April 30, 2014

Top Tips For Updating Your Home on a Budget

It’s the time of year where the thoughts of homeowners turn to their interiors. Longer days make it easier to give your home a good spring clean, and the brighter sunlight pouring through the windows is highlighting all of those areas where your décor is looking shabby and your interiors are in need of an update. While you may be keen to make some changes though, your budget might not be so enthusiastic! If you have more dash than cash and want to update your home on a tight budget then here are a few key hints and tips:

Personalize Where You Can
Interior-savvy homeowners often avoid buying items from popular generic home stores because they don’t want a house that looks like everyone else’s. Whilst this is a valid concern, for those on a budget, these stores really do provide some fantastic and affordable pieces. The key to incorporating these into your home with style is to get creative and commit to some crafty personalization. Buying a plain white shower curtain will cost less than $15, for example, but you can make it look considerably more expensive, and tie it into your existing bathroom décor by trimming it with a deep fabric hem in a gorgeous on-trend fabric. Similarly, you can buy scatter cushions for your bed or sofa in plain bold colored fabrics and then embellish them with sequins, lace or even add your initials in fun felt or velour to really give your accessories that personal touch. Once you start personalization the possibilities are endless: add a ribbon border along the bottom of your lampshades and add a trim and homemade tiebacks to your curtains.

Make a Change
Sometimes we become so used to the way our homes look that we don’t consider the impact a different furniture formation could have on the space. Take a step back and look objectively at all of the furniture you currently have in your home. Is it working as hard as it could be? Do you have interesting pieces in your spare room, where nobody sees them, that would be used and seen more elsewhere? Reconfiguring your rooms can make them look completely different without having to spend a penny. You could also repurpose and paint worn out furniture and other décor to make it look and feel as good as new.

Add a Lick of Paint
You will be amazed at the impact a fresh coat of paint can have on a room, particularly if you choose a bold and attention grabbing color. If you opt for light or pastel shades then paint the whole room and you’ll be amazed by how much lighter and brighter it appears. If you prefer vibrant primary colors then painting the whole room may be overpowering. Instead, opt to paint just one feature wall: for the best impact choose the wall that either your sofa or another key focal point is placed upon so that you can ensure the color will draw the eye. For the color shy you can achieve a similar affect using new bold colored accessories in the room instead. Just ensure that the color you choose is vibrant and contrasts with your existing décor in a complimentary way.

Don’t Scrimp on Everything
No matter what your budgetary constraints, there are some things that you simply shouldn't scrimp on when it comes to updating your property. Don’t try to complete difficult technical jobs, such as wiring or anything else electrical, yourself: It is often cheaper and less risky to your health to simply bring a fully qualified expert in to complete the job. You should also never scrimp on your home and contents insurance when your finances are tight: if you are burgled or the victim of a natural disaster then this is the time of your life then you would be least able to afford to replace all of your possessions.
Finally, don’t be afraid to buy or accept second hand furniture from friends and family. The quality of your furniture is important and, ultimately, you will want to have one piece of good quality furniture in every room of your home. By accepting second hand pieces you will be in a better position to save and buy new furniture the next time you come to decorate your home


 "Contributed by Jenni Ollerton"

Simple Ideas to Keep your House on Trend in 2014

Not everyone has the time, money or patience to do a complete overhaul on their whole house just to follow the fashions of interior design every year, but with a few straightforward additions/changes it can be simple for anyone to create a new, fresh feel to any living space.
There are a few key trends which are the focus of 2014 for interior design, and here are the main ones set to make an impact this year:

Painterly pastels
Painterly pastels are vital this year, and with the injection of soft blush pinks, hints of copper and pale petrol blues it’s easy to completely transform a space. Changing a few feature points is a great way to introduce 2014 trends. Invest in a high-quality bold-printed pastel rug to act as a focal point to begin the transformation. Warm up the colors of this trend which can sometimes appear quite cold, with natural oak and pine furniture. Incorporate soft shades in water-color art to act as a focal point, and remain minimal with accessories to create a chic, stylish environment for your living area.

Hollywood Glamour
Another big style this year to get inspiration from is Hollywood Glamour. Any form of glamour in fact this year is set to remain massive, and with such a quintessential theme this is a trend that will just last and last. Grey, mustard yellow and turquoise colors are vital when following this style. Timeless furniture is also essential for this trend, therefore it’s a great idea to concentrate on what type of sofa you need to suit this and complement your chosen color theme. It’s an idea to purchase your perfect furniture pieces first and build out from this. In order to re-work this style year after year, consider a grey, simple box sofa and add themed colors of Hollywood Glamour, to create a dateless living room space.

Ethnic Prints
Adding either authentic or mock ethnic fabrics, upholstery and prints to your living space will definitely add a fresh vibe and will complement existing furniture in classic materials and fabrics, such as quality leather. This is a great easy but effective way to completely transform an area without having to redecorate or invest in any expensive alterations. If you can get your hands on authentic then all the better as these will not only provide wonderful conversation pieces, but also little tokens of memorable times from travelling abroad. Go for quite a simple decoration that will be able to stand up to these prints, which could get lost in an overly fussy room. So even though beige colors are not as hot this season, this will act as a great base for incorporating bold prints to match this theme.

Victorian Frenzy
If vintage is your thing, Victorian style is set to be massive this year. Be that parquet-style laminate flooring, dark-stained flooring or anything else of this dramatic nature. There are far less imposing ways to still revamp a room into a Victorian dream, though. Eccentric Victorian trinkets and ornaments are a great place to start, but consider also branching out into a staple couch and armchairs. Don’t be wary of introducing Victorian imagery to really enhance the theme. Flea markets can be a source that’s great to pick up authentic pieces; watch out for globes, quirky printing blocks and old-fashioned telephones. According to Independent Mail the best time to hit flea markets is in winter and early spring. This trend really is one to have fun with and the possibilities are quite endless. Another great focus for this style is to bring through literature inspired artwork and collectible copies of classic novels.

Flower Power
An interesting new trend that has begun to take form already this year, and is set to come into its own over the summer is to merge the outdoors with the in. This is going to mean getting creative with flower displays. The flower vase on the mantel piece simple isn't going to cut it this year. It’s really worth visiting a local flower show or event to get an idea of what you think you can realistically accommodate into your living space. Conservatories are a really good place to first introduce this theme, but why not be adventurous and see where you can take it in the rest of your house, too?
So this year why not try your hand at reinventing your living space to create a whole new feel with these trended inspirations. It really is that simple.


"Contributed by Jenni Ollerton" 

October 11, 2013

Charlotte NC Holiday Decorating Services


Charlotte NC - Residential and Commercial Holiday Event Decorating Services.

Is your home or business very busy during the holiday season? Look no further you have come to the right place. Redesign + More holiday decorating company - is here to take care of all your holiday shopping, holiday party events and holiday home decorating. Our holiday decorators will plan your holiday event parties for you from invitations to last minute details. Not looking forward to going through last year’s holiday decorations, you won't need to we can do that all for you. We will take your decorations out of your closets, garage, and attic or business storage and decorate your home or company business, decorate your Christmas trees as well as patio and front porch decorating. If you are in need for new holiday decorations we will put a plan together to include a color scheme and shop for new holiday decorations. After the holidays our team of holiday decorators comes back to your home or business to uninstall your holiday decorations and store back in the designated area. If space is an issue asks about our storage facility for storing your holiday decorations.

Schedule a 
free holiday home or business consultation - today and we can customize a plan that works within your budget and your time frame. We will come up with several holiday decorating options that suit your home, business or holiday events. Whether you like traditional holiday decorating or natural decorations for a natural look. Our decorators are available on weekends as well.

Residential homes all around Charlotte NC and surrounding counties - are experiencing a holiday season that is less stressful. We found that each home owner had something in common they hired the - Holiday Decorators at Redesign + More.

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year and we all enjoy having our homes decorated for the Christmas holiday season. However we don’t always have the time or the energy that’s needed to create an inviting & festive atmosphere.

Our holiday decorating services can create a simple or elaborate display whether it‘s for your home or a corporate business event function.

Our team of professionals will create a customized holiday decorating plan that will enhance the unique features of your home or business. We can use your existing holiday decorations or purchase new decorations

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 "Decorating the Holidays One Season At A Time"

July 20, 2012

Peggy Johnson Redesign + More


Meet Peggy Johnson co-founder of Redesign + More I have always had a passion for decorating. I learned the basic concept of Interior Redesign and Real Estate Staging through hands on experience, training and certification. I can create a room that not only functions well but also shows the home owners personality. My previous career in corporate management, recruiting and sales has helped prepare me for working with clients, budgets and meeting tight deadlines. 


I am certified & licensed in Real Estate Staging, Interior Redesign, One Day Decorating and Interior Design. My goal is to create timeless designs, affordable redesigns and display beautiful spacious staged homes.

Peggy Johnson, Linda Oliver and Nicki Winters are Professionals who provide Interior Design, Interior Room Redesign and Real Estate Home Staging Services in Charlotte NC, including Concord, Davidson, Belmont, Lake Norman, Statesville, Mooresville, Hickory, Winston Salem North Carolina & South Carolina.

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July 17, 2012

Home Staging To Sell Redesign + More

This home was staged by Redesign + More the staging was completed on a Friday afternoon and had 3 showings over the weekend.. By Monday an offer was made and the home was sold after being on the market only 3 days.




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July 14, 2012

Welcome Spring: Longer Days, Cleaner Home


Spring Into Action With a Clean Sweep of Your Home
By Craig Tomashoff, Contributor

When you think of the four seasons, certain images immediately come to mind. For summer, it’s barbecue grills, swimming pools and lawnmowers. For fall, it’s pumpkins, turkeys and footballs. Winter is hot chocolate, snowmen and stockings. And spring? How about buckets, brushes and a mop? While the season is a sign of new birth, it's also when most people take the time to clean up.

“It’s a good thing to get in the habit of," said Newell Turner, editor-in-chief of "House Beautiful." "It’s out with the old, in with the new, a fresh start. Spring connotes all those things.”

Brightening Things Up Inside


For centuries, spring has been the season for cleaning. In Chinese culture, they have traditionally swept their floors and cleaned out their houses to purge any bad luck and prepare for the coming of a new year. According to Jewish lore, Passover is a time to clear out the home of all leavened products. This led to a full spring cleaning of the home.

Meanwhile, in America, the idea of spring cleaning has become a tradition for very practical reasons. The cold and darkness that trapped you in your house all winter fade away and are replaced by longer days and warmer weather.

“Spring cleaning is psychologically important,” said Danny Lipford, a veteran remodeling contractor and frequent contributor to CBS’ "The Early Show." “We’re ingrained with the idea of cleaning up once we’re unleashed from the house in the spring.”

For Peggy Johnson, a North Carolina-based specialist in budget-friendly redesign, spring cleaning is more than just tidying things up. It’s about change and shaking things up for a whole new look around the house that suits the spirit of the season. For instance, she suggests using bright baskets rather than plastic containers to organize items like newspapers and keepsakes. It’s a way to clean up and “create texture, as well as adding another element to the room, something fun.”

If your cleaning is mostly about changing the look of your place, it does not have to be expensive. Something as simple as moving artwork to different walls can give your home a different look.

“Rearranging your furniture is good,” Johnson said. “Or you can take that large, dark piece you have and give it a light-colored paint job to make the room feel fresh and clean.”

After all the gray gloominess of winter, painting a chair, table or plant stand a sunny color, or getting new pillows for the sofa, is the perfect way “to do something bright and cheery,” Turner said. “These things elevate the mood of a room, and they aren’t big projects.”

The same goes for the bedroom, where Turner recommends just buying new sheets or a duvet to alter the look of the space. The dining room can get a spring facelift, too. It’s getting brighter outside, so try the same inside by doing what Johnson likes to do: put a bowl filled with colorful, seasonal fruits like oranges and lemons apples on your dining room table.

While it may be a little more time consuming and expensive, spring is also the best time of year to install ceiling fans.

“Without a doubt, they help you save energy but also have a cooling effect in the summer,” Lipford said. “They can keep fresh air circulating and make a room feel seven or eight degrees cooler. So March or April are the perfect months to install ceiling fans, before the heat of summer sets in.”

The Great, and Clean, Outdoors

As the weather warms up, you know you will leave the windows open to catch a nice breeze. That makes spring the time to free the screens of dust and grime. Lipford creates what he calls “a screen bath" for the job. He fills a watertight object like a kiddie pool with soap and water, then places the screens in the mix.
They only need to soak for several minutes before they're ready to go back in the window.

Spring also offers the first chance in months to get out and spruce up your yard. Lipford suggests starting with improving the curb appeal of your home by working on the first thing you see when you come home and the last thing you see when you leave -- your mailbox.

“Straighten it up, plant a plant there, put some new numbers on it,” he said. “You’re looking at it every day, and with just a little work, you’ll have a big impact.”

Spring is traditionally the time for planting, but you also need to get the soil healthy enough for flowers like the summer hydrangeas. According to Lipford, pH testing kits are cheap and available at most home and garden stores. They’ll let you determine if your yard has an acceptable level of lime to allow plants to thrive. They must be used early in spring so you have plenty of time to improve the situation if your soil isn’t healthy.

“If necessary, you can help by aerating the yard,” Lipford said. “You can rent a machine for $25 or so, and it well help loosen the soil in spring so the grass has more avenues to flourish and not choke.”

The earlier you can start on spring cleaning projects, the longer you’ll have to enjoy your handiwork.

“It’s good to start all this in the spring so you can enjoy the work you’ve done through the fall,” Johnson said. “Do it all now, and you’ll have it behind you.”


Read more: Welcome Spring: Longer Days, Cleaner Home | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/feature_12221718_welcome-spring-longer-days-cleaner-home.html#ixzz21ClAcYm3


March 4, 2012

Peggy Johnson Suggest You Spring into Affordable Home Decorating and Home Staging Services with Redesign + More

Affordable Budget Interior Home Decorating –  We find that many people are looking for ways to save money on home decorating, but they still want a designer look. We have an expert approach to create appealing home décor that compliments your style and stays within your decorating budget. Our Affordable Interior Home Decorating Services is your resource for decorating your home on a budget.

Did you know that one of the easiest affordable ways to create a new look in your home is a paint makeover. Are you missing a warm, cozy and cohesive feel to your homes rooms?  We can help you make decisions on your color selections for both the interior and exterior.

Staged to Sell packages for Vacant and Occupied Real Estate Staging –

Full Service Staging – Professional staging performed for every living space in the home, accessory detailing of all staged rooms and areas, pack & box up items that will be removed for the staging project. Staging includes interior and outside curb appeal.

Key Room Staging – Includes focusing professional staging in the kitchen, dining room, living room, master bedrooms and master bathrooms.

Do It Yourself Real Estate Staging Report (DIY) – Includes both the interior and exterior of the home. The action plan report has detailed information on the condition of the home, home improvement recommendations and home staging solutions.

Customized Flex Package – Our flexible customized staging will do as little or as much as you like. Our team works within your budget and focuses on how to best increase your home staging investment.

Open House Staging – Arriving on the day of your open house, we will help you set the stage for a successful showing. The last minute details and touches can make all the difference.

Residential & Commercial Real Estate Listing Marketing Package – We offer services for marketing your real estate listing, we know that potential residential home & commercial buyers are shopping for listings on the internet. Our team helps market your real estate listing on social and real estate networking sites, we can create a real estate marketing website and blog that helps increase internet visibility. Our business partners include professional experienced photographers trained in capturing great residential & commercial photos and a network of professional contractors.

Redesign + More is a  professional company providing Interior Design, Interior Room Redesign, Real Estate Home Staging and Holiday Decorating Services in Charlotte NC, including Concord, Davidson, Belmont, Lake Norman, Statesville, Mooresville, Hickory,Winston Salem North Carolina & Surrounding Cities in South Carolina.

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