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Get Out!!

Get Out!!

GET OUT!! Who knew the best advice to characters in a horror movie would be the same advice to help those trying to clear out or lighten up their space??  GET OUT!! We scream, mouth (or yell) at it the … Continued

FAQs: How Important are Listing Photos?

FAQs: How Important are Listing Photos

A question from a recent workshop: “How important are listing photos?” WELL….it was a centerpiece of a recent NYT’s “The Hunt” candidate. But simply, for buyers, sellers, and agents good listing photos are the first, the last, and everything. The … Continued

How Old Are Your Smoke Detectors?

How Old Are Your Smoke Detectors

The 2nd of 2 posts to support October being National Fire Prevention Month. The first reminded us not all heroes wear capes; this one asks: How Old Are Your Smoke Detectors? In December of 2008, on the last day of … Continued

Take Fire Prevention a Step Further

Take FIre Prevention a Step Further

In support of National Fire Prevention Week this is the first of two posts on fire prevention, and fire safety. Fire Prevention Week/Month is traditionally this time of year, but front of mind awareness of fire prevention and fire safety … Continued

Cooling on Grays? Working with, and Changing Them Up

Cooling on Grays?

Like a lowland fog, grays gradually rolled onto our collective palette a number of years back. And so enamored were we!! Crisp and polished, we couldn’t get enough. Until we actually did get enough. Even  waaay more than enough. So-grayed-out, … Continued

Preventing (and Remedying!) Paint Color Regret

Avoiding Paint Color Regret

Paint color consults are The Refreshed Home’s #1 service. But all too often the inquiries are preceded by tales of paint color regret, how what was chosen does not look as expected. Preventing paint color regret is do-able, here’s my … Continued

Lighting, Light Bulbs, Paint Colors and You

Getting ready to paint? Might want to check out your light bulbs first.  Paint colors and lighting are intertwined; always my first consideration in design and staging consults. Paint color anchors a room, and nothing determines how paint color reads … Continued

It Was a Very Good Week for TRH’s Clients

This has been a very good week for staging clients of The Refreshed Home. Through Wednesday, 4 properties closed.  One was a condo, a full-ask, cash sale. The other 3 were occupied single family properties. 2 also got full ask, … Continued

Other Paths to Buying, Part Two

We are busy creatures of habit. Automatically buying the same peanut butter won’t impact our lives terribly. But our stuff and needs, our taste and finances change, but so does the world!  Decisions about the what and why of our … Continued