How To Stage Your Home While Living In It

How to Stage Your Home While Living in It (Without Losing Your Mind) This summer, my husband and I decided to put our 1,200-square-foot Spanish-style bungalow in San Diego up for sale. Naturally, this involved meeting with a host of real estate professionals—all of whom agreed that in order to sell our charming little home for the price we wanted, we needed


Remodeling Cost vs Value for 2013

Before you spend thousands of dollars on a home renovation that you hope will add value to your house (and not just enjoyment), take a look at Remodeling Magazine’s annual list of remodeling cost vs. value for the mid-atlantic region first!  This list provides a national survey highlighting which improvements are the most valuable and will produce the highest return


Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report for 2011-2012 Released

Before you spend thousands of dollars on a home renovation that you hope will add value to your house (and not just enjoyment), take a look at Remodeling Magazine’s annual list of remodeling cost vs. value for the mid-atlantic region first!  This list provides a national survey highlighting which improvements are the most valuable and will produce the highest return


Pantone Says Turquoise is the Color of the Year! We’re Safe Until 2011!

Much to the excitement of my husband who has already spent back-breaking hours painting our whole house with me, Pantone has just named turquoise of the color of the year! Luckily we have enough turquoise in our house to fill a turquoise interior decor shop, so it’s nice to know we have at least another year to sit pretty!

…Turquoise is noted to be universally flattering, making it a top choice for home furnishings and decor worldwide. Whether paired with mustard accents or deep reds, turquoise is both versatile and glamorous in every setting. Ready to infuse a bit of turquoise in your home and jump-start the trend?