Saturday, July 30, 2011

Going beyond home staging again...

A few pics from the commercial set I staged earlier this week, the loft was a beautiful space to work with.

For all your staging and furniture/accessory rental needs, contact BTSH today.

www.beyondthestagehomes.com

Friday, July 29, 2011

Save money on your next bottle of wine!

Check out the latest retail window display by BTSH, and contact BTSH today for special discounts on your next batch of wine from Bacchus Wines, Kitchener - www.beyondthestagehomes.com

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beyond Home Staging

Beyond The Stage Homes offers a variety of services, including redesign, decorating and retail window displays. Yesterday we had fun setting up a set for a commercial! For all your decorating and furniture rental needs, contact BTSH today! www.beyondthestagehomes.com

Beyond Home Staging

Beyond Home Staging offers a variety of services, including redesign, decorating and retail window displays. Yesterday we had fun setting up a set for a commercial! For all your decorating and furniture rental needs, contact BTSH today! www.beyondthestagehomes.com

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Busy week this week! If any 1st time realtors are looking to take advantage of my 1/2 price home staging consultation* offer, please contact me before July 31st to book!

Monday, July 25, 2011

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Book a staging consult with BTSH and receive 1/2 off your first month's storage with Self Storage Plus in Kitchener, plus $50 in packing supplies. For more info, contact Shauna Lynn today - ShaunaLynn@btshomes.com.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Make Your Own Pesticide Soap

Earlier this week I talked about cleaning your pruning shears to avoid spreading diseases from plant to plant. Another great preventative tool is insecticide soap, which is exactly what is sounds like - simply mix 1-2 tablespoons of soap with approximately 1 quart of water. A natural pesticide can then be made from this solution for using some roots and herbs and combining with this solution. Simply gather some strong smelling roots and spices, such as pepper, garlic, onions, etc., and place in a ventilated container, cover with boiling water, sit overnight and strain. Add the solution to your soap solution and spray on and around your plants. This will help to deter insects and other pests.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

#1 Tip for an Organized Closet

Colour coordinate! If you do nothing else to organize your closet, simply hanging like colours together will make putting together the perfect outfit much less time consuming. Consider going one step further and invest in matching hangers.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Are You Afraid of Commitment?

The relationship that I'm talking about here is with your wall decor! The number one issue that I run into with Home Staging clients is their fear of commitment. While their homes may be overflowing with "stuff", in all their years in the home, they have yet to commit to hanging anything on the walls. I can't tell you how often I hear statements such as "I wasn't sure if I was going to replace or move that couch", and "I just never found the right piece". Well, I have a simple solution - get over it! Don't be afraid to put holes in your wall. Art is personal, so stop thinking of what others will say when they see it, and buy what you like. If you get tired of it over time, then simply change it up. Holes in walls can be easily patched and re-painted if furniture arrangements change and wall hangings need to be moved. Another alternative is 3M Command Picture Hanging Hooks that stick to the wall securely without leaving any marks. So fall in love with your walls again, and make a commitment.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Clean Your Pruning Shears!

First off, if you're not in the habit of cleaning your pruning shears, you may be asking why this is necessary. Diseases can spread from plant to plant easily through your shears. As well, clean shears will work better, and more efficiently by keeping them sharp and cutting the plants clean without crushing the stem. Washing your shears in a diluted bleach and water solution will help to disinfect, and a scouring pad or steel wool will help with the hard to remove grime. Contrary to a lot of misconceptions, bleach is not harmful to your plants in a diluted solution, and in fact it helps to prevent bacterias. Happy pruning!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pruning Tomato Plants

I found a great article for the everyday gardener on pruning tomato plants and had to share it. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thanks Martina Wendland Photography!

Great photoshoot with Martina of Martina Wendland Photography. Featuring Lifestyle #photography services specializing in families, babies and children. The summer is a great time for an outdoor family shoot, contact her today! Email: martina.wendland@gmail.com

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Blooms

Looking for a little colour in your garden? There are many low-maintenance perennials that will produce beautiful blooms, such as day-lilies, Lilacs, Peonies, and Coneflowers, like the Echinacea purpurea Ruby Star (or purple coneflower). What gives day-lilies their name? These colourful flowers will open a new bloom daily, adding a burst of colour to your garden. Many are considered wildflowers, so be sure to tame these after a couple of seasons.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Stoppy(TM) - The BEST Door Stop on the Market!

I just purchased the best door stop ever! I needed one in my newly renovated bathroom, and it had to be hot pink. This was the only one that came up in any of my searches, and I loved it so much I went back to the store to buy 2 more in different colours for other rooms!

Stoppy is a fun and decorative door stop designed to keep doors and windows open with style. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use wherever you need to keep a door or window open. Available in a wide variety of colors, there's a Stoppy for everyone's taste and d├ęcor.
Features & Benefits:

• Will not mark doors, windows or floors
• Flexible material fits gaps from 0.5 - 9 cm (0.25 - 3.5 in)
• Made of safe, non-toxic, washable, weatherproof materials
• Fits all door and window types
• Works on most surfaces (carpet, tile, stone, wood, linoleum, and more)