The Nose Knows: 5 Tips on How to Best Use Scent in Home Sales

When preparing to sell a home, the first step recommended to sellers is to stage and improve the property’s curb appeal. In essence, the emphasis is on appealing to the visual sense of potential buyers. However, many sellers could be missing the boat by not appealing to buyers’ other senses, specifically the sense of smell. This sense is managed by the olfactory nerve, which is intertwined with the same part of the brain that deals with memories and emotions. A study on the subject uncovered the following:  75% of all emotions generated every day are due to smell 40% improvement… Read More

5 House Plants for Those who Lack a Green Thumb

As Wisconsin winter looms and the lush, green foliage gradually disappears from the landscape, here are five of the easiest house plants to grow inside your home. Besides simply improving the aesthetics of your home, there are other beneficial advantages to cultivating indoor plants; these include things like: Reducing stress levels, both physiological and psychological* Improving concentration and attention* Improving mental health* Although cultivating house plants can seem like a challenge, these plants are some of the most uncomplicated to grow and can get you started on your journey to being a plant parent of a wide variety. 1. Spider… Read More

10 Helpful Tips on How to Integrate Art Into Your Home.

Weaving art into your home is a perfect way to add character to your home’s décor. Pieces of art will also add a sense of depth and sophistication to any room. Here are 10 helpful tips for integrating art into your home. Find the focal point. Find the focal point of a room to display art. When you walk into a room, where do your eyes look first? Since the focal point of a room draws attention, it provides an ideal spot to hang artwork. Unify a room with color. Use the secondary color in art to use as an… Read More

Killer Tips to Add Good Feng Shui in Your Home

Encourage positive energy, happiness, health, and good fortune by enriching the good Feng Shui in your home. Here are a few simple changes recommended by Feng Shui consultants. If you want to attract love and relationships, Feng Shui design expert Lauren Benko advises in an HGTV article to “Avoid a single chair in the corner, solitary images in artwork and solo photographs. It’s important to create the energy of partnership around you, otherwise you are continually enforcing singularity.” Keep your head above water: Water based artwork should not be displayed higher than your nose as it can evoke the feeling… Read More

7 DIY Valentine’s Day Décor Ideas for Your Home.

Add some lightheartedness to your home with these DIY Valentine’s Day decor ideas. These decorative items are fairly inexpensive and simple to make. Some of these ideas would also be fun crafts to do with children and a great way to get them involved. This blog contains hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties as a convenience and for informational purposes only. These links will take you away from our website. Oconomowoc Realty bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site. Candy Heart Bouquet While conversation hearts may not be your favorite candy to eat,… Read More

Little-Known Ways to Make Your Home Feel Warm, Cozy and Inviting

The cool weather is upon us making now a wonderful time to embrace the colder seasons by transitioning the interior of your home. Making your home feel warm, cozy, and inviting is a perfect way to create buyer appeal. Here are some little-known ways to add comfort to your home easily, and without breaking the bank.   Warm-Toned Metals. Incorporating warm-toned metals throughout your home can add warmth. These metals include copper, rose gold, brass, and bronze which have had quite a comeback in recent years. Picture frames, mirrors, home décor, kitchen and bath fixtures, lighting and furniture are all… Read More

6 Design Tips for Your Outdoor Living Spaces

A great way to expand your living area is to create outdoor living spaces. Regardless if you have a huge yard or a small patio, these design tips can help you create an outdoor space that you will want to relax or entertain in. Choose neutral colored furniture. Make your furniture more versatile by choosing neutral shades. This will allow you to change up your décor easily. For a layered look, select decorative items in bold colors and similar shades.   Use double duty furnishings. Using multi-purpose furniture can help you save space and money. Furniture such as benches that… Read More