• April‘s Color of the Month

    Monica Rose Designs |

    Article Courtesy- https://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/inspiration/inspiration-videos/year-in-color/sw-video-cotm-apr2018-asd

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  • High-Gloss Design, High-Impact Results

    Molly Burke |

    We asked savvy design pros how they use high-gloss finishes — here are some of their best ideas — plus product tips to pull off this lacquered effect.

    By Molly Burke

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  • Data Watch: Top Layouts and Styles in Kitchen Renovations

    Erin Carlyle |

    Find out which kitchen style bumped traditional out of the top 3, with new data from Houzz

    The L-shaped kitchen has nudged aside the U-shaped kitchen to become the most popular layout among U.S. homeowners changing their kitchen layout in a remodel, according to recent Houzz data.

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  • Why Our Customers Love Us

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    Why Our Customers Love Us

    At Monica Rose Designs, we prioritize customer service and satisfaction. To let you know just how committed we are to your happiness, here’s what a few delighted customers had to say about us:

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  • Announcing the new website

    Monica Rose Designs |

    Announcing the new website

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

    Our new website provides our existing and prospective clients a simple yet interactive view of our work and the services we offer. 

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  • Update Lighting

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    If you have poorly lit, dark rooms this will not be attractive to buyers. Also upgrading a light fixture to one with more visual interest can be an inexpensive way to add appeal to a space.

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  • Repaint rooms in a lighter colour palette

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    Paint is still one of the least expensive ways to decorate a room. Freshly painted walls in a light neutral colour will brighten a room and give a clean fresh look.

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  • Change flooring to be more uniform

    Monica Rose Designs |

    Also one of the more expensive upgrades you can do but it can have a huge impact. If you have old stained carpets mixed with vinyl flooring try updating to a laminate floor throughout. Generally people like to see all of your main floor living spaces in a hard surface flooring not carpet. Laminate or engineered hardwood especially in a wider plank look (at least 5" wide) will update the entire look of your home.

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  • Group accessories into focal point areas

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    Having too many accessories scattered throughout a house is similar to having too much clutter. Edit accessories into clear focal point areas like the dining room table, coffee table, fireplace mantle, dining room sideboard etc. You also don't want to eliminate all of your accessories as this can make a home feel sterile and unlived in. You want to strike a good balance between making a home feel inviting but without feeling over personalized.

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  • Make sure each room has a clearly defined purpose

    Monica Rose Designs |

    Having a catch all room that has no clearly defined use is not good. Buyers should know the purpose of a space by walking into it without having to guess.

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  • Edit your bedroom furniture

    Monica Rose Designs |

    If you have traditional heavy furniture in your bedroom consider not using all of the pieces or of changing out an old wood bed frame for an upholstered headboard in a lighter neutral colour.

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  • Change to lighter new bed linens

    Monica Rose Designs |

    You can find inexpensive duvet cover and comforter sets at many retailers that can add brightness and a fresh look to bedrooms.

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