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Must Have Elements for the Perfect Guest Room

by Scott and Tammy Watson

When you travel, no matter where you stay, it's always nice to enjoy the comforts of home plus a few little luxuries as well. If you're expecting guests this fall, why not spoil them by creating a guest room worthy of a five-star hotel? Plus, the better prepared you are, the less they'll be inclined to track you down for towels and toiletries. Even if no one is stopping by, putting together a stunning guest space will add to the overall charm of your home. If you're considering selling, staging it perfectly allows would-be buyers to see themselves as the consummate hosts. Let's take a look at some of the amenities you can add to make guests feel right at home, but be warned: They may never want to leave!

Comfortable bedding

If your guests are too warm, too cold or sleeping on an old saggy mattress adorned with lumpy pillows, chances are you're going to hear about it first thing the following morning -- if not sooner. Supplying comfortable bedding and piles of fluffy pillows makes all the difference when it comes to getting a good night's sleep. Remember this: Great rest equals happy guest.

Drawer space

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Rather than keep their clothing crammed into a suitcase, let your temporary boarders spread out and look their best by clearing some drawer space. If you've got room in that closet, encourage them to hang up their ensembles, which could prevent you from having to drag out the old ironing board.

Good lighting

Wall sconces or side table lamps give your guests an opportunity to read in bed or move about the room in the middle of the night without fear of tripping in their unfamiliar surroundings.

Luggage rack

A luggage stand is a back-saving amenity that keeps the suitcase off the bed or floor yet in an easy-to-reach spot. If you don't have drawer or closet space, this is a great alternative.

Linens & a lil' extra

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Fresh, fluffy towels transform your bath into a veritable spa. Compiling a basket of toiletries is not only thoughtful but helpful in the off chance that your guests have forgotten something. Magazines and other reading material provide a relaxing activity should they have a bit of down time.

Tech tips

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Chances are your pals may need to get online at some point during their visit. Placing your Wifi password in an easy-to-see spot is a big help. Having an extra phone charger handy is another gesture they might appreciate. If you have an alarm on your home or a code to get in through the garage, make sure your guests have access to those as well. If your TV remotes are complicated, leave an index card with explicit instructions so they can tune in without troubling you.

Fresh flowers

No matter what season it is, you're sure to find something in bloom that will add the perfect pop of color and show your visitors that you want their stay to be extra special. It's these small touches that people remember.

Window treatments

If your guest room is a space you rarely use, you may have neglected the windows. But privacy is important and it'll make your lodgers more comfortable if they don't feel like they're in a fishbowl. Plus, unless you want to hear them padding around at dawn it's a good idea to keep the room darkened.

As the holidays are quickly approaching, many of us will be hosting friends & family from out of town.  Get those guest rooms up to snuff and if you are runing out of room to entertain then a GroupWatson agent can find  you the perfect to home that has room to spare.

Call or Email a GroupWatson Specialist today!

Dial 972-370-1775 today for more details of how we can help you with your next real estate transaction!

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5 Decorating Tips To Get Your Home Summer Ready

by Scott and Tammy Watson

Summer is one of the best times of the year. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and the mood is more fun and cheerful. If you want to make that fun summer mood part of your everyday experience, you need to bring that summer feeling inside the home. The changing of seasons is a perfect opportunity to switch up your decor and give your home a new, fresh feel - and summer is no different. Before summer is in full swing, you'll want to take full stock of your decor and look for opportunities to change your style to reflect the mood of the summer. Here are five decorating tips to get your home ready for the summer:

1. Ditch the dark

Dark, deep colors like burgundy are a great fit for the colder months, but when the temperatures start to rise, they can feel out of place in the sunny weather. When the weather starts to get warmer, ditch your darks and replace them with light, summery tones that are a better match for the season. There's no need to completely overhaul everything you own; they key is to bring that summer lightness into each room. If you have dark furniture, lighten them up with lighter toned pillows or a throw. Repaint darker rooms to create a lighter feel or, if you want to keep your walls the same color, use art to lighten up the space.

2. Bring life to your rooms

There's no better time to incorporate fresh flowers and greenery into your home than in the summer. Nurseries and farmers markets are full of fresh, seasonal flowers and plants, and they're an easy and affordable way to liven up your kitchen, backyard or any room in your home. Put a bouquet of fresh flowers on the nightstand to add an elegant touch of summer to the bedroom. Line the path leading to your front door with seasonal potted plants to add summer-centric curb appeal. Hang a few plants in your kitchen for a refreshing ambiance while you cook your summer dishes.

3. Create a bar station

Summer is a great time for BBQs, which means you'll likely be whipping up summer cocktails to go along with your dishes. A bar station is a great way to keep all of your summer cocktail ingredients organized and adds visual interest to a patio or dining room. You can either buy a bar cart or re-purpose an unused table. Stock the station with alcohol bottles, mixers and garnishes (don't forget to include options for friends or family who don't drink!). Arrange the items in a visually appealing way and string lights across the top to add ambiance for late night cocktails.

4. Create an outdoor space

During the colder months, you were likely happy to spend the majority of your time indoors. But as the temperatures rise, you and your family will likely be tempted to get outside and spend as much time enjoying the sunshine and lovely weather as possible. But if you don't have an outdoor space to enjoy, it can be difficult to spend as much time outside as you'd like. Redecorate your patio and make sure there's plenty of seating options for your family and friends. Add a few comfy chairs to your front porch so you can sit and enjoy the sunset. Landscape your property to ensure it's primed and ready for your summer guests. The more effort and thought you put into your outside space, the better you'll be able to enjoy your outdoor time this summer.

5. Fill up your fireplace

Chances are, your fireplace isn't going to see much action this summer. So why not use the warmer months as an opportunity to step outside of the box and use the interior of your fireplace for decor? You can fill your fireplace with anything that adds visual interest, like flowers, pieces of decor, a sculpture or even a painting.Using your fireplace in this way adds an unexpected and sophisticated design touch that will quickly become the conversation piece of your living room. With these five tips, your home will feel ready to take on all the summer months have in store. So get decorating and get outside to enjoy that sunshine!

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PROPERTY DETAILS
$790,000
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 13576094
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Partial Baths: 1
Sq ft: 4105
Lot Size: 1
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Fantastic Single Story Custom Home on Private 1 Acre Cul-De-Sac Lot with Diving Pool & Expansive Tree Line Views. 4 Bdrms, 3.5 Baths, 4 Car Gar + Study & Gameroom. New Int Paint. Refinished Hand Scraped Wood Floors, Barrel Vaulted Entry, Lge Living Rm w'Stone Gas Log FP. Gourmet Island Kitchen has SS Appls, Upgraded Cabs, 5 Burner Gas Cooktp, Double Convection Ovens, Trash Compactor, Warming Drawer & Granite Counters. Master Suite has Sep Vanities, Granite Ctrs, 2 Closets, Lge Steam Shower, Jetted Tub & Access to the Study. Secondary Bdrms have Built Ins & Walk In Closets. Garage is Insulated & Air Conditioned. Stairway to Floored Attic Space over the Garage, Wired & Could be Converted to Addl Living Space.

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Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville 75056

Phone: 214-682-7002
Fax: 214-522-5519
http://www.groupwatson.com/
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Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville TX 75056
214-682-7002
972-370-1775
Fax: 214-522-5519