One night at dinner, my husband mentioned something in passing about building an outdoor kitchen. It was so out of the blue that I honestly did not put a thought to it.
Then when he mentioned it again, I humored him and asked him what it would look like. His answer blew me away.
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The first couple years of my career were very investor focused. This meant showing enough abandoned vacant homes in the peak of Florida summer heat (while pregnant mind you) to last a lifetime. Among the many things I learned from those experiences was how to NOT leave your home when you go away- especially for vacation.
Continue reading “How to Prepare Your Home Before You Go on Vacation”
My profession requires me to be in the car for extended periods of time driving all over the place. When babies entered the picture, I had to find a way to adapt my version of traveling to -our- version of traveling. Continue reading “Road Trips with Toddlers”
Have you ever been to a model home? It’s one of my favorite parts of the Real Estate business. I LOVE seeing new floorplans, the incredible upgrades and features, and most of all- the decorating!
Everything is new- and- fresh- and- shiny and with all of the visual stimulation, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and want to sign a contract right then and there. But don’t let the awe of a stunning model home distract you from getting the best deal possible- which would be with your Realtor present.
Continue reading “Always Bring a Realtor with You to Purchase a New Construction Home”
A sound haunted me in the night… hisssssssssssss …….. Could it be the kid’s sound machine? No. It was a different pitch. I swiftly followed it all the way to the half bathroom like a bluetick hound on the hunt. “Please don’t be a snake, please don’t be a snake,” I prayed to myself as I mustered up the courage to turn on the light. Ok, here goes. Continue reading “Slab Leak? Don’t Freak: Tips to Survive a Slab Leak and Home Re-Plumb”
Every selfie enthusiast can agree- lighting is everything.
When it comes to the lights and fixtures you have in your home this rings true as well.
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Did you know that statistically, the best time to purchase a home with a pool is in January? With the exception of a few days here and there Continue reading “Pavered Pool Decking”
In my career, I’ve literally walked through thousands of homes. One of the ever interesting perks of that is getting to see the creative things that people have done to their house. Every once in a while, I’ll come across something I haven’t seen before that makes you go, “Wow! That’s really cool!” Continue reading “Cabinet Covered Spice Rack Pull Out”
Living in a coastal town, it seems as though everyone has at least one fishing pole. Being that we are surrounded by the Ocean, Intracoastal, and River, multiple fishing rods are not an uncommon sight in garages during showings.
Offshore fishing is one of my favorite hobbies, so we have several that we use for different types of fish, locations, etc. But how do you keep them organized? Continue reading “Easy DIY Fishing Rod Holder”
How many times do you eat in your formal dining room? Every night? Every Sunday? Every….Christmas or Thanksgiving?
At my Mumsie’s house, nearly every family meal is eaten in her dining room (aside from her bacon and iced tea breakfast).
On the flip side, I can honestly count on one hand the times we’ve sat at our table. I even set it for Christmas last year and everyone still congregated in the family room instead.
Continue reading “Ditch the Dining Room and Opt for Office?”