Colour Trends for 2018

Can you believe 2017 is almost coming to an end? Get ready to embrace the new year, and check out this article by Benjamin Moore on the 2018 Colour Trends! We are looking forward to vibrant, beautiful, luscious reds.

"Caliente is the signature colour of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.” 

—Ellen O'Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

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Paisley & Tweed wins 'Best of Houzz 2017' for Service!

PAISLEY & TWEED of LACOMBE & RED DEER AREA

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

LACOME, CANADA, January 17, 2017PAISLEY & TWEED of LACOMBE & RED DEER AREA has won “Best Of SERVICE” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodelling and design. The design company by Kathy Goetz was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodelling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honours are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

YOUR HOME, YOUR STORY

 “We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Paisley & Tweed,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

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Tips for Home Staging

9 out of 10 home buyers have difficulty seeing past what they're presented with, these staging tips can add value to your home when you are ready to sell:

1. Clean and De-clutter! Before you start getting creative, make sure you have a clean slate to work with. This will your biggest investment of time, but also where you will gain the most value in your home. All surfaces should be cleared and dusted; tubs, toilets and showers scrubbed, and random trinkets stored away. 

2. Showcase rooms with their intended purpose. Do you have a formal dining room set up as on office? Stage it as an entertaining and eating area so buyers can better envision the rooms intended function.

3. Add some modern hardware to your cabinets to dress them up!

4. Liven up your space with paint: An easy cost effective way of freshening up a space! Use updated neutral colours in open areas, avoiding dark or intense colours.

5. Pops of colour. Against neutral backdrops, add some artwork, pillows, or decor in lively colours to create a space the buyers will remember.

6. Invest in lighting to create a well-lit and welcoming space. Chandeliers and table lamps work well.

7. Arrange furnishings to highlight home features. Do you have a beautiful fire place in your living room? Make this the focal point of your space.

8. Maintain small details and make necessary repairs. Make sure all small maintenance issues are taken care of, and invest in those home repairs you may have put off, the inspector will find them anyways. Unfinished repairs reflect badly on the overall maintenance of the home. 

 9. Smart Updates: Replace old carpet; stained or dated carpet is a turn off for potential buyers. Install solid surface countertops; kitchens and baths sell houses!

10. Hire a proffessional home stager to help you take on these tasks and assist you using their design expertise.