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7 Things to Do Before Moving

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 26, 2017 in  uncategorized
Congratulations! You’re a new homeowner. While you may not be able to wait to move in, there are a few things you should consider tackling before hanging those family photos on the walls. 1. Change the locks – For peace of mind, it’s a good idea to change out the locks on your exterior doors to ensure that anyone the previous owners may have given a key to can no longer access the property. According to Home Advisor, the average homeowner spends between $100-$300 hiring a locksmith. 2. Paint &... read more

Small Upgrades that Go a Long Way

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 25, 2017 in  uncategorized
No one wants to spend a fortune when it comes to selling a home, but most want to spruce up a few areas to make their property more appealing to potential buyers. There are several types of small improvements individuals can make that can transform the look of a home without forcing them to break the bank. When it comes to making home upgrades, it’s important that sellers remember to go for simple, clean improvements that make homes look more modern and elegant. New Countertops One of the first areas sel... read more

How to Find Inexpensive Art for Your Home

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 22, 2017 in  uncategorized
Your home should reflect your personality, interests, and all the people and things you love. One of the easiest ways to accomplish that is through the artwork you display around your home. When my husband & I moved into our apartment, we initially worried about finding art that was not only beautiful, but at a price point that wouldn’t break our budget. Here’s what we discovered: Print Your Favorite Photos on Canvas Some of our favorite artwork displayed in our home is actually photos we took ours... read more

Fall Party Decor Ideas

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 18, 2017 in  uncategorized
The beginning of fall is the ideal time to throw a party and invite your friends and family over for some fun. Here are a few fall party decor ideas to incorporate into your plans. Decorate Your Patio or Deck The fall is the last season of the year when you’ll be able to truly enjoy the outdoors in comfort — so decorate your outdoor patio or deck for your fall party. Adorn your chairs, tables, and railings with fall garland (usually made of leaves) and wreaths of pine cones or branches. Choose a plaid... read more

6 Ways to Integrate Nature into Your Home

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 14, 2017 in  uncategorized
Guest post by  Lauren White  We live in a fast-paced, plugged-in world. Many of us don’t have the time to get outside and enjoy nature. This is unfortunate, as studies show that nature is an important part of our health and well-being. If you’re starved for the sounds, textures and moods of the great outdoors, bring the outdoors in! You can integrate the natural world into your living space with plants, raw and natural materials, and even art. In the Woodwork Wood can be a fantastic and hig... read more
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