So you have done it. After weeks, months or maybe even years of debate you have decided to jump into the investment property swimming pool and you aren’t quite sure what is in the water. You know the numbers based on your dealings with your Outer Banks Blue Sales agent who has shown you the long and steady historical gain of owning property at the OBX, and the decision was obvious. Congratulations on being an Outer Banks property owner!
Full time residents and visitors alike will agree that the Outer Banks comes alive the second the weather even mildly resembles that of the spring. Children of the neighborhoods congregate and neighbors enjoy conversations sitting on the front porch with the nice breeze. With the spring weather comes spring cleaning. Spring cleaning should not just apply to the interior of the home. The exterior of homes should be considered in the process and a few changes can increase home value and curb appeal. Functional outdoor living space is a trend that is here to stay. Focusing on the outside of your home can not only increase the value, but can also create a wonderful and enjoyable space to entertain and relax all year long. With spring around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider making some changes to the outside of your home.
Whether you live by the beach or just dream about it, you can bring the beach into your home with a few decorating ideas. The underlying theme of a coastal home is comfort. The elegant factor comes from the simplicity and the clean aspects of coastal living.
The neutral color scheme has been ideal, soothing whites and timid taupes. Think white subway tile and Carrara marble and polished chrome or the beige travertine tile with light cabinets. A neutral color scheme has been safe, desirable and resalable for bathrooms for several decades. But is the beige bathroom going out of style?
Gardening on the Outer Banks
The residential backyard is starting to take on a different purpose all over the country. Backyard edible gardening is becoming quite the trend and hopefully will never fade out. They are popping up all over the place from New York City rooftops and balconies to big downtown restaurants hanging on their upcycled wall towers. In Coastal North Carolina, The Outer Banks is no exception.