When Ikea first came to the Bay Area I was skeptical. It was a store full of what appeared to be thin white furniture made of plywood and a bunch of plasticware. It definitely fit into the college or post-college budget so I understood why it was so popular. Today, Ikea still has the same... Continue Reading →
Another summer without a pool may have you dreaming and making plans to create your own backyard oasis before temperatures heat up again next year. Or, perhaps you’ve had a pool for years and you’re looking to enhance your swimming and lounging experience by adding some new features. As pool trends continue to emerge, you’ll... Continue Reading →
A recent trip to Nashville got me thinking beyond my Bay Area borders and inspired a new way of looking at my house and my projects. Here's the seven inspirations I came away with. Mixing Old With New The historical buildings in Nashville are a great backdrop for creating a great eclectic look. One of... Continue Reading →
Sales are Off Over the Last Year in Most Regions and Price Gains are Slowing Everywhere. The Bay Area real estate market changed significantly over the last year. In May 2018 we began to see a significant slow down in home purchases. What followed was a pull back in prices. Year over year 2018 to... Continue Reading →
If you want top dollar on your home, create a look that is well liked and appeals to the masses and makes the task of furnishing (and buying) a home much less daunting. Create a space that the majority of people walking into will love.
According to market research done by Zillow, homes with blue bathrooms sell for more money. Light blues have the best bang for their buck, so what shades to choose? Here's some ideas for you to get you started. All five colors are Benjamin Moore, from left to right, Beach Glass, Wythe Blue, Wedgewood Gray, Wolf... Continue Reading →
Make a statement with your art or photo collection by creating a gallery wall! Here are a few steps to help get you going. Gather your collection Begin by collecting all of the items you want to display. One thing to remember: they don’t have to match! Find things in your collection that share a... Continue Reading →
Nothing helps curb appeal more than an update to the exterior paint color scheme. Granted, it is often not the most economical update but on many properties it will be the most valuable and have the highest return on your investment. Before and After In the Internet era that we now live in where you... Continue Reading →