mushroomsselling my home February 1, 2023

Things to do in Nevada City

Things to do in Nevada City

Growing and foraging mushrooms are popular things to do in Nevada City. After successfully growing chestnut mushrooms in my kitchen, I set up a 10’x10′ grow tent in my garage to see how well that works. It turned out to be much more involved than I was planning, but it worked. I only put three substrate blocks in the tent, but after a couple of weeks, I’m harvesting my first flush today. Tell me your favorite Oyster Mushrooms recipe, and I may try it tonight.
If you or someone you know would like more information about living in Nevada City, feel free to contact me.

Mountain Bike Ride January 26, 2023

Things to do in Nevada City

Things to do in Nevada City
Mountain Biking is a popular thing to do in Nevada City. The Pioneer Trail runs along Highway 20, and several trails connect to it, including the ever-popular Hoot Trail. Today I attempted to ride the Hoot Trail, but as I passed the Five Mile House on the Pioneer Tail, there was too much snow and mud. So I drove to the Loma Rica Trail in Grass Valley, where it was sunny and 60 degrees. The trail is relatively easy, but getting out for a ride was nice. Let me know if you have a favorite place to ride this time of year.

mushroomsUncategorized January 11, 2023

Inside Gardening

Nevada City is an excellent area for farms and gardens, except for the winter months. I have been looking for ways to garden indoors this winter, and after a bit of research, I decided to grow mushrooms. I found a local company called Mush Barn that sells all you need to grow mushrooms, so I decided to start small and see where it goes. The photo above is an example of my first try. Let me know if you have any ideas for indoor gardening.

declutteringselling my homespring cleaning January 10, 2023

Staging Tips to Sell Your Home This Spring

Whether on television, at an open house or on the pages of a magazine, we’ve all seen stunningly outfitted estates that deliver a true wow factor – and listing price – that properties without staging just cannot match. Buyers quickly fall in love with homes that have a strong character while wordlessly conveying the lifestyle they would enjoy if they lived there. Before listing your property, consider that proper staging is one of the most important factors in enhancing your home’s appeal and most flattering features.

First Things First

 In order to entice potential buyers, you must think outside the box – but to start, examine what needs to be done to get your home in showplace shape. Check under older carpets for lovely hardwood, survey the ceiling for cracks or leaks to seal, consider having the pool or tennis court resurfaced and focus on boosting your curb appeal. Once your home is a clean slate, you are ready to begin.

 Neutral Rules

When using achromatic tones on painted walls and furniture, ensure that the staging pieces do not distract from the form of the home. When staging for luxury, color psychology can signal buyers that they’re working with a discerning seller who has elevated the home to its full, indulgent potential.

In the world of interior design, fashion and luxury vehicles, neutral colors have always made a recognizable statement of power, sophistication and confidence. Once you’re prepared to stage your home, you’ll want to highlight those qualities with the crème de la crème of design – blacks, grays and whites.

While buyers will always notice houses with splashy displays, that doesn’t necessarily mean they will find them appropriate for their tastes. Staging experts often use furniture, rugs and paint in neutral hues (also consider beige and pale, cool colors) to help buyers overlay their own creations onto the scene and more easily discover the home could be the perfect fit.

Character Is King

Often, a seamless introduction to the home involves pairing décor with architectural personality. Envision how Old-World pillars and stonework are beautifully complemented by gold-framed art and Turkish rugs, and contemporary interiors effortlessly show off leather, wool or velvet furnishings and unique accents as statement pieces. When hiring an interior designer to get the job done, seek out a professional with not only expertise, but also an imaginative mindset.

Now to address spatial issues. For smaller sitting rooms, offices or charming nooks, instead of cluttering the area to make it appear as if much can be done with the layout, take a more minimalist approach to ensue that each individual piece has room to breathe and directs attention to the space itself.

On the other hand, if you have a cavernous room, think about creative ways to section it off and separate it into more manageable areas with rugs or furniture in unique arrangements. The same approach can be applied to unusually shaped rooms.

Attractive Accents

While a visually busy room is an easily avoided faux pas, keep in mind that going completely neutral is not the answer either. In order to strike that oh-so-delicate balance between sensible furnishings and handsome décor, decorate with stylish accents that lend a perfect finish to any lifestyle.

Any artwork on display should be minimal and tasteful, so buyers can easily picture how they will customize the space on their own, and personal items like family pictures, sports memorabilia and other personal items should be stored.

When a buyer enters your front door and explores the home room by room, they’ll be thinking about how they will personalize it with their own touches, and how much of a transformation might be needed to get it suited for them. With beautiful furnishings in place and just the right level of flair, they won’t have to work very hard to visualize their new life – and that gets them one step closer to making your house their new home.