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Outdoor Living Trends…

With isolation of being cooped up inside all winter, comes the need and desire for a change of location. As we make our way into the second quarter of 2021 and lockdowns and restrictions are out of our control, there are still some things we can do to keep sane. Extending our living space to the outdoors is one of those ways. Here are some outdoor living trends we are seeing on the horizon… Front Yard Living Spaces Our homes are often our oasis and a way to hide from the world, to recoup and venture back out. It makes sense that backyard privacy has in the past been a trend for decades as life got busier and busier. It also makes sense, that as we crave more human contact, we are moving to the front yard, to visit and feel a part of the world, while still practicing social distancing. We are seeing more and more entertaining areas, with outdoor furniture looking more and more layered and an extension of our indoors. Inviting and welcome, is not just for selling and resale curb appeal, we are adopting this feeling for everyday living, as we hope for the return of social interaction.   Gardens + Sustainable Living The impact of todays consumer goods has many thinking of sustainability. Food and resources. It is reported that more and [...]

What impact is your living room furniture having on the sale of your property?

Can furniture really impact a sale of a home? We say yes. When buying a home, emotion is a huge factor. They are not just buying based on a good investment, (although, that is important too!) they are buying based on the vision of a good life in the property. The furniture in your space when you sell can impact how the buyer feels when viewing. Here are some things to consider when preparing your home for sale and choosing the right furniture for your living room: Furniture Style: The obvious first mistake people make is choosing or leaving the wrong style sofa, chairs, and large living room pieces in the room that do not match the demographic of the buyer. Even though a buyer knows they will be moving their own furniture into the home, many are visual and intuitive buyers. They subconsciously make decisions by how they feel, how they are emotionally connecting to the space. A style that does not appeal to them, can have them struggle to feel connected. Furniture Size: We have mentioned in past blogs, that having enough sitting space is crucial to buyers connecting and envisioning them living and entertaining in the space. The scale of furniture is part of this decision. Too large and a space can feel crowded and small. Too small and the space can feel cold and [...]

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