Everyone has different tastes when it comes to decorating. Not everybody is going to appreciate that faux polar bear skin rug or your extensive collection of porcelain clown figurines like you do. You don’t want to pour too much of your budget into decorating a home only to turn around and sell it. So how do you get the most bang for your decorating buck and make buyers think, “This is one classy house. Let’s write a contract today”? Here are some tips for decorating on a budget and keeping things buyer-friendly.
Invest in organization – Nobody likes to see clutter everywhere when they’re touring a home. Put money into organizational systems like closet organizers, a set of shelves, storage cubes and more. These are typically inexpensive ways to get the clutter out of sight and out of your buyers’ minds so that you can get to the closing table quickly.
Add a headboard to your bed – You can easily DIY a headboard for your bed, or find one at a flea market or consignment store, giving the master bedroom a focal point. Make sure the headboard fits the space and keep colors and design pretty neutral so that it appeals to a wide audience of potential buyers.
Light up the space – A good way to liven up your space is with some warm, inviting lights. Avoid harsh fluorescents and overhead lighting and opt for warm toned lightbulbs in lamps.
Add fun design elements to the ceiling – Spruce up your room by painting the ceiling, adding beams or an interesting light fixture to take advantage of the vertical space in your home. These are all pretty inexpensive ways to give a room in your home a distinctive look.
Know where to save and where to splurge – You can pinch pennies when it comes to wooden furniture (you can refinish it yourself) or throw pillows (you...
Exciting things happened this week in Rock Springs.
This fabulous 1.5 brick/stone story home situated at the end of Homearama 2013 and 2014’s cul de sac will be featured on HGTV's House Hunters.
The home located at 5308 Pebble Creek Drive in Louisvlle offers the latest trend in hardwood flooring throughout most of the main level, granite counters, detailed trim work, iron ballistars on staircase and many more luxury features. The great eat-in kitchen offers loads of custom cabinetry, stainless appliances, and under counter lighting. The kitchen opens up to 2 story great room with fireplace & built in cabinets, and a wall of windows for plenty of natural light. Formal dining room has tray ceiling and crown molding. The spacious first floor owners suite has a lovely owners bath with tiled shower, double vanity, granite counter tops,double vanity, ceramic tiled flooring, and whirlpool tub. For convenience, the owners walk in closet has a door to the laundry room.Three roomy bedrooms with plenty of closet space and a shared bath finish off the upper level. he kitchen opens to a covered deck and you will love the over sized garage. The unfinsihed lower level offers additional living space with rec. room study and a full bathroom(already plumbed).Contact me today to have your private showing before you see if on HGTV's House Hunters.
New construction in Rock Springs, filled with luxury finishes.
This beautiful split ranch with open floor plan has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and over 2300 square feet of living on a private walk-out homesite. The newest trend in hardwood floors, detailed trim work, stunning granite counters throughout and upgraded lighting and plumbing fixtures are a few of the high-end features. Enjoy the eat-in kitchen with lovely muted tones, custom glazed cabinetry, and large center island with farmhouse sink, and seating. It opens up to a grand great room with 12 ft. coffered ceilings, and a cozy tiled fireplace. The large dining room with tray ceiling opens to the grand foyer and great room, perfect for entertaining. The owners bedroom has a unique ceiling design, large walk-in closet, and a spa-like bath with tiled soaking tub, separate shower, and double vanities with granite and glazed cabinetry. The laundry room even has granite counters, a sink, and bonus cabinetry. The laundry and mudroom with cubbies are conveniently located off the oversized garage.Two additional bedrooms with plenty of closet space and a shared bath finish off the main level. The walkout lower level offers optional additional living with potential rec. room, full bath, bedroom, and office
NEW LISTING... Former Homearama home is any entertainers dream offering comfort and year round entertaining choice
Fabulous brick open ranch plan located on a Homearama cup de sac; with 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, over 4000 square feet of living on two levels and an oversized 3-car garage. Hardwood throughout most of the main level, art nooks, Granite counters and detailed trim work are some of the luxury features of this former Homearama home. The open eat-in kitchen offers custom cabinetry, tile back splash, bar height counter for additional seating and a generous sized pantry. Adjoining the kitchen is the hearth room and great room with double sided fireplace. The formal dining room with majestic ceiling and elegant wainscoting is both large enough for dinner parties, yet intimate enough for small family gatherings. The owner's suite offers plenty of closet space and a private bath with double bowl vanity, jetted tub and separate tiled shower. The two additional bedrooms with shared bath and powder room finish off the main level. The lower level is perfect for entertaining with the large rec. room with wet bar and custom built-ins, flex area, plus a full bath. The private outdoor living spaces feature an in-ground heated pool, with plenty of patio space surrounded by well-manicured gardens including a waterfall feature. The screened in porch, off the kitchen, features hook ups for TV entertainment to enjoy on those perfect summer nights. Security, sprinkler and sound system plus an epoxy garage floor are some of the added bonus to this already fabulous home. Plenty of room for storage or future expansion in the lower level. Location, Location convenient to shopping, dinning, movies, hospitals, etc.
Fabulous location that is close to the Paddock Shops and more! Gorgeous 6 months young brick patio home with 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and over 1800 square feet of open living on one level. Granite, hardwood on most of the main level, tile shower surrounds, custom window treatments throughout, and detailed trim work are a few of the luxury features. The eat-in kitchen offers a tile backsplash, stainless steel appliance package, custom cabinets, center island with seating, which all opens to the great room with fireplace and built-ins. Enjoy family and friends as you gather in the formal dining room adjacent to the kitchen. The Owners suite offers a private bath with large shower, double bowl vanity, his/her closets and walk through access to laundry room. The flex room is great for a main level office or piano room. Enjoy the outdoor living space with the screened patio and covered front porch. The conveniently located laundry room features cabinets and a utility sink. The private secondary bedroom and bath finish off the mail level. The unfinished lower level with daylight windows offers additional living space for a full bath, rec room and office. Storm door, leaded glass entry and high-efficiency Trane furnace/air conditioner are added bonuses to this already fabulous home. All warranties are transferable to new buyers.
New Listing...Welcome to the epitome of a true Highland gem with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and over 2500 square feet of living. Gorgeous 2-Story home has all the character and location of a Highlands home with all the amenities of a ''new'' home. Upon entering you will notice the fine craftsmanship with the refinished hardwood flooring, detailed trim work and open floor plan. Greet family and friends at the custom made Mahogany/Cherry front door and invite them into the open great room with cozy gas fireplace. The updated eat-in kitchen(2014) offers custom cabinetry with soft close doors/drawers, corian counters, under cabinet lighting and functional island. Enjoy the adjacent all season room that overlooks the private backyard with immaculate gardens, Amish-built gazebo and garden shed. The flex room with built-ins is perfect for a formal dining or study. The owner's suite offers a private bath with tub, tiled shower, separate vanities and with his/hers closets (one being a walk-in). Two spacious bedrooms with plenty of closet space and a full bath finish off the upper level. The finished walk-out lower level offers a rec. room with tiled floor, water closet plus plenty of storage space. Short walking distance to TARC, newer roof (1999) with a 50 year guarantee, upgraded windows throughout, modernized electrical service, newer HVAC System are some of the bonuses to this already fabulous home. Turn key condition. Don't miss out on this home with it's pride in ownership. Won't last long!
Gorgeous brick two-story home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and over 3100 square feet of living is conveniently located within walking distance to the upscale Paddock Shops. Hardwood flooring, granite counters, detailed trim work and decorative crown molding throughout are just a few of the luxury features of this home. The formal dining room is large enough for dinner parties yet intimate enough for family gatherings. The eat-in kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, an island with vegetable sink and raised bar seating, walk-in pantry and a planning area with custom cabinetry above and below. The adjacent great room offers custom built-ins and a cozy stone double-sided fireplace. The main level laundry offers a utility sink and is conveniently tucked off the kitchen. The large owner's suite offers his and an oversized hers walk-in closet, a luxury bath with oversized jetted tub, shower and double vanity with make-up area. Three additional bedrooms with plenty of closet space and a full bath finish off the upper level. The unfinished walk-out lower level offers plenty of room for future expansion with a bedroom, rec room and a full bath (already plumbed). Enjoy the outdoor living spaces this home has to offer either on the covered front porch, covered back porch with Trex flooring or out in the large yard with wrought iron fencing. Don't miss this builder's home with superior finishes in Summit Ridge - you won't be disappointed. Be moved in before school starts.
Don’t miss the opportunity to own a fabulous brick ranch home in highly sought after Oxmoor Woods. This home boosts 3 bedrooms, 4 full baths and approx. 5000 square feet of living on two floors with a half+ acre homesite. Hardwood floors with inlay details, leaded glass windows, detailed trim work and oversized interior doors are a few of the luxury features of the home. The formal dining room is intimate enough for small gatherings yet large enough for dinner parties and is adjacent to the formal living area. The open eat-in kitchen offers plenty of cabinet space, tile floors, granite counters on the center island & Corian on the perimeter, double ovens, a large pantry and a wet bar with granite. The great room features a double-sided fireplace, custom built-ins and leaded glass transom windows. The owner's suite features a fireplace, sitting area, access to the stone paved patio, a large walk-in closet and a private bath with shower, garden tub and separate vanities. The finished lower level is perfect for entertaining with a large rec room with theater area, a full bath and study. The lower level offers plenty of storage or additional room to finish. Enjoy the outside entertaining area which offers a tranquil fountain on the stone paved patio, and overlooks the manicured lawn and meadow behind the home The oversized rear entry 2.5 car garage, irrigation system,alarm, sound system, central vac, Anderson windows/doors and a NEW ROOF (2015) are added bonuses to this magnificent home. Contact me today for your private viewing. Click to learn more.
Don't miss the opportunity to own this traditional style brick home in Saratoga Springs. Gorgeous and open plan situated on a large corner lot with side entry 2-car garage and fenced yard. Large eat-in kitchen with hardwood floors opens up to the great room with cozy fireplace. The formal dining rooms offers rooms for both intimate dinner parties or large family gatherings. Lovely and spacious Owner's Suite with oversized walk-in closet, private bath with ceramic tiled, double vanity, separate shower and jacuzzi tub. The unfinished lower level offers room for additional living space with a rec. room, media room or study. Saratoga Swim Club membership available.
As home buyers become more and more sophisticated, the importance of knowing what to build, where to build, and how to best sell it becomes more critical. So it's important for agents to continue to be knowledgable about today’s market. One way to measure this is through the Louisville's Sales and Marketing Council Sales of Excellent Award.
Paula works hard for her clients which is proven by her winning the SMC's Award of Exellence in Sales. On January 29, Paula once again was honored with accepting the SMC's Award of Excellence which she has done since 2010.
4816 Saddle Bend Way • Louisville, KY 40299 Reduced to $350,000
Available for Immediate Delivery. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this gorgeous less then a year old Energy Certified home. This 1 1/2 story home features a stone and brick elevation with craftsman inspired details and is located on a private lot within the most highly sought after neighborhood - Saratoga Springs. As you enter the double front wood & glass doors you will notice the quality and attention to detail throughout. High-end finishes such as hardwood, iron spindles, ceramic tile, detailed trim work, granite counters and more. The formal dining room with wainscoting is perfect for small intimate gatherings and large dinner parties. The kitchen is any chef's dream... custom cabinetry with soft close drawers, LG stainless steel appliance package including a 5-burner gas range, tile back splash with tile accents and raised granite bar for additional searing. The great room features a cozy fireplace with craftsman inspired mantel and detailed tile surround to enjoy with family and friends. The spacious first floor owner's suite offers a spa-inspired bath, and a large walk-in closet. The conveniently located laundry room offers built in cubbies and hooksâ€¦ perfect for the family on the go. The upper level offers three spacious bedrooms with large walk-in closets a shared bath and built-ins. The unfinished lower level offers daylight windows and room for expansion with a rec room, office, workshop and a full bath, which is already plumbed. Custom blinds throughout, custom-built workbench in lower level, front and side covered porch and a alarm system are some of the bonuses of this magnificent home. This home is available for immediate occupancy. Swim club membership available.
Don't miss this opportunity to own this fabulous new homearama 2013 home which includes a free finished basement.
As you enter the double front wood & glass doors you will notice the quality and attention to detail throughout! Beautiful 3/4'' solid hickory hardwood floors throughout the main level, custom lighting, custom cabinetry, and exquisite trim work are many of luxury features of this home. Greet your guests or enjoy a cool summer breeze on the inviting covered front porch. The formal dining room with a decorative paneled ceiling is large enough for a dinner party but int...imate enough for small family gatherings. Enjoy family and friends in the great room with natural wood beam ceiling, built in bookcases and cabinets, gas fireplace with ceramic tile surround with custom wood mantle, and audio feeds for a house sound system. The eat-in kitchen will delight any chef - with quartz countertops, stainless steel GE Cafe appliances with a duel fuel 5-burner gas range with electric oven, large pantry, and an oversized gourmet center island with seating on both sides. The adjacent hearth room offers an additional fireplace that is prewired for a TV and a decorative brick accent wall, which continues into the kitchen. The rear covered deck offers an outdoor living space for those perfect summer evenings. The main level master suite features a tray ceiling, double crown molding, recessed lighting, and an elegant chandelier. Enjoy the spa-inspired master bath, which offers a double bowl vanity, quartz countertops, jetted soaking tub, and a large ceramic tile shower with seamless glass door. The large walk-in closet...
Don't miss this opportunity to own a 1-story, split floor plan, Brick/Stone home with a walkout basement on a cul-de-sac lot in AWARD WINNNG Rock Springs. Hardwood floors, detailed trim work, art niche, and 14' ceilings in the dining room, great room and entry are a few of the luxury features of this home. Greet your guests at the spacious entry way or on the covered front porch. The formal dining room is spacious and features wainscotting and superior trim work. The eat-in kitchen will delight any chef with the custom cabinets, granite countertops, and large island with seating for guests. The kitchen opens up to the cozy hearth room and adjacent great room , which share a double-sided fireplace. The open staircase to the lower level offers iron spindles with hardwood stairs. The master suite is spacious with detailed crown molding, a large walk-in closet, and a master bath with jetted tub, tiled shower, and double bowl vanity with granite countertops. The secondary bedrooms offer plenty of closet space and share a bath. The front secondary bedroom offers a space for a computer workstation or built-in's. The main level laundry with its custom cabinets and utility sink is conveniently located off the garage. Enjoy the covered back porch, which can be accessed from the master bedroom and great room. The abundance of high performance windows provides lots of natural light and energy savings. The unfinished lower level with patio offers room for expansion with a rec. room, third bath, and extra bedrooms. Finish the basement to your specifications and this home could offer up to 4800 square feet of living space. Contact me today to learn more about this home and others.
4816 Saddle Bend Way • Louisville, KY 40299 Offered at $355,000
BE IN BY THE HOLIDAYS! Don’t miss the opportunity to own this gorgeous less then a year old Energy Certified home. This 1 1/2 story home features a stone and brick elevation with craftsman inspired details and is located on a private lot within the most highly sought after neighborhood - Saratoga Springs. As you enter the double front wood & glass doors you will notice the quality and attention to detail throughout. High-end finishes such as hardwood, iron spindles, ceramic tile, detailed trim work, granite counters and more. The formal dining room with wainscoting is perfect for small intimate gatherings and large dinner parties. The kitchen is any chef's dream... custom cabinetry with soft close drawers, LG stainless steel appliance package including a 5-burner gas range, tile back splash with tile accents and raised granite bar for additional searing. The great room features a cozy fireplace with craftsman inspired mantel and detailed tile surround to enjoy with family and friends. The spacious first floor owner's suite offers a spa-inspired bath, and a large walk-in closet. The conveniently located laundry room offers built in cubbies and hooksâ€¦ perfect for the family on the go. The upper level offers three spacious bedrooms with large walk-in closets a shared bath and built-ins. The unfinished lower level offers daylight windows and room for expansion with a rec room, office, workshop and a full bath, which is already plumbed. Custom blinds throughout, custom-built workbench in lower level, front and side covered porch and a alarm system are some of the bonuses of this magnificent home. This home is available for immediate occupancy. Swim club membership available.