Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Color Psychology for Home Staging or Decor



Do you like one color over another? Do you feel one way over another when you see a color? How about do you have trouble choosing a color?

Whether your selling your home or staying put this video is for you to help discover the perfect colors to use in your home....we're talking about the pyshcology used behind color. There are so many colors to choose from just look at this giant paint index I found in May 2015 HGTV magazine. These are some of the popular colors being used in the home today. I love them all!!!

So, the psychology of color is based on the mental and emotional effects it has on a person and this is important to get right in your home because the colors surrounding you can have direct effect on your mood and affect decisions made everyday.

As you may already know there are warm colors and cool colors to choose from. Warm colors can instantly grab someone's attention. Red can raise someone's heart rate and make someone more accurate when it comes paying attention to details. Trying using this color to direct a buyer's eye to a positive feature in your home.

Yellow can instantly lift someone's spirits and make a house feel warm and inviting, however, a little goes a long way try using it as gold accents in your decor or use yellow pops of flowers, pillows or curtains in a dark room to cheer up the space.

Cool colors can make a room more relaxing and are great to use in certain areas of the home. Blue is a soothing color and should be used to create a calming bedroom or spa like bathroom. Just make sure to pick the right shade some blues can actually make a room feel cold and uninviting.

Greens also have there spot on the color wheel as providing balance. This color reminds many of nature so it can be used as neutral, it's a refreshing color that also promotes wealth. Try adding greenery, around your home to bring life into the space. You can paint a bathroom or living room green to create a tranquil and harmonious space.

Neutral colors are also important to use in a space to break up other colors and let the eye rest. In my home we painted the living room blue and the office yellow, but in between the two rooms i decided to use a neutral color to break up the color palettes while still making the overall space feel cohesive.

Whites can give a space the feeling of innocence, cleanliness and purity...this color is very big to use in contemporary spaces. While black promotes authority,power and strength, be careful though because too much black can becoming depressing, almost devilish and remind some of death.

Don't forget the combo of both these colors, grey is a hot neutral being used right now in homes, it's a timeless color that is pratical and can provide the perfect background for any color.

What is your favorite color in your home? Make sure to tell me in the comment section below and if you haven't done so already, please subscribe to our channel to watch all our color videos. And of course for more hme staging tips to get you one step closer to the closing table be sure to visit our website www.toritoth.com until next time happy selling, decorating and enjoy your color hunt.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

How to Repair a Noisy Toilet



Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new flush valve.

Shopping List for How to Repair a Noisy Toilet:
- Replacement flush valve

Tools List for How to Repair a Noisy Toilet:
- Pliers, for loosening and tightening hex nuts
- Slotted screwdriver and open-end wrench, for removing the tank bolts
- Large sponge or cotton cloth, for sopping up water

Steps for How to Repair a Noisy Toilet:
1. Close the shutoff valve behind the toilet to stop the flow of water.
2. Remove the lid from the toilet tank. Flush the toilet and hold down the flush lever to drain as much water from the tank as possible.
3. Use a large sponge or cotton cloth to sop up the remaining water from inside the tank.
4. Disconnect the water-supply line from the underside of the toilet tank.
5. Use a slotted screwdriver and open-end wrench to remove the two bolts that hold the toilet tank to the bowl.
6. Lift the tank off the bowl and use pliers to remove the large nut on the underside of the tank. Remove the old flush valve from the tank.
7. Install a new flush valve to the tank; securely tighten the mounting nut with pliers.
8. Attach two new brass bolts to the tank.
9. Place the rubber spud gasket onto the bottom of the flush valve, then set the tank onto the toilet bowl.
10. Put washers and hex nuts onto the brass bolts, then alternately tighten the nuts to secure the tank to the bowl. Be careful not to overtighten the nuts or you'll crack the toilet.
11. Reconnect the water-supply line to the underside of the tank.
12. Adjust the flapper chain to the correct length.
13. Turn the water back on and flush the toilet to ensure it's operating properly and quietly. Adjust the flapper and overflow tube, if necessary.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

How to Patch a Lawn With Grass Seed



This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor patch a lawn with grass seed.

Shopping List for Patching a Lawn With Grass Seed:
- Grass seed mixed with coconut-fiber mulch
- Granulated lime, used to amend the soil
- Lawn fertilizer, for promoting strong roots

Tools List for Patching a Lawn With Grass Seed:
- Lawn mower
- Grub hoe, for removing damaged grass and weeds
- Garden hose
- Garden rake, for smoothing the soil
- Wheelbarrow, used to transport material
- Steel edger, for cutting the delineation between the healthy lawn and the lawn patch
- Spading fork, used to loosen the soil

Steps for Patching a Lawn With Grass Seed:
1. Mow the lawn relatively short.
2. Use a grub hoe to remove the damaged grass and weeds, but leave the topsoil.
3. Rake up and remove the excavated lawn debris.
4. Use a steel edger to cut a clean border between the damaged area and the healthy lawn.
5. Stomp down on the edger, then pull back on the handle to loosen the soil. Rake up and remove any remaining lawn debris.
6. Loosen the topsoil with a spading fork. Stick the fork down into the soil, then twist the handle to break up the soil.
7. Add a little granulated lime, and then rake it into the soil.
8. Sprinkle grass seed over the area, applying it 1/8 inch thick.
9. Use a garden hose to lightly moisten the top 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch of soil. Water frequently to keep the soil moist.
10. When it comes time to mow the newly seeded lawn, adjust the mower height to remove no more than one third of the grass.
11. To prevent the mower's wheels from tearing out the newly seeded lawn, don't pivot or turn the mower on the lawn.
12. Collect and bag the clippings; raking them up can damage the new lawn.
13. Apply lawn fertilizer about two weeks after the first mowing.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Why Use SitePro's Services?




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SitePro is dedicated to providing you with valuable information about your new home. We thoroughly inspect all major components of the subject property to expose unknown defects and advise you about future maintenance about your home once the purchase is complete. SitePro will give you the information you require to make an informed decision.