Home Beautiful

by Nicole A. Bertke Feb 2019 Also on Digital Edition

A well-designed coastal cottage looks comfortable, inviting and effortless but is actually achieved with intention. To get the look in your own home, follow these steps.

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by Nicole A. Bertke Jan 2019 Also on Digital Edition

The holidays have ended and decorations are stored until next season. It’s a good time to freshen up your home’s design. Doing so can be easier than you think. Here are a few ideas to shake up your interior.

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by Nicole A. Bertke Dec 2018 Also on Digital Edition

The holidays can evoke strong memories of traditions discovered in our youth. And while you may have continued some of them into adulthood, it’s never too late to reinvent traditions to be even more meaningful to your household.

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by Nicole A. Bertke Nov 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Communities governed by a homeowners association (HOA) are in no shortage on the Treasure Coast, but is living in such a community right for you?

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by Nicole A. Bertke Oct 2018 Also on Digital Edition

According to recent data, the average number of days before a listed home goes under contract is 44 on the Treasure Coast. If your home has been listed longer, you may be wondering why you aren’t yet under contract. Typically, it boils down to three possible reasons.

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by Nicole A. Bertke Jul 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Do you think you’re ready to make one of your home improvement pins on Pinterest into a reality? Managing as much can be daunting, especially if you’re doing the work. Applying some simple principles of project management (scope, schedule, cost and quality) can keep the process as stress-free as possible and foster success.

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by Nicole A. Bertke May 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Planning a wedding at home can range from casual and inexpensive to elegant and luxurious.

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by Nicole A. Bertke Apr 2018 Also on Digital Edition

It doesn’t take a great kitchen to make a fantastic meal. But working in a well-designed space can certainly make it more enjoyable.

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by Nicole A. Bertke Mar 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Whether the goal is to entertain guests at home or entice buyers, your home’s curb appeal will influence visitors’ first impressions. And it isn’t just how the home looks from the street that matters, but also the smaller observable details.

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by Nicole A. Bertke Feb 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Ask homebuyers what the ideal location is for purchasing a property and they will likely focus in on the view—ocean, river, mountain, park, garden, cityscape. However, the ideal location must account for much more, as it can have many implications for quality of life and a home’s future value.

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