Monday, February 20, 2012

Victorian Style House- Great looking!

This home has a lot going for it. Victorians are one of the two most popular style homes in the inner neighborhoods. It has a great, four color paint combination. The restoration is wonderful, the landscaping interesting, and everything feels immaculate. I recommend if people want a fence in the front yard for kids, pets, or security, they use a light, airy feeling one so the house doesn't feel cut off from the street. The home owner did just that with a black wrought iron fence. And it has a period look. What a great job! This property is a big 10+!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Exterior Paint Color on a Split Level Home

I love the paint combination on this home. Most split level houses I see have the same color on the entire house which makes it look dull, tiresome, and tedious. In other words- boring. This house, though, looks fresh and interesting and I think would command a higher sales price than one with a monotone paint color. The darker color on the lower level grounds the house. The lighter body color, white trim and the red door make it sparkle. Someone had a real good sense of color on this project!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Acid-etched, Stained, Concrete Floors

For my basement, I wanted a versatile space that could be used as a workshop and get messy with sawdust. And yet at other times I wanted to be able to use it as a big family room by adding an area rug and couches. Tile and wall-to-wall carpet do not hold up to the abuse of shop work. So going with a stained, concrete floor with several coats of wax works really well. We love it! We looked at floors in commercial stores with stained floors and found a color we liked. Something with warm tones. The photo shows the finished look


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Great looking back yard!

I like what the homeowners did with this yard. It has a nice architectural feel to it with a deck, lawn, gardens, and walkway - structure without being too formal. Just enough grass for kids and dogs but you don't spend your life mowing it. There is also some structure to the plants with repetition and grouping so it doesn't look haphazard.