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Posted by Century 21 North East - Norton Group RE on 9/8/2019

After spending all day in your office in front of a computer, or outside working hard, the home should be a place of solace and comfort. Sadly, most individuals don't get that comfort they are looking forward to. If you fall into this category, you can make your home an oasis of relaxation with these useful tips:

Give Your Walls A Lighter Color 

Sometimes the colors on our walls are dark and cold, adding a bit of warmth and lightness is a great idea. Lighter colors such as gray are trendy. Gray would do well though, only if you have a lighter shade on your ceiling. Create accent walls with other vibrant shades or patterned wallpaper, thus creating that warm feeling.

Hang Some Pictures 

Hanging pictures is a fantastic way to make your home comfy. Although it might sound obvious, many homeowners tend to overlook it. Adding photos of things that makes you happy such as pictures from traveling, your favorite celebrities, family members, cartoon characters, flowers, cars, etc. is a brilliant idea. 

Buy Some Comfy Pillows 

Pillows are suitable for different areas of the home, from the bed or a chair in the bedroom to the couch in the living room. Buying some comfy, pillows is another way to make your home more relaxing. The cushions can be in different sizes; long bolsters are ideal for a bed or chaise, throw pillows or fur pillows for the couch. 

Make Your House Smell Nice 

A house that smells awful will surely be an uncomfortable place to stay. You can give your home a pleasant smell by using air fresheners or adding some flowers. Apart from making your home smell nice, plants will also help you purify the air in your home.

Invest in Area Rugs 

Considering an area rug is an excellent way to elevate your home. Silky shag rugs help to make a room feel warm and help to make your cold floors a little more bearable. Center an area rug in the middle of the room with furniture set at the edges.

Curtains Should Blend With The Paint 

Curtains make your home beautiful and homey, so hang a curtain that goes well with your wall paint to give visual expanse to the room. The enlarged appearance will make your home feel more comfortable.

Keep It Clean 

Cleaning your home is very necessary if you want to increase your comfort. Ensure you carry out daily cleaning tasks such as regular washing of towels and sheets, dusting accessories, mopping the floor, etc.

Add a bit of Decor

Adding decors make the home inviting and beautiful. A vase of flowers in the living room, potted herbs in mason jars at the kitchen window, fresh fruits and vegetables on the dining table and lot more will boost the comfort level of your home.

When preparing your home to sell, talk to your real estate professional about ways to make your home appear more inviting.




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Posted by Century 21 North East - Norton Group RE on 6/16/2019

Whether youíre renovating an old home or moving into a new house, you want to put your personal stamp on your environment by selecting beautiful paint colors to make your home unique to you. This year paint trends are moving toward nature and natural themed coloring and effect. You can choose a warm color scheme or a cool color scheme to reflect your personality and the tones that evoke the best atmosphere for you.

Warm Colors

These colors will be yellow based. Donít fear! Your home wonít look like a mustered commercial or a school bus themed home. With warm colors, you can achieve a peaceful tone in your home. To find the right warm coloring for your home, consider the following.

Warm colors work with most lighting. Most homeowners are using halogen lighting which has a yellow undertone, unlike LED lighting which has a blue undertone. Yellow undertones will pair best with your warm paint colors. If you have dark furniture warm tones will accent the furniture. Even with heavy wooden or upholstered furniture in your home light colored, but warm, paint accents will help create a larger sense of space. 

For warm colors, you want to find a great beige or neutral color that calm you and bring a relaxed vibe to your home. Warm colors pair well with warm based white. So, while you're trying to enlarge your space with a subtle white tone, you can add warm colors that tend to evoke a sense of comfort to your home while creating a sense of space. Use warm colors as accent walls, but be wary of covering all your wall space with neutral tones. It might make your living space seem smaller.

Cool colors

These colors will be blue based. With cool color look for blue, green or red tinted selections to accent your space. Different from warm colors these will enlarge your space. They will accentuate more active areas in your home. Use them in communal spaces like your kitchen, living room or game room. 

Cool colors work well with LED lighting allowing you to save energy while creating a vibrant, active space in your home. Cool coloring also pairs well with the minimalist design. If you have a low profile and modern furniture, consider cool colored pairings in both paint and fabric accents in your home. 

For any home, there are many color schemes. You don't have to follow trends, but it is advisable to consult your local paint professional and home dťcor advisor to select the best pairing for your home environut. You want to create the best and most habitable space for your lifestyle.




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Posted by Century 21 North East - Norton Group RE on 9/25/2016

Every king has his castle and in every castle there must be a throne. And in every castle a man needs a place of solace as well. Thatís where the man cave comes in. A man needs A place where he can truly kickback and relax. But what really makes up the perfect man cave? There are a few pieces that every home needs for a man cave to truly be complete. Hereís some items to help you create the best man cave on the block: 1. Complete home theater system Boys love their toys. What man cave is complete without a giant TV and a great speaker system? Youíll need an entertainment stand large enough to hold the largest TV that you can afford. Next, youíll need shelving to accommodate items like routers, speakers, DVDs and all the other entertainment essentials. The right furniture A super comfortable chair is a must in the man cave. Home furniture stores even sell chairs with a built in speakers. For guysí night, you might even need a sofa for additional seating. All of the furniture in the man cave should be manly in design of course. Leather furniture works perfectly for the purpose of the man cave. Leather is comfortable yet sleek and not feminine in nature. The right setting If youíre lucky enough to have an in-home bar, Thatís the perfect place to put your man cave. You want to be sure that the lighting in the man cave isnít too bright, yet you need to see whatís going on. The man cave should be placed around an atmosphere thatís perfect for hanging out. If youíre shopping for house, and your guy loves hanging with his buddies, you may want to add a ďman cave spaceĒ to your home search wish list. Remember the fun stuff No man cave will be complete without a pool table or a ping-pong table. If thereís one thing to know about guys itís that they love to be competitive. Make sure the room that you select for your man cave is large enough to hold one or more of these items. Cool decor For the sports lover a man cave is a great place to put sports memorabilia on display. The walls of the room can be filled with things from your favorite team. Donít forget you can also add liquor and beer brand items into the mix of your man cave decor. Essential appliances Donít forget that you will need replace to keep your beers cold in the man cave. Some appliances will be essential. You will probably need a fridge and a sink to start off. Frosty beer glasses would be a nice touch as well. It would also be a plus to have all of the bartending essentials present somewhere in the man cave. These are just a few ideas to help you design and implement the perfect man cave in your home. No matter what kind of man cave you dream of, itís possible to create it!