First Impression Importance

 

We all know that a great first impression is incredibly important. Wouldn’t you want that same first impression for your home as well? We’re here to share with you little tips and tricks we know that will contribute to making your home have a phenomenal first impression!

Switch Out Your Hardware

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Many people don’t realize the impact hardware makes. You have quite a few different options when it comes to metals as well. People tend to think they’re restricted, but there are crafted metals such as brass and steel that make a unique impact. Try to think of the hardware as the jewelry of the room!

Pay Attention To Lighting

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Lots of the time lighting is an afterthought, but it never should be! It may be the one item in the room that can completely alter the overall look and function of each space. Play around with the scales. Get bold. Make it a decorative focal point. Also, think about convenience when placing your lighting. You might want to add it under cabinets to help with food preparation if you enjoy cooking. Think about your day-to-day schedule to help with the reality of this first impression trick.

Go Thrift Shopping

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Find those unexpected items, but make sure they’re functional. You don’t want to just add clutter. That doesn’t help any room. Look for some trendy hooks or chalkboards. Think of mini DIY projects to turn trash into a treasured item. This will add personality to the room definitely helping with that first impression.

Add Interesting Backsplash

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Backsplash always spices up a kitchen, but especially when it has a cool unthinkable pattern. Typically geometric tiles will help achieve a trendy vibe. Be careful on the colors you choose. Make sure you don’t make it look too busy or overwhelming. Keep it fun, light, and playful.

Add An Accent Wall

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Some people may say this is going out of style, but this is one trick that is easy and makes a great, pleasant first impression. It doesn’t take much effort either! Just grab a paint bucket and a paintbrush. The best pair we can think of is any bold wall with white cabinets. Pure perfection.

Maximize Your Seating Area

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It’s a fact that having more room for people to sit and enjoy each other’s company gives a much more inviting presence causing a better first impression. Try to add more seating in every room. A comfy bench will be sure to add a cozy feeling to your kitchen table. To really redesign the look, try a built-in banquette. Place an accent chair or two around the coffee table in the living room. It makes the conversation area smaller and more intimate making the room more welcoming.

Get A Little Contrast

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Dive head first into trends and paint your upper and lower cabinets different colors! Have your kitchen represent your personality. Get artsy, trendy, and creative. This is becoming a raging style right now and you should jump aboard this trending train. The whole style feels very chic. It’s definitely a must-have in your home!

Chic Ceilings

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Ceilings can be used to showcase some serious creativity and spunk. On the other hand, it could also be very helpful when cooking. In case you don’t know, ceilings can absorb or reflect light depending on the hues of colors you use. The lighter the hue, the more light is reflected from the ceiling.

Small Space Patterns

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By adding patterns into a small space, you can create a more lively area that has a much homier feel. Even though the natural reaction is to use neutrals in a little space, it can really make it more appealing and alluring by placing patterns in the mix.

Countertop Change-Up

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This one includes not only a big impact but also a slightly larger wallet. It is completely worth it though! Changing up your countertops can completely transform the look of your kitchen. Go for granite! Many people hesitate when they want to use granite because it requires sealing, but it’s actually incredibly easy to clean and looks great. It definitely keeps the “wow” factor strong for quite some time.

Keep your home looking first impression presentable all the time! Stay updated on new trends and styles with us, here at A.Clore Interiors!

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Kitchen Update for a Luminous Cooking Space

The kitchen is a still a gathering room even if it isn’t the primary one as we’re sure you’ve noticed. We always want the kitchen to look pristine, but our main goal is to keep it light, fresh, and airy. We have some tips and tricks on how to achieve this feeling in your kitchen…

Clean Up Your Sink

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The sink can sometimes provide the room with odors that aren’t so pleasant and that we try to stay away from. There’s a trick to maintaining your drain to help with the smell. Try mixing 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of table salt and pour it down the drain. Immediately after, pour 1 cup of heated vinegar down the drain as well. Let the combination work its magic for about 15 minutes and then run hot water for about 30 seconds to rinse it out. This should effectively clean your drain and keep it from providing any odor in your kitchen.

Take In New Textiles

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Switch out your old tablecloth with an easy, light new old. This is your kitchen table’s easiest change up causing a dramatic difference. Try and accompany your tablecloth with linen runners and placemats. Find some light, casual napkins to top of your new, fresh feel that makes your kitchen so much more welcoming.

De-Clutter Your Countertops

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By cleaning off your counter tops, you can make your kitchen look so much more open and spacious. When it’s cluttered, you feel like it is too small and you can’t move around efficiently. Decluttering makes cooking so much easier. Try and find places for everything in cabinets and such instead of keeping so many canisters and appliances on the counter.

Kitchens Should Always Smell Good

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Try to freshen up the air. Typically people just think to open the windows, which is great and will definitely help, but try using an essential oils diffuser. We have a Young Living Essential Oils diffuser here in the store! Come by and pick one up for yourself. You can try out so many different scents. These oils actually mask the unpleasant cooking smells and provide a soothing feeling as well! How can you not want them?…

Decorate With A Fruit Bowl

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Using a fruit bowl as a decorative centerpiece immediately adds color and brightness to a kitchen. It’s a lively piece that is also healthy and tempting. This might be your key to making your family pick a healthy snack over junk food!

Grow Some Greens

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Our last tip is to grow your own herbs. It brings a freshness into the kitchen that can’t be compared with anything else. You can use them in your cooking and they actually make the food taste fresher. They have multiple pros over cons because greenery also lightens every room!

Now, you can turn your kitchen into a light, breezy wonderland for cooking! We hope these tips and tricks help! Let us know if you have any other questions or want more tips.

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