Best Interior Design Trends 2020
1. Built-in Seating
Be it at your kitchen island, reading nook or window side, built-in seating will surely inspire you to sit back and relax. It eliminates the need for more chairs and it’s an excellent space-saving technique that will ...
Posted by Jenny Juson on August 25, 2020 in Home & Lifestyle
3 Fun Things To Do In Austin While Social Distancing
Austinites have always loved getting outside and exploring the city and great outdoors. With the current pandemic, getting out in nature is one of the best ways to resolve restlessness and bring joy into your life and. We have pulled together a list ...
Posted by Shelby Calvert on May 6, 2020 in Home & Lifestyle
Home Stagers - Should You Hire A Stager?
Guest post by Michelle Getty, Owner & Principal StagerBella Casa Home Staging - Austin, Texas
THE MISUNDERSTANDINGHome stagers are often misunderstood. In fact, most of my initial meetings with homeowners start with building trust ...
Posted by Shelby Calvert on January 14, 2020 in Home & Lifestyle
2020 Interior Design Trends
The rule of thumb for the design trends of 2020 is that there are no rules. A recent article posted by Forbes shared insight from established interior designers on what we can expect with the 2020 trends. Many of this year's trends are styles that ...
Posted by Shelby Calvert on January 8, 2020 in Home & Lifestyle
Check Out The New Backyard Trend Sweeping the South!
Need a cost efficient yet stylish way to beat the heat this summer? More and more homeowners are catching on to this new innovative solution. While it is much more than just filling a tub with water, it is pretty simple. Tractor ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on July 11, 2017 in Home & Lifestyle
The Real Deal About Home Cleaning
Hate cleaning your house? No one could blame you: There’s precious little fun in scrubbing toilets. Or wiping down grime-streaked windows to the point where your elbows are sore for weeks. And you probably cringe ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on February 8, 2017 in Home & Lifestyle
Say Hello to 2017's Color of the Year: Greenery
Pantone's Color of the Year for 2017 symbolizes new beginnings. Welcome the coolest color of the year (in more ways than one!): a refreshing and revitalizing shade-- Greenery.
The zesty yellow-green and fresh shade reminds you of the first days ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on January 6, 2017 in Home & Lifestyle
Post-Holiday Cleanup Tips: How to Recycle Your Christmas Trees
It's sad that the holidays are over, but what makes them special is that we can always look forward to their arrival every year. So, don't cling on to your holiday decor and start the cleanup! If you have no idea how to dispose of your real ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on January 1, 2017 in Home & Lifestyle
It's Christmas! Time to Spruce Ye Ole' Christmas Tree for Your Home
Christmas is still 24 days away, but it's usual for us to think that the holiday season is just around the corner as soon as we flip the pages on our calendars for the month of December.
And of course, what's Christmas without the perfect ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on November 29, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
Why Smart Homes are Safe (and Easy to Sell)
Recent technological upgrades have given homeowners access to the coolest innovations that improve home safety. And because of this, home buyers tend to prefer looking at homes with smart security features installed. Here are the most common smart ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on October 6, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
Botched Home DIY Projects that Can Affect Your Home Value
Are you an avid DIYer? There is nothing wrong with working on basic home projects-- as long as your hard work will not compromise your safety and home value. Here are the most common DIY project fails listed by Realtor.com that can hurt your home ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on September 22, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
Ventilation Tweaks to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer
Summer is just around the corner! And knowing how hot things in Austin can be, can you regard yourself and your home as ready for the heat wave?
While most homes in Austin are equipped with central air conditioning, the summer months will not be ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on June 15, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
The Ideal Home for Young Families
In a study published by the National Association of Realtors®, it was found that the millennials comprised of 35% of the home buying population in 2015. That’s more than the combined number of younger and older buyer groups active in the ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on May 10, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
What the Color of Your Front Door Says about You and Your Home
Did you know that your front door is the focal point of your home's exterior, affecting the way your potential buyers perceive your humble abode?
Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Paint Quality Institute, explains that the front door, as a central ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on April 15, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
Simple Fixes to Pet Damage in Your Home
Our furry friends truly add value to our lives, but it doesn’t mean that their presence in our house adds value to it, too. While we love having our beloved pets around, it may be wise to pay attention to pet damage in our home as this may ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on April 4, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
The Top Outdoor Design Element for 2016
A survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects among U.S. based architects and building professionals shows that a new coveted amenity by home shoppers is an outdoor fire pit or fireplace. As a result, fire pits and fireplaces ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on March 23, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
What Does this Infamous Movie Got to Do with Your Home?
In the last few decades, home decorators and interior designers have regarded the color “white” as the neutral standard. Home decor and design themes are considered elegant and top-class in white. But things are FINALLY shifting in the ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on March 2, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
5 Home Improvement No-No’s to Watch out For
There are two reasons why people pay close attention to the upkeep of their homes: they want their home to look impressive and fabulous, AND they want to add value to their home in the hopes of selling it for a higher price in the future. But what ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on February 29, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
Curb Appeal Tweaks for less than $100
Did you know that a home design overhaul isn’t necessary to make your home look more appealing to the buyer’s eye? Sometimes, all it takes is a conscious effort to improve on what you have and highlight the strong points that are already ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on February 9, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
Easy Feng Shui Concepts for Your Home
In keeping with the Chinese New Year celebrations, we would like to share a few Feng Shui tips to those who would like to spruce up their homes to be lucky this Year of the Fire Monkey.
In the past years, Asian economies have drastically ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on February 8, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle