Golf courses and cemeteries are the biggest wastes of real estate, according to Rodney Dangerfield in “Caddyshack.” They also require a metric ton of water to keep green. Many are opting for synthetic grass instead.
John Barrentine and Chuck Marquardt of the RED Real Estate Group recently sold this stunning Craftsman in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood, and affirm that the discerning use of color, including classic red and yellow on an olive background, added immensely to the curb appeal.
A bold color or a rich stain on an interesting front door can create a positive feeling about a home even before you head inside. This uniquely designed front door helped John Barrentine and Chuck Marquardt of the RED Real Estate Group sell this Hancock Park, Calif., Craftsman quickly.
John Barrentine of the RED Real Estate Group at Keller Williams/Larchmont is a big fan of low garden walls to “create intimate spaces or living landscape dividers that create restful vignettes. They’re a great way to draw visitors into the space and add interest,” he says.
A white door pops against gray and red brick in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. Brick homes can use a front door color other than red, says landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography.
Multi-level clothing rods maximizes the real estate for your hanging wardrobe. Decorative touches are kept to a minimum – fresh-cut flowers and globe pendant lights – keeping all eyes on the clothing and accessories.
The spacious shower and circular bathtub share prime real estate in front of the fire. A crystal and iron chandelier and stone surround fireplace add luxe elegance to the space. Frosted glass windows allow natural light to brighten this beige bathroom.
Designed by Cesar Molina and Jodel Narcisse, and inspired by the Vanderbilt mansion on Miami’s Fisher Island, this magnificent Mediterranean villa spans 270 feet of prime waterfront real estate in the premier Coral Gables community.
Designer Todd Davis worked two smart space-creating solutions into this small San Francisco bathroom remodeling project. A built-in cabinet conceals storage for linens and toiletries without adding any visual clutter, while a small niche in the shower space offers a spot to leave soap and shampoo without taking up much real estate.
Don’t let the backsplash area go to waste. Lean small pieces of artwork and family pictures against the backsplash to decorate your kitchen and give the space added depth, without sacrificing valuable storage or food prep real estate.
Vertical pullout spice racks are the perfect solution for small kitchens, since they take up a minimal amount of real estate while providing plenty of storage. The hidden storage also keeps the spices out of light, which can weaken their flavor. Photo courtesy of Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Joanna and Chip Gaines, hosts of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, have been flipping, remodeling and fixing up homes together for the past 12 years as owners of Magnolia Homes in Waco, Texas. They have worked on more than 100 homes together, combining Chip's great instinct on real estate and Joanna's unique eye for design.