Transforming a Bathroom in a Single Weekend

These four quick DIY tasks can have dramatic results with the addition of a few accessories.

When thinking about remodeling your home, focus on the kitchen and bathrooms if you want the most bang for your buck. It can indeed cost a small fortune to renovate both of these spaces; however, you can find less expensive ways to refresh them.

Remodeling your boring bathroom may be easier than you think with a few simple DIY tasks and adding some new accessories. Here are tips and tricks for refreshing a bathroom in as little as a weekend—no contractors needed.

Paint

One way to bring a new look to the space is to paint the walls or vanity a fresh new color. It is typically better to stick with neutral colors for the bathroom. Nice soothing colors like a soft blue or green are relaxing and can be a great accent color for around a tub area.

Update Your Mirror

It may be time to give that plain builder-grade mirror an overhaul. If you want to use the same mirror, you can get a custom frame to evoke more personality. There are the DIY frame kits from MirrorMate (this link is external) that have you measure your mirror, then choose from a variety of frame styles. The frame kit arrives at your door and you can assemble it in minutes.

Modernize the Hardware

Older hardware, from faucets to drawer pulls, can make a bathroom appear outdated. Switch out your current hardware for something more modern. Mixed metals are trending right now; we’re seeing black with brass and brass with chrome.

Shop the internet for variety of manufacturers and a vast selection.

Accessorize

You can update and refresh the bathrooms, especially the guest bathroom by simply replacing your linens and adding new accessories.

To finish off the look, add an air-purifying indoor plant, a natural tray for texture, and a favorite candle to a shelf for an attractive display. You can also find small bottles made of interesting glass to place on a shelf or around the vanity.

You will be so surprised how these little modifications change the entire atmosphere in the bathroom. 

And as an extra tip – when shopping for accessories for the bathroom look at TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Target and Home Goods for special finds that do not cost a fortune. Also, if you don’t want to go online to find knobs etc. to switch out in your bathroom just go to Ikea, Lowe’s or Home Depot. They also have great selections.

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

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Integrate Architectural Wood Features into Your Space

Wood features in your home can be inviting and cozy, as well as warming up nearly any space. A mixture of other materials from glass to steel can give the perfect recipe for space that is both inviting and architecturally interesting. The following are some tips on how to achieve a perfect balance.

Do’s

Do look for wood species (color and texture) that blend into the overall aesthetic of your home.

Do use wood as a way to make an architectural element or feature wall. If you have a recess in a wall that is ideal to put in a wood built-in to display prize processions and well as a flat-screen TV.

Do allow natural grains to show through, instead of covering or concealing their natural beauty.

Do consider painting wood to bring color into a space.

Do overlook use wood in small ways such as baseboards, trims, or casings.

Do look for materials to pair with wood such as steel and/or glass.

Don’ts

Don’t mix too many different wood species in the same space. You want to use similar colors to enhance the room.

Don’t cover alter or alter fine grains of wood.

Don’t overlook the opportunity to highlight wood through the use of hardware – a few pieces of which can make wood look very special.

Don’t ignore the opportunity to make custom wood pieces with the help of a millworker or carpenter.

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

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Common Reasons Real Estate Closings Get Delayed

The process of buying a home can be one of the most heart-wrenching and nauseating adventures of your life. But once closing is scheduled, that’s it, right? The stomach-in-your-throat feeling should go away and all will be “smooth sailing”?

Well, not always. There are many reasons closings may get delayed. Don’t let this list get you down, but it’s a great bit of knowledge to tuck away in order to be mentally prepared. Try to remember that sometimes delayed closings happen.

Repairs Were Delayed

In this age of short labor and uncertain supply chains, repair delays are inevitable. It happens in ideal times, too. Maybe it happens because a part didn’t come in for that water heater that was on your repair sheet, or there was no one available to fix the siding where someone’s grill got a little overly excited and left a mark.

Sometimes you have no choice but to wait to close, especially if you’re using a loan type that requires the requested repairs be completed prior to closing. But, in other cases, your real estate agent can create an addendum to your contract that allows the closing company to hold the cost of repairs in an escrow account for you, so that they are made on your behalf once the labor and materials are available.

Financing Issues

Many homebuyers, especially first-timers, don’t realize that their financial information will be verified again prior to closing. It has to match, more or less, what it was when you applied. So, same job, same amount of money in the bank, same amount of debt, same everything. Usually that’s possible within the narrow window between loan approval and closing.

Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong, and that second verification reveals a new credit line that’s been opened (for new house stuff, of course), or a change in employment, or some other problem. In these cases, closing will be delayed until those issues can be resolved. Moral of the story? Don’t do anything financially interesting between approval and closing, and all will be well.

Appraisal Was Too Low

In the current real estate atmosphere, with prices changing radically at the drop of a hat in some markets, it’s not unusual to hear of a closing that’s been delayed due to an issue with the appraisal. Of course, the issue isn’t with the appraisal, so much as it is with the market data no longer supporting the seller’s asking price for their home. The appraisal is just numbers on a page, based on what’s already been sold. A too-low appraisal can delay closing, since sometimes a second appraisal will be needed to verify that there were no errors in the first appraisal, or the seller and buyer will have to go back to the table and renegotiate the terms of the contract.

If you have to renegotiate your contract, it’s likely going to be due to your bank’s unwillingness to loan more than the house will appraise for at that moment. In that case, the contract might be reduced to the appraisal price. Sometimes this is possible, sometimes it’s not if the seller owes a fair amount on their house or needs the difference to make their next purchase. There’s not a lot you can do if you can’t come to terms, but most of the time, a good real estate agent will find a way.

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it will hopefully better prepare you for what can happen when you’re almost to the “finish line”.  Of course, hiring the right agent, to begin with, is really the key to navigating the buying and selling process. I would be happy to interview for the job! (P.S. I have great references www.JeffHoward.reviews)

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

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Ways to Dress Up Your Patio

Patios are magnificently flexible spaces, if not a little boring by themselves. Think of your patio as a three-dimensional canvas that you can literally create anything on that you’d like. Perhaps you’ve just moved into your new home and you’ve got your very first patio, or maybe you’ve had one for a while and just didn’t know what to do with it. You can use this space in whatever way you want from a tiki hot tub paradise to a casual outdoor dining space. Here are some things to think about when you’re trying to dress yours up!

Lights, Camera, Action!

Patios are great, however, at nighttime patio lighting is often lackluster. For patios near the house, many people rely on a single bulb hanging near the back door or think that the lights from the lawn will help light the patio  – not really!

Today there are many options for patios. Not only are solar lights affordable and reliable, they’re also amazingly diverse. Want a bit of a beach party mood? Add a whole collection of solar-powered string lights with round bulbs. Looking for something more romantic? Victorian-themed solar wall sconces can evoke a real mood. Add poles to elevate your lighting for even more flexibility in placement.

Fun in the Shade

Of course, the sun is wonderful, but have you tried the shade? The shade is great, especially on a sunny day in Las Vegas when the entire region is just a little too hot and a little too bright. Shades over the patio and lighter shades floating around the patio can also protect dining areas from debris that might fall from nearby trees, making dining outdoors more pleasurable.

Shade sails are easy to install, come in lots of fun colors, and lend a super modern look to all kinds of spaces. If you want something a little more serious and a lot fancier, aluminum pergolas with shade systems can be attached to your patio or home permanently. These often have shades that can be opened or closed to let the sun in – or not – as your heart desires. Some even come with curtains to create a more private space.

Roll Out the Carpet

Outdoor rugs are increasingly diverse – a must-have item for any patio to accompany and complement outdoor living furniture and tables. These rugs can be heavy-duty, with similar quality to rugs you might choose to have inside your house. A huge range of patterns and colors can help you create the atmosphere you’ve been dreaming of.

Using an outdoor rug can help keep your patio looking cleaner, as well as define specific spaces if your patio is larger and has a few different activity areas. You might color-coordinate one under your patio dining set (beneath your new pergola, of course), and add another to the set of patio furniture near the hot tub to encourage people to stop and have a chat.

Add a Touch of Green

Add lots of potted plants to the different areas of your patio.  They can set the mood for and help separate the parts of your patio in a very soothing way.  You can tell so much about a space with how potted plants are chosen and the kinds of pots they’re in. Sleek and modern areas might benefit from simple, upright foliage plants in tall, narrow pots. More traditional spaces could go full cottage core with some old wash tubs overflowing with your favorite annuals.

If Your Vision Is Lacking…

Do you need help with creating your own patio Shangri-La?  Contact me – Jeff Howard, your realtor for life.  I can help you by connecting you with the best patio stagers and you will be so happy with how your patio looks after creating the ambiance you chose for your outdoor living space in the shade.

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

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Discounts for Las Vegas Seniors (55 and up)

Grocery stores such as Albertson’s and Von’s have a senior discount on the first Wednesday of every month. Whole Foods have seniors’ discounts every day. There are other grocery stores that have one Seniors’ day a month with special savings, so if you shop at a different one than the above, just ask next time you are there and start planning your shopping accordingly.

Many of the buffets in the Las Vegas valley offer a 10 percent discount for seniors – some have dinner discounts and more offer lunchtime deals.  Before going check with that particular buffet.

There are some attractions and shopping that offer discounts for seniors as well.  Here are several:

Eiffel Tower Observation Deck at Paris Hotel (55+) tickets for $3 off.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum tickets for $8 for seniors.

Las Vegas Premium Outlets offers senior discounts on Tuesdays (ask at customer service).  Select retailers at both outlet malls offer discounts to people aged 55+.

Mob Museum offers a $3 discount for ages 65+ 

National Atomic Testing Museum (65+) tickets for $18.

Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay (65+) tickets for $2 off. 

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden at Mirage Buy One Get One Free for ages 60+ on Sundays.

Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas Water-park (65+) tickets for $10.

Most rental car companies have senior discounts from 10 to 25%. Look into Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National & Thrifty. They often give a higher discount if you are a member of AARP. 

Speaking of AARP, to take advantage of the best offers for seniors no matter where you live, sign up.  They have offers from many major nationwide companies for those that have reached 55 plus.  Go to www.aarp.org to find a complete listing of the advantages they offer.

Many national restaurant chains offer senior discounts, usually a discount of around 10% off for ages 55+. Here are some of the restaurants have senior discounts in Nevada. They are:
– A&W,
– Applebees,
– Arby’s,
– Bubba Gump Shrimp,
– Burger King,
– Chick-Fil-A,
– Chili’s,
– Dairy Queen,
– Denny’s,
– Dunkin Donuts,
– Einstein Bros. Bagels,
– El Pollo Loco,
– IHOP,
– Jack in the Box,
– Johnny Rockets,
– KFC,
– Long John Silver’s,
– McDonald’s,
– Outback Steakhouse,
– Pizza Hut,
– Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen,
– Rainforest Café,
– Schlotzky’s,
– Sonic,
– Subway,
– Taco Bell,
– Texas de Brazil,
– Wendy’s &
– White Castle.

Do you like to go to the movies? A “Seniors Day” discount is available on designated days, according to Cinemark’s website www.cinemark.com. This discount varies by theater, so check with your local theater box office for details. Also, AARP members can buy Regal ePremiere tickets online for up to 20% off. Those who are members of both AARP and the Regal Crown Club also can save $3 on a popcorn-and-soft-drink combo by showing their membership cards.

Lastly there are some airlines also have discounts for ages 65+. Look into American Airlines (merged with US Airlines), Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.

There are other senior discounts out there, so go ahead and just ask the next time you are ready to pay for any goods or services and comment below any you found that I didn’t please!

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

Do Plants Help Sell a Home?

Are you thinking of selling your house?  There are lots of minor things you can do to increase the likelihood that some prospective buyer is going to make a great offer. Many of the tips you’ll find to improve your home’s appeal focus on things inside the house, ranging from paint colors to furniture and a variety of other little tweaks.  Add indoor plants!  This will improve the appeal of your home and is often overlooked.

Many people do not put much thought into having plants around their home when prepping for a sale, and this can lead to a missed opportunity. From fixing up your lawn and garden to adding splashes of greenery indoors, or bright colors in pots, there are several ways that you can leverage plants to help sell your home when the time comes. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Increase Your Curb Appeal

While interior staging is important, the outside of your home is the first impression that potential buyers are going to get. There are obviously a few external things that you can do, such as slapping a fresh coat of paint on the front door and cleaning up the windows, however, one of the biggest boosts to your home’s curb appeal comes in the form of improving your front yard.

As soon as you start considering selling your home, it’s time to treat thin areas on your lawn so that everything is lush and green. Weeding flower beds, adding decorative potted plants on the porch or along the walkway, and otherwise sprucing up the look of the outside will go a long way toward capturing the attention of potential buyers.

Bringing in a Touch of Nature

Exterior landscaping is not the only way that plants can help you sell your home. Potted plants, vases with fresh flowers, and even small decorative potted trees or other tall plants can add both color and a sense of freshness to your home that are hard to replicate. It’s the same reason that a lot of grocery stores have fresh flowers near the entrance to the store; when people see plants and flowers, their brains immediately focus on the idea of freshness and life.

If you choose flowers or other plants with pleasant scents, bringing them in can add to the overall freshness of the air without the need for artificial air fresheners or incense. This can let your plants serve double duty, improving the quality of the air while also adding a splash of color and life to your home. Just make sure to avoid plants that produce a lot of pollen or else you may have some cleanup to take care of before potential buyers come for a tour.

Call Some Help if Needed

It’s possible that you won’t really be able to take care of everything you want to do all on your own. Perhaps you have trees on your property that need trimmed or have to have dead limbs removed. Maybe you want to revitalize a flower garden but don’t really have the time. It’s even possible that you’d love to add some floral touches to your home, but aren’t really sure what would go best with your house. It’s okay, we’ve got you covered.

Call me, Jeff Howard, your favorite real estate agent. I would be happy to make a couple of recommendations and connect you with landscaping and trimming pros.

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

Make Informed Decisions When it Comes to Concrete Roofing Tiles

All Realtors in the Las Vegas area know that roofing issues are a common issues in a home inspection report. Many buyers become concerned when roofing issues arise, however most roofing issues are very common and are easy to handle. The more people know about concrete tiles roofing the easier it is to allay fears and make intelligent and informed decisions.
A Concrete Tile Roof is Not “Maintenance Free” They call it “the 50-year roof” when speaking of concrete tile roof. They can last a very long time. But they are not maintenance free. In fact, it is a common item that will have some sort level of maintenance recommendation in most home inspections. Periodic maintenance needs to be performed to keep the roof in a sound and leak-free condition. I’d like to give you some insight about concrete tile roofs as it pertains to home inspections.
Damaged Tiles The most common cause for damage to concrete tile roofing is the wind. The wind gets under the tiles causing them to shudder, shimmy, chip, and crack. Sometimes the wind can even move the tiles out of proper position. The majority of the roof tiles (the field tiles) are held in place with only one nail. Most homeowners do not know that concrete tiles do very little (if anything) to keep moisture out of the home. In fact they’re not water tight at all. The primary purpose of concrete tiles is to protect the waterproof material. Rolls of felt paper or “felt”, as it is known in the building industry is located under the tiles. The felt is petroleum impregnated and repels water. Oil and water do not mix, so the felt is what is keeping the water out.
Protecting the Felt Without the concrete tiles installed over the felt, the felt would be exposed to direct sunlight. Direct sunlight carries strong ultraviolet rays. UV rays cause the petroleum in the felt to evaporate. When the felt dries out from prolonged exposure to UV rays the felt then loses its ability to repel water and the potential for a leak is high. Concrete tiles protect the felt from the damaging ultraviolet rays and also act as an insulator.  Makes sense to me.
Roofing issues in Conjunction with a Home Inspection First you need to know that the majority of homeowners never do the required recurring maintenance associated with a roof (I admit I don’t). It is extremely common for an inspector to find cracked or missing tiles or tiles out of proper position. I don’t think I have ever seen an inspection report that did not find 2-5 minor issues like this. This is fine and nothing to get overly concerned about. Chances are this will not contribute to a water intrusion issue. However, cracked or missing roof tiles is not an issue that should be ignored, either. If this issue arises on your inspection then it is very prudent to ask the seller to perform the required routine maintenance to the roof. And in my experience, most will agree to do it (or offer a credit for you to do it). It is extremely critical that this deferred maintenance be performed only by a licensed and qualified Roofing Contractor Regardless of whatever warranty the Roofing Contractor states he will honor the fact is the workmanship the contractor provides carries with it a statutory warranty of one year. It is extremely important that the prospective homebuyer is provided with a copy of the repair invoice in order to be able to enjoy the statutory warranty benefits.
Roof Leak Repair Las Vegas NV Home
Repairs to Be Performed When a roofing contractor is retained the contractor should be directed to review the entire roof and all associated components and corrected as needed to restore the roof to a normal, sound condition. There are areas of the roof where vent pipes for plumbing, the furnace, the water heater, bathroom and laundry room fans penetrate the roof. These penetrations are sealed with mineral flashing, which is a “goopy” viscous product that is applied at the base of the penetrations. Mineral flashing is petroleum impregnated and repels water – just like felt. The mineral flashing is often exposed to direct ultraviolet rays from the sun, and it needs to be renewed periodically. When addressing cracked tiles it is important to understand that unless a concrete tile is cracked more than 25% of the face of the tile then the tile does not require replacement. It can be repaired with cement epoxy. If tile replacement is necessary, it’s important that the homebuyer understands that the contractor will attempt to match the color as closely as possible but an exact match is often not possible. In fact, the Nevada State Contractors Board allows for up to 10% of the tiles to have differing colorations., so do not expect an exact match when tiles are replaced. Generally, most Roofing Contractors will charge between $200 and $300 to perform the needed minor deferred maintenance. The cost can rise, of course, if additional issues are discovered. It is important that the Roofing Contractor also provide an assessment of any felt that has been exposed to ultraviolet rays. If you are preparing to sell your house, or if it has been a while since anyone qualified has looked at the roof, it’s a good idea to get it looked at. If you need a roofing referral, contact me, Jeff Howard, your Realtor for life! I have a lot of contacts to help you keep your home in top condition! Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff  

Pest control in Las Vegas – what to watch for and how to stop these “buggers”

The Las Vegas area is known for its magnificent desert sunsets, endless buffets and Elvis impersonators. We also have some pests who like it here thanks to hot summers, mild winters, seasonal rains and human settlements.

Mice /Rats

House mice, are the most commonly encountered rodents in the U.S.  They usually nest in dark areas like attics. They can cause serious damage by chewing through drywall and wires and are known to spread diseases like salmonella and tapeworms. I have even had them nest in my pool heater over the winter, destroying it. Tips for keeping mice/rats away:

 ■ Seal cracks and holes on the outside of your home with caulk and steel wool.

 ■ Keep areas clear and store boxes off the floor, since mice like to hide in clutter.

 ■ Regularly inspect your home for signs of mice, like droppings, gnaw marks or compromised food.  If you see a food container that has bite marks throw the food out immediately.  You might want to invest in plastic sealed containers for your pantry.

 ■ If you plan to use poison, please be responsible and use the poison containers that dogs and cats are too large to get into. We don’t want your fur babies (or someone else’s) to become a casualty.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches prefer to live in small areas close to food and moisture, making homes the perfect habitat for them.  Commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms, they can contaminate food sources and spread bacteria. Their allergens are also known to trigger and exacerbate asthma symptoms, especially in children. I’ve often said there are 3 kinds of homes in Las Vegas;

  1. Those that do have cockroaches
  2. Those that did have cockroaches
  3. Those that will have cockroaches

Tips for keeping cockroaches away.

 ■ Keep your counters and floors free of crumbs.

 ■ Vacuum your home frequently and dispose of garbage properly

 ■ Monitor your kitchen and bathroom areas, especially under appliances and sinks.

 ■ Have consistent visits from a pest control company.

Spiders

Spiders like to spin webs in undisturbed places such as closets, attics and crawl spaces. They can bite and inject venom if disturbed, making them dangerous to humans. Tips for keeping spiders away:

 ■ Keep trees and shrubs trimmed away from your home to reduce the chance of spiders finding a way inside.

 ■ Store clothing and shoes inside plastic containers.

 ■ Use gloves when disturbing things in the garage and around your home that have not been disturbed in a while, especially if you notice the presence of webs.

 ■ Seek medical attention if you suspect you have a spider bite.

Scorpions

There are also scorpions that like to visit our homes, so I suggest wearing shoes or slippers in the house and garage at all times to avoid being stung.

Tips for keeping scorpions away:

■ Don’t leave clothes bundled up on the floor, and if you do, shake them out and look inside before putting them on.

■ I know many of you love the look of a bed skirt, but I have literally watched a scorpion crawl up one, so I suggest shortening them, or ditching them all together.

■ They are found on the walls as often as they are floors. Did you know that black light illuminates scorpions? I keep a small blacklight flashlight in the house and check for them from time to time.

■ Lavender essential oils at door entrances can help keep them away as they really don’t like lavender.

■ Diatomaceous earth (which is essentially ground up seashells) spread at the door also wrecks them as it cuts them up when they try to walk through it.

If stung take two Benadryl tablets and go to the emergency room or urgent care to get a shot to ward off toxins. 

Ticks

You don’t often hear about ticks in Las Vegas, however, they are here, and can be harmful to both humans and animals.

if you have standing water after a heavy rain or monsoon, quickly disperse the water to avoid attracting them. 

If you decide to hire a professional pest control company, contact me, Jeff Howard, your favorite real estate agent. I would be happy to make a couple of recommendations as always!

Do you have a need for commercial/industrial/retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

The Timeless Appeal of White and Gray Tiles

Are you thinking about retiling your bathroom or kitchen?  And are you at a loss as to which color tile to choose? As a tile choice can often make or break a room, the dilemma is understandable.

What is on trend? One trend and color palette we have spotted repeatedly recently does seem pervasive: the colors white and gray.

These two colors might not surprise you or may seem a little bland, however, they offer wonderful advantages.  They both have timeless appeal and neutrality.  You can see this palate on kitchen countertops and backsplashes and in bathrooms as well.

The following are some suggestions on how to make a good selection for renovating these rooms.

Go in person to see slabs of material when it comes to backsplashes and countertops.  Many times you can visit a stone yard so you can make your own selection.

Be very aware of the background color and shades.  Not all whites and grays blend together.  When you place tiles next to each other make sure they match or blend.

You should consider using tiles for a large wall space – the tiles will make for an interesting focal point.

Consider mixing patterns – one pattern on the floor and another on the wall.

If you are thinking about using mosaic and glass tile be you’ll probably want use a professional installer.

Grout color is very important and a good amount of time overlooked by the consumer – you want a color that is custom to work with your tiles.

Rectangular tiles are very popular and have a more modern feeling than square tiles.

Use tile to introduce both texture and color into a space.

You should consider mixing tiles that are dissimilar, however, the same color palette which can add interest and depth.

If you feel your eye is not up to the task, an interior design consultation costs less than you might think. If you need a recommendation for an interior designer or installer, reach out to me, Jeff, your Realtor for life; I have a Rolodex of trusted sources (OK, it’s not an actual Rolodex these days, it’s more like a list on my computer)!

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

COVID is abating and spring is here, Time to deep clean your home

Things are beginning to look like normal again. No mandatory masks and the kids are .  back in school. It’s time to really deep clean the house!

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept us in our homes (and others out) for over two years, you can see clutter in every part of your abode and now that we are all getting out more, your home needs to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Also there must be a lot of dirt under your furniture.

Professional home cleaners state that they have been cleaning homes during the past two years for people that allow them to come in and clean.  Now it’s even busier now that people are comfortable having these professionals in their homes.

Whether you live in a large or small home your home should be professionally cleaned from time to time, since we get constant dust blowing and hard water buildup.  Many professional cleaner say heavy duty cleaning should be done once a month. However, if you pick up after yourself and family members and dust regularly plus clean up after dinner, having a professional company come every other month will make your life much easier. 

When you have the cleaning firms come that is the time for a deep clean, which entails everything from top to bottom and includes air vents, doors, baseboards, windows (tracks and sills) and cleaning inside all appliances and drawers.

Also you should have your carpets and rugs cleaned professionally twice a year.  The rug cleaners will move your furniture and you will be shocked to see the dirt build up even though you vacuum often.

This is also a good time to de-clutter too. Stuff has gathered over the past two years, and a good house cleaning can’t begin with piles of paper, clothes, and books on the floor, in the closet and elsewhere.  If the item you are looking at hasn’t been used in the last year or two – consider getting rid of it.  You can pack up these things and donate it to your favorite charity.

And since you’re moving furniture and clearing away items to really dust and clean them you might think about rearranging. The idea is to be creative while cleaning the home that will give it a fresh new look.

Need some references for carpet cleaners or professional cleaning service – No Problem just contact me, Jeff Vegas, your Realtor for life.  I can give you names of good, safe and reliable companies for these services.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want a guaranteed cash offer? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff