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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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How to plan your home remodeling projects

Getting ready to do some renovation or remodeling?   Most of my jobs evolve around helping people with second homes manage their projects.  Sharing with you some basic steps I hope will make your process a lot easier.   First Make a complete list of what you hope to do.   Consider doing maintenance that […]

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Home Remodeling | Where to Start

Fall is a great time to begin home remodeling projects. Karen of Staged™ to Sell/Staged™ to Live outlines how to start. Make a list, research, hire a contractor and picture what you want.

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End of Summer ~ Into Fall: Home project and color/de-cluttering Inspiration

I can’t believe it!  Summer is almost over and and soon school will be starting, athletic events and all the tailgate parties and events that spell Fall.  Are you thinking ahead to projects around the home  that you might be considering?   I have some ideas about how to start. If you’re just thinking of making […]

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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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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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Staging tips to sell your home | Part 1

Spring has arrived, which means real estate season is upon us. When selling your home or property, attracting full price offers is always top priority, and a properly staged home can be your number one asset in drawing as many offers as possible. Here are staging tips to help you prepare your home for the […]

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Remodel | Bathrooms on a Budget

Have a less than desirable or dated bathroom? Don’t feel like you can’t give your bathroom a facelift if you’re on a budget. New fixtures and tiles are where most of the cost in a remodel lies. Work with what you have. Is your current bathroom retro? Look at some new color schemes that would give […]

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