Easy Ways To Increase Your Storage

One of the biggest things people look for in a home or are always trying to improve on is their storage space. We found a few ways to increase that storage space in little and big ways.

So if your one of those worried about where to put all those darn kids toys, or store those big blankets, never fear creative solutions are here!

Basket Case


One of the easiest ways we found to have good looking storage solutions is buckets and baskets. These can be placed almost anywhere and not look out of place, and in many cases help the look of a room.

However we found something that surprised us was using metal buckets as a storage saver. Layer on some bright contact paper and hang a bucket from a door hook for easy and convenient storage.

Pantry perfection


Make better use of space in your pantry and cupboards by getting rid of bulky packaging. Clear canisters let you see when you’re running low on staples; just make sure to keep the cooking instructions with the food.

Bedside bins


With lots of blankets and bulky sweaters it’s hard to find places for it all. A shelf on a bench at the foot of the bed holds blankets and other nighttime necessities. If you have an old dresser that you were thinking about getting rid of. Attach wheels to the bottom and use the drawers as under bed storage drawers.

Loft Bed Storage


141863456981955249_mdcagKsm_bWe found several loft beds with build in storage underneath making super cute kids rooms!

Magnetic Cups


Use old tins as small storage savers by attaching magnets and putting them on your fridge

Stair Storage


People have shown some creative ways to use the space under stairs for their storage needs. Why not turn the whole landing into a space to put a blanket? Or pull out shelves.

If you have ideas of your own you’d like to share please post on our Facebook or Twitter!


5 Ways to Add Curb Appeal

If your home’s curb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone — including potential homebuyers — will want to see what’s inside. Check out these simple, low-cost improvements that you can do in a day, a week, or a month.

1. Install outdoor lighting

stylish outdoor lighting

stylish outdoor lighting

Low-voltage landscape lighting makes a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal while also providing safety and security. Fixtures can add accent lighting to trees or the house or can illuminate a walking path. If you aren’t able to use lights that require wiring, install solar fixtures (but understand that their light levels are not as bright or as reliable).

2. Build a Walkway

Well-designed walkways make your home feel warm and inviting. For a dramatic improvement to a straight concrete path, replace it with a contoured one made of stone or brick. For a less radical upgrade, apply a colored concrete resurfacer to the old walkway, then edge with brick or stone borders. Brick pavers offer traditional, classic beauty to the landscape of any home.


3. Dress up the driveway

driveway-garageIf your driveway is cracked or stained or has vegetation sprouting from it, you can upgrade it without doing a complete redo. First repair the cracks and stains (and kill the weeds), then dress it up by staining the concrete or affixing flagstones. If you need more room to move your car or park, add stone, brick, or pavers to the sides of the drive to widen it with flair.

4. Create Symmetry

Symmetry is not only pleasing to the eye, it’s also the simplest to arrange. Symmetrical compositions of light fixtures and front-door accents create welcoming entryways. This door is flanked by two sidelights. The black lantern-style sconces not only safely guide visitors to the door, but also coordinate with the black door and urns.


5. Dress up the front door

Smith Hawken Traditional_Front_Door_Decor-prvYour home’s front entry is the focal point of its curb appeal. Make a statement by giving your front door a blast of colour with paint or by installing a custom wood door. Clean off any dirty spots around the knob, and use metal polish on the door fixtures. Your entry should also reflect the home’s interior, so choose a swag or a wreath that reflects your personal style.

Adapted from: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/exteriors/curb-appeal/ways-to-add-curb-appeal/#page=3

Here We Go!

Hello everyone and welcome to the new blog created by Century 21 Townsman.

We hope you all enjoy reading as we go through tips, tricks, advice, and anecdotes given by our real-estate team.

We won’t be posting just as real-estate agents, we will also be posting as home owners, going through what has worked for us from simple things like scuffs on a floor, to big things like renovations.

We would also love to give our readers the inside look into our community and the gems it holds!

As we go through all of our posts we encourage you to comment with all of your own tips, advice and stories you have so we can pass them along!

Happy Reading!