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Defining Spaces in a Large Room- Ask Christine

Defining Spaces

Defining Spaces In A Large Room

_0001_Christine_TombolilloHeadshotWhile open-concept homes seem to be the popular trend in the home construction industry, sometimes decorating for large spaces can be a challenge.  The flexibility of a large living-dining-kitchen space can allow you to enjoy more time with your family and entertain with ease, but creating a sense of purpose for each space while still maintaining a flow to the room requires a bit of know-how and creativity. 

You’ve got the space to do it, and here are a few of Christine’s ideas on how to define spaces in your home!



Ask Christine- Does Your Front Porch Need Curb Appeal?

Give Your Front Porch Some Curb Appeal!

Whether you are looking to sell your home or just think it’s time for a new look to improve your curb appeal, giving your front porch a makeover is an easy and inexpensive way to give _0001_Christine_TombolilloHeadshotyour home’s exterior a fresh look.  Our licensed NYS real estate salesperson, Christine Tombolillo has few simple ways to spruce up your front porch without taking a bite out of your wallet!


Dress Up That Concrete Porch

If your home has a simple concrete porch, there are a number of great ways to give it a more refined appearance that won’t involve replacing it.  One option is using concrete paint.  Available in many colors and textures, you can create the look of a more expensive stone porch at a fraction of the cost of replacing it.


Ask Christine- Decorating with Plants

Decorating With Plants


When choosing a style of furnishing, color scheme, or fabrics for your new home, or when redecorating a room, plants often do not immediately spring to mind when considering what you need to complete your space.  Plants can be, however, an inexpensive and beautiful addition to any room, and there are a great number of options that can complement and even inspire any décor. Our Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Christine Tombolillo, has some great tips and tricks on decorating with plants.


Ask Christine: How to Declutter Your Kitchen

Declutter Your Kitchen

_0001_Christine_TombolilloHeadshotWho hasn’t had a cupboard full of Tupperware come crashing down on their head?  And don’t we all have a drawer in our kitchen that holds every scrap of paper and useless knickknack we have ever owned?  While kitchen clutter may be a universal truth, it can also make using your kitchen a time consuming and frustrating task. 

Though decluttering your kitchen may seem like an equally unpleasant job, a few simple tricks can get it organized and keep it that way. Our Licensed NYS Real Estate Salesperson, Christine Tombolillo, tackles how to declutter your kitchen in this week’s Ask Christine!



Hanging Pictures 101 with Christine


When de_0001_Christine_TombolilloHeadshotcorating your home, hanging pictures can be a hassle. This week, our Licensed NYS Real Estate Salesperson, Christine Tombolillo has some great tips and tricks for hanging pictures and other art on your walls.


Hanging Pictures 101

A home is a place where we create precious memories with those that we love, which is why photos are a big part of what makes a house into a home.  Pictures have a way of transporting you to another time and place through memories that are forever recorded and can be framed for all to see.  If yohanging pucturesu are hanging pictures in your home, make sure that you keep in mind a few simple tips to keep your images picture perfect. 


Interior Decorating Tips with Christine


This week our Licensed NYS Real Estate Salesperson, Christine is going to talk to you all about Interior Decorating. Her tips will help those who have experience in this area, as well as those of us who are novices, and even people who have no experience in this area.  The good news is that it doesn’t matter which category you are in because there’s always something new to be learned.  If you want to know how to add some new life to your home without spending a fortune, here is how to get started.


Interior Decorating Tips


Spruce Up Your Walls

If you need a quick and affordable way to decorate your otherwise bare walls, consider adding a square of your favorite gift wrap to a standard photo frame and hanging it on the wall.  Not only will this look great, but it will also save you a bundle of money when compared to the cost of traditional artwork.


Learn How to Attract Birds to Your Backyard with Christine

attract birds to your backyard

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy your outdoor living space. Many people take this opportunity to not only create curb appeal, but also attract wildlife, like birds to their backyard. This week, our Licensed NYS Real Estate Salesperson, Christine will tell you all about how to attract birds to your backyard.


Attract Birds To Your Backyard

Bird watching is a popular past time that is shared by many, but what if watching your fluttering friends was as simple as peeking into your backyard?  Thanks to a few landscaping techniques, you can trade in your binoculars for a lawn chair and enjoy bird watching from the convenience and comfort of your own home.


Attracting Birds Of A Feather

If you want to attract birds to your backyard, you have to make it a place that they will be drawn to.  One way of doing this is by studying the feeding and/or nesting habits of the birds that you want to attract.  Like any other animal, birds have unique characteristics that are specific to their type and knowing what they enjoy will be your first step toward inviting them into your backyard.