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Interior Redesign Tips in Boca Raton- TV Screen Size vs Viewing Distance..How to Choose!

Interior Redesign Tips in Boca Raton- TV Screen Size vs Viewing Distance… How to Choose!

Many families are opting to stay in their homes these days rather than try to sell it in our less than perfect market.   And while they’re waiting…they may be contemplating doing some remodeling and updating of their

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homes… either to make it the way they want it while living in it or with the possibility of placing it on the market in a few years.

You’ve decided to update your Family Living area, and in many cases that involves the new big screen television….. just great for Sunday afternoon football games or watching a DVD  on family movie night.

Now here’s where decision time comes… what size television can you buy for the room?It’s natural to want to buy the largest screen that is available for your budget.  But what about

Can we get a larger screen?

Can we get a larger screen?

some other considerations?

Here are a few questions you need to ask:

1. What is the size of your room?

2. Given your current furniture placement, how far will anyone be from the Television screen?    How close will you be?

3.  What style will mesh best with your current furniture?

4.  Will your television be the first thing someone sees when they walk in the room?

According to various sources, the optimal distance for viewing is no closer than 1.5 times the screen size and no further away than 2 times the screen size.

Using this calculation, the suggested distance for a 50″ screen would be no closer than 6.25 feet and no further than 8.3 feet away.

NOTE:  if you are planning on selling your house in the near future, keep in mind that you don’t want to buy a television so large that it dwarfs the room and becomes the focal point. 

Want to fall back in love with your house?
Why not give us a call for a Home Redesign Consultation?

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Kathy Streib



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Interior ReDesign in Boca Raton- Quick and Easy Bathroom Updates

Interior ReDesign in Boca Raton- Quick and Easy Bathroom Updates

This may not be the time to move but you desperately want a change.  Knocking down walls and reworking plumbing in your current home may not be something you or your budget wants to tackle now but nothing says you have to keep everything the same.

Try these easy projects to put the WOW back into your bathroom.

1. Mirrors– most of us have the builder basic 1 big mirror over our vanities.  If you’ve lived in your home long enough you may be seeing some desilvering around the edges.  One of the easiest fixes is to frame your existing mirror.

Measure you mirror and make a trip to your local hardware store.   Pick out some molding… have it cut… stain it if necessary.. and New Mirror!!

You don’t have to frame the whole mirror.. take a look-

Mirror within a Mirror!

2.  Lights-  If your bathroom has the same light fixtures that came with your home it may be time to make a change.  This is especially true if your lights are the long strip with large round bulbs.

Nice but very basic.

New lights can add some pizzaz

3. Fixtures-  This one might require some extra help but is so worth it.  Take a look at your current plumbing fixtures and cabinet pulls.  Going online or to your local hardware store will give you an idea of what’s currently “in”.

New fixtures can make a big difference!

4. Paint- Once you have decided on new mirrors, fixtures and lighting and before you do anything else you will probably want to consider painting.   And, you may want to paint your cabinets.

5. Artwork!  Bathroom art doesn’t have to be about…. bathrooms!  So take down the cute pictures of a little girl sitting on the commode and choose pieces just like you would for the rest of your house.

Pick pieces you like


Put the WOW back into your Bathrooms!

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Kathy Streib

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Interior Redesign Tips in Boca Raton- How Can ReDesign Help Me?

Interior ReDesign Tips for Boca Raton- How Can ReDesign Help Me?

Home Staging is a word that many are already familiar with, thanks to HGTV.   But what is ReDesign and how can it help me?

Unlike Home Staging Interior ReDesign is guided by what YOU want from your home; in Home Staging, our guide is based on what potential Buyers want… what is important to them.

With many Homeowners opting to stay in their current homes rather than move to something  newer, larger  or just different… Interior ReDesign can help you put the “WOW” back into your home.  And, in some cases, help you finally like a particular room in your house.

With Interior ReDesign we can:

*Help you figure out just how to place the furniture in your unusually shaped room
*Help you with paint colors that will give your room the look you want.
*Help you put on the Final Touch to a room that’s Almost There!
*Help you bring your house into this century!

To the extent that we can, we’ll work with what you have and make suggestions on accessories or pieces that you may want to add.  If time is tight, we can do the shopping for you.

Take a look:

What to do with this wall?

The wall is now a great focal point

We used columns the homeowner already had, and added a glass top.  Taking art that our client  wanted to feature and adding some smaller accessories… look at what a difference it made.

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Kathy Streib

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