Old houses are a bittersweet investment. No one can ignore the beauty of an old farm home, or old Victorian. Living in them is just one step up. If you have ever lived in an antiquated home, you are probably familiar with the beauty of it, but also with the vices that come along with it as well, such as termites. In investing in a home, you are investing in something that is past its prime, but at the same time, is in its prime due to its age. Confused? You should be. Old homes are very confusing and can pose a lot of indecision when it comes to investing in one. You need to be prepared for the work when you are looking into buying one. Know if you are going to need termite treatment or new plumbing.
In your home, upgrade your old kitchen and bathrooms. Bathrooms and kitchens are often the major selling points of a home. Generally, a bathroom that has been modernized can provide over a 100% return, where a kitchen that has been modernized can provide a 90% return on your home.
You have to make it a priority – just like brushing your teeth. If things are in order in your home and office already then you are in maintenance mode. If things are currently out of sorts then you are putting into your schedule some extra time each week to get things into order. I emphasize the time-management component because I find that most of the time when an individual’s space is amiss it is because their time is out of balance. If a person can slow down and create a manageable schedule then they can make creating a functioning space a priority.
Pillows – Add new throw pillows to your sofa or bed for a cozy and welcoming addition. You may want to consider changing your throw pillows to reflect the season. Try discount stores for great prices!
You have to have an artistic inclination as well as an eye for colour and form if you are going to be doing interior decorating. You will need to be able to match the colours that your clients want to use and to create the effects that they are searching for. This is not something which every person will be able to do.
S.: We’ve always focused on creating beautiful spaces within any budget. The desire for lovely things does not disappear in a rough economy, but the amount one spends to achieve a certain look will vary greatly. I have been an dBodhi for seven years, and although this economy is hard on everyone, it has also pushed me be more creative and to come up with new and different ways to make a space feel luxurious without breaking the bank.
Roller Shades are coming back in style — not the kind you remember, but decorative, stylish window dress-ups. By applying fabric to a roller shade, it becomes a beautiful accent to any room.
The kind of customers your restaurant will get will depend a lot on your location, menu, cuisine, particular dishes, the ‘feel’ of the restaurant, and the prices on the menu. A quirky menu in a younger part of town will likely attract a younger customer base. A more upscale ‘feel’ with a classic menu will attract a more affluent, more demanding customer base. Every decision in your business should be based around the customers – what kind of food would they like, what kind of chairs, tables, interior decorations would they prefer, what kind of individual dishes can become local hits. These are all important dishes that will decide the success of your business.