Design Trends: Brass Accents

Brass accents are becoming more and more prevalent as we progress through 2019. Brass is a surprisingly warm and subtle alternative to the expected steel accents. It is much more understated and luxurious than it used to be and that is why we are seeing it in more homes! The thing about brass is that when done in a tasteful manner, it never goes out of style. While people may not be as interested in covering their rooms in wall-to-wall brass, it is well-suited to accent pieces, fixtures, lights and other smaller decor items. Check out a few photos for design inspiration!

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The Pinteresting Five: Statement Wallpaper

Make a statement with wallpaper! Go big and do a whole room or stay small and do just the ceiling or an accent wall. There are thousands of patterns to choose from geometric to stripes to florals to prints that look like tile.

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Design Trends: Geometric Wallpaper

When it comes to decorating your home, furniture and accessories are regarded as a necessity. But to many designers, decorating a home starts with the walls of the room itself! Geometric wallpaper is a hot design trend for 2019 that is expected to continue to enjoy popularity in 2020 and beyond! Whether you go with a more classic pattern or something completely wild, wallpaper is one way to make a statement with your decor.

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Design Trends: Stainless Steel

The use of stainless steel appliances and counters can really liven up your kitchen! Whats better than the satisfying shine of steel? There are many benefits of steel including; corrosion resistance, fire and heat resistance, aesthetic appearance, strength-to-weight ratio, impact resistance and much more! Stainless is often the best value option of material compared to others.  Take a look at a couple of these spaces below for inspiration!

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Caution: These 8 Stainless Steel Kitchen Cabinet Ideas Are Blindingly Beautiful | Hunker

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Design Trends: Wood-Beamed Ceilings

Exposed wooden beams on the ceiling are an elegant architectural feature that adds charm and character to any home! Many older homes in San Diego already have a wood-beamed ceiling, but with the recent popularity of this style, many new homes are also being built with exposed wood beams. If you love this look, but your home doesn’t have this type of ceiling, DIY options are available! Below, we collected some of our favorite pieces of inspiration:

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Immense, Dark Wood Rafters balance White & Airy Farmhouse Kitchen (Austin, TX)

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Spring Cleaning in San Diego: Boost Your Curb Appeal

Did you know that you only have seven seconds to make a good first impression when meeting someone new? This is not only true for people, but also for a variety of things in life – like our homes. If you want your house to impress new visitors, it’s essential that you pay close attention to its curb appeal.

‘Curb appeal’ is the attractiveness of the exterior of a home, and it is especially important when trying to lure in prospective buyers. If you’re looking to boost your home’s curb appeal, there are many simple and inexpensive changes you can make. From fresh paint to colorful gardens, all it takes is a little TLC to make your home stand out above the crowd.

Southern California is the perfect climate for low-maintenance exterior home improvements. Keep reading for tips on how to increase the curb appeal of your home in San Diego.

5 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

1. Power Wash

Nothing drags down the outside of a house more than layers of dirt and dust. Even if your home appears clean from a distance, you will be surprised at how much brighter it will be after a good power washing.

When power washing, make sure to thoroughly clean all of your home’s siding, windows, gutters, and roof. Make sure you don’t skip over any patios, porches, or walkways. Keeping these areas free of debris will show that the house has been properly maintained.

Power washers are available for rent at major home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes. However, if you plan to power wash your house a couple of times a year, you may be better off buying one rather than renting.

2. Add Paint

A little paint goes a long way when it comes to curb appeal. If power washing revealed peeling paint on your siding, window frames, or doors, scrape away the old paint and give your home a fresh coat of the same color to give it new life.

If the color of your home is turning off buyers, you might want to consider changing up the color scheme. To choose the perfect palette, go for a drive and look for houses you admire. Use these as inspiration for your new paint color.

Another great way to use paint to liven up the exterior of your house is to introduce an accent color. Do this by using a different color on the shutters, window frames, and/or doors. A bright and cheery hue (like Pantone’s 2019 color of the year) will always welcome visitors and prospective buyers.

3. Make Repairs

If you think buyers won’t notice a shabby roof or broken porch light, think again. Before listing your house for sale, it’s essential that you make any necessary repairs to the exterior of your home.

When evaluating your home’s curb appeal, be sure to pay close attention to little details like the condition of the eaves boards, siding that needs to be replaced, the condition of the front porch columns, the state of the window screens, etc.

While many of these repairs may seem simple, they still have the potential to affect the curb appeal of your home. Remember: You want buyers to see all of your home’s positive attributes, not the work that still needs to be done.

4. Spruce Up the Gardens

With warm weather year round, homes in San Diego have the potential for beautiful gardens in all seasons. Choose from succulents, cacti, flowers, and other arid plants to create a landscape of color, even in the winter.

Check out these San Diego plants that bloom in the winter:

  • Sundrops
  • South African daisy
  • Aloe
  • Cyclamen
  • Poinsettia
  • Pansies
  • Snapdragons
  • Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’

In addition to introducing blooming flowers to your landscape, don’t forget to keep your garden beds and lawn tidy. Add mulch in the spring and make sure the lawn is regularly trimmed.

If you prefer to have a more low-maintenance yard, consider investing in a Waterwise Landscape Design. This type of landscaping requires very little watering and infrequent maintenance, saving you both time and money on your water bill.

5. Add Special Touches

When improving your home’s curb appeal, don’t overlook the little details. Here are a few simple, special things you can do that will transform the appearance of your home:

  • Hang a wreath on the front door
  • Introduce a rocking chair or swing to the porch
  • Update your mailbox
  • Swap out your house numbers for something new and modern
  • Place planters with flowers or desert grass on either side of the front door
  • Update the exterior light figures
  • Hang string lights over the patio

When it comes to boosting curb appeal, it’s possible to get a lot of bang for your buck. By investing a little time and money into your home’s exterior, you will be able to command higher offers and sell your home in record time. We know that moving in California can be stressful, so contact our experts for all of your California real estate needs!

The Pinteresting Five: Moody Blues

Chances are that you’re already using blue in your home’s color scheme since we live in coastal San Diego! But if you’re looking a trendy way to update your home, think dark and moody. Check out these rooms for a little inspiration!

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