Category Archives: Julie’s Picks

The Best Bets of Smart Home Tech

As the deals roll in for Black Friday and holiday shopping, don’t be lured by fancy price persuasion. What are the coolest and best bets for smart tech innovations in your home? We’ve rounded up some of the “best of” in the smart home category. Best Basic Smart Home Investment Ecobee SmartThermostat This smart thermostat sets itself apart with a remote sensor in the box of the thermostat, allowing you to adjust the temp based on the conditions in another room. Not to mention this... view article »

5 Home Design Questions Answered

As realtors, we hear questions every day on home design updates and trends. What are the most common questions on home design we are hearing now?  Julie Desrochers of Desrochers Real Estate Group shares the answers to 5 common questions she’s been hearing in 2019. Q: I’m remodeling and wondering, should I get black or white windows? Which is better for resale? A: The good news is both black and white windows are “in” as a trend. White windows are a classic and never go... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Easy Home Updates on a Budget

Updating your home can be daunting and expensive. We visited local Minneapolis talk show Twin Cities Live to show some of our favorite affordable home products to make your home look like a million dollars at amazingly affordable prices. Watch the clip and see below for links to the products we highlighted. Lights These bathroom vanity picks look expensive and on-trend, at incredible prices. Loredo 4-Light Vanity Light Polished Chrome Octave 3 Light Updating your hallway and dining room lights is a simple and impactful... view article »

Stylish Gifts for the Home

As spring approaches, gift-giving occasions are endless. Kicking off with Valentine’s Day and going until fall weddings, with engagements, showers, Mother’s Day and house warming parties in-between. We’ve rounded up some great giftable ideas that will not only delight, but look stylish in every home. 1. Celebration Wine Bowl, Mark & Graham Beautiful gift for Valentine’s Day, engagement, wedding or new home. Add class and elegance to their entertaining style with a monogrammed wine bowl. 2. Gallery Wall in a Box, Set of 6-15 Frames, Pottery Barn Whether they’ve wanted to... view article »