  The beautiful shine and silver color add a wonderful sparkle to any holiday arrangement.  You can find it EVERYWHERE…and it’s beautiful and affordable!  You don’t have to have antique glassware to make this work; many stores are offering reproductions such as PotteryBarn.com and Target.com.  For you crafty types, click here for instructions on how to can take a piece of inexpensive glass and turn it into a mercury glass look.

Decorating the Holiday Mantel
Here is a beautiful idea from, click to view from CountryLiving.com where they tie the glassware together with green and red for a beautiful mantel idea.  For other great holiday mantel decorating ideas from HGTV, click here.

You can tie the look of silver and gold together simply by adding various types of gold and silver ornaments in a glass cylinder which can be purchased from your local craft store (Click for photo from SouthernLiving.com).

Decorating the Holiday Table
If you’re hosting the holiday meal this year, start your table design with a lovely center piece.  From there, it’s easy to add details to each place setting.  Martha Stewart offers an easy and beautiful idea using roses and cranberries, click here to view those instructions.  Mix this idea up by using any flower color combination that you prefer, using the cranberry filled vase.

For a simple center piece idea, bring the look of nature into your home.  Place a glass votive into a glass cylinder and between the two layers place small pinecones, evergreen clippings, and a little faux snow and you have a beautiful arrangement.

If you are in need of some unique napkin folding ideas for your place setting, click here.

Don’t forget to include place cards so you can be sure to seat everyone in an order that you think would work best for all personalities!  (Click here for some great place card ideas from Martha Stewart.)

I would love to see some of your holiday photos and ideas, please share them!  Happy Holidays!

For more information on how Redesign Right can help you with your decorating projects contact us at debbie@redesignright.com or 610.955.8202.

Outdoor Holiday Decorating

It is that time of year when the smell of evergreen and cinnamon is everywhere! I love it and can’t wait to spend special time with my family. But before I can get that planning done, it’s time to decorate the outside of my home.

There are many choices available in terms of color schemes, and my advice is to come up with a color plan and stick with it. This will also help minimize the amount of things that you purchase, too often when we go shopping, with no vision in mind, we spend too much on things we end up not using and then we have to store it somewhere…let’s avoid that this holiday season! Here are a few simple ideas that you can use varying the color arrangements depending on your overall color scheme. Let’s have some fun!

Use the pots that you use for your summer arrangements and place evergreens, and weather appropriate ornaments in your urn style pots. You can use sticks, branches from your yard and simply spray paint them the color you desire. Target.com offers twigs with lights built in if you wish to illuminate your decoration! These great ideas are complements of BHG.com.

Use cuttings from your Christmas tree or evergreens and place them in baskets or benches, using whatever you currently have, arrange them with oversized ornaments for color ensuring that you can see the arrangement from the road view.

There are many ideas for wreathes; I found some really exceptional ones from Southern Living from Chili Peppers to snowy looks, very fun! Click here to check out the variety to get some ideas.

Don’t forget to decorate your mailbox! Use cuttings or faux weather resistant garland from your local craft store and drape with outdoor ribbon to create a festive look. Keep in mind that simplicity is easy to do and the result is beautiful!

Enjoy your outdoor holiday decorating!

For more information on how Redesign Right can help you with your decorating projects contact us at debbie@redesignright.com or 610.955.8202.