There are many ways that you can add space and storage to your home. Built in shelves can give you storage and keep items in view. To save on floor space, fold up tables, nesting tables, Murphy beds are some suggestions. By using a corner of a room, under a staircase or another small area, you can use that area for a workspace by adding a desk with a stool to pop under. Floor screens can separate your use of small space too and give you privacy. Get creative with living area and research to find the best solution to fit you.
Your small bedroom can be made into a restful retreat. Scale your furniture down to fit the size of the room. Use nesting tables that you can pull out. Eliminate nightstands by utilizing sconces, ceiling lights, and fix creative lighting to your headboard. Your headboard can help with space. Be imaginative by using fabric, art, chalkboards, shelving, etc. Drawers can be utilized under the bed in the frame or underneath a bed with risers. Colors and patterns can make a room look larger. Have fun with fabrics. The same design throughout the room can give it a spacious appearance.
This year’s trend is to make your bedroom your own oasis. Keep your room free of clutter, gone are electronics and televisions, and in are benches and seating areas. Wall paper is back to use as texture and a romantic feel. Use items in your room to make it feel luxurious such as velvet, jewel tone colors, faux fur, and glitz. Feature your ceilings by drawing the eye up with moldings, paint colors and lighting. Use your headboard as a feature wall with a funky design, freshen up an old headboard with color, use a wall painting with floral design, etc. Make your bedroom your retreat, and relax.
COME & TAKE A TOUR! There will be an Open House this Sunday, APRIL 8, 1 PM - 3 PM at 6145 General Diaz St., Lakeview. This Custom Dream home has four bedrooms plus office/study, three full and one half bath. Other features of this property are an oversized master bedroom and bath, formal laundry room with ample cabinetry and utility sink. The floor plan is great for entertaining. Rear porch overlooks nice sized yard and open carport with storage area. ML#: 2148280 Price: $747,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Square footage: 3,000. Ellis Weiss, Realtor, Revolution Realty, 251.232.0573.
One of the biggest trends in 2018 is the kitchen sink. Depending on your style, family, and the function you are looking for, there is a big selection. A farmhouse sink is deep, shows off the front, nice and deep for those who love to cook and bake. The Farmhouse sink is heavy so make sure your cabinetry can support it, and you will need help with installation. A drop in sink is the easiest to install, and something you can do yourself. The under mount sink comes in a range of colors, and easiest to clean.
Peter Cannizzaro is the owner of Cannizzaro Realty Appraisals and Sales and partnered with Revolution Realty. Cannizzaro Realty provides real estate valuations for the private home owner and the mortgage lending marketplace. With over 40 years of experience in the business, Peter has a proven track record of reducing time, efforts and costs in managing the appraisal process.
The Kitchen trend for 2018 is a clean modern design. Little or not much embellishment on cabinets, with a simple pattern, and colors such as a forest green, blues, black and dark. Quartz counter tops in white, off-white or gray. Light spacious kitchens with open layouts, exposed shelving. White walls are back with adding a touch of color. Floating shelves helps the kitchens feel brighter and roomy. The goal is to eliminate clutter, minimalist style with less bling, but still a focus on the style of the kitchen sink. This year, the trend is less is more.
In some apartments in the city, small kitchens can be a challenge. Sometimes there are very few or no cabinets at all. A kitchen can be as small as a closet! You can use book shelves as a place of storage by using decorative containers, dishes, and pans. Tables that fold down from a wall, a side bar with stools, are some solutions for dining. Work with what you have on hand. Lighting, paint, and color can always make a small space larger and inviting. Check online for designing tips. Have fun transforming your kitchen to be functional and pretty.
Landries Jackson, Jr., a young Realtor from New Orleans recently joined the movement at Revolution Realty. Landries was previously with Grateful Realty out of Orleans East. Landries is looking forward to aiding potential home buyers, and wants them to experience a smooth real estate transaction. Landries, Jr., is available to help anyone from veterans to disabled citizens. Landries has 4 years experience in the hospitality industry. He loves working with people and Landries welcomes the opportunity to assist first time home buyers or sellers as well as repeat buyers and sellers.
This Sunday, March 25, Holly Barret, Owner/Realtor will be holding an Open House from Noon - 4 PM. The location is 153 Acadian Lane, Mandeville, LA. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is in the peaceful Beau Chene Country Club which includes Full Family membership! Your backyard would be your own private sanctuary which backs to woods. The kitchen is perfect for someone who loves to cook with cypress cabinets, granite, and new stainless steel appliances. Enjoy the winter nights with a fireplace in the great room. The master is on the first floor with custom accents.