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Improve your Staged Home: Interior House Cleaning 101

dining room

Before you put your home up for sale, ensure it is clean and ready for strangers. Many people get so intimidated when it comes to cleaning when preparing to sell a home. It’s a lot like detailing a car before you sell it. You want everything squeaky clean. Here, I’ll help you remember what to clean,…

6 Tips for Decorating an Open Concept House

Making rooms flow together in a closed concept space can be a challenge, but so can it be in an open-concept house. In an open-concept home, it’s even more important to make sure that all the elements work together and the space looks cohesive. Here are some tips for decorating an open concept house. Use Area Rugs to Define Spaces One of…

Patios: How to Decide the Best Type and Shape

Patio comes from the Spanish word patio, meaning backyard or back garden. Traditionally, it is the open inner court of a Spanish or Spanish-style house. In common usage, it is used to describe any outdoor living space often adjoining a residence, used for dining, entertaining or relaxation. Patios may or may not have covers or roofs and are…

How to Clean Couch Upholstery

Living Room

Your couch is one of the most used and abused pieces of furniture in your home. It serves as a sometimes bed, dining table, pet haven, and playground. All of that activity leaves plenty of stains and unseen grime like dust mites, bacteria, and fungi. Take a hard look at your couch. It’s probably time…