Welcome to the November 2017 Blog

      Joy Redding Realtor, Broker Associate

Welcome, and thanks for stopping by. I am a former Connecticut resident, now making the West Palm Beach Region my home. Along with my spouse we made this move three years ago, and love it!

I am full of that Realtor alphabet soup, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES. I have earned many honors over the years. But, what is important is the trust and loyality I’ll earn through our relationship that I will forge with you. confidentiality and one on one is my specialty. I can assist you with advice on buying or selling. I will help First time buyers walk through the buying process, and I’m a seasoned REALTOR with over 25 years experience and knowledge to sell any property. I’ve worked in commercial or luxury home, rentals, property management and beachside communities. Oh, by the way I’m never too busy for your referrals.

Remax Prestige Realty

 

Member Referral exchange program

My Pledge To You

As a Realtor in the greater Palm Beach area, My pledge to you is I will be in constant contact, listen carefully to your wants and needs. I can assist you whether a buyer, seller, or renter of Real Estate. I will always keep you abreast of your transaction. Help you understand documents before you sign. I make a commitment to you, my client to protect your privacy and adhere to a strict code of ethics. I am available to service any referrals you can offer me. If you are Buying, Selling, or Renting. I am here for you

Give Joy Redding a ring, Contact me at 561-727-9694.

Joy Redding, Remax Prestige Lake Worth Fl. 33460

Modern-Day Tips for Arranging Your Furniture

Today’s couches are so much more than the three-seater pieces of days past. Sectionals are useful and stylish, and their shape provides a built-in conversation area. Chaises — perfect for lounging — eliminate the need for an ottoman or footstool. Sometimes, though, it can feel challenging to find the best layout for your room. This guide provides solutions for arranging uniquely-shaped sofas comfortably in any space.

Determine the Purpose of the Room

Before you begin experimenting with different furniture layouts, it’s important to consider how you will use the room. Will it feature a television and a media console, or will it be a conversational space with few electronics? Perhaps you are decorating the spare bedroom that will double as a reading room, and you hope to find the best arrangement for a sleeper sofa and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.

Even if you plan to use the space in multiple ways, decide what the primary purpose of the room will be and design your furniture arrangement to best meet these needs. In large spaces and open layouts, don’t be afraid to divide the room into two (or more!) distinct seating areas.

Look at Traffic Flow and Focal Points

Next, think about how you move about the space and the overall flow of the room. Here are some rules of thumb:

  • It’s a good idea to maintain enough space around doorways and entrances. To keep the space feeling open and comfortable, allow for about three feet of walking space along traffic paths. This will help prevent you and your guests from bumping into furniture or walls.
  • Think about where you first want your eye to land as you look around the room. Traditionally, fireplaces or televisions serve as focal points, but sometimes a large window or even a piece of statement wall art can serve that purpose.

Many rooms have multiple focal points, such as a fireplace and a large window, and lend themselves to multiple options. Switch it up to keep things interesting. If you have the space, consider rearranging the room to face the fireplace during winter and your gorgeous view during the summer.

Save Your Back — Use the Computer

Look online for digital room-arrangement programs that allow you to enter the dimensions of your room and existing furniture to help visualize different layouts. Some retailers even offer an interactive app that shows how their products will look in your space.

Prefer pen and paper? Take measurements of your room and all the furniture. Using graph paper, equate one square on the page with one square foot and draw the shape of your room. Then, draw the basic shape of each piece of furniture, again using the one square foot rule. This allows you to rearrange furniture to your heart’s content, without risking scuffed floors, carpet snags or a tired back.

Think Big

Now that you’re ready to arrange your room, you’ll want to start with the biggest piece of furniture: the sofa. Consider these tips:

  • Start by facing your couch towards the focal point of the room, paying attention to the traffic paths and keeping entrances as open as possible. For a sectional sofa, experiment with middle-of-the-room versus against-the-wall placements.Allow at least 6 to 9 inches between the sofa and the wall, as this gives a sense of spaciousness.
  • If the room has a television, think about how you can position the sectional to enjoy the best viewing angle for the screen. (If you don’t have room for a large media center, consider a shallow, space-saving console table to corral electronics, then mount the TV on the wall.)
  • Looking for a spot for a chaise lounge? Try to place it in such a way as to avoid having to walk around it to sit down. The same rule applies for sofas or chairs with extendable recliners.

Consider Your Vibe

You’ve thought about the room’s focal point and traffic flow, but what about how the space makes you feel? Different seating arrangements can affect the ambiance of the room. For example, using symmetrical seating arrangements create a sense of order, while using offset pieces creates energy and visual interest.

In layouts with sectional sofas, balance the weight of the sectional with one or two chairs to provide visual balance and a conversational feel. Chairs on casters allow you to rearrange the room at a moment’s notice, and in small spaces, choose poufs, stools or even folding chairs that you can easily tuck away when they’re not needed.

Add the Finishing Touches

Once you’ve found a seating arrangement that you love, add in the rest of your furniture, such as side tables, coffee tables, and floor and table lamps. Because they have no corners, round side tables allow guests to easily navigate around them, and nesting tables are great space-saving options.

Last, add the finishing touches to round out your room. Throw pillows and blankets provide coziness and layered textures, and an area rug will ground the space and tie the room together.

Events In Palm Beach County

Here are some local family friendly events in our area;

Downtown West Palm Beach

http://wpb.org/Departments/Waterfront/Community-Events

Christmas tree lighting is just around the corner in West Palm Beach

Downtown West Palm Beach Florida Christmas Tree Sandi.

For Business Professionals:

Compass Business Alliance Mixer (monthly)

http://www.compassglcc.com/

Next Meeting Location:

Wednesday, November 29 – 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Compass Community Center for Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
201 N. Dixie Hwy in Lake Worth

 

Click Link Below to get involved!

http://www.compassglcc.com/events/business-mixers/

 

 

If you have a local family event, send it to me Joy@JoyRedding.com