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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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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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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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Choosing Paint Colors

Choosing a paint color can be daunting and I’ve talked to friends who have stories about how they picked the perfect color but when it got on the wall they realized they chose the wrong color.   So, that’s why I’m telling you that when you are choosing a paint, get a quart or one […]

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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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Color Trend: Aqua

Aqua in all it’s various intensities is a great color for decorating that works with all kinds of other colors to give a bright fresh look to a home.

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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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