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A Clean Home is a Happy Home! – Hardwood Floors

A Clean Home is a Happy Home! – Hardwood Floors

Before we could start moving our furniture and belongings into the home things need to be cleaned! At least by my standards. The home we purchased has hardwood floors, so we started with cleaning them. I’ve never lived in a home with hardwood floors, so I had to do a lot of research before we…

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By Megan Sterenchock, 09/25/2017 Megan is a recent homebuyer who is sharing her experience with us! Interested in guest blogging with us? Send an email to curbappeal [at] lewith-freeman [dot] com!
7 Tips on Home Staging: How to Stage the Kitchen

7 Tips on Home Staging: How to Stage the Kitchen

Real estate experts claim the most important (and most popular) room to stage in the home is the kitchen. This room is central to the home as it’s a gathering place for family and friends, where memories are made and quality time is spent. The staging goal here is simple: make your kitchen the place…

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By Kendra, 09/20/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
How to Create the Ultimate Home Office

How to Create the Ultimate Home Office

Your work environment is everything. Working from home can be a wonderful thing. It gives you more time with family and there’s no need to deal with the stress a long commute brings. It’s also an opportunity to excel at self-discipline and show your employer (or yourself) your true potential. However, the best feature about…

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By Kendra, 09/11/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Fall 2017 Decorating Trends

Fall 2017 Decorating Trends

Welcome the arrival of autumn with these fall decoration trends! Here are some tips on how to bring bright fall colors and fun designs to both the inside and outside of your home. Warm-Colored Walls A few major paint companies deemed black as their 2018 color of the year! Black invigorates a room and makes…

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By Kendra, 09/06/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Fireplace Makeover Tips

Fireplace Makeover Tips

It’s time to get your fireplace Fall-ready!  The fireplace is often the focal point of a room, and you won’t regret putting it through a mini-renovation. Even more, some house-hunters seek out fireplaces and consider it a necessity–so keep this in mind if you’re considering selling your home anytime soon! Now is the perfect time to…

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By Kendra, 09/01/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Bringing Your Love of Books into Your Home Décor

Bringing Your Love of Books into Your Home Décor

I’ve been a reader all my life, and I love the idea of reflecting that in the surroundings of my home one day. There’s just something so cozy-feeling about being surrounded by books. So many are connected to specific memories at different points in our lives, and we often connect them with home.  You can easily transfer…

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By Kayleigh, 08/25/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
7 Tips on Home Staging: How to Stage the Master Bedroom

7 Tips on Home Staging: How to Stage the Master Bedroom

When done correctly, home staging can lower the amount of time your home is on the market. Both real estate sellers’ and buyers’ agents believe it enhances the value of the home. Home staging offers a quicker sale because it makes it easy for potential buyers to see themselves living in the home. The master…

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By Kendra, 08/22/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
5 Reasons to Welcome Back Shiplap

5 Reasons to Welcome Back Shiplap

When it comes to interior design shiplap is back and is becoming more and more popular. The design gives us an ageless way to bring the outdoors inside. Most people know of the material because of ‘Fixer Upper‘ on HGTV, where Chip and Joanna Gaines regularly used it in projects. Popular in the late 1900s,…

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By Kendra, 08/14/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Characteristics of an American Craftsman Home

Characteristics of an American Craftsman Home

If you’re looking for a traditional home that just screams 20th-century American values, you can’t go wrong with a Craftsman style home. These homes often appear on home renovation shows, particularly those in the southern United States. They’re often found needing a lot of love–but just bursting with charm. They’re an ideal home style for…

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By Sarah, 08/11/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Frugally Furnishing Your New Home

Frugally Furnishing Your New Home

Congratulations—you just bought your first home (or a new home)! After your down payment and other closing costs, you probably don’t have a ton of cash left over to furnish your home in the HGTV/Joanna Gaines-style of your dreams. So, check out these tips for infusing some style into your new place without breaking the…

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By Nicole Reese, 08/07/2017 Nicole is a recent homebuyer and a DIYer who is sharing her experience with us, offering useful tips along the way! Interested in guest blogging with us? Send an email to curbappeal [at] lewith-freeman [dot] com!