Don’t Overlook Your Lighting When Selling your Home!

Americans are spending again, and that’s a good sign for the economy.  After the recession in 2008, people cut back heavily on their purchases.  As more people are finding jobs and incomes have been slowing rising, this trend translates to an increase in consumer spending which is good news for the auto and housing industries. If you’re about to put your house on the market, you’re probably wondering, “How much can I get for it?” Selling your home requires a keen eye to make it appeal to a wide audience. It’s careful planning and knowing how to spruce up your home that will get you the most money for your home. There are a lot of things that affect potential buyers when they are taking a tour of your home.  Poor lighting can make a home look dingy and dirty.  Here are a few tips to help your home look bright and marketable:

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Give Mom Some Bling!

With Mother’s Day only a few days away, we have some great ideas that we know Mom would love!  Who wouldn’t want some bling? In this case….jewelry for the home!

The Evermore wall fixture, part of the Platinum Collection by Quoizel, offers a resplendent design of glamour and glitz.  The abundance of multi-faceted crystals is enhanced by the polished chrome finish and the supplied clear xenon bulbs showcase the sparkle of this sleek series.

One of the best-selling items introduced at this year’s January market is Quoizel’s Ribbon Collection.  This collection is trendsetting and forward-thinking at its finest. Also part of the Platinum Collection by Quoizel, the steel millennia finish was constructed to resemble a swirling pattern that is unique and captivating.

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Having Fun with the Pomez Collection

Quoizel’s Pomez Collection was recently featured on Houzz.com!

Opened since 1971, Advanced Cabinetry, located in Hendersonville, NC transformed this space into a beautiful recreation/bar area.  As seen in these gorgeous setting shots, they offer an impressive display of high quality cabinetry, appliances, lighting and accessories for every decor.

Each shade in this stunning design is handcrafted from genuine fossil stone, which bears a striking resemblance to agate.  Every stone has been polished to perfection and distinctively placed to achieve a subtle graduation of color along the shade.

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Our Favorite Design Trends

It’s the beginning of 2014, and so many design trends are being talked about this year.  We chose a few of our favorites to highlight.

Popularity of open layouts continue to grow.  Open plans promote interaction among family and guests, as walls are not a barrier.  With that, the kitchen continues to serve as the home’s “hub” while the rest of the home flows freely off the kitchen.

Mixing and matching furniture, colors, patterns, and design motifs are also seeing a rise in popularity. Most design magazines are showing saturated hues such as navy and plum in velvet, suede or corduroy and accessorizing with bold throw pillows, lamps and blankets.

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Lamps Can Warm Up Your Home This Winter

Across the country, winter has proven to be pretty brutal, and we still have a long way to go before Spring.  There have been dramatic changes in temperature from one day to the next, and if your part of the world hasn’t seen record-breaking low temperatures, you’ve seen record-breaking rain fall. 

As the temperatures continue to drop, we move indoors to seek comfort and warmth, and the one thing that you have control over is what’s happening inside your home.   A lack of light will make your home feel more like a cave than a retreat. Lighting plays an important role in being able to see, but it also affects our mood too. Finding the right lighting can be the solution to creating an inviting home for your family and guests. 

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