4 Key Tips for a Clean, Fresh, Move-In-Ready Home

4 Key Tips for a Clean, Fresh, Move-In-Ready Home

The biggest part of making a new house your home is getting rid of all the stuff the previous owners left behind. No, we don’t mean furniture, clothes, or trash. We are talking about the other stuff -- allergens, pollutants, dirt, and grime. Here are some fairly simple steps you can take to ensure your new home is clean and fresh on day one.

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The New Home Must List

The New Home Must List

If you’re just moving to Bloomington and trying to get your new house in order, you’re probably feeling the overwhelm pretty hard. Packing up your old stuff was probably hard enough and chances are everyone in your home got to the point where they’re just shoveling stuff in boxes to get it done. Now in your new home, you’re dealing with the consequences. 

Here are three things you can put on your must list to get a handle on moving in.

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A Guide to Creating an Award-Winning Yard — Even When You're Busy

A Guide to Creating an Award-Winning Yard — Even When You're Busy

Summer is looking good! Fireflies flash morse code in the gloaming, and all’s right with the world. However, if your yard looks more like an unkempt grassy bed than a welcoming oasis, fear not! It’s possible to create an award-winning yard fit for royalty without spending a king’s ransom or all your free time on its maintenance.

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Give Your Home A Facelift With These Remodeling Projects

Give Your Home A Facelift With These Remodeling Projects

There’s room for improvement in each room of your home. Here, we will take a look at a few remodeling projects that will have an impact both on your quality-of-life and your home’s value. We’ll also point out which projects you should tackle on your own and which to pass off to the professionals.

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From around the internet: “Feng Shui For Your Bedroom: What To Do & What Not To Do”

From around the internet: “Feng Shui For Your Bedroom: What To Do & What Not To Do”

I see a lot of clients who struggle to figure out how to arrange their bedroom. Where does the bed go? What do I do with this extra space over here? Where should the accent or statement wall be? I recently came across an article that uses Feng Shui principles to get the most out of your room. 

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Color Theory of Bloomington Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

Color Theory of Bloomington Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

Color Theory of Bloomington has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The color and design focused panting company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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5 Takeaways From Our Last Painting Experience

5 Takeaways From Our Last Painting Experience

When the homeowners called Color Theory, they initially wanted a quote for painting, but also learned about our color consulting service and were interested in what help that might bring. They had already started working with an interior designer but were still a little back and forth on the new colors. We brought our colors with us and developed a scheme that would work beautifully with the lighting of there home.

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Color Inspiration From Frank Lloyd Wright

Color Inspiration From Frank Lloyd Wright

At a Craftsmanship Conference through the PDCA I attended recently, we were priveleged to tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s first home. As a group of craftsmen it was hard to temper our trained eyes and not scrutinize every little fault created by the age of an historic home but overall we were very impressed by the detail and craft put into the home.  

I made sure to document the trip and use the original colors of Wright’s home as timeless inspiration.  

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Where to Begin with Decorating a Small Space

Where to Begin with Decorating a Small Space

I just ordered a new book for myself by my favorite author on design, Terence Conran. The book itself is maybe a decade old by now but Conran has never been out of date. The book, How To Live In Small Spaces, walks us through the des ign, furnishing, decoration and detail of living in small homes.

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