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Patterned Sofa

The sofa area sets the stage for the mix of color and patterns in the space. In a palette of crisp whites and medium grays, the modern graphic design on the sofa adds a lot of personality - without competing with the neutral pillows.

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Hot Plate Burner

A hot plate burner allows for some simple home cooking and substitutes for a larger range or cooktop.

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

House Counselor Rental Kitchen Black Chalkboard Wall

Fun and functional. A wall of the galley kitchen was painted in black chalkboard paint, tying in to the color of the black appliances and creating a fun and useful message board.

French Press

Must. Have. Coffee. The process of making a cup of joe is much simpler and smaller when using a French press.

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Contemporary Outdoor Living Room With Wood Arbor

This contemporary outdoor living room sits beneath a shady, wood arbor. Climbing vines and lush potted plants create a tropical feel while bright blue and orange weather-resistant pillows and a burst of color.

Remodeled Gray Wet Bar With Butcher Block Countertop

For this wet bar makeover, dated veneer countertops were replaced with butcher block, and the faux brass trim on the mirror panels was sprayed with a dark gray matte paint. Light gray cabinets and walls brighten the space.

Staging a Bookcase

Even bookcases should be properly staged. When staging a bookcase, remove all personal photos and clutter. Neutral art, books and plants when used sparingly can show off a bookcase at its best.

Hidden Nightstand

A nightstand was upcycled and cut to fit inside of the bench seat. To use, simply pull it out.

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

House Counselor Income Property Bathroom Flip

One of the best tips when staging a bathroom for an open house is to remove personal care items from the vanity and shower. Setting out fresh and matching towels as well as a plant or flower can endow a spa-like feel.

Tiny Refrigerator

Bigger isn’t always better. A four cubic foot refrigerator offers an interior freezer compartment and is appropriate for the space.

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

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