Saturday, January 7, 2023 / by Bell Home Team
The 6 Best Home Design Apps for Projects Large and Small
By Brittany Natale/NYC
Planning a home design project can be overwhelming, especially for homeowners who have no idea where to start. Luckily, there are a number of home design apps that can help ease some of the pressure.
“Home design apps allow users to experiment with different design options and see how they will look in their space,” says Artem Kropovinsky, founder of Arsight, an interior design studio based in New York City. “This can be a helpful way to try out different ideas and see what works best before committing to any changes.”
Cost-effective and convenient, home design apps come in handy if you’re someone with a busy schedule. Whether you’re looking to create floor plans, visualize home renovations, or experiment with color schemes, these apps offer quick and useful tools to help bring projects to fruition.
Design apps “can also be. ...
Monday, December 5, 2022 / by Katherine Clare Bell
Your Checklist for Avoiding Potential Cold-Weather Issues
That chill is in the air… so that means it’s time to protect your home-sweet-home from the elements of WINTER in the Northeast.
1. Gutters & Hoses
It’s easy to forget that there may have been leaves amassing in your gutters these last few months of fall even if you can’t see them. Make space for potential ice in the gutters by checking that they have been cleared out completely. As for your hoses, drain them and house them in a shed or garage. And turn the spigot off at the interior access point to prevent any bursts when the temps get VERY low!
2. Furnace Checks
While you’re getting your HVAC system tuned up to run properly through the chilly season so you can stay cozy and warm, be sure to have the system checked for any carbon monoxide leaks. You and your loved ones will be spending more time inside so you need to ensure the environment is safe. Many people cannot smell potential gas ...
Thursday, November 10, 2022 / by The Bell Home Team
That twice-annual clothing swap is upon us! And sometimes it’s a dreaded chore.
Hauling apparel from one spot to another is something we often put off until the last possible minute—and when it occurs in the fall or early winter, you’re left literally shivering as you dig through your woolens.
However, swapping out your closet as the temperature changes is a smart move, organizationally speaking, says Katie McCann, a professional home and office organizer at Haven.
It can streamline your mornings. By having the correct clothing front and center, you won’t have to paw through lightweight summer items to find your suede jacket and faux fur muffler.
For some help with this sometimes challenging task, here are six smart tips you can try as you approach sweater weather.
1. Start sorting
“Anytime you can go through the process of touching and assessing your clothes, it’s a great exercise—you can see what no longer works with your lim ...
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 / by Katherine Clare Bell
As you look ahead to the winter season, you’re likely making plans and thinking about what you want to achieve before the year ends. One of those key decision points could be whether or not you want to move this year. If the location or size of your current home no longer meets your needs, finding a house that better suits your lifestyle may be a top priority for you. But with today’s cooling housing market, is it really a good time to sell your house, or should you wait?
If you’re ready to make your decision, here are three reasons you may want to consider selling before the holidays.
1. Get One Step Ahead of Other Sellers
Typically, in the residential real estate market, homeowners are less likely to list their houses toward the end of the year. That’s because people get busy around the holidays and deprioritize selling their house until the start of the new year when their schedules and social calendars calm down.
Selling now, while oths ...
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 / by Katherine Clare Bell
The Bell Home Team once again will participate in and support Hope For Heather in their annual Fashion Show & Brunch to spread Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Hope for Heather is a 100% volunteer organization with a mission to raise funds to support ovarian cancer research, to promote education and awareness, and to help to provide comfort to women and their families devastated by cancer. Vist www.hopeforheather.org to learn more about the incredible impact Hope For Heather continues to have in the community year after year! ...