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Remodeled Glen Lake house in Leelanau County

Karen Van Nort specializes in managing projects for Homeowners who reside elsewhere and have second homes in Leelanau County. She manages the project from interior design to managing products and contractors from re-design to project completion. This renovated house on Glen Lake in Glen Arbor, MI is a testament to the area’s beauty, style, design and […]

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Fall for flooring!

Many of my clients are now thinking of remodeling projects and in particular new flooring. So, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about flooring this month. Did you know that 70% of the flooring purchased nationally is now luxury vinyl plank or tile?

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Tips to remodeling you kitchen

Karen Van Nort operates out of Leelanau County, serving as your next home remodel’s project consultant. Use these tips to make your next remodel successful.

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Staged homes sell faster

Staged homes—those deliberately decorated with an eye toward enticing buyers—tend to sell in half the time that non-staged properties do.* With the home-selling season months away, now’s a good time to plan for those home improvement projects and talk with a professional stager – to get your home ready for the market. With all the […]

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Summer to fall – Changing of the seasons

I love the changing of the seasons and with it come so many opportunities to refresh and change the look and feel of one’s home.  It may feel like summer but fall is going to be here soon. In the fall I love to decorate with natures’ materials in big vases and other large containers.  […]

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Re-arrange your furniture

“Keeping things in the same place eventually keeps you from really seeing it.” Simple changes can make for a whole new look. Re-arrange your furniture and art on the walls to give you a whole new feeling in a room

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Finishing Touches to Make Your Remodel!

When doing any type of home renovation, it comes down to the finishing touches that really get noticed when the project is all said and done. Don’t miss out on adding these eye catching details…

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May home maintenance to-do list

Month of May home to-do’s: From window cleaning to deck repair to lawn mower maintenance, get your property & home ready for summer fun!

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Get ready for Spring home renovations | New Flooring

It’s winter, but it’s time to think about upcoming Spring projects. “Oh no,” you’re thinking, “I’m just getting used to winter!” Well, Spring projects take planning so if you have an upcoming project on your mind..it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do… Take flooring for instance. There are so many great […]

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Fall is fun for decorating

It’s time to pack up summer furniture and put it away, empty flower pots and window boxes and tuck everything away for winter. (It seems like I just put my summer furniture out and now it’s going back in the garage again). Summer was way too short! However, this is a fun time to decorate […]

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