Columbus and Marion OH Real Estate Blog

Tips for Surviving a Neighbor's Renovation Project

Tips for Surviving a Neighbor's Renovation Project

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a record number of homeowners have taken on home renovations either in the hopes of turning their current house into a dream home that they want to spend a lot of time in or for the purpose of getting the best return on investment and highest profit possible from the sale of their home.

When a neighbor decides to renovate their house, it can mean that you are living with constant clinking and banging from construction projects on the house next door. Construction can be a loud and even dirty process that can bring several disruptions to the peace and quiet of the neighborhood.

Here are some survival tactics to help you through the inevitable noise...

Merion is a Hot Spot of Great Local Restaurants

Merion Village is a neighborhood of Columbus Ohio with several great local businesses and restaurants that have some of the best food in central Ohio.

Here are some of the favorite local restaurants that Merion has to offer.

Merion is a Hot Spot of Great Local Restaurants

Nursery Lane Baking Company

If you are looking for one of the best sweet treat places in the area this is it. This bakery features the most amazing cakes and pastries in the village. Many of the decorations on the baked goods feature floral themes. Flowers are a love of the owner Lauren.

If you are someone who loves a great Instagram-worthy...

A Clutter-Free Approach to Unpacking a New Home

A Clutter-Free Approach to Unpacking a New Home

Moving to a new home is a perfect opportunity to de-clutter your belongings. It is a great time to dump off all of the unneeded stuff and not have to haul it into a new home. The very best time to get rid of items you no longer use or need is while you are packing, but unpacking can be another great opportunity to edit your belongings even further.

Using the unpacking process to de-clutter can come in handy if you needed to pack in a frenzy and move things quickly. It could also be a strategy if you hired someone else to do the packing and moving for you.

Here are some tips for de-cluttering your life while unpacking after moving into your new home

Unpack one room and start with the essentials...

A Fun Family Day in Newark

Newark is a fun town full of family-friendly activities. Young families especially love to take advantage of the many great physical opportunities outdoors during the summer. Here are some of the most popular family-friendly activities in the town of Newark Ohio.

The Trout Club in Newark

The Trout Club in Newark

The Trout Club is a large and popular golf club offering 18 holes of challenging golf. The golf club is open to the public and is also a great live entertainment destination that includes two bars, and nine dining locations.

You can start your day out with a game of golf and spend the afternoon lounging around by the pool and listening to live music at the outdoor...

Columbus Romantic Winter Date Ideas

With the chilly weather seeming to encourage you to stay inside it can seem like there are no fun remaining date spots in the central Ohio area as several people love to get outdoors. But there are still plenty of fun winter date spots to keep your relationship alive on those cold nights that have you staying inside.Columbus Romantic Winter Date Ideas

Where are some of Columbus’s best indoor winter date night spots?

The Candle Lab

This is a fun experience that maybe you’ve never tried before. Candles are especially useful for making your indoor spaces feel warm and cozy. Why not head down to the candle lab and create one of your own on date night?

You...

Christmas Traditions in Columbus

Columbus is full of amazing annual Christmas events every holiday season. It can get overwhelming to check out all of the events within the city and it may be a little nerve-racking to decide on which ones you don’t want to miss out on. Here are some of the most loved and popular Columbus holiday traditional events that you are sure to enjoy.

Village LightsChristmas Traditions in Columbus Ohio 2021

This is an event that offers free cookies and hot chocolate along the streets of German Village. This area of Columbus is lit with luminaries and restaurants and shops all get in on the fun as well as a few private homes along the route. Shops taking part in the festivities are open late...

How to Finish Your Kitchen with Metal

 Mixing Metals: Finishing Your Kitchen’s Look

You will want to stick to a max of three different finishes total; anything more than that quickly clutters the kitchen and disrupts cohesion. Of these, you want one finish to be the one you use most. This dominant metal will be your primary pick throughout the kitchen, with one or two others accenting it. Keep in mind, too, iron acts like a neutral compared to shiny metallics, and it can provide an additional anchoring and industrial component that works with anything.

Also, think you can’t mix cool and warm metals? Think again. One of the best ways to warm up cool metals such as stainless steel is with accents of copper, gold or brass. These metals bring a welcoming and enlivening pop of color.

Another guiding principle is to consider the color scheme of your kitchen. In a room with warm beiges, creams or browns, for example, warm brass, nickel or copper naturally fit. In a room of cool greens, blues or grays, cooler...

Tips on Organizing and De-Cluttering Your Closet

Declutter Your Home. De-Stress Your Life.

A cluttered or disorganized home simply makes it harder to find items you need, and you are more likely to misplace your cellphone or keys — causing stress and wasting time. Studies have also found that simply being exposed to a chaotic or messy environment makes you more likely to overeat fatty or unhealthy foods, which can result in weight gain. Other research has found that if you find the inside of your home stressful, you’re more likely to feel depressed and to have higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is linked to a higher risk of poor health.

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Bathroom Organization Tips

Keeping an orderly bathroom is much easier when you’ve chosen storage locations for your bath and beauty essentials. Floating or open shelves add a modern touch over traditional cabinetry. Everyday toiletries could be kept on them — including lotions, toothbrushes, shaving creams and towels. Over-the-toilet and corner shelves also make great use of bare wall space. However, if you choose to store items above the commode, it’s best to get in the habit of keeping the toilet cover closed. This prevents toiletries from falling inside and minimizes contamination. Avoid storing medications on open shelving for bathroom guests to see.

Are toiletries cluttering your countertop? Corral them with a shallow, decorative tray. This keeps necessities such as skin care products, contact cases, perfumes and colognes, and jewelry in sight yet neatly contained. Avoid storing large items such as hair styling tools and bath linens on trays. Elegant glass canisters let you attractively display cotton balls,...