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Tips to Improve Your Rental Property Value

2In a previous post, we discussed three good ways to spruce up your rental home or apartment.  Here we go again!  This time, our experts have three different great ideas to make your rental property stand out from the competition!

Number one, tile that entryway!

After you have replaced your entry door and perhaps its hardware,  what about tiling the entryway floor?  It is the next thing the hopeful renters will see when they enter the space, and especially now, with Spring on its way and with rain and mud on everyones feet, consider tiling at least a small area in the entry.  It  helps the rental flooring by giving visitors a “staging area” for leaving wet or muddy shoes or boots.  In addition, adding some decorative tile will add tons of character to your rental, character that other rentals lack.  This, in turn, will make your property stand apart …

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Spring vegetable garden time is here!

vWe thought it would never come, and maybe it still won’t, but we are hoping that Spring will eventually arrive.  When it does, we want you to be ready to garden!

What grows in Coeur d’Alene anyway?

Well, according to the USDA,  Coeur d’Alene is zone 6.  This means that we can grow plants that can stand temperatures down to -10 or so.  With that in mind, what does that really mean?

Start plants indoors!

There are some types of hardy vegetables that can stand up to the uncertain weather that we all know as Spring.  Among these are, spinach, peas, lettuce, and the cauliflower family.  Tomatoes and  peppers love hot days and warm nights, and really need to be started inside where the temperature is more moderate and there is no threat of freezing.  You can start them either by seed or by seedling.  Usually, these can be purchased …

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Let’s clean up our Winter wardrobe!

closetWe thought we were headed  into the rain/mud season and away from Winter.  Really, we  just got more Winter.  Lots more Winter.  Instead of moping because Spring will NEVER come, let’s try to think of happier things.  Things like flowers, sunshine, clear skies, Spring cleaning!  Spring cleaning your Winter wardrobe!   While this might not be high on your list of happy things to think of, since the weather is still Winter-like, we may as well find inside projects to occupy our time until Spring actually arrives and stays.

Your closet is where to start

Therefore, a good place to start your Spring cleaning is in your closet.  First of all, it is just about time to put away your warm sweaters, snow boots, and funny knit hats.  While you have them clean and ready to hide away for another Spring and Summer, it is an excellent time to make some …

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2017 Color palette for your home

imagesWelcome 2017! This year’s “in” color palette will reflect; your personality, recent history, a change in the economy, the presidential election.  Take your pick!  And  you thought you were finally finished changing the interior colors of your lovely home!

Last year’s trends

Last year, the experts instructed us to want blue with some earth tones and  and grays added for contrast. Peace, dependability and constancy are associated with the color blue . Who even knew that?  According to the experts, chocolate brown is on it’s way out, with cinnamon and mocha the new trend in browns.

Depending upon your source, you should have wanted to paint your home white, off-white, gray, or blue with or without “pops” of color or accent colors to accent your base color.  Two-tone cabinets were also very popular.

This year, you can paint your home to reflect your outlook.  Confident, Composed, or Comfortable.  Really?   However, …

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