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~ formerly known as Feel at Home (2005 - 2011)
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There is some great information included here - all of the very basic things you MUST do when preparing to sell your home.  Thank you to Leticia for the original blog entry.If you've been doing any research about home selling - and if you haven't, then you certainly should be - you've probably ru...
04/09/2011
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I recently posted a blog entry on a room redesign - see http://activerain.com/blogsview/2191321/a-room-make-over-for-spring- - and then suggested the client update the shiny lacquered brass trim on the fireplace screen.  The client followed through on my advice and what a difference it made.  Her...
04/07/2011
Thank you to Janet Jones, home stager in Hawaii, for this excellent guideline on spacing of furniture in your home.  This is especially important when trying to sell.  Buyers need space for ease of movement when viewing it.Have you decided to put your home up for sale?  After you have done the st...
03/28/2011
Thank you to Donna, an Australian home stager, for these excellent points on downsizing your home.  There really is a upside to living with less !If it hasn't happened to you personally, then chances are someone in your circle of family and friends has had it happened to them. I'm talking of cour...
03/28/2011
For those in the Toronto area (Ontario, Canada), I'd like to introduce you to another great shop for home and garden decor. The Bronze Frog Gallery (what a great name too !) is located in Oakville.  Owner Kathy Thomas tells me that their spring outdoor collection has just arrived and if you subsc...
03/23/2011
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Wouldn't it be wonderful if every home had a MUDROOM?  Ideally, at the back or side entrance ... a place for the boots and bags to gather; extra storage; a comfy bench or sunny window seat; a cleaning station for after you've done your garden chores.  Check out some of these beautiful and functio...
03/23/2011
I know I'm jumping the gun on this one a bit ... but we are just five days away from the official start of spring.  Longer days, more sunshine and lots of rain has really given me spring fever. This project was completed for a client who will be returning from a four month trip to Europe ... her ...
03/16/2011
Now that the snow has melted, we are able to do a bit of outside work around the house.  When selling, always pay special attention to these items and areas that are often overlooked at this time of year: salt stained boot trays windows & sills exterior doors exterior light fixtures mailboxes lau...
03/14/2011
A coffee table is an essential piece of furniture for any space in which you relax or entertain. Centrally located in the seating area, its surface is often the focus of the room. Here are some rules to keep in mind when decorating the tabletop: Keep a low profile by stacking an interesting serie...
03/14/2011
Seven Questions to Ask Before Choosing a New Coffee Table There is wide variety of options and your choice depends on your needs. Be sure to ask yourself these questions:1) Do you have a bunch of ugly remotes you want to stash out of site? 2) Do you like to leave a coffee table book out at all ti...
03/14/2011
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