Mar 29, 2021
Mar 22, 2021
As soon as you decide to sell your home, set aside time to have a serious conversation with the rest of your family. If you have children living at home, they may be fearful of leaving their home, their school, and possibly their friends. Listen to them and reassure them of the safety of the family unit.
You can’t promise that nothing will change, but share the good things you expect to get from the move; a bigger home, a better job, advantages of the new area, etc. Help your children see that you’ve considered them from the very beginning and explain why it will be a good move for them as well. Adult children might be difficult as well.
Even though they have left the home, they may be less than enthusiastic for several reasons. They may question your decision to move into the new home or area, or they might simply be nostalgic and sad to see their childhood home sold.
A home is a special place and the decision to sell, especially if you’ve been in the home for a long time, affects not just you but your family. You can help bring them into the conversation by making time to listen and understand their concerns and then share your own. This way, while you might not all agree, no one will feel left out of the decision.
Mar 3, 2021
Remember the feeling of walking into your favorite restaurant and looking forward to a nice meal in a great atmosphere?
With the shutdown of indoor dining around the country, social media has been flooded with beautiful pictures of homemade food.
Now it’s time to bring that same enthusiasm to your dining room décor and complete the transition to a true restaurant-quality experience.
•Add Texture – Looking for a bistro feel? Add some fuzzy pillows and a cozy(preferably washable) floor rug to draw attention to the space.
•Change Up the Seating – Have you noticed that more and more restaurants are using non-conventional furniture in their dining rooms? Adding some armchairs, stools, or benches to the dining room will have a big impact.
•Gild the Room – One of the easiest ways to bring elegance to your dining room is to add a gilded mirror. Keep an eye out for these and other special touches at garage sales and some décor stores.
•Mix and Match – Take an eclectic approach to your dining room. No need to use matching chairs or place settings.
•Add Ambience – Keep an interesting vase full of fresh flowers on your table, add soft lighting or candles, and play ambient music over speakers to remind you of your favorite restaurant or bar.
Offer those delicious meals a special place to be enjoyed by adding a few simple touches to your dining room. Even with more time at home, there’s no reason we can’t enjoy a “dining out” sense of elegance.
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