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5 Simple & Budget-Friendly Home Staging Tips

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Ready to sell your home, but stressing about getting it in tip-top shape to present to potential buyers?
 

Top 3 Inexpensive Hardwoods

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Top 3 Inexpensive Hardwoods

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Most people have thought about installing hardwood floors at one time or another. The natural beauty of wood brings a soft, elegance to any home. Today, hardwoods are not just for floors. Modern homes feature hardwoods for counters, back splashes and even entire walls. Traditionally and expensive material to work with, there are inexpensive hardwoods that will bring that ambiance you crave with a price tag that won’t shock your wallet.
 
 
Top 3 Inexpensive Hardwoods
 
1. Bamboo – Our first inexpensive hardwood isn’t really wood at all. Bamboo is actually a grass yet it’s harder than most hardwoods. Bamboo comes in only two shades – light and dark (boiled) – yet because of the variety in the plant itself, there are many color options available.
2. Hickory – Hickory is most often used in rustic or country style homes. A very strong wood, it’s perfect for homes with high traffic and provides great durability and value for the price. With proper stain, hickory can take on a light, pine, tone or a darker, richer look.
3. Lyptus – Never heard of lyptus? You’re not alone. Lyptus is commonly mistaken for mahogany. Beautiful and durable, lyptus costs a fraction of the cost of actual mahogany and provides the same lustrous look.
Hardwoods come in a large variety of tones, hardness and finishes. With so many to choose from and nice options starting at prices comparable to quality carpet, many homeowners and designers are incorporating hardwoods in their homes than ever before. 
 
 
 
 
 

How Important is Curb Appeal?

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Today I’ll be addressing a question that I get very often from my clients- “How important is curb appeal?”
 

Indoor / Outdoor spaces give you the best of both worlds!

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Indoor / Outdoor spaces give you the best of both worlds!

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Embrace the trend for indoor-outdoor living by creating attractive garden spaces that are in perfect harmony with your interiors. The weather now really inspires this type of living but how to make your outdoor spaces welcoming? Here are some ideas and options.
 

These tips will help you create a fantastic home office.

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These tips will help you create a fantastic home office.

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These are some tips to keep in mind as you create the perfect home office.
 

When decorating your home, don't forget your staircase!

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When decorating your home, don't forget your staircase!

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Take a step toward the home of your dreams with these beautiful looks.
 

These mistakes can cost you.

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These mistakes can cost you.

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A bathroom remodel can add value to a home, but it also has the potential to be a huge headache. Why? There are many opportunities for missteps.
 

How to Keep a Clean Home

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How to Keep a Clean Home – Weekly List 

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Keeping a clean home can be a challenge even when you do not have your home listed for sale. Many people are fortunate enough to have regular house cleaners take care of this – for the rest of us, we find time in our week to take care of our home ourselves.

Experts suggest that creating a schedule to accomplish the important tasks each week is the best way to keep a clean home without the stress. Taking into account that things change, customize this schedule/list to fit your own weekly activities. By using this plan, you will keep your home clean all week, with only 5 days of effort.

 Day 1 - Dust and then vacuum the home. Dust first as the dust will fall onto the floor. Mop any hard surface floors as well.

 Day 2 – Deep clean bathrooms, shower and toilets, clean mirrors and shine fixtures.

 Day 3 – Address the kitchen. Check the inside of the microwave, oven and clean drips off of cabinets.  Day 4 – Window day. Clean all the windows you can reach. Hire a professional if needed.

 Day 5 – Garden work. Trim trees, remove weeds and remove debris

Sounds easy, right? No. It’s hard to carve out time during the week, but breaking up the work into smaller chunks makes it less burdensome. Of course throughout the week, check for basic maintenance; countertops, kitchen spills and pet hair, etc. This schedule is a framework you can use to create your own plan and make sure your home is always clean.

There's plenty going on in May!

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There's plenty going on in May!

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From Sonoma vineyard hikes to a tequila train, a cocktail camp and a rosé fest, here’s what’s happening on the Bay Area’s wine, beer and cocktail scene in May and beyond.
 

Living Room Design Trends

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Living Room Design Trends

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The living is room one of the most used rooms in your house and its decoration is essential to captivate those who step foot in it while also staying on trend.

Read on to discover the latest trends in living room design while also adding some new features that make your home unique to you.

Bold Plants

Situating big plants into your living room can make eye-catching statements. However, be mindful of how much sunlight and water they need, and let that guide you on where to place them in your living room.

Painted Ceilings

Homeowners are starting to become daring as they are taking into consideration painting the ceiling of their rooms. When choosing to paint, keep in mind the 10-30-60 rule. For example, 60% is the main color of the room taking most of the walls and large accent furniture. The 30% is the secondary color that takes up about half of the color in the room and includes items like draperies and small accent chairs. The remaining 10% is the accent color and takes up the colors in your throw pillows and other small decorative pieces.

Bold Colors

Colors like burnt orange, deep red, blues, and navy are becoming popular when decorating. Make sure there is balance by adding more neutral colors such as white or gray.

Geometric

Geometric patterns are becoming popular in livings rooms by using them in coffee tables, carpets, and wallpapers. They will make a room more alluring and aesthetically pleasing. You can also incorporate this pattern on your floors or even a large area rug.

Multi-Functional Spaces

The “less is more attitude” is also making a statement. Your living room can incorporate furniture that can be used for other purposes, such as using an ottoman as a storage place. Your living room can also serve as a tiny bedroom by getting sofa beds.

Metallic

Bronze, chrome, gold have the touch to make your living room look luxurious. One of the ways to incorporate them is through your furniture with metallic legs and other minimal decorative objects. 

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We can assist buyers, sellers, investors, first time home buyers, relocations, and is a certified short sale specialist in todays real estate market. We provide real estate services in Chino Chino Hills and the surrounding communities of Corona, Diamond Bar, Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland, Yorba Linda, Brea, La Habra. 

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