Light & Bright ‘Bring on the light’

Light & Bright

Whether you are planning a new look for your space to meet your current needs, or you are thinking about selling your home, lighting is an excellent way to start transforming any space. ‘Light and bright’, ‘Open and airy’ are common comments from buyers especially in todays market.

While you may not have a full renovation budget to turn a challenging space into an open one, you can edit your lighting and colours in spaces to achieve immediate results! While there are many professional tips and tricks to staging a property for a lucrative sale or decluttering and reorganizing a space, lighting and colour are key. Try to incorporate the three main types of lighting where possible and applicable, as each space is unique:

* Ambient/General Lighting: Gives your space an overall glow and lights up the space just enough to create the atmosphere, mood or tone. (General lighting allows for safe navigation of a space.)

* Task Lighting: Provides bright, non-glare lighting for key a strategic areas such as under-counter lighting, vanity lighting, and reading/ studying lighting.

* Accent Lighting: This type of lighting is intended to highlight key focal points in a room such as a niche, artwork or lighting within a wall unit. Often accent lighting can be fun and dramatic, both in function and form.

Proper lighting in a space is extremely important. It can work for you by supporting specific tasks, can curate the right feeling or mood in a space (this is where colour and light work in tandem), and can help your home stand out in online photos or a virtual tour.
While each space is unique and personal, I do aim to understand each client’s spatial (as well as special) needs to achieve optimum
results, especially when selling your home is the ultimate goal!
Light and bright is here to stay! Until next time, stay well….

Janine May

 

Article originally written for Kathy Summers Forest Hill Real Estate.    ****  Contact:  ksummers@foresthillparkview.com ****

Kitchen refinishing done by:  booth7.com

Light & Bright Kitchen
Photo courtesy of Booth 7 Painting Solutions

 

Upcycled Organization Station!

Staying organized and keeping events/ dates all straight is always tricky!

Yes of course, we have Smart Phones to keep our calendars…. yet sometimes we need to hang some important keys, necklace, lanyard, pin up a fast note or save a cool label, ticket or picture!  If you are a visual person like me, gosh I need a reminder board as a landing space,  to quickly glance at it each day as I run out!

Upcycling made this board redesign almost free! 

Upcycled Cork board MOD & Deep Styling!

 

Here’s How to create your own old school Cork board Hack!

  • Select a dramatic latex paint colour!
  • (Note: You can use a contrasting colour from your walls or your wall paint for a monochromatic look!)
  • Paint with roller or brush 2 coats of paint, let dry between coats
  • Clean up edges or frame or repaint frame- depending on material of frame you may have to use a spray paint
  • I created metallic thumb tacks by spraying a light coat of metallic spray paint to old tacks (picture included)
  • Select your favourite colour note paper as ‘To Do Notes”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Have Fun with your old school cork board and ‘Pin Up’ whatever your smart phone will not hold!
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