• Home Improvements for Aging in Place and Accessibility
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    Home Improvements for Accessibility and Aging In Place

    I recently had a family member suffer a terrible fall.  They ended up with a broken arm and a broken leg.  Suddenly, we were re-organizing our lives because now we had a family member in a wheelchair who needed almost full-time care.  It’s something we all hope will never happen but it’s something that we all will face in one way or another.  Whether or not you have a loved one who’s disabled, we all will face illness, suffering, and old age at some point.  It’s important that when those times pop up, our homes are able to meet our needs.  What would you do if you had to have…

  • Pinterest-Perfect Home
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    Can Pinterest Really Help you get the Perfect Home?

    Ok, raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten sucked into the Pinterest vortex and spent hours pinning “new home ideas” or “fashion trends” or a bajillion recipes and desserts on Pinterest!  Guilty. I use Pinterest for both my personal life and for work.  It’s my go-to for inspiration for projects, recipes for dinner, and fashion ideas for each season of the year.  It’s a really great visual platform to help you set goals, dream for the future, and solve everyday problems.  I even use it to create my project and home design boards!  For the average DIY-er, I’d say that Pinterest and Youtube are the top sites to visit for…

  • Getting your House Ready To Sell | Home Staging Secrets
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    5 Home Staging Secrets to Help your Home Sell

    Most people have a misguided perception of home staging.  They think its just for those sad, desperate homes left behind due to a divorce or financial trouble.  But former Real Estate Agent and now Home Stager and Home Staging Coach, Marianne Cherico would disagree.  She says that when it comes to staging your home for sale, it’s really all about marketing and packaging your home to get the best return on your investment.  For today’s Inside Design, I spoke with Marianne Cherico, who’s been in real estate sales and marketing as well as home staging for the past few decades.  She walked me through some of her top tips for…