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Trending: Most Popular New Bathroom Ideas & Photos

By Pete / November 13, 2018

A bathroom is an important space — it’s where we first flip on the light in the morning, and it’s one of the last places we see at night. So it’s important that it makes us feel inspired to freshen up and start the day, and leaves us relaxed and ready for pleasant dreams right… Read More

Porch Decorating Ideas From Thanksgiving to New Year’s

By Pete / November 6, 2018

As we enter the busy holiday season, taking the time to give our porches or entryways a seasonal look both for fall and then again — almost immediately — for winter can feel like a push. This year, save some time by choosing decorations that can easily be transitioned between seasons. For inspiration, take a… Read More

Design Trends in Color May be the Next Big Thing

By Pete / October 30, 2018

It looks like bold colors and patterns are going to be hot in 2019 according to design experts across the USA. Do you agree? See what we mean from this Houzz Magazine article, I found that might startle a lot of who buy and sell homes.  Pete Sherwin-Williams At home design expo Design Chicago this… Read More

12 Ways to Make Any Bathroom Look Bigger

By Pete / October 23, 2018

(It’s true, a bathroom can be enlarged without moving walls and costing thousands of dollars.  Check out these ideas from HOUZZ Magazine and see if any might serve your own home. Bathrooms are a big selling prize if done well. See what you think?) Pete Most of us dream of having a vast, spacious bathroom… Read More

Buyer Questions to Ask after a Home Inspection!

By Pete / October 18, 2018

(How many times do we see this issue crop up.  A home inspection reveals a number of items that may need correcting before close of escrow.  What do you do? What should you ask to be repaired by the seller? Don’t get caught in the home inspection bubble, read more below from this article fon… Read More

Stylish Shelving Ideas for Your Home Office

By Pete / October 15, 2018

(How important is a home office to you?  Many homes have space for an office, but many look awful and you wouldn’t want to spend much time in it. I found this article that makes the home office a place to work and to spend time in.  From Houzz Magazine. Pete) When it comes to… Read More

Before and After: 6 Bedrooms That Offer Function and Style

By Pete / October 9, 2018

(We don’t normally talk about bedrooms much even. We do, however,  we spend a lot of time in them. Here is an article that takes a look at bedrooms and ways to mix in new ideas to meet modern needs) Pete Bedrooms are private spaces, which sometimes means they get ignored while renovating efforts focus… Read More

5 Popular Flooring Types and How to Clean Them

By Pete / October 1, 2018

(I recently had new flooring installed at my new home. Its wonderful.  But any of us don’t have a clue as to what type of flooring is in your home and don’t know how to properly care and clean them.  I found this article that really simplifies this dilemma.Pete)  From Houzz Magazine. Between kids, pets,… Read More

7 Questions Before Buying a Kitchen Appliance

By Pete / September 25, 2018

(At some point we all need to purchase new kitchen appliances for our home.  Here are some questions to consider before your next purchase and I bet you hadn’t thought of what you need to know.) If you’ve attended a dinner party recently, you might have noticed that everyone ended up elbow-to-elbow in the kitchen.… Read More

Fall Planting Ideas for Porches, Balconies and Small Gardens

By Pete / September 16, 2018

(I always seek out articles that you might find useful on various topics. This time, its Fall outdoor planting. These are high impact easy care celebrations of Autumn with color, texture and seasonal accents. Fall doesn’t have to be a colorless time around your home. See what can be done by reviewing this article from… Read More

7 Living Rooms that Re-Think the Fireplace Wall.

By Pete / September 11, 2018

How many times have you wondered what to do with that old fireplace in your home? We don’t use them often anymore and our lifestyles have changed enough to make them almost obsolete.  But there is hope for fireplaces and their walls.  This article I found on Houzz Magazine will have you re thinking the… Read More

Avoid These Plants to Help Keep Your Garden Fire-Safe

By Pete / September 3, 2018

After a hot, dry summer, wildfires are a top concern among those living in at-risk regions. We’ve talked about design strategies for landscaping for fire safety and what plants to choose to help prevent fire from spreading through a landscape, but what about the plants to avoid? A fire-fuel-rich landscape of highly flammable eucalyptus, unmaintained dry grasses andresin-filled juniper The key to… Read More

S. Oregon Preservation: Two Most Endangered Places Making Progress

By Pete / August 26, 2018

Last week, Restore Oregon’s Preservation Programs team visited southern Oregon to monitor easements and see the progress on two of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places, Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point and the Medford Elks Lodge. The Butte Creek Mill Foundation is more than halfway to its $2.5 million fundraising goal! The mill is formally taking shape with logs… Read More

S. Oregon Real Estate Forum, August 22, 2018

By Pete / August 21, 2018

by Pete Belcastro, Principal Broker, John L Scott Southern Oregon Hello Friends….. Do you believe that Jackson County residents are aging? If you said yes, you’d be right.  In fact, the latest stats show that more than one in five residents is 65 years and older and that affects our housing market in many ways. … Read More

How to Organize Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers for Good

By Pete / August 21, 2018

First, empty your cabinets and lose what you don’t use. Then follow these steps to keep your kitchen organized. Getting your kitchen storage organized and working well is very satisfying, but it can be hard to know where to begin — especially if you’ve been using your kitchen for awhile and are used to its… Read More

How to Make a Small Living Room Look Bigger!

By Pete / August 14, 2018

From Houzz Magazine. Wish your living room were 50 percent bigger than it is? With a few design tricks, you can make it feel like it is.  Try these tips for tweaking your colors, furniture, window treatments and more to make your living room look and feel bigger. How to Make Your Living Room Look… Read More

5 Things to Think About Before Adding an In-Law Suite

By Pete / August 7, 2018

(We talk an awful lot about additional dwelling units ADU’s.  They are easier to place on current properties as cities ease rules which in turn its hopeed will help alleviate housing shortages in Southern Oregon. This article from HOUZZ Magazine is a great way to find out if adding an ADU or In Law Suite… Read More

S. Oregon’s historic preservation is alive and well!

By Pete / July 30, 2018

(HIstoric Preservation in S. Oregon got a great boost this week with grants being awarded to several local projects.  These facilities, when rehabilitated, contributed to the overall economy and real estate by using lands at highest and best use)  Read more about who got honored) Last week Travel Oregon announced awards for its Competitive Grants… Read More

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