June 14, 2018
Give Your Home A Custom Upgrade
Are you suffering from builder grade boredom? Hey, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there — the wonderful family home, filled with comfortable amenities, space galore, and zero style. Let’s face it, builders aren’t typically interior design aficionados, but luckily a few small changes can add that pop of pizazz you’ve been looking for.
If grungy old granite counters have got you longing for book matched marble and waterfall edges — we’ve got you covered. We love the look of a marble countertop as much as the next guy, but sometimes it’s just not in the budget. Instead, introduce marble through small affordable accessories like a cheese board or lamp base. Voila, a touch of marble without losing your marbles!
Now more than ever, designers are experimenting with hardware and thinking outside the (cabinet) box. Mix, match, be safe, be bold. Pair brass with chrome, mix metals galore — the rules no longer apply! From chain stores, to Etsy, and everywhere in between, unique and stylish hardware can give your old cabinets a brand new life easily and inexpensively.
Turn Up The Contrast
Ban the “builder beige” and add some personality into your space by turning up the contrast. Create interest and flare by using color, and introduce detail into previously overlooked spaces. Paint interior doors, wallpaper stair risers, or add an accent wall. All of these little touches add visual depth and keep the eye engaged, and your guests in awe!
Treat Your Windows
For a super luxurious custom look, pay extra attention to your window coverings. Whether you splurge on made-to-order roman shades, or pick up a great pair of budget friendly curtains online — a well-dressed window will tie the entire room together with ease. Don’t forget the details, though! Proper hems, stylish hardware, and neat pleating make all the difference.
If your ground floor has a mix of flooring materials, but you long for something a little more cohesive, consider swapping out your carpet and extending your hardwoods or luxury vinyl planks throughout the space. Visually, the entire floor will appear larger, streamlined, and more high-end.
Alternatively, if you love carpeting, but hate the builder-grade quality — the fix is easy. Upgrading your basic carpet will not only enhance the look of your space, but the functionality as well. High quality carpeting will add style, comfort, and of course durability for years to come.
Ready for your custom upgrade? Call one of our Flooring Experts today…
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June 13, 2018
What Color Hardwoods Do Buyers Want?
If you’re considering putting your home on the market, there are several factors to consider. From price, to timing, and everything in between — you want your house to look its very best, from the listing photos through to the showings.
Hardwood floors are a major selling point for just about any home — so it’s no surprise that a fresh, contemporary stain could potentially add substantial value to your selling price. If you’re considering refinishing your hardwoods, or installing new floors all together, we’ve got a few tips to ensure buyers fall head over heels for your fabulous floors.
Dark Brown Stains
Very dark hardwoods tend to be one of the most popular choices at the moment. Whether it’s a luxurious mix of Ebony and Dark Walnut, a warm Espresso, or a luscious Jacobean — dark browns are neutral, and provide an upscale, contemporary feel for your home.
Very Light Stains
On the other end of the spectrum, very light floors are also a wildly popular request of potential buyers. Light and bright natural floors feel laid-back and fresh, hiding dirt and dings with ease. Just make sure that when going light, you keep it extremely neutral, and avoid any hints of yellow or orange — as this can make the floors feel dated and dingy.
Stain Colors To Avoid
When you’re selling your house, you want to appeal to the widest range of potential buyers. Usually, staying neutral and avoiding trend-driven design will help with that.
While it might be tempting to opt for trendy gray, or shabby-chic white washes, the majority of buyers would rather play it safe with a more traditional dark brown or natural light wood. Mahogany and Cherry stains feel dated and tired — so steer clear of these taste-specific red tones.
In the end, you have to choose a stain color that feels appropriate to your home, personal aesthetic, and neighborhood. Luckily, whether you’re looking to revive your existing floors, or ready to invest in some new ones — our Flooring Experts can help you every step of the way. Call us today…
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