Counter Top Materials

The best agents in the firm are working with professionals of areas like, architectural design, contractors, interior design, cleaning professionals, staging pros and more. The Weinerstates company has your back https://www.weinerestates.com/.

Today we got a few ideas for your counter top design.

Granite or Quartz

Natural stone with a coarse grain and crystalline texture. Granite countertops like one of those custom granite countertops are thick, durable, and virtually maintenance-free, so consider a granite countertop installation. If you need one, click here to visit Granite Transformations.

You can also opt for quartzite countertops for a more elegant look.

Paper Composite

Made of recycled paper (or pulp obtained from sustainable managed forests) and coated in water- based acrylic resin. Examples: PaperStone and Richlite.

Butcher Block

Strips of solid maple, white oak, or beech that has been fused together. It has a warm, rustic look and can double as a cutting board.

Recycled Glass

Glass is a staple in most industrial and modern kitchens. Now, aggregate of recycled, often postindustrial, glass tiles or chips are even used in manufacturing countertop finishes. Examples: EnviroSLAB and IceStone, get info from the skip bin hire Central Coast and recycle the best possible way.

Soapstone

Soft, easily carved stone that is generally dark gray and contains talc, which gives it the feel of dry soap.

Marble

Marble is metamorphic rock with a swirled, clouded pattern. These marble countertops come in a range of colors.

There is also metal: bronze, brass etc (learn how Diversified Bronze & Manufacturing Inc. is different).

Ancient Furniture History

History

After the retreat of the last ice age, the hunter-gatherer communities of the Stone Age gradually began to acquire the skills of agriculture, and civilizations were born. No longer perpetually on the move in an endless search for food, families were able to build homes and acquire possessions. Division of labor was possible, and skilled craftsmen began to develop their trades in producing articles such as jewelry, pottery and furniture.

Ancient Furniture

Although much ancient art such as pottery and jewelry survives from the earliest civilizations, ancient furniture was mostly wooden, and has long since rotted away. Our knowledge of ancient furniture is mainly derived from scenes depicted in early art forms, such as pottery decorations and frescos. Perhaps the earliest furniture in existence is that found at Catal Huyuk in Turkey that dates from around 3000 BC.


Evidence

A valuable contribution to our knowledge of ancient furniture came from the excavation site at Akrotiri, where the Minoan city of Thera was preserved by lava from a volcanic eruption. Although the actual furniture has long since perished, it has left cavities in the larval rock. By using these cavities as moulds, archaeologists have been able to reproduce the furniture that stood in these ancient Minoan homes.

Examples

The best examples of ancient furniture still in existence are those found in the tombs of Egyptian noblemen. Egyptian furniture was placed in tombs for the use of the deceased in the afterlife, and many items are still in good condition due to the hot, dry climate and the fact that they were sealed inside the burial chambers.

Chinese

Many items of ancient Chinese furniture have also been preserved, since Chinese civilization has continued uninterrupted for thousands of years, and works of art have been treasured through the centuries.

Egyptian & Graeco Roman

Although surviving Egyptian furniture, Greek furniture and Roman furniture is rare, a lot of information is available regarding the ancient design of homes and furniture in these cultures. This is because ancient Egyptian art, Greek art, and ancient Roman art, artifacts and literature are plentiful, giving us a good idea of how these ancient people lived.

Classical Revival

Greek, Roman and Egyptian decor was the inspiration for the neoclassical furniture styles popular in Europe and America in the 18th and 19th centuries particularly the neoclassical furniture of the late Georgian era in England and also Regency Furniture.

Ever wonder what color says about you?

Ever wonder what color says about you?
Take this fun quiz to see what your favorite color says about your personality.
To determine your favorite of all colors, answer the following questions then see the key below to see what your favorite color says about you!
 
 1. What color do you wear the most?
2. What color makes you happiest?
3. What was your favorite crayon as a child?
4. What’s your favorite gemstone?
5. What color is your favorite flower?
6. What color gets you the most compliments?
7. What color “speaks” to you the most?
8. What color would you like to try but are scared to?

 

Check out what the experts say….

 

Red

The most dominant personality. A visionary and risk taker, energetic, passionate, tenacious, flamboyant and courageous.

 
Orange
Balanced both mentally and physically. Happy, loyal, takes each day as it comes.

 

 

Yellow

Cheerful, charming, magnetic, intelligent, confident, and creative. A good leader and negotiator.

 

 

Green
The perfect balance between the physical and mental. Grounded, logical, not easily influenced, rarely judgmental. A loyal friend.

 

Blue
Optimistic, empathetic, flexible, idealistic, tranquil, patient, devoted. A natural mother.

 

Indigo

A brilliant old soul who is intuitive, sensitive, impulsive, curious, and ambitious with a great lust for life.

 

Violet
Also an old soul. Intense, cerebral, wise, loving, generous, sentimental, and artistic.

 
Rose
Main qualities are strength, love and leadership. Turns visions into realities.

 

 

Gold
Radiates love, joy, compassion and understanding.

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New Home Staging Scholarship Program – Start Staging Next Week!

 

Kim's PhotoHave you been wanting to start your Home Staging career but holding back due to the investment?

The Future of Student Loan Debt Crisis. Easily obtainable student loans have opened the possibility of higher education and developing valuable skills for many people who wouldn’t be able to afford it in the past. It is a great thing, but everybody needs to be careful. Before acquiring a student loan, you should read all about the repayment process, terms, fees, loan forgiveness options, and gather all the information that could be useful. Carefully investigate it and make sure you understand all the possibilities and consequences of not being able to repay your loan.

Well now there is an opportunity for assistance so you can achieve the biggest, most rewarding career change of your life.

 

Earlier this year, The Academy of Home Staging received the only Scholarship Program available in the country and we can assist you on your path to designing interiors right away. In just one short week of training, you can be certified to stage homes anywhere in the world.

 

This is a brand new program with a limited amount of scholarships available. I have just learned that two extra scholarships will be given out for the April 19th – 23rd course which is just 11 days away. Just think, in 2 weeks from now you could be a Certified Home Stager earning upwards of $75/hr for your re-design and staging talents! 

Although scholarship approval typically takes a couple of weeks, those interested in the April 19th through 23rd course in Valencia, CA should apply immediately and will be given priority processing status.
Don’t delay your dreams any longer, click here to get started:

 

To review The Academy’s unprecedented Certification program with 28 hours of staging design instruction and hands-on exercises, three in-field staging projects, guest speakers, 12 hours of advanced business training and ongoing education and coaching after graduation, visit us at http://www.AcademyofStaging.com.

 

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Start Designing Interiors in 1 Week – $75/hr +

 CLASS STARTS  April 19th – 23rd

Are you tired of your:
 – boss
– commute
– hours
– pay
– lack of creative freedom ??

Would you prefer a more creative and rewarding career

 where you are the boss choosing your own hours, getting paid what you’re worth while making ALL the creative decisions?

Sound too good to be true? 
Well it’s not!

Home Staging is just like being an interior designer but the beauty of it is…..

your clients NEED YOU to help sell their homes faster and for more money

 while most people consider interior design a luxury

Just a month ago, I staged a home that sold for $10,000 over the asking price in two days! In this economy, I can’t think of a better testimonial for how well staging works and have gotten several jobs off this statistic ever since.

But my favorite part about Home Staging (besides the $$$$) 
is the freedom to create my own schedule.
When clients call me, I tell them what I have available on my calendar.

Since I don’t need work more than a handful of hours to make my mortgage payment every month, this is ideal for my busy schedule and works well for those  still putting in time at a 9-5.

Great thing about all this is CNN and Career Builder announced last August that Home Staging was the #1 Career poised for growth. This means that everyone getting in now, will have the most time to capture the biggest market share and establish a name for themselves before everyone else figures it out!

Now that there are over 10 television shows that feature Home Staging, the rest of the world is catching on and Home Stagers are in big demand! 
 
Can you imagine what will happen to all those who decide to sit on the fence and wait to take action? This could be your perfect opportunity to beat them to the punch!

Don’t miss this window of opportunity!  
Call me Today for more details regarding our  
40-hour Certification Program, April 19th – 23rd

call now – 800.574.5576
Here are just a few of the things you will experience in this one-of-a-kind, classroom and in-field training program:
– 28 hours of hands-on, live design exercises and 12 hours of advanced home staging business start-up training 

– How to charge, estimate and collect for your services
– Your 30 day plan to building a successful staging business
– How to attract and retain clients
– Space planning and how to select paint colors
– Staging theory and design applications 
– 3 live, in the field home design projects 

– Personalized and individual attention (class size limited to 8)
– Contracts, memberships and start-up tools included

In this tough economy, home sellers are looking to Stager’s across the country to help them redesign their properties for faster sale and higher offers. With the certified training you will receive at The Academy, you can help people sell 2-3 times faster and for up to 17% higher.  At The Academy of Home Staging, we give you the tools necessary to be competitive and successful in this highly sought after industry.

Academy Designation
Get a fresh new start in 2010 in your dream career!

For more information about our Los Angeles based trainings, click here:

Upcoming trainings begins Valencia CA. April 19th – 23rd and Newport Beach CA. May 17th – 21st.

Call now – 800.574.5576

What will I learn at The Academy?
DAY 1: On the first day at the Academy, you will get an opportunity to express your career desires and goals. This will help me personally guide and assist you throughout the training with your goals in mind.
We will also discuss home staging tips, work on 2 accessory exercises and you will create a  style board.

DAY 2: On the second day of the program, you will learn space planning and do a 6 part space planning exercise, learn step by step how to stage a room and then stage a live home utilizing what the homeowner already owns.

DAY 3: On the third day, you will learn how to select paint colors and color theory, the furniture rep will come and talk about furniture rental and we out into the field and prepare a mock bid on a vacant home. The Academy is the only school in the nation to teach this home staging service out in the field.

DAY 4
: On the fourth day, we discuss how and what to charge for your services and work on a real home where you will prepare a consultation report. This is a service where you will be giving the homeowner all the advice they need to know to stage the home themselves. We will role play and switch off between homeowner and stagers and compare everyone’s ideas and solutions for the home. It is this type of training environment that most students realize the value of live, classroom instruction in which the students are participating in their own exercises and learning from everyone else’s journey as well. The Academy is the only school in the nation to offer this mentoring style of hands on, step by step training and to teach this particular home staging service out in the field.

DAY 5: The last day covers the rest of the business practicals including contracts, proposals, phone scripts, advertising, marketing and insurance – and I will teach you a little known insurance secret that even most established home stagers do not know that will likely save you a few thousand dollars every year.

At the end of your last day you will be a Certified Home Stager, having earned the coveted AHSC (Academy Of Home Staging Certification) and ready in hand with your 30 day to start-up agenda and all the skills you will need to begin staging homes right away.


What is Included with your Training


COURSE BENEFITS
40 hour home staging training program………………………………………………………….$2497 Value
Expert Guest Speakers that discuss furniture rental, internet marketing
and insurance………………………………………………………………………………………………$750 Value
Personal CD of all of our business templates,
formulas and contracts …………………………………………………………………………………$595 Value
Starter Staging Kit………………………………………………………………………………………….$85 Value
100+ page training manual……………………………………………………………………………..$750 Value
1 year membership to the Real Estate Staging Association …………………………………$120 Value
(which provides discounts and advertising for your business)
2 Month membership into the VIP Mastermind Mentoring Program……………………….$94 Value
(which provides ongoing mentoring and group support for your new Home Staging business)

Add a partner for only $850)
Limited Time Offer – You must call to register your partner)


Total Value of Training if purchased separately…………………….4891.00

The Academy Of Home Staging Investment is ……………………….$2497.   (save $200 off January 11th class)

How this Course Pays for Itself -Add $20,000 more a year to your bottom line when you utilize the trade secrets I reveal in my course.
Learn from my experience!

home staging courses Save thousands when you learn the 30+ ways to advertise and market your business for little or no money …. including getting on the first page of Google!

home staging courses Receive templates and formulas that will save you hundreds of hours and $$$$

home staging courses 30 day start up plan gets you up and running quickly so you can be earning money faster

home staging courses Learn the insurance secret that cost me almost 5,000 my first year and a half in business.

home staging courses Discover the little known trade secret that can boost your income 10k or more every year.
home staging courses Once you learn a skill, that knowledge continues to build and transform into new ideas, career directions and experiences for a lifetime. In this course, you will discover over 30 additional creative design services you can offer once you have learned the design concepts taught in our Certified Home Staging course.

 

tyler sofa
“I can’t thank you enough for everything – the information, exercises, forms, and even the verbiage was truly a complete package. However the support extended to us graduates by you after our course speaks volumes of your academy.” Sondra – Palos Verdes, CA

 

Wishing you a prosperous New Year.
please feel free to call me with any questions,

Kim Kapellusch
Owner, Developer and Trainer

Kim Kapellusch
Program Developer, Trainer and Home Stager
818.726.6429
http://www.TheAcademyOfHomeStaging.com

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Think Twice about a Home Staging Career

New Year, New Career!

Have you been thinking about making a career change lately?
Maybe you would like to be in charge of your own schedule doing something you love and being paid good money in exchange for your talents?

That’s how I felt a few years when two of my biggest clients announced they were moving on and I was to lose over 70% of my current income! Yikes – I needed to do something quick and whatever that was going to be, I knew it had to meet certain criteria:

     1. It needed to be a business that took very little time and money to get up and running

     2. In order to replace 70% of my income, it needed to be a lucrative choice
     3. As long as I was starting over, I was hoping to find something I could be passionate about.

Pretty tough criteria to meet on all levels. I had always thought that the easy to train for, fun and desirable high paying fields were already saturated. Then I was introduced to home staging.

 I must admit, when I was first considering home staging, there were some things that had me worried. I knew from watching all the televisions shows that I would love directing a design project from start to finish and watching the incredible difference in the before and afters. But I still wondered how much work would be out there and if I could really make a go of it. What if I put myself out there and no one ever called?

To my great relief – I had my first staging client within a couple weeks. Turns out, home staging has been around for over 30 years and is the #1 career poised for growth according to CNN and Career Builder.  

Now I look forward to my work. Gone are the days that I yearned for something different or better. For me, the best part about being a home stager is solving a creative challenge that results in a complete visual transformation. It was easy to master this design skill set but I am always excited to realize that every project is different and I never get bored! As a side benefit,  I have helped hundreds of people sell their home faster and for more money and they are truly grateful for my services. (I also happen to be very fond of my boss for the first time in my life!)

If you have any questions about becoming a home stager, or certified training, I would like to invite you to personally call me.

I hope you can join me for the next certified home staging training session April 19th – 23rd in Valencia, Ca where we will go out into the field and work on 3 different homes, experience hands-on exercises in space planning, color theory, accessorizing, style boards and learn in-depth home staging business strategies.

You can reach me on my cell, Monday – Saturday 9-5 pacific time at:

818.726.6429
 

I look forward to talking with you soon, 
Kim Kapellusch
818.726.6429

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Home Staging – Fun, Lucrative, Easy

Have you been thinking about making a career change lately?

Maybe you would like to be in charge of your own schedule doing something you love and being paid good money in exchange for your talents?
That’s how I felt a few years when two of my biggest clients announced they were moving on and I was to lose over 70% of my current income! Yikes – I needed to do something quick and whatever that was going to be, I knew it had to meet certain criteria:

1. It needed to be a business that took very little time and money to get up and running

     2. In order to replace 70% of my income, it needed to be a lucrative choice
     3. As long as I was starting over, I was hoping to find something I could be passionate about.
Pretty tough criteria to meet on all levels. I had always thought that the easy to train for, fun and desirable high paying fields were already saturated. Then I was introduced to home staging and custom kitchen remodeling.
 I must admit, when I was first considering home staging, there were some things that had me worried. I knew from watching all the televisions shows that I would love directing a design project from start to finish and watching the incredible difference in the before and afters. But I still wondered how much work would be out there and if I could really make a go of it. What if I put myself out there and no one ever called?
To my great relief – I had my first staging client within a couple weeks. Turns out, home staging has been around for over 30 years and is the #1 career poised for growth according to CNN and Career Builder.

Now I look forward to my work. Gone are the days that I yearned for something different or better. For me, the best part about being a home stager is solving a creative challenge that results in a complete visual transformation. It was easy to master this design skill set but I am always excited to realize that every project is different and I never get bored! As a side benefit,  I have helped hundreds of people sell their home faster and for more money and they are truly grateful for my services. (I also happen to be very fond of my boss for the first time in my life!)

I hope you can join me for the next certified home staging training session April 19th – 23rd in Valencia, Ca where we will go out into the field and work on 3 different homes, experience hands-on exercises in space planning, color theory, accessorizing, style boards and learn in-depth home staging business strategies.

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Top 5 ways to Sell Your Home Faster and for More Money!

When your home is on the market, it becomes a product for sale and just like other products for sale, shoppers will be heavily weighing where to invest their hard-earned dollars. As they will be comparing your property with others, it is critical to be objective about anything in your home that they may perceive as a reason “not to buy”. Check out iListers.cy Property for Sale in Cyprus and choose form a big variety of houses just for you.

 

In a 2007 survey of over 2,000 of the best realtor agents estimated that staging your home for better presentation yielded a 343% return on investment. Sure you can also lower your asking price instead but typically it is less costly to replace, update or clean the area and present a fresh new space. But remember there are house buyers like the ones on this site https://www.housebuyersofamerica.com/sell-my-house-home which buy houses for cash regardless of their condition. If you are seeking out a property valuation for Family Law Court, visit https://www.melbournevaluers.net.au/family-law-court-of-vic-property-valuation/ for a professional valuation service.

 

Check out the dramatic changes you can make in 5 simple steps. 

 

#1 Leverage your homes attributes

 

Did you know that your property already contains things buyers are willing to pay more money for? Just like the bells and whistles on a sports car, these home features need to be showcased to their full potential so buyers can make their best and highest offer. For instance, you property’s curb appeal can be improved through regular lawn maintenance. If you have trees in your yard, you may want to consider hiring a tree trimming professional to make them look healthy and beautiful. And if you’re thinking about installing a pool to add value to your home, you can visit Waterside Poolscapes to see their breathtaking pool designs. 

 

  •         attractive curb appeal and yard
  •          fireplaces
  •         windows with views of mountains, water, skyline, nature, cityscapes
  •         high ceilings
  •         spacious rooms that feel luxurious
  •          eat-in kitchen bars
  •         updated or new features

 

Showcase these areas by drawing attention to them with pops of color and a clear line of sight to the area.

 

 

 

#2  Fix Potential Reasons Not to Buy

 

Repair, clean or replace the things that could deter a potential buyer from making an offer such as:

 

If you want to know how sellers do it, you can check out houses for sale in Wichita, KS.

 

#3 Show a Light, Bright and Spacious Home

 

Nothing sells faster than an environment that replicates a restful retreat from busy lives. You can create that feeling in your home by:

 

  •         opening up all windows to let in as much light as possible
  •          add plants to bring the “outdoors in”
  •          lighten dark areas with no windows with lamp lighting – even during a daytime showing!
  •          Showcase more space by removing excess furniture, anything being stored on the floor and eliminating countertop clutter. Remember my personal quote, “Expansive Feels Expensive!

 

#4 Depersonalize!!

 

Did you know that by removing some of the items in your home you can actually attract more buyers?

 

  •         remove family photos that remind buyers that they are a visitor in someone else’s home rather than envisioning themselves in the space
  •          remove personal collections that can make a space feel cluttered and un-relatable to buyers who have different tastes
  •          tone down “extreme themes” with a little more of the mainstream to appeal to a broader scope of buyers

 

#5 Create a Designer Interior that sells 67% faster

 

You only have 1 chance to make a first impression. Potential buyers are looking to make one of the biggest investments of their lives and they are hoping to find the one gem within their budget that looks and feels as if they paid a fortune. Home renovation, kitchen remodeling and bath remodeling projects will surely add value to the home. Creating designer touches throughout the home will help you sell for more money. Things like:

 

  •        a sophisticated, warm paint palette – if you will be painting anyway, you can create an expensive feeling with the right color paint in a neutral base.
  •         creating warm and inviting seating areas that help buyers envision spending time with family and friends
  •         utilizing accent colors sparingly and to draw attention features. Too much or too many colors make a space feel cluttered and not pulled together
  •          remove outdated pieces of furniture to create a fresher look to the home
  •         update kitchen and bath areas with simple, inexpensive changes such as new doors and knobs, paint, new flooring, lighting or faucets in the plumbing system, according to an Anacortes plumber. For any plumbing or drain cleaning needs, hire a plumbing company like this team in Memphis.

Get paid to stage your home by increasing your return on investment by 343%. If you would like help creating an upscale, designer environment that will appeal to more buyers and sell your home for more money, consider hiring a professional stager. For more information, visit http://www.StyleMySpace.com

 

New Virtual Hybrid in Home Staging Training

New Hybrid in Home Staging Training – Learn hands-on in your P.J.’s (edit/delete)

New cutting edge Hybrid in Home Staging Training combines hands-on classroom training with the convenience of learning from home.

In the past, traditional online training provided students with little or no personal interaction, the ability to ask questions or receive feedback on their progress….so The Academy of Home Staging has taken their extensive, renowned classroom training and converted it to a live virtual classroom course, where there is live instructor training via computer. Students showcase projects via this interactive virtual classroom and receive group and instructor feedback, instruction and coaching.

In addition to individual coaching and mentoring, students are also given on-going education after the certified training program is completed. This is unprecedented in the Home Staging Training Arena and fills a niche that has long needed filling, especially now that CNN and Career Builder proclaim that Home Staging is the #1 Career Poised for growth. (http://www.cnn.com/)   

The Window of Opportunity is Now Here.  

If you or someone you know is interested in a hands-on home staging training program but prefers to learn on weekends without travel, have them check out this program: http://HomeStagingAcademyOnline.com   

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