Brenda Wilson's Blog

Posted on 08/01/2021
Update to a Transitional Bathroom
Photo by Андрей Постовой on Unsplash A transitional bathroom is a popular design trend that is a cross between modern and traditional. What are the key features of a transitional bathroom? A combination of two styles: A transitional bathroom can have different meanings to different people. Usually, it is a mixture of a recent era with the current...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Rain Chains: Learn How to Make Your Own
Some of the best decor serves a helpful function in addition to providing aesthetic improvement. One example of this is the increasingly popular rain chain. Rain chains hang outdoors to replace a gutter spout. They disperse collected rainwater away from the house while also serving as an eye-catching decorative piece. You can buy rain chains wherever garden decor...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Learning How to Budget to Buy a New Home
Photo by Olya Adamovich via Pixabay You’ve decided to start the process of buying a home. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how much money you have, and what you can afford. The goal is to avoid purchasing more home than you can afford, but those variables change. In September 2019, the average price of a new...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
A Pre-Qualification Letter Doesn't Equal Being Pre-Approved
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Prevent and Control Squash Bugs in Your Garden
Image by wagrati_photo from Pixabay If you have pumpkins or winter and summer squash in your garden, there is a chance that squash bugs will find their ways into your planter beds. Squash bugs are pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables, especially winter squash and pumpkin. Their attacks are not limited to gourds, they also target...
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Posted on 07/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 1154 Carmella Circle, Sarasota, FL 34243
Lovely Sarasota 2-story home nestled on a quiet street just minutes to downtown Sarasota. This spacious home offers a downstairs Master bedroom, with a Jack/Jill styled bath adjacent to guest bedroom, plus 2 more bedrooms upstairs with large bonus loft with add’l full bath! Main greatroom styled living area boasts vaulted ceilings and opens to Dining area and spacious kitchen with granite counters, both opening to a large screened lanai with soothing views of the huge fenced backyard! Recent updates include some new paint and all new carpet for bedrooms, and greatroom. Flooring in Kitchen, dining, and 1st level hallways and baths are...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Simple Ways to Reduce Energy Use
Going green sounds like a big, lofty goal. For many, it brings thoughts of installing solar panels or upgrading entire HVAC systems to be more eco-friendly. While these are helpful tasks, there are many little things you can do right now to “go green” at home. If you want to make a big difference in the environment, start...
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Posted on 06/26/2021
Another Property Sold - 16911 Harvest Moon Way, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
Brand NEW 1-Level SMART HOME, Move-In Ready in Lakewood Ranch’s new SOLERA Community! A lovely Greatroom floorplan with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths plus a Den with clear French doors, plus a 3 car garage nestled up against a pond! Beautiful curb appeal enhanced with front stonework, and a welcoming covered front entry with Camera-doorbell, and 8’ front door with sidelights. This residence offers a terrific split bedroom plan with 2 bedrooms plus bath front entry foyer, and then opens to a very BRIGHT great room, with first dining area welcoming you in! The fabulous open Kitchen design is loaded with features, with walk-in-pantry, spacious island...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
How to Add Blue to Your Home's Exterior
The color blue has exploded in popularity among homeowners and exterior designers. Many are choosing to repaint their homes in a wide variety of blue paint colors from pastel to darker dramatic hues. However, there are ways you can join in on the blue paint excitement without repainting your entire house. Here we’ll go over some simple ways...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Smart Home Features You Don’t Want to Miss
Photo by Hasan Albari from Pexels Thinking about automating your new home? Here are some of the most innovative new smart home features to consider incorporating in your residential design. 1. Color-Tuned Lighting Apps exist for both computers and smart phones to warm up color tones toward the evening hours, helping signal to the brain that it’s time...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Decorate With a Neutral Color Palette
Neutral colors are always in style. However, if you have never decorated with a neutral color palette, you might wonder how to go about it. With so many colors that are so close to each other, how can you still create a dynamic and interesting aesthetic? Luckily, there is a lot more room for creativity when using neutrals...
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Posted on 06/02/2021
Another Property Sold - 6356 Mighty Eagle Way, Sarasota, FL 34241
Why build new when you can have LIKE NEW right now?! You have to see this home in person to truly appreciate the beautiful finishes and extra touches these meticulous sellers have done! Upon entry you will notice the upgraded carpentry as well as a long list of finishes - Upgraded GE appliances, Ceiling fans in all rooms, Screened in back porch, Garden Chamberlain garage door opener, Nest doorbell, Alarm system, Blinds, Mudroom with bench seating, Pendant lights, Entry hallway board and batten, Kitchen faucet and reverse osmosis, Laundry sink, Cafe lights, Bathroom mirrors, Kitchen pull out pot racks, Garbage can pull out, and garage racks....
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