Category: Homeowner Tips (125)

A new year is a great time for a fresh start! What do you need to do to get your home in better shape for 2019? Many have jumped on the Kondo bandwagon with the launch of Marie Kondo’s new show on Netflix – “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” The show offers practical steps to address clutter that are useful if you want to enjoy your space more or to prepare for a move. 

EVERYONE HAS CLUTTER

Whether you have a little or a lot, there’s surely an area (or more!) in need of TLC. We’re not here to suggest you aim for perfection, but we do love the idea of passing along items you no longer need. There are so many wonderful local charities that would benefit from your in-kind donations. Let us know if you need names of organizations to come pick your items up!

MAKING WAY FOR A MOVE

For those of you preparing for an upcoming move, particularly sellers, decluttering is a MUST. The first impression of your home is everything! When potential buyers don’t feel at ease in your space their attention shifts to your mess instead of the high points your home has to offer. We will work with you to get tidy before listing. If it’s a big job, we’ve got folks we can call in – like JDog Junk Removal or a professional stager to suggest ways to organize. Call on us anytime at 913.402.2599!

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Find a place where you can tuck away a trash bag or box. When you come across items you no longer use, drop them in right away! This is a super easy way to collect on a regular basis. As your bags/boxes get full, call for a pick up and keep future clutter at bay!

It’s the start of a New Year! What are your goals for 2019? If a move is among your plans, we would love the opportunity to help! We’re already taking spring listing appointments and we expect to see more inventory hitting the market soon.

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Let us make a plan to make your next move as easy as possible. You bring the dreams, we’ll take care of the rest! Call 913.402.2599 to be matched with an agent in your area, or reach out to one of us anytime. We’re always ready to work for you, your friends and family. We wish you and yours all the best in the year ahead. Cheers!

Don’t miss this Spring Hill townhouse just listed in The Meadows in Spring Hill!

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Come see 21009 Millridge Street today. You’ll be impressed by this well-kept 2-bed/2.1-bath property! It features new high-end wood plank laminate throughout the main level and a fireplace in the living room is perfect for cozying up this winter.

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Additional updates include new carpet on the stairs and second level. And, all interior walls have fresh paint! Cooks will enjoy the granite counter tops, a pantry and good cabinet space. All appliances stay with the home!

EASY LIVING IN SPRING HILL

Move in and enjoy your new home – you won’t need to push a snow shovel here! The HOA covers maintenance and insurance on the building exterior, lawn care, snow removal and trash/recycle pick-up.

Call Ralph Apel at 913.579.4529 or BG at 913.402.2599 to schedule a private tour. Please share with anyone you know looking to buy in the area! Thanks for looking!

Looking for a quick fix to fill a blank wall? Have a look at this easy, inexpensive project Jessica made this week for an upcoming listing. A few inexpensive frames, a filler and you’re good to go!

For this home, she wanted something neutral and understated, but this project could easily be done with wallpaper or other media to add a fun pop of color to a home as well!

We live in a city overflowing with local talent. Known for amazing food, Midwestern friendliness, rapid growth and a booming art scene, KC embodies a diverse community that makes this town so special.

You see this everywhere with the emergence of more craft eats and drinks, local boutiques and murals popping up across town. The color, creativity and fun comprise the personality that is KC!


MAKE YOUR HOUSE A HOME
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Photo: Made in KC Explore

We tour amazing homes every day. The ones that standout most are those filled with character and personality. Often character is in the form of period architecture and design elements. But, it can be added to ANY house through design choices and décor! Showcasing things you love, unique items and a bit of color will make your house a HOME.

We enjoyed this post on Made in KC Explore that features a group of vibrant local artists – JCDS Emerging Artists – a program started by Johnson County Developmental Supports and then expanded to the Art and Heritage Center. Take a minute to give it a quick read and learn more about this group that shows art locally! According to the blog, their next appearance will be in September at the De Soto Sunflower Art Fest.


GALLERIES AND SHOWS
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Photo: Jessica Jasa

If you haven’t, check out First Fridays in the Crossroads (tomorrow!), it’s another great opportunity to shop local art. Or, visit the many galleries around the metro, or make your own! There’s nothing more personal than showcasing art made by your family. This can be art made at home, school or at a studio, like Wolf Creek Art Studio. Use your art for a standout gallery wall, like this one from the Braden’s Hope Home Tour in The Farm at Garnett Hill in May!


HANGING ART MADE EASY

Need some tips for hanging art? Here’s a quick guide from Apartment Therapy to help!

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