We have spent a little bit of time today looking at photos of homes on the real estate market. We wanted to offer up some suggestions/solutions to design dilemmas we have spotted. We believe with a little bit of money, some time, and a lot of vision, things can change.
We are not in the 70’s anymore. Brick fireplaces are out of vogue. What to do? Paint the brick using the following suggested colors: dove gray, taupe, or cream. Add a wood surround with a chunky mantle. For placement over new mantle, choose either a mirror to reflect light, or colorful art. Paint bookcases same color as selected for brick, or paint in a contrasting color. Add doors to lower shelves of bookcases. Don’t put crap back up on mantle.
Small kitchens need to be light and airy. Keep clutter to a minimum. Lighten the cabinet color with paint, or if in the budget, replace cabinet doors. Replace handles to up-date. Floor needs to be replaced. Faux wood laminate flooring is not a budget buster. Keep island and paint an accent color – may we suggest pale blue – this will make it a focal point. Rugs will be a plus as well as colorful handtowels. Suggestions to up-style and add interest to an older kitchen are to add greenery, painting walls white and adding colorful art.
Cheryl – Question to Theresa – For $520,000, what would make you get out of the car and go inside that house?
Theresa – Answer to Cheryl – A gun to my head?
WHAT IS THERE TO SAY?
Join Theresa and Cheryl for 3D Hour. The Doctors of Design Dilemmas “will be in” on Tuesday, July 17, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., to answer your design dilemma questions. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a pic of your design dilemma and question and we will answer with a Facebook post during our office hours on Tuesday.