Friday, June 09, 2017 / by Nicole Solari
Gallery walls are a fun and trendy way to showcase photos, art, and decor and are a great way to add a personalized touch to a living room, entryway, hallway, bedroom, or just about any other area of your home.
When done well, gallery walls create a focal point and can really pull a room together. But when they’re not done quite right, they can have the opposite effect, making the room look cluttered and messy.
But all it takes to pull off the gallery wall of your dreams is a little bit of work and a little bit of know-how. Here are 5 tips for the perfect gallery wall guaranteed to add a little extra “oomph” to any room in your home:
1. Create the space
The first thing you need to do when creating a gallery wall is create the space. Choose a spot in your home that you think could benefit from a gallery wall; popular choices include behind the television in your living room, above the dresser in a bedroom, and the wall next to the stairs.
Once yo ...
Friday, May 19, 2017 / by Nicole Solari
I’ve finally found paint I love, and I use it over and over and over again – saving me time, money, and hassel. Do you have a favorite paint yet?
Whether you are a buy-and-hold landlord, a house flipper, a commercial investor, or just starting out – paint is one of the expenses that come up time and time again. Perhaps you have a paint you absolutely love, or perhaps (like I did) you switch constantly, never quite content with your choice.
I thought it would be a fun post to talk about the paint I use in my day to day real estate investing. Obviously, since I do both flips and rentals, the material can differ – so I’ve included information on both, including the general cost that I pay. Before I get into the actual items, there are a few things to keep in mind:
This is not the only way to do things, this is just my way. If you disagree with me – that’s okay, but let me know in the comments below. Maybe my mind can chan ...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / by Nicole Solari
There are many ways to create a minimalist home in 2017. Here are a few tips to help you create a clutter-free living space for the New Year:
Be Creative with Storage
Look for creative ways to improve the storage situation in your home so that you can keep important items without having your house look like it's overrun with clutter.
This could be as simple as purchasing and assembling sliding drawers that use up the wasted space under your bed. You could also speak with a contractor about installing new cabinets in your kitchen.
Build Catch-All Shelving for Common Spaces
One of the biggest problems facing homeowners is shelf space. You can improve the look and feel of your living room or other shared spaces by constructing catch-all shelving. Additional shelving allows you to put books, photos and other decorative items in one place. Extra storage will help you avoid clutter and clogged drawer space.
Remodel the Kitchen with an Island
A kitchen island wi ...