As a homeowner or a potential seller looking to spruce up your home, there is quite literally no time like the present.
As we spend extended amounts of time inside and around our properties, it’s inevitable that we start to make mental lists of things we’d like to improve upon. Whether it’s the kitchen pantry or hall closet that always seems to find its way back to clutter, the wall color that would be more marketable in a neutral tone, or the desire for a little more greenery in your space, we have collected a variety of resources to help you check those items off your list, all from the comfort of your home.
Disorganization and clutter are very multifaceted culprits. These things can not only decrease perceived value of a home on the market and make for lackluster showings, but a messy living space also makes for more headaches in your day-to-day life.
With our busy lives and long lists of priorities, it can be difficult to keep them at bay sometimes, and that’s why we love the creative storage, organization and display offerings by retailers like The Container Store.
Explore a variety of stylized solutions, from drawer dividers, to closet structures, spice racks and much more through their site.
For more permanent and customizable solutions, we recommend visiting our friends at California Closets. View their site to learn more about the structures that they offer for numerous spaces, featuring tailored finishes to cater to your specific taste.
While adding a pop of color to the living spaces in a home you plan to stay in for awhile might be more your style, painting in light, neutral tones can help add perceived space and value to your property if you’re looking to sell.
When we use more neutral palettes, potential buyers are more readily able to visualize the space as their own, and a lighter color can help to make rooms feel more spacious and bright.
Sherwin Williams Color Inspiration
Wall Color: SW9171 Felted Wool Eggshell
Trim and Ceiling Color: SW9165 Gossamer Veil
Trim Finish: Velvet
Ceiling Finish: Flat
Based out of California, Backdrop is changing the game when it comes to painting the interior—and exterior—of your home. As stated simply on their website: “Curated colors. Painless process. High-quality supplies. All shipped to your door. We've got you.”
Unsure of which color will fit your space the best? Choose from a selection of curated color swatches in a variety of finishes for either indoor or outdoor usage. These 12”x12” sample swatches are mailed directly to your home and adhere to your walls, so that you can see the shades in all areas of a room.
From there, place your paint order online, but don’t forget your supplies! Select what you need from a variety of brushes, rollers, painter’s tape, tray liners, drop cloths and more, saving you the trip to the hardware store.
Planning a long term redecoration or remodel, but want to get a jumpstart on visualizing your space in a new hue? Check out this color visualizer, provided by Sherwin Williams.
Available on desktop or on your smartphone, Sherwin Williams’s ColorSnap technology allows you to upload images of your space and try out their selection of paint colors, all from the comfort of your home.
Order curb side pick up at your local Sherwin-Williams and mention Arteva Homes for our preferred vendor discount.
If you’re looking for the perfect finishing touch to a space in your home, we may have just the solution for you. While bringing in the organic element of houseplants can help to liven up a room, or add a pop of color where needed, The Sill states that studies have shown that indoor plants can also:
Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity
Reduce stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds
Clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity and producing oxygen
Add life to a sterile office, give privacy and reduce noise levels
As local greenhouses and plant nurseries slowly begin to open for the season, you may be looking for a particular type of plant for your environment, or perhaps a more socially distant solution, delivered directly to your door.
If that’s the case, or if you’re simply looking for some plant maintenance tips, we recommend sites like The Sill and Detroit-based Bloomscape. Both brands offer the ability to order potted plants directly to your home and offer helpful care tips to ensure optimal health for your new green companion.
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