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Palm Beach County, FL HOME & LIFESTYLE GUIDE Volume 28, Issue 13

INSIDE:

6 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK MORTGAGE LENDERS

COVER HOME: 7000+ SF home on 2.63 Acres plus 8-car detached garage

with dock on 218’ of the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach Gardens. $6,995,000. See Cover Story on Page 8. Text P1043042 to 85377 for more.

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PADDOCK PARK - Located in a highly desirable area, this 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms pool home is situated on a park-like acre. Huge gourmet kitchen with large center island will delight all the chefs. Absorb the beauty of nature. Will not last! Offered at $720k

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See More Pictures - Text P554325 to 85377 WELLINGTON - 5385 Sq Ft on .72 acres. Main house includes 5 beds and 6.5 baths. A separate guesthouse has one bedroom, a full bathroom, and kitchen. Stunning golf course views, Upgraded landscaping, Carpeted 4-car garage, Storm shutters, Central vacuum system & much more. $2,495,000.

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See More Pictures - Text P472776 to 85377 WELLINGTON - To see this Bagatelle unit is to love it!! It is absolutely the nicest unit of its kind. Expertly renovated and newly furnished- this 2 bedroom and 2 bath unit offers complete flexibility and is within walking distance to the pool. Live on one side and rent out the other. Offered at $345k

See More Pictures - Text P516674 to 85377 WELLINGTON - 3 Bedrooms / 3 Full Baths remodeled Muirfield townhome W/concrete floors, vaulted ceilings, sleek kitchen w/all bells & whistles, incl. French doors to private patio, large deck off master, impact doors & windows, 2-car garage. Offered at $695,000.

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SLEEK SPACE SAVING SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HOME

By Cat Queen

No matter the size or square footage of your house, it’s likely that you’ll one day feel like you’ve run out of space. Worse, when you begin seeking storage solutions, you may find that many options are all utility and no style. Here are some tips for addressing your space and storage issues without sacrificing design.

MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY AVAILABLE SPACE

You may be surprised to discover how much space is actually wasted in the walls of your home. Get creative about ways you can use these areas to your benefit. Have a crawl space beneath your stairs? Replace stair risers with drawers where you can store shoes or sporting equipment. Or, use the empty space for a built-in area. If one wall of your stairs is in a main living area, replace the wall with a recessed reading nook or desk. Use your room’s corners! Corner shelves are ideal for smaller spaces. For a neat, stylish look, stack two or three floating corner shelves above one another. You can also purchase (or build) corner desks, which will free up valuable wall space in a smaller room.

Table-top and floor lamps provide much needed light in smaller spaces, but can easily be replaced with stylish hanging lamps. Like high shelves, hanging lamps also have the added benefit of creating a sense of height.

USE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE

Tables with drawers, storage ottomans, and sleeper sofas are must-haves in homes with limited space. In children’s rooms, use beds that have drawers beneath the mattress and/or shelves in the headboard. One large multi-purpose piece of furniture in the room will give you more space for other kids’ items (and will keep those items out of your living areas).

THINK OUTSIDE OF THE CLOSET

Try a high shelf to draw the eye upward while creating an appealing storage and display area. Hang one long shelf around the upper perimeter of a room, or just along one wall.

Wardrobes are sleek alternatives in homes or apartments without adequate closet space. Exposed closets can be extremely stylish and effective storage solution. These are particularly popular in nurseries, where the parents’ favorite outfits can be displayed as part of the room’s décor.

Rather than using nightstands or end-tables, install small, low shelves next to beds and couches. This not only frees up the space around larger pieces of furniture, it also eliminates the clutter that tends to accumulate on side tables.

You can easily double your closet’s capacity by adding a second hanging bar or rack beneath the existing one. In a guest bedroom closet, or anywhere you don’t hang clothes, install wall-to-wall shelving for an instant increase in storage space.

Wall mounted, fold-away Murphy desks are ideal for home offices. When not in use, simply fold the desk back onto the wall.

No matter the size of your home, make the most of your space by following these simple tips!

HANG IT UP


MORE THAN MARBLE: By Danielle Harling

CREATIVE OPTIONS FOR YOUR KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS

Marble countertops? Been there, done that. Now that a number of kitchens are taking on a more modern look, options outside of marble are in high demand. Kitchen countertop options can range from subtly chic to “Top Chef ” worthy. From butcher’s block-inspired countertops to kitchen countertops made of glass, these are just a handful of the creative options available for your kitchen.

Butcher Block

For a cost-conscious option that still packs a punch in the looks department, there’s butcher block countertops. There are a variety of wood options to choose from, but do remember that butcher block countertops need to be wellmaintained in order to keep their beauty. If the idea of replacing all your kitchen countertops with butcher block seems intimidating, start off small. If your island has a kitchen, you already have an ideal starting point.

Concrete

While concrete might seem like a material that would be better suited for your floors, this kitchen countertop option is both bold and breathtaking. Like most countertop options, concrete does come with its own list of pros and cons. On the plus side, your concrete kitchen countertops boast an unlimited set of options when it comes to color and staining. Additionally, concrete countertops can take on any shape or size, a feat that proves difficult for other materials. If concrete is your pick for your kitchen countertops, keep in mind that sealing is vital since concrete is porous, which makes it vulnerable to stains.


Glass

Kitchen countertops made from glass are downright gorgeous. At first thought, glass countertops might seem like the most fragile option for your kitchen, but in actuality, it’s quite the opposite. Not only are glass countertops quite hygienic, they’re also heat, stain, and scratch-resistant. Pair your glass kitchen countertops with sleek, stainless appliances, and you’re on the path to having one of the most chic kitchens around.

Copper

As extravagant as copper countertops might sound, this option can oddly enough be DIY. However, patience is key when installing this kitchen countertop option. To copper-ize your countertops, you have to laminate a sheet of copper to your countertops. While that may sound like a one-and-done job, a lot of prep work may be involved, depending on the condition of your current countertops. The worse off they are, the more time you’ll spend stripping and replacing them.

Embedded Countertops

If your kitchen countertops are severely lacking in wow power, this option might just provide the added pizzazz that will take your kitchen to the next level. Custom embedded countertops give you the power to add a personal touch to your kitchen. With embedded countertops, you can place seashells, stones, family heirlooms, or even a fossil (for the archaeologist who’s also a budding chef ) inside them. There are a few key things to consider when choosing an embedded countertop, though. Be sure the objects that you choose to embed are durable, and be sure to use a quality, clear sealer.

Glow-In-The-Dark

Remodeling your kitchen countertops might be the quickest way to bore your kids into oblivion. Throw glow-in-the-dark countertops into the conversation and watch how quickly your kids become countertop connoisseurs. Believe it or not, this quirky countertop option is possible. Among the options available for a glow-in-thedark countertop is ThinkGlass. ThinkGlass uses LED lights that are embedded into countertops to create a brilliantly, blue glow. Another option for glowing countertops is Glow Stone, which can be added to concrete countertops. Stones comes in a variety of sizes and colors for ultimate creativity.

Antique Allure

If you have a flair for the old-fashioned, antique countertops may be a worthy option. Antique kitchen countertops are available in a number of materials, including antique wood and antique granite. Antique wood offers more of a charming, whimsical look while antique concrete boasts a lively, coastal charm. In addition to providing a unique option for your countertops, antique granite and wood also put recycled material to good use.

Engraved Wooden Countertops

Looking for a simple, personal touch for your kitchen countertops? Family initials or a short quote can be engraved into your wooden or butcher block countertops using laser engraving. Be sure not to ditch your cookbooks though; as tempting as it might sound, engraving your favorite casserole recipe into your kitchen countertop likely isn’t going to happen since laser engraving does come with some size limitations. Sources - Concrete Network, Lilliedale, FresHome, Ambient Glow Technology, Bob Vila, Glumber


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QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK MORTGAGE LENDERS

By Talaia Whisenant

Buying your first home may seem like a scary process, but it’s also a fulfilling learning experience and a big step towards financial security. There’s no right way to begin the home buying process, but the lending process is a good start. Consulting with lenders first will help you narrow down your budget, understand your credit, purchasing power, and specify what homes you can afford before getting in over your head. A good lender will not only answer client questions, but will do so promptly and with clarity. Here are some key questions to ask:

WHAT IS THE INTEREST RATE? You should ask your mortgage lender for a quote on the interest rate. Compare interest rates among lenders and settle for the lowest rate that you qualify for. Keep in mind that the interest rate, the mortgage balance and the loan term determines your monthly payment. The lower your interest rate, the smaller your monthly payment.

HOW MANY ORIGINATION OR DISCOUNT POINTS CAN I PAY? A point is a fee paid to the lender at the closing in exchange for a reduced interest rate. For instance, one point is equal to 1% of the loan amount. Your lender may charge discount points, origination points, or both. How many points are included in the interest rate, and what are the benefits of buying more? Discount points are prepaid interest and are taxdeductible, while origination points are fees charged by the lender to cover the cost of originating the loan.

IS THERE A PREPAYMENT PENALTY ON THE LOAN? Planning to pay your house off sooner than your loan term? Some lenders charge for that. Once contracts are signed, lenders regulate the payoff terms of your loan. Paying a mortgage off early can unfortunately result in an expensive penalty. Prepayment penalties are often 80% of six months interest. Ask your lender if they have one, and plan in advance.

HOW CAN I LOCK IN THE INTEREST RATE? Scoring a great interest rate is half the battle; you’ll want to lock in the interest rate because rates fluctuate. If the rate rises, the homebuyer will not be impacted, but if the rate falls, you may not be able to take advantage of the new low rate. Ask for your lender’s loan processing time to ensure your rate is secure during a rate lock.

WHAT ARE THE CLOSING COSTS AND DOWN PAYMENT? Months or even years before a home purchase, prepare your finances for the down payment. This is important because the average down payment on a home can run you 20% of the value of the home. Closing costs are less expensive (but still pricey), and may include loan-origination fees, appraisal fees, attorney fees, and other additional fees. Get a written estimate from your lender within three days of applying for the loan.

WHAT MIGHT DELAY MY APPROVAL ON THE LOAN? Delays are often times unavoidable. Unsent papers, missing signatures, and any change in employment status, an increase or decrease in salary, or even change in marital status can cause delays. Regularly following up with your lender can help speed things up, and you’ll soon be on your way to homeownership!


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ON THE COVER Palm Beach County, FL HOME & LIFESTYLE GUIDE Volume 28, Issue 13

INSIDE:

6 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK MORTGAGE LENDERS

& RealEstateBook.com FROM THE PUBLISHER Happy Holidays to Readers & Advertisers! Are You Looking to Buy Real Estate? May I suggest a few helpful tips?

COVER HOME: 7000+ SF home on 2.63 Acres plus 8-car detached garage with dock on 218’ of the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach Gardens. $6,995,000. See Cover Story on Page 8. Text P1043042 to 85377 for more.

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Situated just south of Donald Ross Road and the towns of Jupiter & Juno Beach, this special Palm Beach Gardens property is a true gem, rarely seen on offer. A winding drive through a canopy of beautiful palms and oaks, it is really “Old Florida” at it’s best. With nearly 600’ of depth and 218’ of direct Intracoastal frontage, it is a sight to behold.

The purchaser of this property can move right in, or build their dream home. There is plenty of room for a tennis court, a putting and/or chipping practice area or whatever can be imagined. Car collectors will love the 8+ car garage with it’s own office, bathroom, attic storage and hurricane protection. The entire house has impact glass and a whole-house generator. There are 2 boat lifts and it is a no-wake zone. It is zoned for additional residences, if someone would like to develop the property. The property adjoining, on the southwest side of the property, has a 4548 Sq. Ft. home, available separately, which would be just perTothe Search Anyboat Listing Text code to 85377* fect for in-laws, captain, staff etc. Or, the .56 acre piece could be joined with the Intracoastal property to make it over 3 acres in total. Asking Price: $6,995,000. Represented by: Claire Wright of Illustrated Properties - Jupiter Call: 561-346-1297 Email: ClairesRE@aol.com To view additional photos & additional info. immediately, text P1043042 to 85377 from your smart phone.

1. As you glance through this magazine, if you spot a listing of any possible interest, bend the corner of the page so you can find it easily later… perhaps to show your spouse. 2. If you’d like additional details & more photos before contacting the agent advertising the property, try using the text codes… it’s easy! Just go to where you’d send a new text message on your smart phone.Put the “Short Code”, 85377 for the number to send to, and the Property code (starts with a P plus 6 digits) as the message, and tap SEND. You’ll get an auto reply in seconds with a link to a mobile website set up just for that property… with all the photos, the full description, a Google map, contact info for the agent, and even a mortgage calculator! 3. Even if that property is not the ideal one for you, consider contacting the agent anyway. They can usually find a similar property with the features you are looking for. 4. Ask the agent if they can sign you up making the agent your “Buyer’s Agent”. Most agents can, and they will then be in a position not only to assist you in your quest for the best property, but will also protect your interests during the crucial negotiating and closing process. 5. Set up a meeting and go prepared with these questions: a. Do you live in the area? b. If so, for how long? You want an agent who is quite familiar with the area. Ideally, you want someone with “insider” knowledge of commercial trends, local schools and development plans. c. How many people have you (not your firm) helped buy a home in the past three years? d. Can you refer me to several mortgage brokers? Recommending ethical mortgage brokers, especially after the recent mortgage crisis, is critical. e. If you decide to “sign up”, you may be asked to sign a Buyer’s Broker Agreement , committing you to a set amount of time with your agent (usually 3 to 6 months). As with all paperwork, read the fine print. Make sure that if you become dissatisfied, you can break the agreement without notice and/or opt-out penalty. Happy hunting! At your service… Chuck Gelpey, Publisher 2305 Newpoint Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043 770-962-7220 NewPointMediaGroup.com “All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitations, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitation, or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.”


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ISLANDS OF JUPITER RIVERFRONT RESIDENCE 5 Bedroom, 6 1/2 Bath Riverfront Home with sumptuous master suite, brand new pool, new roof, nanny/ maid’s kitchen, 3 new bathrooms. A must see for anyone wanting a waterfront home. $1,650,000.

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TRADERS CROSSING AT JONATHAN’S LANDING 2 BR & Den, or 3 BR end unit with total privacy on the lake. Granite counters, new A/C and HWH, tiled living areas, plantation shutters. 1 car garage & golf cart garage. A real beauty. Optional memberships $479,000.

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The antique vanity is more ornate than the traditional style, providing your bathroom with romantic elegance. Luxurious design choices include European influenced details such as curved front cabinets, carved pilasters, and arched valances. For a more classic appeal, vanities created from repurposed antique sideboards and dressers provide the look of fine furnishing, while glass or mirror fronted cabinets have a 1920’s vibe. Cabinet finishes can range from rich glazes, warm, subdued paint colors, inlaid wood, and even custom carved motifs. Gilded framed mirrors and ornate gold or crystal cabinet knobs complete the feeling of luxury. Turn up the opulence of an antique vanity with creamy Carrara or gold flecked black marble countertops. Complete the look with dropped sinks clad in painted porcelain or burnished copper. Vintage-inspired curved faucets or ornate levers finished in gold, brass, or polished silver are the perfect design choice for an elegant antique vanity.

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Moving into a new neighborhood can be overwhelming, especially if you’re Your reading nook should be a place where your mind is utterly at rest. Pick in a new city, state, or even a new part of the same town. Starting over can a spot in your house where you feel relaxed and able to concentr ate. Make seem like a challenging task, but if you’re looking jump right insure and make it’s quiet, temperature to controlled, and has plenty light. new friends in your neighborhood, follow these 4 tips to break ofthe ice!

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as curious about meeting you as them. If you’re going to get the mail or even taking the dog out for a walk, don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with a new face. Simply saying hi or introducing yourself as the “new person” will interest neighbors in speaking with you. Find common ground to keep the conversation going; subjects such as kids, jobs, and the city are great initial topics. Being outgoing and friendly to neighbors will make them interested in getting to know you. Often times, once a neighbor welcomes you to the neighborhood, they will then tell the other neighbors about you. This may cause even more people to stop by!

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an event such as a cocktail party or BBQ at your house. Having people over allows you to meet new neighbors in a comfortable environment, and they can learn more about you and your family. Most people always feel more comfortable inside of their own home, so letting neighbors come to your abode lets you feel at ease. Not only is this an easy idea, it’s also a smart one. Neighbors can easily walk or drive down the street to your home, so there is a good chance that most of your neighbors will come over or at least stop by to introduce themselves to you.

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GET OUT AND EXPLORE! Simply doing activities alone or with your family is a great way to meet neighbors. Take your significant other, kids, or even pet for a walk at the neighborhood park or the community swimming pool. Getting outdoors in your area is the perfect way to meet new faces of the neighborhood. It takes such little time and almost zero effort. Now get out there, socialize, and have fun! You’ll be glad you did.

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Ninfa V. Afanador, Realtor Once you’ve found the perfect get-away spot, it’s time to bring in the major players. First and most importantly, you’ll need a comfortable place to sit. Whether it’s a high-bac k chair, a of pillows on the floor, choose chaise lounge, or a pile a soft, welcoming seat where you can devour your next page-turner.

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Lighting is another essential element of a great book nook. Indirect, natural sunlight is ideal, but you also want to ensure that you have artificial lighting available for late evening reading. Adjustable lamp lighting will help you get the right level of light whenever you need it.

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Do you ever wish there was a retreat where you could enjoy your hobbies without leaving the backyard? Somewhere to get a little “me time” around your home that isn’t covered with laundry, family obligations or toys? Move over, man cave–today’s new home trend is the “she shed,” a wellmaintained outdoor oasis for the woman of the house to keep all of her tools or put her feet up. While a shed might not sound like a glamorous place at first, you can create a lot out of a structure that normally houses dusty rakes and rusty paint cans. Not sure where to start? Follow this guide to reimagine your shed into a bright and comfortable space of your own.

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If that’s not an option, there are plenty of other wonderful spaces you can convert into a book nook. Window seats, large landings , or any under-used corner of your home will do just fine! You can even convert a closet into a secret reading hideaway. For the little ones, use a teepee to offset a special reading area just for them.

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Sleek, clean lines give contemporary bathroom vanities an understated elegance all their own. Minimalist bases and cabriole legged credenzas finished in teak, oak, or other wood veneers provide a midcentury modern look, while simple cabinet bases painted in flat black or dark gray have trendy appeal. Contemporary cabinet doors and drawers are usually flat fronted, or have industrial design inspired hardware with polished chrome or monochromatic brushed nickel finishes. An unframed mirror running the length of the counter or an outsized round mirror will complete the sleek, modern look. Good choices for contemporary vanity countertops are concrete, granite, or solid surface resin composites; they all work well with fitted ceramic sinks or sculptural glass or metal vessel sinks. Looking like pieces of art, modern plumbing hardware choices range from brushed chrome or stainless steel finished waterfall faucets to futuristic LED lit fixtures, making the contemporary vanity a truly elegant statement piece.

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Most homes have at least one space that is just waiting to be converted into a cozy reading area. Built-in book nooks add instant charm and character to a home. If you’re up for a minor renovation, the unused area below your staircase may be a great candidate for your new reading lounge.

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Creating a charming book nook in your home is much easier than you might think. You don’t need wall-to-wall shelving or an overstuffed chair next to a roaring fire (although if that’s what you’re working with, great!). All you really need to create your reading nook is a comfy place to sit, some soft light, and a warm blanket. Follow these tips for setting up your perfect reading escape.

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The most versatile of styles, traditional vanities fit with just about any bathroom décor. Symmetrical lines, recessed panel cabinets, and minimal embellishments give this style a timeless appeal. Elevate a traditional vanity to an elegant statement piece by opting for dark stained cabinetry in mahogany or hickory, or painted flat white. We suggest completing the classic look with large mirrors framed in the same finish as the cabinets. Traditional vanities lend themselves to a variety of hardware choices, such as simple polished silver. For a more expensive feel, use oil-rubbed bronze pulls and handles. That same versatility works for countertops, where rich marble or composites can give the piece elegance. Undermount sinks with classic plumbing fixtures in the same finish as other hardware are typical design choices, though modern countertop-mounted sinks in white porcelain can add visual interest to the traditional design.

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561-429-3340 1203 Town Center Drive Jupiter, FL 33458 KELLY BARNES

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MAILBOX MAKEOVERS FOR INSTANT CURB APPEAL by Cat Queen

When visitors or potential buyers see your home for the first time, make sure your tired old mailbox doesn’t leave them with the wrong impression. These quick and easy mailbox makeovers will help you instantly improve your home’s curb appeal.

Perhaps the best way to give your mailbox a more charming presence is by creating a lovely space for it. Plant brightly colored flowers or low-maintenance shrubbery in a small garden around your mailbox. Then, use an edge trimmer to create a neat perimeter around your new flower bed. If other areas of your yard are trimmed-in with brick or concrete blocks, keep the look consistent by using the same material around your mailbox.

TIP: Steer clear of loud or neon colors like

For a quicker fix, try sprucing up your mailbox’s post. Metal or wrought iron can be easily spray painted. If you have a traditional wooden post, first check the post for any rotten or chipped away areas. In most cases, you can fill these cracks with wood putty; if the post is too far gone, it might be better to replace it. Then, paint or stain the wood to give it an instant face-lift.

If bright colors aren’t really your thing, use white or ivory paint with stencils instead. Quickly rejuvenate your mailbox by stenciling the number of your address in a fancy script against a plain black background. For a more personalized touch, add the first letter of your last name above the address in a larger font. You can also add embellishments like ivy or flowers.

Large, stacked rock mailbox enclosures are beautiful but can be pretty expensive. You can achieve a similar look by adhering faux stacked rock to your existing wooden post.

Remember, when showing your home, try to appeal to all potential home buyers. Plain, classic stylings give your house a sense of character and charm without offending the personal taste of visitors. It is equally important to ensure that your home appears as well maintained as possible. A bright, clean mailbox in a well-manicured flower bed will always give the right impression.

Next, consider painting your mailbox with weather-proof spray paint. Try to coordinate your mailbox colors with your home’s exterior. White, green, and blue are great for catching the eye without being overwhelming. Red is also a popular and bold choice.

hot pink, orange, or bright yellow, which may be too bold for potential buyers. Hobby or sports themed mailboxes can also negatively affect a buyer’s first impression of the home.


R U O Y G N I T R E V N O Y C T F O L A O T N I E G A GAR ACE P S G LIVIN BY REBECCA

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If your home has a garage, converting it into a living space could be a great investment of your time and money. A conversion costs less than putting on an addition, and boosts a home’s resale value by thousands of dollars. Although conversions are typically done to add a spare bedroom or a home office, by adding a sleeping loft and a few other amenities, the space can be transformed into a mini guest house, or used as income property. So what does it take to convert a garage into a lofty living space? A typical garage conversion will add between 400 - 600 feet of livable space to your home, but could cost upwards of $15,000 or more, depending on how extensive the transformation is. Since a garage already has a foundation, walls, and roof in place, that is still only about half of what a full-scale addition would cost. Attached garages will cost slightly less to convert than detached structures, as their electric, heating, and plumbing systems can usually be connected directly to the main house. Unless you are a whiz with a saw, and know a thing or two about wiring, you may want to consider hiring a contractor to either do the entire conversion, or to act as a consultant, especially during the planning stages. A garage conversion requires bringing the structure up to code for habitation, as well as acquiring building permits, and undergoing inspections during each phase of the work; an experienced contractor can help ease all of these processes. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, you can always save money out of pocket by finishing the conversion on your own once all the approvals are in place.


There are a few structural deficiencies to consider when transforming a utilitarian garage into a functional living space, including upgrading the flooring. Floors may need to be raised in order to install insulation over a concrete slab; it will most likely require leveling as well, since older garage floors typically slope towards the bay door. Finish the floor by painting it with matte enamel paint to make the concrete less slippery. A livable space means more electricity in use, so plan to install additional wiring and outlets. If you are connecting the wiring directly to your home’s electrical system, it will need to be amped up to accommodate the added usage. Since garages aren’t typically set up with temperature control systems, walls should be fiberglass insulated, drywall added, and heating/air conditioning units should be installed. Alternatively, you can opt for more affordable space heaters and ceiling fans. The most successful garage conversion looks and feels like it has always been livable space, rather than just a spruced up bay for cars. One way this can be achieved is by installing windows. Floor to ceiling windows can be particularly dramatic in a small space. Skylights are a good option for a small garage home because they let in lots of natural light and don’t take up valuable wall space. Replacing or transforming large, cumbersome garage doors can be one of the biggest challenges of a conversion. One option is to pull them out altogether and replace with a standard door frame and exterior walls; use French or sliding glass doors to add the illusion of more space to the interior. If you choose to leave the original bay doors intact, be sure they are properly caulked and insulated. Getting the best use of every available inch of the garage’s interior space is key if you are planning on using it as a living space, so consult with an architect or contractor about how to best accommodate a bathroom and kitchen area, as well as the optimal placement of wiring and plumbing. To give your conversion real impact, take advantage of a high ceilinged garage to install a sleeping loft. Tucked up under the eaves, and accessed by a retractable ladder, a sleeping loft will free up usable floor space, and can be adapted to hold built-in storage as well. Use an open railing to give the space an open feel and to allow for air circulation. Interior design elements are nearly as important as structural changes when it comes to creating an appealing living space. Use light or neutral paint colors, and arrange furniture to best emphasize an open floor plan. A little clutter goes a long way in a small space, so add built-in units and use furniture that doubles as storage. Take advantage of vertical wall space with plenty of shelving.

Whether you hire a contractor or do it yourself, converting a garage into a lofty living space will be well worth the investment.


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Don’t worry; you won’t drown in filth due to lack of common cleaners. As a matter of fact, some of the more familiar substances such as vinegar and baking soda clean just as well as their toxic counterparts. Distilled white vinegar, for example, is naturally antibacterial. It also cuts through grease, making it a great multi-purpose spray replacement. For your soaps, use a castile liquid soap. This will help to avoid the sodium laurel sulfates and the phosphates found in common soaps. Your skin and your body will thank you!

All of us long to have a pleasant aroma meet our nostrils upon entry into a room. For a chemical-free home, this means ditching the common plug-in and aerosol air fresheners and replacing them with more natural ones. Essential oils through a diffuser is one way to introduce pleasant smells. Try boiling herbs or citrus peelings on the stove for some yummy scents. Natural scents can double as an air cleanser, increasing their value.

CLEAN THE AIR Air purifiers are an inexpensive solution, and can be found at the store around the corner. These will start cleaning your air today, getting you on the road to fresh air quickly. Go ahead and pick up a few house plants while you are grocery shopping too, such as a Chinese bamboo or a peace lily. Plants are a natural way to clean the air because they absorb the toxic air and release oxygen in return.

There are tons of ways to detox your home beyond just these few. Even removing your shoes at the door will keep pollutants out. Take it slow as you detox your home, replacing chemical laden products with organic and natural options little by little. You will feel better knowing that your home is the best place to reside in both seen and unseen ways.


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