Friday, March 31, 2017

How Successful Homeowners Organized Things At Home

"Organizing is what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up." – A.A Milne

Ok, let's just face the fact that we can't always be organized on the things we do, especially when you are a busy person. We tend to put our things here and there without realizing that it is going to be a mess on our home when we don't attend to it immediately. Of course, it is undeniable that there are just times that we tend to clutter. Whether you are living in Condo in Manila or any real estate property in the Philippines, there is no reason for you not to organize your things at home.

However, if you are one of those homeowners who is just having a hard time considering how busy and hectic your schedules are, then below are some things most organized homeowners do to make their home neat and clean.

They try not to own more than one of something

Having a lot of things may be good at some point, but there will also be a downfall when you try to own more than one of something. When you do, you are collecting things without even realizing that you already have plenty of them. Moreover, if you are not a kind of person who usually put things immediately in its proper places, then this might be a mess on your home.

Well, if you are one of those people who just love to collect things, then you have to make sure that you have storage that is intended for that particular thing. If not, then this is going to be a mess if you don't know how to put those things in their proper places.

They know that everything has its spot to be put away

When it comes to your stuff, you have to make sure that you have a proper storage to it. If you have so many clothes, then you need to put it in your closet and not just anywhere in your house. Moreover, if you have a habit of putting things immediately on its proper places, there will be lesser chance that you will have the need to worry about the mess that you have made.

All you need to do is provide storages for your belongings. When that particular thing has its storage, then it is much easier to put them back to its proper place immediately.

They don't buy things if they don't need it

There are just times that we are tempted to buy things – just random things that we see at the mall. But before deciding to buy that particular thing, you better think again and again if it's worth your money or not. If you think that that particular thing is useful then go ahead and buy it. If it's not, then skip that thought and go on with the things you need to buy.

Moreover, if you can't think of a place where you should put it, that would only mean that it is not that necessary for you. If you still do, then it will only just add up the clutter. And I'm sure you don't want to clean themes all the time in your home, right? That is why there is a need for you to think before you buy it.

If they don't use it (or like it), they lose it

What's the use of keeping that particular thing when you don't like it in the first place? Right? If you want to de-clutter, you have to make sure that you are not keeping things that are not useful to you anymore.  And if you don't want to throw it all away, then you can perhaps give it to the person who likes it or can still be of use to them.

You will know which of your things are not that useful to you since you don't use it regularly, and you just ignore that particular thing. And if you don't throw it away, then this is also one of the reasons why there are so many dust on your home.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Home Decorating 101: Simple Tips For Transforming a Dull Wall

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Whether you realize it or not, there will always be a beauty in a big blank and clean wall. Agree? Of course, this is the time when you can actively and creatively imagine what things to put to fill in your big empty wall. For some, this is one of the common problems they faced especially when they don't know anything about decorating at all. However, when you know what you are going to do with your wall, then a wall décor challenge is just a piece of cake.

Basically, it doesn't matter where you live. Whether you live in any of the most prestigious Nuvali homes or any other properties, decorating your wall is now within your reach. There are actually plenty of options you can do with your wall. Of course, it will always be an up to you on what décor you want to have that fits on your wall. To give you an idea, then below are some simple and doable examples you can apply.

The gallery wall

If you are a kind of person who likes to take pictures or paintings, then the gallery wall might suit your taste. You can have your wall combined with your photos and paintings with different sizes and color and/or framed or unframed artwork. You can also fill your wall with textiles and other wall decals. Of course, it is also important for you to consider mix matching your decals on the paintings of your wall. Make sure that the color and shapes, sizes can go along with your wall.

If you are not sure about the color combinations, then you can go neutral yet bold, sophisticated and creative in many ways

Statement art

Aside from the pictures and paintings, you can also have statement art on your wall.  Installing a striking piece of statement art can definitely be eye-catching to the viewers. Moreover, isn't it nice to wake up in the morning with a piece of interesting piece of art on your wall?  Well, hanging one or two statement arts on your wall would be enough.

Build a bookshelf

If you have a lot of things or books yet you don't have enough space in your home, then you might want to have a bookshelf installed on your wall. Instead of having or putting decorations, make the bookshelf as part of the decorations you have on your wall. With that, you're not just saving up more space but also, you just made an excellent and stylish way to have a bookshelf.

Installation of bookshelf may be hard on your part. Of course, you also have to make sure that the shelves are properly installed on the wall to have a safe and durable base.

Wall coverings

One of the struggles most homeowners have is that they don't have anything to decorate at all. Perhaps, they are one of those homeowners who invest in a property with no furniture to fill the empty spaces yet. Well, you can go with wall coverings or wallpapers. Fret not! Wallpapers are easy to install on your walls. You just have to make sure that there will be no lumps on the surface. There are a lot of styles when it comes to wallpapers.  And it will always be up to you on what style of wallpaper you want to use.

Well, if you are one of those people who is trying to decorate their big empty wall, it would be easier if you know what you really want to do with your wall. Just make sure that you love what you do for as not to have some regrets later on.

Home Investment 101: 4 Peet Peeves Home Buyers Should Avoid

Home selling is one of the common investments most people do. Agree? Yes, since buying a property in High Park or any other properties in the Philippines is also an investment in the future. That is why, if you have just noticed, more and more people are now into real estate investing. Who knows, you can be one of them too.

However, one of the reasons why most homeowners would decline your offer is because you have some issues that you fail to oversee and fix. Of course, homebuyers are also keen when it comes to those matters. Well, to give you an idea, below are the reasons as to why your home isn't selling.

Overpricing the home

When selling a property, always remember that home buyer would overlook an overpriced home. And if you tend to raise the value of your home, it would most likely take you some years before you can successfully sell your home. Of course, who would want to invest in an overpriced home when they can have a property that is affordable enough for them to have without compromising the quality of the place.

Moreover, you have to know that even rich home buyers would also overlook a property that is too expensive without any assurance that they can have what they want. Of course, the value or the price of your home is one of the deciding factors of most homebuyers. That is why you also have to be careful when it comes to deciding on what price your property should have.

Failing to prepare the home before listing

Never list your home online if there are still a lot of home repairs or renovations that you need to do. Well, talking about cleaning, decluttering, repairing, decorating, and other things you need to do to beautify your home. When you don't care about all these things, this can turn-off homebuyers and would decline your offer without any hesitations at all.

The beauty of your property is one of the main factors why home buyers would choose your home. That means the interior and exterior design of your home would matter when selling your home. And when you have such beauty on your home, homebuyers would line up for that.

Not being accommodating for showings

If you want to sell your home, you have to expect that there would be time where you would show your property to your potential homebuyer. And if you are not that accommodating and approachable enough with your clients, they would not like to continue investing in your property. Of course, there are a lot of home sellers who are willing to show their homes.

Additionally, showing your actual home to home buyers can also be one of the deciding factors for them. If they like what they see, then they will most likely invest in your property. But if not, then think about what other things that you miss or fail to see. With that on, you will have an idea on what and what needs to be done to make homebuyers like your property.

Covering up potential issues

This is one of the reasons why home buyers would back out from your offer. People naturally don't like secrets especially when they know they can be involved with that matter. How much more when you deal with home investors? Covering up potential issues such as bad odors, bad foundation, no facilities that can be of use, and other major or minor defect found at the property would cost you a big mistake.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Must-have Home Accessories this Summer Season

The summer season is coming close, and lots of locals and foreign visitors have now started to plan out their itinerary for a family or group vacation.

Famous hot spots like Pampanga Philippines are among the locations that are expected to house lots of visitors this year. If you've had enough trips and vacations for the past months and would prefer staying at home or within your locality this summer, then a home redecoration must be in place.

Considering the heat and the drastic change in Philippines' weather, it's crucial that you choose appropriate tools and accessories to perfect your redesign. Below are some ideas to spice up your personal interior with practical and good-looking décor.

Low tables and floor pillows

Summer is an excellent season to go on picnics to parks and hang out with friends. It's a beautiful season to visit the beach, eat good food and enjoy afternoon or night parties. Most people want to spend it outside, but if you'll be surprised by just how nice it would be to hold a picnic from the comforts of your home.

All it takes is a creative twist in redecorating a vacant area and making it look more cozy and friendly for your indoor entertainment. Combine bright colors like red and white to strengthen the festive atmosphere and keep you and your guest's party mindset intact.

Organic decorations like succulents

Natural living has always been encouraged as it gives off a healthier appeal. Perfect the summery look of your tabletops by adding succulents placed on bright or personalized pots. These plants only require minimum care so maintenance shouldn't be a problem.

Scented displays

Smell contributes a lot to the ambiance of a place, and there are tons of options to choose from. This summer, fresh scents like ocean breeze or cucumber-melon are favorite additions to create a refreshing appeal for your interior. You may place it on living room tabletops or your bedside table.

Colorful art pieces

Darker shades may be your fave, but shifting to brighter hues this summer season may just be the fresh look you're seeking to make the best out of the summer season this 2017. If you have a massive gray wall at home, why not buy paintings or portraits with vibrant designs and use them to occupy most of the gray space.

Colorful art pieces need not be expensive. You may purchase from online shops offering down prices or from your local bargain stores.

Bright, floral fabrics

Your bedroom is your most precious private quarters, and it might be your best hideout too away from the summer heat and typical city bustle this season. Make it even more personal by using bright, floral fabrics on your bed covers, pillow covers, and even curtains. To highlight these stunning designs, try keeping neutral colors for the walls and strike a balance between the elements added in your room.

Go casual on utensils

Enjoying refreshing beverages is one of the top things you can do with friends and family members, and making the experience even more classy is possible by using attractive utensils in serving those cold drinks. Try using a beautiful glassware with matching silver tray. A glass pitcher will also be an attractive addition to your kitchen collection.

Home design can change depending on occasion, season and preference. For those who plan on spending a lot of time at home, then enhancing the looks of your place can improve your overall experience. Buying home accessories is entirely your preference, but you should also think of how practical they would be once you use them this summer when the heat is at its peak.

Redesign your interior and enjoy summer at home!