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Low-Cost Changes You Can Make To Help Your Property Sell

When selling a property we all want to reap maximum value from the sale. This post takes a look at ten low-cost changes you can make to your property to help it sell. So, let’s take a look…

1. Clean up the exterior of your property.

The exterior of your house is obviously the first thing potential buyers are going to notice when they approach your property. This presents you with the perfect opportunity to wow them from the minute they lay eyes on your home. Begin by trimming the bushes, mowing the lawn, and wiping down your garden furniture.

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How to Use Books as Home Decor

Books are a staple in any home. But instead of just storing them on an out-of-the-way bookshelf or in boxes under your bed, why not use them to enhance your style and decorate your home? Here are a few ways you can make your book collection into stylish home décor.

Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves.

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The simplest way to show off your books is by simply displaying them on shelves. Large bookshelves make a great statement and show off your entire collection. Just be sure to arrange your books in a way that is aesthetically pleasing, and it won’t look like you just ran out of storage space.

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How to Incorporate Ceiling Beams into your Style

Exposed ceiling beams are an interesting architectural feature and have the ability to make a space feel utterly unique. Sometimes, though, you might wonder if your individual design style fits into a space with ceiling beams. Say you’re on the hunt for a great apartment and you’ve found a perfect candidate…but you’re not sure if the ceiling beams will throw off your whole décor vibe. Ever been there? Or maybe you’re looking to design and build your own home but aren’t quite sure which direction to take with the great room’s ceilings.

Fortunately, there’s a huge variety of the style and type of ceiling beams, and if you like the look, you’ll certainly be able to find the right match for you. Here are some ideas for different types of ceiling beams and the styles that they’ve been matched with.

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13 Ways to Make a Ceiling Look Higher

If your home has ceilings that are inherently low (such as in a basement), or if your ceilings are of average height but you might want them to look taller, you might have been looking into ways to give the appearance of height.


There are as many different ways help with this allusion as there are different low-ceiling’d spaces. Sometimes, the strategies are completely opposite, which can be frustrating. But if you read on, keeping your own space in mind, we think you’ll be able to figure out a few tips that will work for you.

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The Pros And Cons Of Having A TV Over The Fireplace

It’s so much easier nowadays to hang the TV on a wall instead of occupying floor space with a piece of furniture. If you also have a fireplace then you must have though at least once that hanging the TV over the fireplace could be a good idea. However, it’s difficult to decide. Both the pros and the cons of doing that are strong enough to let you doubt yourself.

The BIG PRO of displaying the TV over the fireplace is that you get to save space. The rest of the walls can be used to display artwork or for mounting furniture on. Also, since both the TV and the fireplace are focal points in any living room, putting them both on the same wall means that they’ll create a common focal point.

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Dipped in Midnight: Monochromatic Rooms

Dark and dramatic, rich and striking, midnight black works in every room and in every way. Everyone knows that you simply cannot go wrong when you use black, whether in fashion or interior design. But did you know that you can also dip an entire room in midnight and still get something slick and stylish out of it? Let’s take a peek!

1. Eclectic, Unique.

Even if you have a small space, you can take the room to a new level with a bout of black. Use eclectic pieces and great furniture pieces to liven up the texture and keep a dramatic delight mixed inside.

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How to Decorate Slanted Ceilings

Slanted ceilings, like those in an attic or bungalow, can be tricky to decorate. You can’t really treat them like walls because hanging artwork and other decorations isn’t as simple. But you don’t necessarily just want to treat them like normal ceilings because they take up more visual space and can be interesting if done correctly. So here are a few ways you can make your slanted ceilings stand out and work for your home.

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Fabric Canopies.

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Fabric is a great material for slanted ceilings because it creates a cozy canopy effect when draped from the top of the ceiling to the wall. Since slanted ceilings are most often found in top floor bedrooms, this method is perfect for the space right over a bed, but it can also work for a cozy sitting area as well.

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