Sayonara Shiplap?

Amber Randhawa Interior Decorating

Few interior design trends are as synonymous with the 2010s as the modern farmhouse look, with all-gray and all-white interior color palettes, and shiplap transforming walls throughout homes into rustic farm scenes. Many design professionals are now hoping this trend has peaked, and they are eager to see the farmhouse craze draw to a close. Sherwin-Williams surveyed 700 interior design …

Upgrade Your Driveway!

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Whether you are looking for a creative way to boost your home’s curb appeal and resale value, or you are just looking for a way to make your home’s entrance more accessible and functional, a driveway overhaul could be just the home improvement project you need in the new year. Many of us have never given much thought to the …

Atlanta’s Top Airbnb Properties

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

Whether you’re considering a staycation sometime in the new year, or you’re making recommendations to out-of-town visitors, why stay in a hotel when you can check out one of the coolest and unique Atlanta listings on Airbnb?  Some of the most sought after stays in the world are right here in our backyard and many stay booked up for months …

Furniture Layout? It’s All in the Numbers!

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Interior Decorating

Have you ever noticed how some rooms just seem to feel more comfortable than others, but you can’t put your finger on why? The answer might be in the math! The spacing and placement of almost everything in your home can be laid out along a number system and voila – your rooms will instantly feel more comfortable and inviting. …

Home Improvers Beware!

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

One of the best ways to add to your home’s value and increase the long term sale price is by making improvements and renovations, right? Not so fast. While many of the changes you can make to your home will result in an increased valuation, this isn’t always the case, and each potential change should be fully researched before you …

An FYI About HOAs

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

If you are currently or soon to be shopping for your first home, or your first home in a planned community, you may want to familiarize yourself with homeowners associations, or as they are more commonly referred to, HOAs. HOAs are the management organizations that create and enforce rules governing condominium and home communities. HOAs draw mixed feelings from homeowners. …

Built to Last?

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

Nothing lasts forever, and unlike a fine wine or masterpiece of art, most things do not increase in value as they age. In a previous blog we talked about how long you can expect common household appliances to last, but what about the materials your home is made of?  If you are contemplating an addition or remodel, or if you’re …

The Changing American Home

Amber Randhawa Interior Decorating

Owning a home has been a hallmark of the American dream for centuries, but the homes we live in have changed a great deal, especially over the last 100 years. From building materials to average size, the homes built today look almost nothing like the homes built for our parents and grandparents, and when we purchase an older home, we …