Did you know?
Did you know that a prospective buyer decides within 20 seconds if your home is for them? Twenty seconds is not very long to sell your most important asset.
Did you know that every time a prospective buyer thinks a home needs a physical change, they automatically deduct $10,000 off the asking price?
Did you know that the best salesman in the house is not your agent but how the furniture is set up? Setting up rooms properly will take the guess work out of where the prospective buyer will put her furniture.
Did you know many people are color sensitive and do not realize it.
Have you ever walked into a restaurant and just not felt comfortable?Check out the wall color. Do you find that your spouse or child irritates you more one day than another for no apparent reason? Check out the color they are wearing.
Did you know area rugs help anchor the space and create color and pattern for any room setting, but placing a rug that is too small in the center of the room ruins that effect and ends up looking extremely out of place.
Rugs should be large enough that all of the furniture sits on top of the rug, or all of the furniture frames the rug and sits just off of it. Rugs that are too small for a space appear to float (like an island) in the middle of your space which breaks up your décor instead of tying it together.
The size of the rug can either be room or accent size dimensions, such as under a cocktail table, giving continuity to the furnishings used in a setting. They can ground the space and bring all of your colors together. When shopping for an area rugs be sure to find the one that is just the right size for your space.
Did you know microfiber upholstery fabric is a lightweight, high thread-count polyester blend that looks like suede or leather. It is available in a variety of colors, including prints, and is water and stain resistant, making it a desirable covering for furniture pieces such as couches and chairs. Microfiber is also hypoallergenic, making it a good upholstery choice for people who suffer from allergies or asthma. The origins of microfiber — it’s the product of waste left from petroleum refining — can be a pro or a con, depending on how an individual looks at it.
One plus for microfiber fabric is its ability to hold color well. This has resulted in a range of furniture color options, from traditional beige and brown to non-traditional colors such as bright red, plum, tangerine, and various shades of green. Fabric featuring print designs are also readily available.
People with children and those looking for sturdy furniture for a family room or game room may especially like microfiber upholstery fabric for its durability and stain resistance. The material is so tightly woven — with fibers thinner than a human hair — that it naturally repels water and stains, although it is not stain-proof. If allowed to soak in, liquid stains can cause severe water marks, and dirt can also become trapped and be difficult to remove. The fabric is durable enough that many companies — confident in their product — offer a form of furniture insurance that includes a telephone line for stain support and a furniture replacement plan for pieces that become soiled beyond repair.
From the WiseGeek