Hilary’s 10 Rules of Renovation to Impress Buyers

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Follow these 10 rules of renovation on your next remodel to impress your potential buyers! Everyone who steps through the front door will love the home.

Buying a house is one of the largest decisions you can make in life. Not only is it a large financial investment, but it is an emotional decision as well. When you are renovating a house, you need to find ways to make the house worth the investment for your buyers. Ultimately, your goal is to create a space that … Read More

Don’t Forget About the Importance of Lighting

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Lighting is one of those things that is often overlooked in renovations, yet it is one of the most important things to include!

You probably already know about the importance of curb appeal when renovating a house, but are you aware of the next most important factor in house staging? If you have great curb appeal, people will want to come inside and see your house, but what do they see when they step in the front door? Do they see a bright, … Read More

4 Genius Tips for Choosing the Best Flooring

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Choosing the best flooring in a renovation can be a bit overwhelming. Follow these tips to help you stay in budget when remodeling!

If you’re new to renovating houses, you may not have given a whole lot of thought to flooring yet. In fact, you might think that you can get away with leaving the old flooring in place if it isn’t too worn or putting in some new carpet and forgetting about it. Wrong. Remember, you’re not fixing these properties up to … Read More

Don’t Forget the Kitchen! Rehab Tips for the Most Important Room in the House

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The kitchen is considered the most important room in the house. These rehab tips will help you make the most profit from remodeling!

Over the years, I’ve learned some really surprising things about rehabbing and remodeling homes. One of the most interesting things I’ve learned along the way? Kitchens sell homes. Master baths help a lot, too, but nothing sells a house faster than an updated, open, and inviting kitchen. It’s not uncommon to put $30,000 (or more, depending on the after-repair value … Read More

4 Tips for Using Fall Colors in Your Next Remodel

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A home decorated for fall is sure to impress buyers during the season. Include beautiful fall colors all year-round in your remodel by following these tips!

Fall is right around the corner. The weather is starting to turn a little cooler, and stores are starting to populate their shelves with Halloween décor. I enjoy fall for many different reasons, but one of my favorite things about the season is all of the warm color palettes. I love that we change our homes’ decor from bright summer … Read More

Should You Turn a Tiny Bedroom Into a Huge Closet?

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All houses tend to come with their own unique set of challenges, but older houses seem to even more so. An interesting part about renovating older homes is that many of them don’t include closets. If a house was built before World War II, it might have had very small closets in the bedrooms, but it likely didn’t have more … Read More

Is Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Back?

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Wall-to-wall carpeting is making a comeback, and it could be the perfect option for your next renovation. Here's why you should consider it!

When I renovate a home, I have to spend time deciding the best route to take for the floors. In some homes, there’s simply no substitute for hardwood flooring, but others look beautiful with laminate flooring or tile. I’ve almost never considered wall-to-wall carpet, until recently. Carpet seems to be “out of style” as of late. I always thought I’d … Read More

Mounting a TV Over the Fireplace – What to Consider

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Whether you mount a TV over the fireplace or not can be a tough decision to make. Here is what to consider before finalizing your design ideas.

Renovating homes is an interesting process. You have to consider more than simply how the space looks when it’s empty. You also need to take into consideration how people are going to use that space and what you can do to make it more accommodating for your buyers and their lifestyle. That’s one reason why I’ve pondered quite a bit … Read More

5 Living Room Details to Make a Master Bath More Luxurious

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These simple living room details are sure to impress potential buyers, and will make any bathroom instantly feel more luxurious.

What makes a master bath renovation impressive? I’ve spent time perusing design magazines, websites, and even history books to get ideas for master bath renovations, and I’ve noticed something similar between a few of my favorites. While they each have the traditional elements such as vanities, claw-foot tubs, and upgraded flooring, they also have other unique details that set them … Read More

4 Things You Need to Know About Doorless Showers

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I tend to make quite a few updates to homes I remodel, especially if they are older or are laden with a few design flaws. Due to this, I spend a decent amount of time researching the latest interior design trends, particularly in relation to bathrooms and kitchens. One of the trends I’ve noticed quite often includes the doorless shower. … Read More