If you are currently selling your home, or plan to sell your home, notice how the outside of your home appears. Keep in mind, 50%* of homes purchased were found on the internet. Professional photos that display a lovely eye-catching exterior is essential. Also, for those buyers who live close enough, after viewing on the internet, they will do a “drive by” of your home to gain a better feel of your home. (*2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers)Continue reading 12 Tips to Add Curb Appeal
Wondering what to do with the kids that will keep everyone entertained? Do something different this summer and host an outdoor movie night! You will need a projector, a screen, and either a DVD player or a streaming connection to play the movie.Continue reading Have an Outdoor Movie Night
As we celebrate the official start of summer, outdoor dining, cookouts, and parties, I would like to offer a few tips on outdoor decorating. The trend is to blend your indoor with your outdoor, which means cozy outdoor sectionals, rugs, lights, and artwork. To help you, I have detailed tips on how to set up your outdoor area.Continue reading How to Decorate your Outdoor Deck or Patio
The best way to create an instant conversation area outdoor is to tie it together with a rug. A rug creates a cozy feel and can add that pop of color or pattern that you can blend with pillows and accessories. How do you choose the right outdoor rug?Continue reading How to Choose an Outdoor Rug
Now that the weather is warm, and we are spending more time outside, how’s your outdoor furniture looking? Often the furniture is in good shape and may need a refresh with a good cleaning and coat of paint. The challenging part is when you want to replace cushions or pillows. If you have ever shopped for them, you will notice there is a wide variety of options, and it can be confusing, so I decided to investigate.
Let me begin this article by saying I am not a gardener. I do love the taste and freshness of herbs when I cook, and I was interested in starting an herb garden using containers. If you have ever expressed the desire to venture out and give this project a try, now is the perfect time to start.Continue reading Container Gardening for Beginners
Overall people are more positive when they can spend time in nature, and home trends indicate that people want to connect their indoor and outdoor lives. In recent years, new homes are built with this desired way of living in mind. However, if you are in an older home, you may be considering ways to tie the areas together – to make the transition transparent and accessible. Consider these questions: How much space do you have to work with, and what do you and your family enjoy? For example, if you love the idea of lounging in a hammock on a sunny Sunday afternoon, consider how you could add one to your outdoor space.
I love adding new decorating elements and accessories to my home, and with the change in seasons, there are plenty of fun shopping options to pull in colors of the season. This weekend, one of the quickest ways to add fresh autumn colors is to decorate your front entrance.
A fantastic way to add a fresh look to your outdoor deck or patio is to add a rug. As it does in your home, an outdoor rug ties an area together, adds comfort, and can be a beautiful way to add a fresh color combination. The questions are what type should you purchase and are all outdoor rugs the same? There are two categories of rugs that you may choose from: synthetic and natural fibers. Be sure to check the label or the product description, so you know what you are buying. Let’s review the types and benefits:
Now that we are safely past the time of a nighttime frost in my region of the northeast, it’s a great time to get all of your containers filled with beautiful plants for your deck or patio. Before you start, review these 5 tips to get your outdoor pots and containers ready: