Welcome Faz followers! We are back for another edition of Home Improvement Tips. This week we brought in our residential interior design specialist…Shelley Geenen. Now around here you will find Shelley’s touch on several different offices and Christmas decorations, but this week she is here to make an impact on your home. When we asked Shelley to provide her expertise for this piece, we didn’t want to limit Mrs. Geenen’s imagination. Therefore, we simply asked for three different ideas that can really add some “pop” to a residence. Here is what Shelley had to say:
1) Selecting Paint: When selecting paint make sure that the colors are neutral. If you want to use different colors as you go from room to room do not make a drastic color change. Stay on the same color wheel and go up or down, one or two colors. You should stay in the same family of color to ensure that the rooms flow well together. Keeping this scheme in mind will also allow your furnishings to stand out. Furthermore, as the paint dries the color tends to darken a bit. Do not go too dramatic or dark for large areas.
2) Carpeting: Carpeting should also be neutral and flow from room to room as well. You will make your home seem very small and uninteresting if you change color.
3) Flooring: Flooring throughout the home should also stay consistent. If you are choosing to do a wood floor on the main level, I would recommend installing it in every room on that particular floor. You can enhance interest to a room by adding a large area rug. You may want to do the laundry room on the main level with tile for additional color and pizzazz in a fun texture!
These are just three general suggestions. Every house is unique and Shelley can certainly make your house stand out from the rest. Even if you are still a couple months away from listing, you can still start to prepare your home for the market. The multi-talented Shelley Geenen can not only represent your listing but also provide fashionable feedback on what works in your home and what may need a little tweaking.
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