Home Staging and Decorating thought activism at its most passionate! Snappy answers and reasoned resets for your space and your stuff, and why it all matters so darn much.  

Great Expectations

Expectations or perceptions may be hard to articulate, but being disappointed is not. Sometimes it’s only after being disappointed that we’re aware of what our expectations or perceptions were. Disappointment isn’t fatal, but it’s relative to what you expect, and … Continued

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is capability: the level of ability to process, and get something done. Familiar as IT-techno talk, but universally applicable. Why is it more palatable to accept limits on technology, but ohso hard to accept our own personal limitations? When … Continued

Ancient History

Our appetite for the future is voracious;  our appreciation and tolerance for the present moment, minimal. True for Christmas trees in late December, kids on car trips, adults waiting on line for the newest phone, and home buyers looking for … Continued

Does Virtual Staging Help Actual Buyers?

Virtual staging – adding, removing, improving via technology-has been around for a while.   Time improved the software, and the skills of those who use it. So….does it work? Does virtual staging help actual buyers get to yes? This home stager … Continued

Design Trends (So Far) for 2019

The Thanksgiving turkey was not yet picked clean when the first announcement landed, and they kept coming: paint companies and color forecasters’ picks for their 2019 Color of the Year. Since then, those of us in the design trade have … Continued

Getting Past”No Inventory”: How to Make Your Move in 2019

No Inventory

Part of this post was published last year; it’s updated/re-published for 2019. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like  work” ~Thomas Edison  “NO INVENTORY!”  cried the buyers…the sellers who want to be buyers…and the … Continued

For Builders and Flippers: RESOLVED for 2019

The Refreshed Home LOVES working with builders and flippers!    The folks whose hands get things done-they know a lot of stuff. Also-no one can implement the cool and best things for less cost. BUT…. We can’t all be good … Continued

Staying or Selling: Best Updates for Your Raised Ranch

The Refreshed Home advises homeowners, buyers, sellers and flippers on how to best improve and update their properties. This is the first of a series on how to update different style properties.  Raised ranch houses are one-story, set on a raised/partially above … Continued