Archive for April, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why Furniture Rental Is The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Monday, April 28th, 2014

There are certain things in life that just make everything better. Cupcakes, sliced bread and French fries are on that list, as are puppies, kittens and viral pet videos. Well, if you’re looking to sell your home, you can add furniture rental to best things in life too. After all, when you’re in the process of home staging, furniture rental is your new BFF.

Why Furniture Rental is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

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5 Best DIY Projects Using Reclaimed Wood

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Creating your own furniture is satisfying. Everyday, you’ll get to use something you made by hand and can admire your hard work.

Crafting pieces out of reclaimed wood can make you feel even better. You’re reusing materials that would otherwise end up the trash and you’ll have a great story to tell when guests ask you where you got it. With Earth Day upon us, we recommend reclaimed wood as a way to satisfy your creative itch and do something great for the planet. These five projects are a way to add a nice vintage touch to your home, and they’re not that hard to make either. So, find some used wood and get to work!

Best DIY Reclaimed Wood Projects

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Spend Your Tax Return on DIY Projects

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Make That Tax Return Go Farther with DIY!

You finally finished your taxes and a sizable return has just landed in your bank account. It’s time to celebrate! If you’ve been to waiting for the extra cash to finally complete that home improvement project, you’ve got it. But if you’re fresh out of ideas about how to spiff up your abode, we have a few suggestions. Best of all, these projects can be completed over a weekend and will likely leave you with some extra money to spend on whatever else your heart desires. How about a new wardrobe for that new wardrobe?

Add Storage

If you’re always hunting for your keys right by the door or eternally searching for misplaced bath products in your bathroom, consider adding shelves. Mount a glass shelf on your bathroom beside the mirror to keep essentials like toothpaste and skin creams nearby. Additionally, consider adding a small side table to your entryway for added storage space. Besides, where else will your extra mail go? A mounted shelf complete with hooks to hang your keys is also ideal for storage too; check this example from Better Homes and Garden’s site bhg.com.

Make Your Entrance Shine

DIY projects for your tax return

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Painting a door a bright color like cherry red or a bold blue is one of the easiest ways to take it from drab to fab, according to bhg.com. If you’d like to take it one step further, consider adding a welcome mat (DIY it with old sheets or those saved corks) or some potted plants. Those little touches can help your guests feel more, well, at home.

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Why You Should Spend Your Tax Return on a Home Staging Professional

Monday, April 7th, 2014

You finished your taxes and now you have a big refund sitting in your checking account. It’s time to rejoice! If you’re in the process of selling your home, consider investing that extra cash in a professional home stager. It will add value to your home and make it more attractive to prospective buyers. Plus, moving really ramps up during the spring, so you’ll soon be competing with plenty of other great looking homes. If you’re unsure of how to stage your home, consulting a professional can help. After your home sells for a good price, you’ll be celebrating for sure.

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