I have always had a love for residential real estate and at one time I was a licensed realtor. One of the things that I learned is often times buyers find it very difficult to envision a home’s potential when looking at an empty room. This is why vacant homes are generally much more difficult to sale. It’s very difficult to fall in love with a home at first sight when your first impression of it, looks very cold and uninviting. This may even be true for a renter who has found an apartment with the perfect location but can’t imagine how they should furnish it to make it look like more than a temporary home.
When I purchased my first home one of the nicest housewarming gifts that I received was a monogrammed brass door knocker from my sister and I’ve loved door knockers ever since. In a previous post I shared my love of doors so for this post I want to feature a door accessory that’s not only functional but personalizes a door in a way that adds to the curb appeal of the entry way of a home.
Last week’s post during the blizzard of 2015 triggered my migration south for a virtual vacation to the lovely city of Charleston, South Carolina. So this week having received my first gardening catalog got me to thinking about planning my own slice of paradise. Let’s just say if I were to design my ideal staycation and could have everything on my wish list, the following elements would definitely be incorporated into my backyard garden retreat: