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October
16

Light Up the Night With Candles From These 8 NE Ohio Shops

Candle Specialty Shops - NE Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

As the days grow shorter, how do you keep your home light and full of cheer? Candles are a perfect solution to stave off winter gloom. With a seemingly endless variety of styles, colors and scents, you can use a different candle each day to suit the occasion, holiday, or mood. Start building your collection at these delightful specialty shops around Northeast Ohio

Cleveland Candle Co.

9516 Diamond Centre Dr., Mentor, OH 44060

 
 
 
 
 
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Brighten your home while showing off your local pride with a purchase from Cleveland Candle Co. Their Cleveland Collection pays tribute to Great Lakes sunsets, Edgewater Park, snow, and other instantly identifiable features of the city. Buy them individually or get all seven in a pre-packaged assortment. Each month, a featured candle is offered at a 20 percent discount. Create your own one-of-a-kind scented candle in-store at the candle bar or via online instruction. All three locations of Cleveland Candle Co., including Coventry and Ohio City, open at 11 a.m. daily.

Happy Thoughts Candles

22935 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, OH 44126

Josh Ruminski, the college student and entrepreneur who founded Happy Thoughts Candles, considers his company to be a social movement. While fighting his own mental health battles, Josh wanted to find a way to help others with their personal struggles. Each product is labeled with a positive saying to generate encouragement and conversation, while 20 percent of the company's proceeds are donated to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Candles come in dozens of refreshing scents, including rainwater, freshly-mown grass, and coffee, that are chosen for their relaxing, therapeutic qualities. Place orders online for pickup or delivery.

The Candle Studio

100 Park Ave., Suite 122, Beachwood, OH 44122

 
 
 
 
 
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Want to boost your green living points? Head to The Candle Studio to make or buy their eco-friendly soy candles. As a source of light that uses no energy, candles are naturally green, but soy burns much cleaner than traditional paraffin. The candle bar is stocked with more than 90 essential oils you can mix and match to create your own personalized scent. You can also use your choice to customize room sprays, body lotions, and other home and body products. If you prefer, shop the extensive inventory of pre-made scented items. The Studio is open Thursday through Sunday and reservations are required. Follow their Facebook page for information about events with their mobile candle pour bar.

Kinfolk Candles

533 Trelake Dr., Canal Fulton, OH 44614

Kim Galley, founder of Kinfolk Candles, proudly invites you to "Come Stick Your Nose in Our Business!" After spending years perfecting the optimum natural soy vegetable wax for container candles, Kim started her at-home business in 1998. The thriving business outgrew the family basement, and Kim moved Kinfolk Manufacturing to a roomier facility in Canal Fulton. Kinfolk's best-selling eight-ounce jar candle comes in 100 scents, with unique and whimsical options such as Chocolate Orchid, Fruit Loops, and Santa's Whiskers. A handy glossary provides helpful definitions of each scent. Follow their Facebook page for information about shops carrying Kinfolk Candles or place an order on their website.

R Classic Elements

1001 W. Main St., Sugarcreek, OH 44681

 
 
 
 
 
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Candles, vases, and other decor items let you give your home a seasonal facelift quickly and inexpensively. Located in the heart of Amish country, R Classic Elements makes it easy by changing their own inventory to correspond with the seasons. In 2010, owner Renee Miller decided to expand the shop's offering by making hand-poured soy candles in her home. Production eventually moved to the shop, and the line was named Shanesville Candles. The jar candles, which come in 8-ounce and 12-ounce sizes,  feature homey scents such as Lush Linen, Zucchini Bread, and Mint Tea. Store hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day but Sunday.

Sweet Dish & Darling

1345 W. 78th St., #2048, Cleveland, OH 44102

In 2009, recent college graduate Sarah Sampsell went to work in her sister's eco-friendly skincare salon. When they couldn't find just the right candles to carry in the salon, Sarah decided to make them herself, and Sweet Dish & Darling was born. The quirky name refers to the original candles, which included a recipe for a "sweet dish." While the recipes are gone, the candles and their trademark burlap packages are still handmade. Candle styles include screw-top jars, enamelware mugs and tumblers, and travel tins. Try the best-selling Sea Salt & Amber or one of the other appealing scents such as Sunday Brunch, with notes of cinnamon, French toast, vanilla bean, and maple syrup. Order online for delivery (free shipping on orders of $75 or more) or select local pickup at their Cleveland workshop.

Wildcrafted Aromatics

8125 Columbia Rd., Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

 
 
 
 
 
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Wildcrafted Aromatics has a goal to ensure all its products as eco-friendly as possible, even after they've been used. Candles are made with eco-soy and beeswax, eco-cotton, hemp wicks, and natural herbal dyes. Many come in reusable jars, tins, and upcycled glasses that may be reused after the candle has burned. Products come with minimal packaging that is 100-percent recyclable. One of their more popular products is the citronella lavender ceramic lamp, handcrafted from Lake Erie clay. Wildcrafted Aromatics is one of the vendors on display at The RIFT, a Cleveland shop showcasing local craftspeople selling homemade and repurposed items. "RIFT" stands for "Repurposed and Intended for Today." Hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily except Sunday, when closing time is 5 p.m. 

Cleveland Coconut Candles

Cleveland is not generally considered a tropical location, but thanks to Tim & Laura Thornton, you can "bring home the beach." Inspired by sights on a trip to the Panama Canal, the couple came up with the concept for Cleveland Coconut Candles. Their signature product is candles poured into half or whole coconut shells sourced from a supplier in Florida. A wide ribbon-style wick creates a tiki-torch effect as the candle burns. The tropical theme is enhanced with scents such as Jamaica Me Crazy, a blend of pineapple, orange, honeydew melon, coconut, jasmine, rum, and vanilla. Many scents are also available as classic jar candles. Order on the website or follow them on Facebook for information about appearances at festivals and other local events. 

The Nose Knows

Scientists tell us smell is our sense most closely linked to memory. What scent takes you back to a special time or event in your life?

July
22

9 Small Businesses for Home Staging Help Around Columbus

Home Staging - Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

We all can agree that Columbus is a wonderful place to call home. Our state capital smack dab in the center of Ohio has everything we could ever want and need. From fantastic parks and restaurants to interesting museums, world-renowned universities, and a diverse cultural influence, Columbus has it all. We're not surprised that so many people want to call The Arch City home too, and if you're looking to sell your house to one of these prospective buyers, these staging companies and interior decorators will help you close the sale!

Staging Spaces

4165 Olentangy Blvd., Columbus, OH 43214

 
 
 
 
 
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The team at Staging Spaces is so talented that they're sure you'll fall back in love with your home's new look! They'll come in and design or refine every space, staging it appropriately to sell to the needs of current buyers in the market. Even though they are "staged" homes, their staging makes buyers feel as comfortable as if they were in their own homes. Staging Spaces treats every home like a mini interior design project and strives to help you achieve a swift and successful sale.

Staging Columbus

5000 Arlington Center Blvd, Columbus, OH 43220

At Staging Columbus, they're all about transformation. Their team understands that every house is one-of-a-kind and that the staging process should be just as unique. Beginning with a home analysis, Staging Columbus will use your goals and budget to create a roadmap to success. These customized plans will address everything from countertops and flooring to small updates and paint colors. With experience transforming spaces from vacant to occupied homes, Staging Columbus can showcase your home when it comes time to sell.

Casa Décor

18 E. Bridge St., Dublin, OH 43017

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With a philosophy to design personalized rooms that meet the client's dreams, Casa Décor is known for their innovative creations. For years, they've redesigned interiors to be functional, stylish, and most importantly, adjustable to the modern-day lifestyle. Let them outfit your home with the furniture and furnishings you need to capture the hearts of diverse buyers.

ReadySet Redesign

908 Mission Hills Ln., Columbus, OH 43235

Interior design services at a flat rate may sound too good to be true, but ReadySet Redesign is ready to dazzle you with their one-day decorating services. It seems like time and budget are always in short supply when selling your home, which is exactly why ReadySet Design helps sellers through this overwhelming process. They specialize in creating uniquely decorated homes based on color palettes, design style, and lifestyle, crafting an unbelievable finished product in only a few hours! Save money, save time, and save yourself a huge hassle in selling your home with ReadySet Design.

Columbus Home Staging

1205 E. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43219

 
 
 
 
 
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Do you want to potentially increase your home sale up to 25 percent? Then trust Columbus Home Staging to save you from the pitfalls of unstaged homes. They can specialize in vacant staging for investment properties and model homes, as well as supplemental staging for those still residing in the home during the listing period. Columbus Home Staging can even provide professional photography services to ensure that your staging looks just as good online as it does in person.

We Decorate Columbus

900 Old Pine Dr., Columbus, OH 43230

When searching for customized décor to stage your home, you want to be stylish yet selective enough to please a wide audience. We Decorate Columbus has the eye and experience for helping you choose the furniture and furnishings that will highlight the beauty and functionality of each room in your home. They'll put together several fully detailed design proposals so you can choose which you believe will give your home the presentation it deserves in its listing.

Snider Metcalf Interior Design

4106 Fairfax Dr., Columbus, OH 43220

 
 
 
 
 
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Snider Metcalf believes that exceptional interior design begins with listening to listening. They'll sit down and hear your home's story, capturing the essence of the environment to beautifully showcase every element. From lighting and plumbing fixtures to artwork and accessories, no area of the home will go unnoticed or untouched. When they're finished, you'll have a picture-perfect interior that will brilliantly adorn your listing and bring buyers in by the droves.

Blue Designs

3040 Riverside Dr. #123, Columbus, OH 43221

When you sell your home, it's the details that truly convince a buyer to make an offer. Blue Designs understands this and ensures that their professional interior design services make the most of your home from floor to ceiling. Although kitchens and bathrooms are their specialties, Blue Designs offers entire room redesigns and whole-home remodeling, including outdoor spaces. No project is too large or small for their team, which is great for homeowners who want to flip their property and instantly list it.  

Fourth Home

1090 W. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43212 

 
 
 
 
 
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Whether you're a design enthusiast or someone who doesn't know the first thing about home staging, Fourth Home is here to help. Obsessed with design, Fourth Home is will provide you with the décor you desire to stage your home with. Their vast collection of furniture, textiles, art, floral, candles, lighting, and home accessories are all handpicked. Something as simple as an elegant chandelier, as welcoming as a comfortable sofa, and as aromatic as a scented candle can engage the senses of your prospective buyers and leave a lasting impression.

Center Stage 

What are some of your favorite interior design tips and tricks? Let us know the best way to stage your home in the comments below!

July
17

Cincinnati: Refresh Your Interiors at These 9 Furniture Stores

Furniture Stores - Cincinnati, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Do you feel like your home could use a refresh? Whether you're just moving into a new home or you've been in the same place for years, the right pieces of furniture can completely change the look and feel of your space. 

Luckily, there are plenty of great furniture stores in the Cincinnati area where you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for. Here are a few of our favorites. 

Design Lab Cincinnati

1401 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

 
 
 
 
 
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For modern and contemporary furniture and lighting, you can't go wrong with Design Lab. This store features a vast collection of curated pieces by designers from around the globe. The items you'll find here are primarily European, although the store also works in collaboration with local galleries and other community organizations.

Here you'll find incredibly unique home decor items to give your space a finishing touch that truly reflects your personality. They also feature artwork and decor by local and national artists. More than just a retail space, Design Lab is also a showroom and full-service interior design studio. 

Algin Retro Furniture

800 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

 
 
 
 
 
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If retro is more your style, you'll love Algin Retro Furniture in downtown Cincinnati. This seven-story furniture store has been family-owned-and-operated for over 50 years. They carry a wide variety of furniture and home items including upcycled items, mid-century modern reproductions, and artwork. Many of the brands they carry come with a lifetime warranty. 

Locals and visitors both love their custom Live Edge Wood line of furniture, called Urban Timber. These tables, shelves, and countertops are made by local artisans from salvaged logs found both in Cincinnati and in Upstate New York. The store also carries paintings, sculptures, and photography by local artists.

Mainly Art Vintage Furnishings

3711 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209

 
 
 
 
 
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One of Cincinnati's top vintage furniture stores, Mainly Art Vintage Furnishings has been in business since 1988. This 10,000 square-foot retail space carries a huge selection of vintage mid-century furniture and lighting that has been acquired from locations all across the United States. They buy, sell, and rent items ranging from the 1930s Art Deco era to pieces from the 40s, 50s, and all the way into the 1970s. 

You won't find any reproductions here. They guarantee that they only carry original items from each time period. 

Voltage

3209 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209

 
 
 
 
 
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Voltage is one of the only furniture stores in the area that specializes almost exclusively in modern, high-end pieces. Here you'll find classic contemporary decor and the latest trends in European furniture.

The two-story, loft-style showroom displays an impressive collection of indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, accessories, and kitchen design. Need some help figuring out exactly what you need? No problem! Voltage's designers will help you with brainstorming your design project, planning out your space, and installation. 

Astute Furnishings

3052 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209

 
 
 
 
 
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Do you have a passion for antique and vintage designer furniture? Astute Furnishings carries a wide selection of items in this category as well as newer designer furniture, collectibles, art, and other decorative objects. Established in 1993, Astute Furnishings is Cincinnati's oldest furniture design business. It's conveniently located in the heart of Oakley Square and offers competitive pricing that you're sure to love. 

Every Now & Then Antique Furniture Mall

430 W. Benson St., Reading, OH 45215

You never know what you're going to find when you pay a visit to Every Now & Then Antique Furniture Mall. This family-owned-and-operated business has been located in the area since 1976. Here you'll find three stories of antique pieces, including mirrors, chests, bedroom sets, china cabinets, tables and chairs, armoires, and more. All of the pieces are extremely high quality and are priced at a fraction of what you would pay for brand-new furniture. 

If you're planning to replace some of your current furniture pieces, you may also want to ask if they're interested in purchasing them or making a trade. You could walk in with your old couch and walk out with some amazing new decor! 

Cincinnati Open Box Outlet

6252 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211

 
 
 
 
 
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If you're interested in acquiring new furniture at deeply discounted prices, then you'll want to head over to Cincinnati Open Box Outlet. The owners of this store acquire furniture from overstock and liquidation from online retailers. They carry many pieces from nationally known brands, including Ashley Furniture. 

This family-owned-and-operated company has been open since 2017. They personally assemble almost every item they purchase to make sure it's exactly as it's supposed to be, then place it on their showroom floor at a super-steep discount. This sales model makes new, comfortable furniture accessible to just about everyone. 

YesterYears Used Furniture

1841 Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239

YesterYears Used Furniture carries an ever-changing stock of previously-owned furniture and decor. When you shop here, you'll want to come ready to buy because once an item is gone, it's gone forever. 

You can expect to find all kinds of furniture from sofas to tables and every style from antique to contemporary. In addition to furniture, this shop carries collectibles, pottery, stained glass, mirrors, wall art, lamps, bar signs, neon lights, and more.

They're also always buying used items. This is the perfect opportunity for you to sell the collectibles, decor, or gently used furniture that no longer suits you and get some fast cash to help pay for your new things. 

Leftcoast Modern

1202 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

 
 
 
 
 
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Another great option for mid-century modern furniture and decor, Leftcoast Modern carries both furniture and artwork. All of the pieces are carefully curated and constantly rotating. Here you'll find a wide assortment of brand-name items like Eames and Broyhill Brasilia furniture, Kaj Franck and Cathrineholm dishes, and Aldo Londi pottery.

This is one of the largest modern furniture stores in the Cincinnati area, making it a "must" on your furniture shopping list. They also buy, sell, and trade, so you're sure to find something unique and interesting every time you visit! 

Shop Like a Pro!

Which of these great local furniture stores will you visit first? 

May
26

This Local Interior Designer Creates Homes as Unique As You Are

Just over a year ago. Husband-and-wife duo Amanda and Matt Whited decided to pursue a dream with Bell Station, specializing in design, decor and woodwork. Amanda, who previously worked as a corporate graphic designer for 13 years, developed a knack for painting murals as well as carefully choosing home decor, and decided to transfer her artistic talent into a passion project.   Matt and Amanda work together on their projects from start to finish, with Amanda as the creative lead and Matt working as the in-house woodworker and furniture-maker. They believe that a bit of creativity and design go a long way when turning a house into a home, and that the style should be reflective of who lives there. Amanda listens carefully to her clients and their preferences before making a plan, and of course they weigh in along the way. As for her inspiration? She says she can find it almost anywhere. "I once designed a room based on a tissue box," she explains. While each of Bell Station's projects are unique, they have one thing in common — careful craftsmanship. From color palette and proportion to wall hangings and lighting fixtures, each room is methodically put together. It's like each room is an art project reflective of its inhabitants. The couple's farmhouse in Stoutsville, Ohio, is a brilliant showcase of their design skills. The house is a new build on a 35 acre mini-farm that once belonged to Amanda's great grandfather — it doesn't get more charming than that! We spoke to her about the project, including her inspiration and the details you'll find throughout. Cutler: What were you aiming to accomplish with this project? Amanda: Our budget definitely drove the project. We wanted a fresh farmhouse style. Things always go a little bohemian when I'm decorating for myself. I like the farmhouse/boho combination. C: How did you choose the color palette for this project? A: Black and white are clean and timeless. I love the current teal/turquoise trend so I used those color accents. C: Who painted that gorgeous mural? A: I painted the mural in what we call the "art room". It's really my office, where I work on design and paintings. I like having whimsical little surprises in our home, like tacking a tree branch to the wall. C: What are the wooden elements you created in this project? Can you tell us a bit about them? A: Matt is a furniture maker. He built several pieces for the house. The master bath vanity we built uses wood from a fallen hog barn on the property. C: What Bell Station decor tips are you willing to share with our readers? A:  In the words of Billy Baldwin, "Stick to what you love — an honest room never goes out of style". Looking to revamp your house anytime soon? Bell Station offers the chance to test out their services with digital design boards. You send in the measurements and photos of the space you want designed, and they'll send back a full digital design complete with a color scheme, furniture placement, and a shopping list for home decor items. It's a risk-free way to test out their services, but we're sure you'll be impressed with the result!
March
21

8 Home DIY Projects from Ohio Bloggers

Your home is your haven, but it's also your creative space — an extension of your tastes and personality. But when you're looking to spruce up a certain room or give your entire home a new look, things can get pricey quickly. DIY projects are a great alternative because you can add a unique flair while saving some serious cash.

We know that you have ideas of your own you're dying to try, but before you get started, check out these fun and crafty projects from local Ohio bloggers. You never know when inspiration might strike!

DIY Floating Wood Vanity and Scrap Wood Mirror

Via Infarrantly Creative

Home DIY Projects | DIY Floating Wood Vanity and Scrap Wood Mirror

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Looking to give the guest bathroom (or your own) a woodsy refresh? This DIY vanity and mirror is surprisingly easy, and can be made with the extra scrap wood hanging around in your garage or backyard — the more weathered, the better! We're also in love with the unique pipe towel rack.

DIY Industrial Pipe Shelves

Via House of Hawthornes

Home DIY Projects | DIY Industrial Pipe Shelves

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Need some shelves to go with that scrap wood vanity? Or just a fun place to rest your trinkets? These industrial-inspired shelves are cool and practical at the same time, and they don't take a huge amount of time or effort. But don't take our word for it, see the tutorial here.

DIY Rustic Buffet Table

Via Homemade by Carmona

Home DIY Projects | DIY Rustic Buffet Table

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This buffet table is the perfect resting place for picture frames, books and other decorative knick-knacks, but could also be used as a customized TV stand, a kitchen island or an entryway table. "...It will last so much longer than anything you could buy in a store," says blog owner Carmona. We believe it!

DIY Kitchen Herb Garden

Via At Home on the Bay

Home DIY Projects | DIY Kitchen Herb Garden

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This short and sweet blog details how to make your own kitchen herb garden in an old bread box. The result is simple, adorable and oh so useful — and the wooden labels add a fun, rustic touch.  You could also use the same repurposed planter to house succulents or decorate an outdoor garden!

Repurposed Headboard French Bench

Via Designed Decor

Home DIY Projects | Repurposed Headboard French Bench

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Having a bench in your hallway, entryway or on an outdoor patio is certainly a nice touch — so why not make one yourself with that old headboard you're not using anymore? It's a much better home than the junkyard. We are loving the vintage French accents on this one. As a side note, we also love this repurposed chair shelf!

Add a Weathered Look to Furniture With Liming Wax

Via Bespoke Studio

Home DIY Projects | Add a Weathered Look to Furniture With Liming Wax

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Kathleen from Bespoke Studio has mastered the art of repainting furniture, which is mostly what her blog is dedicated to. We were particularly drawn to this tutorial, which details how to add a unique and weathered look to any wooden furniture piece using liming wax. The opportunities for reinvention are endless!

DIY Corner Fireplace Mantle

Via Snazzy Little Things

Home DIY Projects | DIY Corner Fireplace Mantle

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You don't actually need a fireplace to install this gorgeous DIY corner mantle — in fact, this couple used theirs as a cozy little doghouse. Either way, you'll add ambiance to the room, value to your house and have a fun little daytime project to boot. This is one we can't wait to tackle.

DIY Pallet Outdoor Bar

Via On Sutton Place

Home DIY Projects | DIY Pallet Outdoor Bar

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Sturdy yet stylish, this outdoor bar certainly packs a punch. If you love to entertain guests outside in the summer, or simply love grabbing a refreshment for yourself while relaxing on the patio, this thrifty addition is a must.

Happy Crafting!

March
15

Luck of the Irish and Other Ways to Bring Good Luck for Home Sellers!

Good Luck for Home Sellers Want to boost the chances of your house selling quickly? Most Realtors will tell you the best way to do so is price your home appropriately. But it can be fun to go the extra mile and try to boost your luck with superstitions that have been passed down over the years. St. Joseph Statue The St. Joe's statue ranks as one of the most pervasive real estate good luck charms. Legend has it that burying a small statue of the patron saint of carpenters upside down in the lawn or garden of the home—while also saying a daily prayer— will help sellers move their home quickly and at a good price. The tactic is popular among Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Citrine Stones Other sellers turn to crystals for help with selling. Also known as "The Merchant's Stone," citrine is a golden-hued crystal rumored to attract good fortune to the people around it. Try placing a few citrine stones in a decorative bowl. Feng Shui Increase your home's positivity using traditional feng shui techniques. Energy enters through the front door, so start by perking up the front entrance with new paint, a new welcome mat and a few plants. Make sure the main foyer is as open and spacious as possible, as well—buyers will often make a decision the moment they step inside the house. Numerology Legend has it that luck in real estate comes from the last non-zero digit of the sale price. And according to Chinese numerology, the number 8 is considered to be lucky (while the number 4 is unlucky!). Therefore, consider listing your home for a price of, say, $178,000 or $308,000—and stay away from anything involving a 4! Smudging Some sellers swear by clearing out any negative energy that may be preventing buyers from falling in love with your home. To do so, purchase a smudging stick made of dried sage, found online or at spiritual shops. To complete the smudging ceremony, open a window to allow the negative energy to exit, then light the sage on fire, blow out the flames, and carry the smoking sage into each room in the house. Of course, we recommend a marketing strategy and plan organized by a Cutler Realtor, but a little luck is always welcome. :)
February
24

Stow New Look Celebration!

Ribbon Cutting at Stow "New Look" Celebration Following the trend of making 2017 the best year yet, Cutler set its sights on Stow as we continue the remodeling project of our offices in Northeast Ohio! Our Stow office celebrated earlier this month its "New Look"!  Realtors, Staff, Family, and Friends attended the celebration. Although the weather outside was cold and snowy, inside the office was filled with excitement, warm welcomes and hugs as guests were welcomed into a modern, open concept work space.   Realtor Work/Training Area!  Shirley Chimento, the Stow office manager, spent the evening in conversation with many visitors, excitedly talking about the much anticipated "new look" of the office. The renovation of this office started in Mid-December of 2016, since then a lot has changed. Most noticeably, there are no more cubicles to be found anywhere in this office. Now, Realtors are able to work together in an open, creative environment!  The Entrance of the Office The hors d'oeurves and desserts were provided by two local businesses in Stow Ohio. A delectable arrangement of stuffed mushrooms, grilled veggies and probably the best meatballs you'll ever eat were catered by family owned and operated, Kirbie's Meats and Catering. And please, do not even get us started on the desserts provided by Custom Cake Creations! Mini cupcakes, sugar cookies, lemon tarts, snickerdoodles satisfied even the sweetest of sweet tooth! We extend our gratitude to these wonderful local businesses! Our Stow office is located at 3653 Darrow Road Stow, Ohio 44224 and is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. To view more photos from the event, check out the Facebook Album Cheers to our New Stow office!
February
22

Home Staging Finishing Touches In Time For Spring

Home Staging Finishing Touches You know the drill. You have listed your home for sale and now it's time to stage and beautify the rooms to attract a buyer to make an offer. After much of the de-cluttering process and organizing has been completed, you need to make your home feel warm and inviting for open houses and showings. These simple floral projects will put the finishing touches on your staging process and draw buyers into your home. Spruce Up The Entry First impressions are everything, so start with your front door. For as little as $10 and a little hot glue, you can craft an inviting, seasonal wreath that will welcome your guests to their future home. Roll Out The Welcome Mat In your entryway, pick up a neutral rug and showcase it with a green, hardy houseplant, such as an Areca Palm or Peace Lily. Set Up the Dining Room for a Celebration Set the table and include a silk floral centerpiece that complements the rest of the dining room décor. Help your buyers imagine hosting their family and friends for the next holiday. Sprinkle Life All Around Add small living plants and flowers all around your home. In the bathrooms, add a small succulent or single bud vase to display a colorful daisy or carnation. In the kitchen, place a small ivy plant in the windowsill. Adding little elements of living things around the home will be noticed. Arrange a Decorative Vignette Make it cozy and inviting! In your home office or master bedroom, group a few items together on top of a dresser or bookshelf. Include bright colored vases, a homemade terrarium, books, lanterns and more. For balance, group things in odd numbers and in varying shapes and sizes. Remember, a little goes a long way. Don't clutter any surfaces just add elements of life and color and get ready to negotiate your sale. 

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