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Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor Fireplace versus a Fire Pit – Which Should You Choose?

With the recent luxury trend of incorporating indoor features outside, fireplaces and fire pits have seen a spike in popularity since 2016. HGTV’s design expert Kate Campbell says fire features “not only add ambiance to an outdoor space but also provide heat and light that allows you to use your deck later into the evening and into the year.” Whether you’re looking to cozy up for a romantic evening or gather with friends by the fire, we’re here to help you determine if a fireplace or fire pit is right for you. read more

High–Tech Landscaping Ideas

6 High–Tech Landscaping Ideas

With smart devices becoming so prevalent inside the home nowadays, why not bring smart technology to your backyard? “The outdoor entertaining trend has been gaining momentum over the past several years, and this year has seen a further desire to bring the indoors out,” says Missy Henriksen, Vice President of Public Affairs for the National Association of Landscape Professionals. We’ve come up with a list of high-tech landscaping ideas for anyone who wishes to enhance their outdoor space. read more

Modern Alternatives to A Formal Dining Room

Modern Alternatives to A Formal Dining Room

Think about the last time you and your family had dinner in the formal dining room. If you’re like the majority of modern families, you end up eating at the kitchen island, the couch, or your home office space. Because of this, formal dining rooms are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Instead of wasting space, why not transform the extra room into something you’ll use? We’ve come up with a few alternatives to convert your formal dining room into a more productive living space. read more

Holiday Home Décor

Luxury Trends in Holiday Home Décor

As the trees begin to change colors and the smell of pumpkin spice lattes fill the air, it could only mean one thing: Autumn is right around the corner. Is your house ready for the seasonal change? Here’s what’s trending in luxury holiday home décor. read more

New Luxury Home

6 Things to Be on The Lookout for In Your New Luxury Home

When buying a new luxury home, it’s important to keep in mind which features or upgrades make for a great investment in the long run. Be careful not to act on impulse, which could lead to trouble down the road. Here are six things to be on the lookout for in your new luxury home. read more

Deciding Where to Live

Top 5 Factors to Consider When Deciding Where to Live

Buying a new luxury home is a prodigious investment, and we want to make sure you’re fully confident and satisfied from beginning to end. Before you start your search, our Realtors at Walt Danley have crafted a list of factors to consider when deciding where to live. read more

Staging Your Home

Why Staging Your Home is Important

Staging your home is one way to make it look as attractive as possible to potential buyers. It allows you to show off your home in the best light possible. Whether you’re in need of a de-clutter, a new paint job, or simply rearranging your furniture, staging can make all the difference in earning top-dollar for your home. Here are reasons why highly rated real estate agents say that staging your home is important. read more

Tranquil Spaces

How to Create Tranquil Spaces in Your Home

In our busy, over-scheduled lives, we could all use a bit of quiet. While most professionals don’t have time for long meditation sessions every day, we can all find a slice of five to fifteen minutes here and there. Creating tranquil spaces in your home allows you to step away for a bit of serenity at any time. Here are a few ways to bring pockets of serenity into your existing rooms. read more

Selling Your Luxury Home

What To Remodel Before Selling Your Luxury Home

If you are planning on selling your luxury home within the next year or two, now is a great time to start thinking about the types of renovations you can do to yield top dollar results for your property. While you may not recoup 100% of what you spend on any home improvements, there are certain remodels that have a consistently high return on investment and always generate interest from potential buyers. This can help your luxury property sell quickly, no matter when you put it on the market. We’ve compiled a shortlist of our top three recommendations of which areas you to remodel before listing your luxury home. read more

Decorating

Decorating Your Home for Special Occasions

Planning an event for a special occasion requires a lot of multitasking and attention to detail. Whether you are hosting a birthday soiree or a cocktail party, there are a few interior design tips that are nearly always appropriate and can add an air of sophisticated celebration to your luxury home. read more