Click here to view online with images.
 
 

August 2019

 

Whether you are planning to stay or sell, keeping your home up to date should be an ongoing process.  Furnishings don't have to be wildly expensive to create a new look!  Have fun looking at the latest trends in Houzz.com, where you can even see where to buy the items! I'll be happy to help guide you through that process and come up with a style that appeals to you!

Stephanie Sherriff
Luxury Collection Specialist
lofatlaugh@aol.com   |   2694880417
http://www.yourgalinkalamazoo.us

Visit me on Facebook

 
 

QUICK FIX!

The bathroom that most people see...

Let's start with one of the smallest rooms in your house, meaning the number of changes is limited to a select few items, but the change can be dramatic!  First, take a look at the vanity, and consider the space saving pedestal sink because storage isn't really a priority in the powder room. You don't need to look at endless cabinets and countertops because the cabinet and countertop are already married in an array of units available.  Be sure the stool is harmonious with the new vanity, and that hardware and fixtures follow one theme.  Be adventurous with the wall color, and pair it with an area rug featuring a color scheme that ties the elements of the floor covering, walls and art together.

fARM KITCHEN GAINS POPULARITY

Currently in third place

Don't be deceived by the humble word "farm" when you start pricing a kitchen remodel!  Shop carefully for the popular farm sink with the apron front!  This little beauty is over $1300.00, but other models run as low as $500.00.  Be sure to coordinate the hardware with dark or burnished tones, rather than high gloss.   Cabinetry is available in "old" reclaimed wood finishes for a bit of authenticity.  For a knock your socks off look, add a brick fireplace that burns wood!  

 

contemporary pieces as focal points

Concerned about looking too modern?

You may need professional help making this a hit, not a miss, but contemporary definitely does not have to be all about expanses of glass and shiny surfaces.  This is not the old standby brass bed, but its clean lines do not restrict you to sparce furnishings with little color or pattern.  Yes, it might not look at home with your newlywed "bedroom suite" as it was called, but with the right mix of traditional furniture with clean lines and strong shapes, and a contemporary Eames chair and ottoman, this bedroom can be spectacular yet comfortable!

 
 
Share this with someone:
MI Lic #: 6501149935
5839 Oakland Dr. Portage, MI 49024
©2019 BHH Affiliates, LLC. Real Estate Brokerage Services are offered through the network member franchisees of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Most franchisees are independently owned and operated. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.® Information not verified or guaranteed. If your property is currently listed with a Broker, this is not intended as a solicitation. Equal Housing Opportunity.