In a tough economy, sinking big money into upgrades to sell your home is probably not a smart move. You can keep costs low and still make your home look picture-perfect by turning to a few simple interior upgrades. These changes can give your home an advantage when potential buyers come calling.
- Change up the color. A fresh coat of paint can work wonders for any room. For a dramatic look, try light-colored paint on the walls and darker paint on the trim. Don’t go too trendy, though — potential buyers want to picture themselves in the space, and simple colors can allow them to do that.
- Lay new flooring. This sounds like an expensive project, but you might be surprised. If you are selling your home, keep in mind that potential buyers might want to change things up to suit their own tastes, so spending a big chunk of your cash on new floors is likely not the best choice. Loo
From an era when the economy was booming and hopes were high. Remember what that feels like?
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Picking out decent (i.e. modern) bathroom accessories can be a pain, mostly because there’s just not a lot to choose from in an affordable price range. That’s why these silicone bands and hooks by Josh Owen are nice to see- they’re very affordable and fun in an unstuffy, modern way. Use the bands and hooks for towels, newspapers, scrub brushes, etc. There’s also a toilet paper holder (with a magnetic catch) and two silicone gloved mirrors to complete the collection. Each pi
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In a novel way to expand a city’s existing physical footprint developers are experimenting with floating solutions that enable them to execute various forms of urban infrastructure from public parks to markets just offshore. Many cities have grown around river crossings and the ports so there is plenty of locations to employ this technology. Beyond increasing the capacity of development along a waterfront these designs also have the ability to travel serving communities across a city with a host of necessary services and bringing residents together around shared experiences. New examples of Floating Infrastructure are surfacing regularly. The consulting team at PSFK Labs has seen floating cinemas and even concepts for floating airports.Here are two of the best examples of Floating Infrastructure:
Floating Neighborhood Provides Viable Alternative To Sustainable Living
The city of Hamburg Germany held a competition called Houseboats on the Eilbek Canal in which prospective houseboat owners were invited to submit their creative ideas for vacant mooring sites. A
The Dutch have the urban cycling life down: no sartorial compromises necessary. Women peddle to work in heels, clogs, skirts, and dresses, and men are perfectly happy to sail along the street in dapper suits.
I know this because my brother lives in Amsterdam, and whenever I visit the city, getting around by bike is a highlight. My two children (10 and 14) pile on the back of their cousins bikes, and the rest of us grab a spare (theres always a few around); no gear, no helmets, just a basket or two for our bags. So when I started commuting into San Francisco not long ago, I opted to ride the ferry over from the East Bay and then hop on my bike at the other end. Not only is the bike commute easy and efficient, the morning ride along the water has become the favorite way to start my day (rainy days not included).
Exiting the ferry on my Tokyo Citizen Bike; the 16-inch, six-speed folding bike with ultra-light frame is $169 from Citizen.
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Shown above: 18″ Unlit Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, $10.48