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Home Staging for Success

30380075During the Winter months it can be harder to sell homes with curb appeal alone, landscaping tends to be less impressive, and lawns aren’t green. So when trying to sell your home during these cooler months it’s crucial to amp up the home’s other features to give it an extra warm and cozy look.

Here are some tips to bring warmth to your next showing.

The Nose Knows
Whether it be old fashioned cider warmers on the stove tops, or baking some cookies when you know a showing is coming up, adding some of these delicious smells to your home can make the sale more appetizing.

Keep Up the Up Keep
This doesn’t mean picking up every single leaf in the yard – a little Fall color can be nice – but you do want to make sure that your exterior is clean and tidy. Make sure flowerbeds are ready for the long months and that windows and siding are looking their best.

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Smiles
Display family photos from warmer days. By adding these touches of color you can bring a bit of brightness to your interior appearance. Pops of greens and blues from Summer can really add light to your walls.

These are some simple tips to help you get your home sold a little easier in the dark days of Winter. Don’t need to sell or need to find a home in Boise? We can help! Visit our website to search for any home on the market in Southwest Idaho or contact us to work hands-on with a team of qualified REALTORS┬«.

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Home Design Trends for 2012

At the recent Pacific Coast Builders conference today’s top home builders and designers got together and discussed what’s new and hot in home design trends this year.

The ideas coming about this year are a little different from previous years; whether you’re thinking of building or just remodeling these trends may offer some good insights on how to take on your build.

Learn to love the laundry room!
One space in the home that’s gone from double duty to triple duty is the laundry room! Once a cluttered cove of chaos this engine room of the home ship is seeing major repurposing. Extra cabinet space in these rooms is a must as extra storage is always in style! Many laundry rooms are also seeing their extra space put to use as a “mud-room” or go between room from the garage to the house – helping keep the outdoors outside your house.

Garage’s Aren’t Just for the Car
With space at a premium these days it seems pointless to waste so much space in the garage just to keep the car happy. Many homes are diversifying their garage spaces by converting at least some of the available area into exercise space, or a hobby area. Storage of course will always play a big part of the garage’s purpose but it certainly doesn’t have to look Spartan. Expect to see a big surge in “finished” garages in the future!

Kitchens in the Stream
Home design is all about flow, and in the case of kitchens islands are what it’s all about. Modern island trends include cooktops, prep sinks, or other elements to make for added functionality. Eat-in kitchen nooks are still popular too of course, but even those have somewhat changed. Rather than the picnic bench style seating, which designers found not conductive to conversation, 90 degree seating with stools along the edge of an island are replacing even conventional tables.

Are you looking for new homes in Boise? Maybe you want to build from the ground up? Either way we can help you find just the right real estate for you! Visit our website to start your property search today!

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