Inspirational Water Features for Your Home

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Aaaah, the sound of water. There is something very calming about the trickling of water drops onto pebbles.

At the Homearama homeshow this year, several of the model homes featured nice examples of water features with fountains and pools. As it was hot day when I toured the homes, I found the sound of water to be quite refreshing.

Want inspiration for your water feature for your home? Look at Sibcy Cline’s Water Feature  Pinterest board here.

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Pantry Space in Your Home

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How organized is your kitchen pantry?

Whether your pantry consists of a few cupboards or an entire room of shelves like the photo above, an organized pantry space certainly makes life easier when preparing meals in the kitchen.

Ideas for your pantry

  • Floor-to-ceiling cabinets give more space
  • Shelves at various heights are preferable to store various sized items
  • Vertical pull-out shelving is a great use of narrow space and makes it convenient to find items; horizontal pull-out shelving is also practical
  • Sliding drawers make finding items easier

Small pantries

  • Use food storage bins for easy access to food groups such as snacks, cereals or canned good
  • If your pantry has a door, install a wire shelf on it to store smaller items

Want more inspiration for your pantry? View Sibcy Cline’s Pantry Ideas Pinterest board here.

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4 Essential Tips For Staging Your Home

Buying a new home is so personal. Yet, to sell yours, you’ll want to remove so many of your homey, personal touches. This is part of staging your home: buyers should be able to picture themselves living in your house—not picture you living in your house.

4 Essential Tips for Staging Your Home

Successful staging will boost your home’s appeal—and your chances of selling. And there are two rooms that often need the most staging: bedrooms and bathrooms.

You might decide your house looks good enough as-is. But even in a strong market, a little staging could boost the offers you receive.

Think like a buyer

Staging lets you see your house with fresh perspective and helps you correct any eyesores you may have become used to over the years. It helps you to view some of your beloved items as clutter and gives you the initiative to clear away unneeded items.

Staging will also help you in the…

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Stage Your House in the Right Light

If you’re about to put your home on the market, you know about the staging, the paint touch-ups and the fixes you’ve kept putting off until now.

Stage Your House in the Right Light

Let’s add one more to the list—strategic lighting.

The right light can make any room look bigger, airier and more desirable. It can create a dramatic mood, draw attention to focal points in your décor and make a big difference in how you—and potential buyers—feel about your home.

Plus it’s a pretty inexpensive staging boost compared to reflooring your kitchen.

Real estate sales expert and author Robert Irwin says a dark house turns off potential buyers.

“Not only will they keep you from getting a quick sale, but they will also cut down on the amount of money you’ll get in offers,” notes Irwin, who has written more than 50 real estate-related books. “On the other hand, if you lighten up these dark spots, you can very…

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