Interior Design | Home Improvements

Interior Design | Home Improvements

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October 2022 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Smell to Sell for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 100722

Scent has a powerful impact on our emotions—and it can make or break how potential buyers react to your home.

That’s why it’s essential to make sure your home smells its best before an open house or showing. Here’s how:

- Give it a good scrub. Wipe down all surfaces, paying special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms. Use neutral-scented products whenever possible.

- Take out the trash. Empty all trash cans, even well-sealed ones, to keep any smells from escaping. Plus, no one wants to see your garbage!

- Clean the carpets. Eliminate built-up dirt and pet dander by having your carpets professionally cleaned. They’ll look better, too.

BONUS:
- Whip up a treat! Baking cookies is a classic real estate agent’s trick to make a home smell

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How to keep your ductwork clean for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 092122

Your home’s HVAC system works hard throughout the year. Unfortunately, this can cause it to experience problems over time, often at a time when you’d really rather it not fail on you. This is why yearly maintenance and inspections are recommended, since a little bit of attention now can save you a whole lot of problems (and money) later on.

There’s more that you can do to help your HVAC system stay in good working order than just having it inspected and maintained, though. One of the big things that you can do to help is keeping your ductwork clean. This helps to prevent blocked airflow, keeps dust and other particles from being recirculated into the air, and overall reduces the strain on your HVAC unit as it tries to push air through the entire

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KW Luxury - Top 10 trends in luxury floors for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 090622

Flooring sets the tone and serves as the literal and figurative foundation of any room.

Whether you’re going for bold, serene, or unique, design experts weigh in on the top 10 trends in luxury flooring that will keep you feeling grounded at all times.

For a dose of inspiration, peruse this article.

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KW Luxury - Nature meets art for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 081722

Frank Lloyd Wright pioneered the concept of building unique houses into natural landscapes in the early 20th century.
Decades after his revolution, modern architects leveraged technology to create gravity-defying homes that seem more like livable art.
Discover these striking compounds in this link.

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4 home security tips while you travel August 2022 for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 081622

Protect your property while you travel this summer.
Beyond locking your doors and leaving a light on, you can utilize these tips to secure your castle while you vacation.
Don't let your dream vacation turn into your worst nightmare. With a little preparation, you can thwart thieves and safeguard your home while you’re away.
Do you have any tips or tricks to keep your home safe while traveling?
Comment below!

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Is your smart home spying on you for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 080322

Once upon a time, smart home devices required dedicated hubs and a unique kind of wireless network to operate their various lights, sensors, and switches. With the popularity of digital assistants such as Alexa, Siri, and the Google Assistant, though, it was only a matter of time before they became a dominant force in smart home technology. While dedicated device hubs still exist, a significant portion of smart home devices are now designed and marketed to work with popular digital assistants and devices such as the Google Home and Amazon Echo.

This brings a considerable amount of convenience to smart homes, since instead of having to use control apps or other means to interact with hubs you can simply ask Google or Alexa to do what you want to do.

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KW Luxury - Luxury home interior for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 062922

Home is where you can access a plethora of high-end wellness amenities without venturing out to five-star resorts.
To imbue some much-needed zen into your daily life, try adding a mineral-infused pool for an immune-boosting swim.
Or install a professional yoga studio fully equipped with an Iyengar yoga wall for a relaxing strength and flexibility session.
Want more ideas and inspiration for your abode? Enliven your imagination with the article below. 

Click on this article.

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What’s the lifespan of your appliances?
It may seem like there’s always something to do as a homeowner.

When it comes to replacing things like your fridge or microwave, however, you may have more time than you think.

The Spruce sheds some light on how long traditional appliances last:

- Gas range: 15 years
- Electric range: 13 years
- Refrigerator: 13 years
- Garbage disposal: 8-12 years
- Washing machine: 10 years
- Microwave: 9 years

These guidelines can help you plan ahead and budget for an appliance’s eventual replacement.

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Counter tops for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 050422

A nice countertop can really make your kitchen stand out. Unfortunately, your counters tend to get a lot of use over their lifetime and can really start to show that wear as they age. Conventional wisdom often suggests that when your counters start to stand out because of their stains or damage then it’s likely time to start thinking about new countertops. That can be a really big expense, though… which is why you might be better off considering resurfacing your countertops first.

As the name suggests, resurfacing your countertops provides a new top surface for the countertop that can provide it with a new lease on life. Depending on your reasoning for redoing your countertops and the condition they’re in, there are a few different ways that you can

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Skip a home inspection for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 042122

When buying a new home, there’s a lot more that goes into the process than just signing some forms and picking up the keys. One of the big steps that you’ll typically take is getting a home inspection to identify any potential issues with the property. While this is common, most of the time it’s not actually required; while lenders will generally insist on an appraisal of the home, this isn’t a full inspection. So does that mean you can skip getting an actual home inspection as a part of the home-buying process?

Technically, yes. Unless you live in an area where home inspections are legally required, you don’t have to get a home inspection before purchase. Should you skip a home inspection? Absolutely not. Having your home inspected serves a much

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