Archive for May, 2008

Addicted To HGTV?

Posted on May 19, 2008. Filed under: Home Improvement Ideas, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: , , |

I recently found myself bored while my husband was out watching sports so I tuned into HGTV to see if anything interesting was on.  Luckily for me “Design On A Dime” was being broadcast.  This is an awesome show that has really helped me as an Orange County Realtor.  Design On A Dime gives tips on how to sell your Orange County ca. home.  The home stagers on this show come up with some fantastic creations that save home owners thousands all the while making homes sparkle.


I have begun using tips from this show (as well as other HGTV shows) to sell the homes I represent in Orange County.  I find myself constantly amazed by the creations that these home stagers come up with and just how much money they save.


I’d now like to share with you some of my favorite tips from this show.


  1. De-clutter – Serious.  Nothing else matters without it.  Not your version of de-clutter, either.  A professional organizers seal of approval is what’s going to get you an offer in.
  2. Make it yourself.  In this economy, your elbow grease can pay off.  go ahead, Use that scrap wood to make a clutter container, a mantle, a masterpiece!
  3. Improvise.  If you want affordable design, you can’t be set in your ways.  I loved the way they sewed together 3 bathmats to make a rug.  There is always a cheaper solution if you are creative enough to improvise.  And that MDM wood is a great option too!
  4. Recycle.  I love the flea market dumpster diver approach!  One mans trash truly is another’s treasure, so don’t be afraid to take something, fix it up, and make it yours.  Plus it’s the green thing to do!  Also, if you’re doing demo remember to call habitat for humanity.

Should you have any questions about these tips or if you’d like to share your tips with me, please contact me.


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