Design and Remodeling Tips to Help Increase the Value of Your Home

This slow real estate market is the perfect time to think about improvements you can make to your home that will increase the value, as well as help your home show well if you plan to put it on the market in the next few years.

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Important Kitchen Interior Design Components, Final Article in Series: How to Tie it all Together for a Cohesive Look

As discussed this week on the Pete and Brenda radio show.  Catch us today on Wednesday at 12:40 and Tuesday at 2:40 PST.  You can stream it from your computer.     I find there are a lot of people out there who aren’t able to visualize how the end result will look when choosing the primary design components for a kitchen.  … Continue reading

Green Decorating

Green is a hot topic these days in many areas. Interior decorators and designers look at green as much more than a color. It is a decorating philosophy. Green decorating and design incorporates sustainable materials and design ideas aimed at using sustainable materials, protecting the environment, and energy conservation.

Three Tips for Adding a Professional Designer Touch to a Room

This blog covers three interior decorator tips that will help work wonders in almost any room and help give them a professional touch… turning a room that appears blasé into a room that makes people say “wow” when they walk in

Is the staging process worth the investment and why wait?

As discussed on the Pete and Brenda radio show to be aired on Wednesday, 3/30th 12:40 and 9:40pm PST, and continued the following Wednesday, 4/7th. This article reviews recent survey results on whether or not home staging is worth the investment, but why wait until you put your house up for sale? Now is a great time to start tackling your maintenance and repair to-do list, and make your home shine! This post also includes some cost-effective ideas that you can do now.

Bathroom Trends and Money Saving Tips

You can justify remodeling your bathroom(s) because it is one of the best ways to increase your home’s value! And if you get it done before you put your home up for sale, you can enjoy the fruits of your investment and /or labor.

How to Choose Your Decorating Style & Use a Design Plan

Choosing your decorating style can be a fun experience but also challenging. The biggest problems I see people run into is they don’t stick with a style, but instead pursue their interior decorating without a plan and begin purchasing items that often times don’t enhance their décor or go with their style. Consequently, many of the purchases end up not working and wasting money. A real key to accomplishing a beautiful home interior that you’re happy with is to first decide what style you want to have, and then create a decorating plan that helps you to stick with that style, (and budget).

Easy Powder Room Facelift

Here’s a few quick and easy ways to add life to your powder room / guest bathroom:      1.) Change out the standard sink vanity for a decorative, free-standing vanity that functions more as a piece of furniture than a utilitarian built-in. These do not require major plumbing work to install, and if you have a … Continue reading