Tag Archive: return on investment

Drought resistant Plant Materials to create UNBEATABLE Curb Appeal!

April 2, 2011 12:50 am Published by

Droughts are very common in the summer months. This can be very detrimental for homeowners who are attempting to keep their homes exterior in tip-top condition while listed for sale. In most cases, when you’re trying to sell your home you have so much on your mind, watering your gardens and plants is the last thing on your mind! Drought conditions can make even the most seasoned gardeners anxious about the impact of NO RAIN on their plants. Watering is one solution, but as a CSP, our concern lies with conservation! Rain and Water Barrels are a great alternative to collect water for future watering when it rains. However if the drought in your area is more severe, and you’re trying to be environmentally friendly and not water daily or weekly, tougher drought resistant plants may be necessary. I have compiled a list of several drought resistant plants that are tried and true performers in Northern climates.

Featured Article in Terra Cotta Magazine – The Importance of curb appeal when selling your home

Curb Appeal article Terra Cotta Magazine

April 1, 2011 5:46 pm Published by

Terra Cotta Magazine featured article on Curb Appeal by Hope Designs of Caledon. Hope Designs' article on curb appeal was recently featured in Terra Cotta Magazine Why curb appeal is so important? Curb appeal is critical to showcasing your homes features and to draw buyers out of their cars and into your home.

Sold 12 hours after being Staged!

March 24, 2011 1:40 am Published by

This house was a stager's dream, freshly painted, gorgeous flooring and updated, trendy furnishings... all it needed was some current, trendy artwork and accessories to take it from so-so to fabulous! It was Staged and SOLD in 12 hours (offer within 12 hours, conditional upon financing. firm in under a week)

A Diamond in the Rough! Staging sucess in Etobicoke

March 23, 2011 1:41 am Published by

This raised bungalow would have been a real charmer in its "hey day", when I toured through it during the consultation I could see that it had great bones, original hardwood floors, a nice open floor plan. I knew that it would show well, but it would require some much needed updating.