Why We Recommend Every Homeowner Should Have A Verbal Consultation Before Selling

Elizabeth Erin Designs Home Staging, How To, Interior Design, Tips and Tricks

Getting your house ready for today’s real estate market can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! Right now, several homeowners are choosing to list their properties early due to the current “hot” market. Most who were looking to sell their house in a few years, are now looking to sell in a few months. This can put a …

University of Northern Iowa: 2021 Senior Class Portfolio Review

Elizabeth Erin Designs Interior Design, Uncategorized

Back in February, I was asked to assist the seniors at my alma mater, University of Northern Iowa, in their interior design portfolio review and mock interviews. I was thrilled by the consideration my former professor, Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi, so I said yes! I remember going through the same process my senior year in 2017. Several UNI Interior Design alums …

Open Plan Living: A Guide to Ensuring Every Space Reaches its Full Potential

Jodi Peterman How To, Interior Design, New Ideas, Residential, Tips and Tricks

Everyone wants an open floor plan.  A large great room that connects the kitchen, dining room, and living room. It is the perfect setup for entertaining guests around the kitchen island or being able to keep your eyes on the big game while grabbing a quick snack from the fridge. But having that spread of open space can be challenging …

Stunning New Trends That Need to be Considered When Building/Updating Your Home

Jodi Peterman Fresh Finds, Interior Design, New Ideas, Residential, Trending

When creating your dream home, whether it be a new custom build or a renovation to your existing home, there are lots of decisions to be made about the space. What do each of the space look like and how will you use them? What do you want it feel like? How trendy do you want to go?  How do …

Starting a Kitchen Remodeling Project Soon? Grab Tips From This DSM Award Winning Kitchen!

Jodi Peterman Interior Design

We are extremely honored to be nominated for an award in the Large Kitchen Category with DSM Home Design Awards.  The award winners will be announced on March 9th at the DSM Virtual Award night.  Stay in touch with us on Facebook to learn more about our special reveal part at our store!  This project was a labor of love …

Who Needs A Break? Inspiration To Create a Spa-like Master Bedroom!

Jodi Peterman Fresh Finds, Fun Rooms, New Ideas, Residential, Tips and Tricks, Trending, Uncategorized

As I am asking this question, I am raising my hands, waving high in the air, and jumping up and down screaming – me, me! I know I am not the only one who needs a place to retreat to and recharge from this crazy day, week, month and year. This, coupled with the fact that we are around our …

Katie’s Corner – How To Successfully Sell Your Home

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When staging your property you need to focus on the overarching goal, to get this property sold for the most amount of money in the least amount of time! All personal feelings and preferences have to be put aside. Remember that once you decide to sell it is not your home, it is a property.     First and foremost, buyer’s look …

Get Control Of Your Budget Now, Take Advantage of the EED Process!

rebel How To, New Ideas, Residential

We at Elizabeth Erin Designs see a missed opportunity in the construction industry – whether you have a remodel or a new construction project.  Typically, you are working off average allowances for your design finish selections.   With these allowances, you are working on one selection at a time and not the whole project.  Making one selection at a time …

Katie’s Corner – Staging From All Four Corners

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During the staging process we are constantly thinking about the end result. How is this piece of furniture going to tie into the function of the space? Will this window treatment keep the room light and bright? There are many principles of design to keep in mind. To start stand in each corner and locate the best feature of the …

How to Make Your Home Stand Out During a Virtual Tour

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The real estate industry has been shifting to a digital landscape over the years, but no one expected the digital revolution to happen so quickly. We’re seeing the effects of COVID-19 on the US housing market, stay-at-home orders have brought most traditional open houses to a temporary halt, and in-person showings few and far between. But if you’re looking to sell your …