How to get the Real Look with (Faux Materials) in your Home!

As the Marvin Gaye song lyric goes, “Ain’t nothing like the real thing, Baby.” And while that might be a good motto to live by, when it comes to home trends and decor, today it’s all about faux. You can have a great-looking place, even if it wasn’t built that way, and without a huge … Continued

4 Tips for First Time Home Sellers in Rhode Island

Buying and selling a home are two very different processes. First time home sellers may not know all that goes into successfully selling their house. It takes some work to find a buyer while getting the price you want. Below, find our… 4 best tips for first time home SELLERS!  The Price is Right You want to get as … Continued

(Prevent Break-Ins) Garage Door Secutity

You have checked all the windows to make sure they are closed and locked, doubled-checked the doors, let the neighbors know you are going out of town, informed the mail so it does not pile up and activated all the passive security systems in your home. However, one area is often overlooked as you pull out … Continued

Hot 2018 Kitchen Colors

2 Feeling blue? You’re about to. Blue is one of the hottest color for 2018 when it comes to one very important space: The kitchen. And that goes for green, too. Yes, after many years of all-white everything, expect to see some deeper, moodier shades in your chef space. It’s time for a kitchen renaissance. … Continued

5 Proven Tips to Sell Your Home Faster Rhode Island

When choosing to sell a house in , you’ll likely want the process to take as little time as possible. After all, time is money, right? The longer it takes to sell, the more it ends up costing you in the long run. Utility bills, taxes, and insurance payments only stop once the sale is finalized. … Continued

Lasting Kitchen Mods

Parkes Interiors As a designer, I pay attention to trends that come and go in kitchen design. And there are a lot of new options to consider. But I tell my clients that the key is always to consider whether what’s trending will actually function for your kitchen. So let’s take a look at some … Continued

Do I Need to Winterize my Porch or Patio?

You spent the spring getting your patio or porch looking great and the summer and early fall enjoying it. With winter on the horizon, it’s time to get your space ready for cold temperatures. Whether the climate is comfortable in February or not, here are a few tips to make sure everything survives the cold … Continued

Advantages of Selling Your Home Yourself in Rhode Island

Most people think you need an agent to sell your home, but we want to prove otherwise. We want to share with you the advantages of selling your home yourself! The first one might be a bit obvious, but…. NO COMMISSIONS!  Real estate agents can charge 6%+ upon the sale of your home, even if … Continued

Using Psychology to Sell Your Home in Rhode Island

When you’re getting ready to sell your  home, you’ll want to make sure you have everything working in your favor. Depending on your neighborhood, there might be several similar homes on the market, all with similar amenities. If you want to sell your house quickly, it has to stand out and feel special. In this blog, we … Continued

Is Winter Good for a Home Sale

1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with … Continued