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2022 Bedroom Design Trends for Your Cleveland Home

2022 Bedroom Design Trends for Your Cleveland Home

Looking for ways to improve your Cleveland, Ohio home? Here are some of this year’s most exciting bedroom designs trends to revamp your private sanctuary. Bold colors Bored with beige walls and flooring? It’s time to bring warm, bold colors to the bedroom. Liven up your bedroom with shades of green, orange, or caramel. To… Read More

Update your curb appeal

Update your curb appeal this spring

After the cold of winter, what better way to welcome spring than to enhance your landscaping? You not only get to give your yard much needed post-winter tending, you also get to improve your curb appeal. Curb appeal can significantly increase the value of your home if you put it on the market. But even… Read More

The latest trends in pet-friendly home design

A woman with his Golden Labradoodle dog at home

What’s a better way to welcome the new year than to refresh your home’s decor? If you have pets as part of your household, here are a few trends that will make your home both stylish and incredibly pet-friendly. Cooler floors I love a beautiful hardwood floor, but it can be hard to maintain if… Read More

Cozy Up your Chagrin Falls Home with These Ideas


Staying home for fall? Cozy up your living space with these fall decorating ideas. Make a memorable entrance There’s no better place to start than the front gate and main entry of your home. Create those fall vibes by setting down some carved pumpkins and lanterns on the front porch. You can even set up… Read More

Summer Decor Tips For Your Cleveland Home

Front porch makeover

Summer is well and truly here. This is also excellent time to spruce up your home to give it a more vibrant style. To help you get started, here are five decorating tips you can easily do: Front porch makeover Enjoy summer more by sprucing up your home’s porch. Potted flowers and ornamental plants add… Read More

Tips for Keeping Your Ohio Home Cool This Summer

Ohio Home Cool This Summer

Ready for the summer? Beat the heat with these simple and practical keeps for keeping your Ohio home cool and comfortable. Block the sun Over 40% of summer heat enters your home through open windows. Luckily, shades and blinds can help keep indoor temperatures lower. Block the glare of the sun by closing the blinds,… Read More

Pet-Friendly Plants for Your Cleveland home

Bamboo Plant

Who doesn’t like indoor plants? They can make a room look and feel fresh. But if you have pets, certain kinds of plant material can cause vomiting and gastrointestinal issues. If you’re thinking of buying Cleveland real estate, these houseplants have been deemed safe by the American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA):… Read More

Sell your Ohio home for top-dollar with these helpful tips

Getting the best price possible is the main goal when you’re putting a home on the market. Finding an experienced and knowledgeable agent to work with is often the first step. And while your agent will help you navigate each step of the home selling process, there are some things you can (and should) do… Read More

Budget-friendly ideas to upgrade your Ohio abode

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Thinking of upgrading your home but worried about the cost? Don’t fret—home improvement doesn’t have to break the bank. By carefully choosing what to update, you can get a lot of bang for your buck. To help you get started, we curated the most affordable upgrades that boost the value of real estate in Cleveland,… Read More

Stage your home in time for the spring market season with these tips

cleveland real estate Stage your home in time for the spring market season with these tips

Timing is everything when you’re planning to put your home on the Cleveland real estate market. And while the “right” time to sell depends on a number of factors and circumstances, springtime in Ohio is when demand for homes typically peaks, which makes it a great time to sell a home. Even with low inventory… Read More

Refresh your home with these interior design trends for 2021

2021 Interior Design Trends

This year, give your home a new lease on life by refreshing its look. If you’re looking for inspiration, the Michelle McQuade team has collected the biggest interior design trends for 2021 for you. Discover the styles, color choices, and  upgrades that will shape home designs in the months ahead: Trendsetting colors Interior design enthusiasts… Read More

Bedroom trends to watch for in 2021

Bedroom Trends 2021

Just because you spend most of your time in the bedroom sleeping doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to its design. A well-styled bedroom is more than just a sleeping quarter—it’s a haven and a sanctuary. To spark some inspiration, the team at Michelle McQuade Real Estate compiled the major bedroom trends for 2021:  Discover… Read More

Tips for decluttering the home this fall and winter

decluttering the home

With the cold seasons upon us, you and your family will likely be spending more time indoors. That means you can finally catch up on your decluttering tasks and get your home ready for the holidays. Here are some tips for a stress-free way to spruce up your home. Create a checklist List down the… Read More

Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Home Virus-Free from the CDC and Cleveland Clinic

Cleaning with spray detergent, rubber gloves and dish cloth on work surface

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2019 novel coronavirus or COVID-19 is transmitted primarily when healthy people come in close contact with someone infected who is sneezing or coughing. This is why social distancing is still considered one of the best ways of prevention. But what about the chances of… Read More

Enhance Your Interiors by Bringing the Outdoors into Your Home

Modern scandinavian living room interior - 3d render

With almost everyone spending more time indoors these days, now is the perfect time to look for ways to brighten up your interiors. One of the best ways is to give your home a more natural feel by bringing in the outdoors. Introducing outdoor elements is a great way to add a calmer, more relaxing… Read More

How to Do Spring Cleaning with Kids

Children Helping Parents

Spring cleaning with the whole family doesn’t have to be a chore. There are plenty of fun and creative ways to get your kids involved in the housework. Take a look at these helpful tips below: Assign tasks that are age-appropriate Before giving your kids a task to do, make sure that the task isn’t… Read More

Get That Modern Vibe in Your Home with These 7 Ideas

Modern living room interior with nature view 3d render

No matter what your home’s style is, you can infuse it with a modern vibe with just a few simple changes. Check out these ideas on how you can update your home and give it a contemporary look. Change your lighting fixtures Lighting can significantly define the mood in your home. To give your home… Read More

How to Avoid Common Home Disasters in the Winter

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Winters in Cleveland can get quite lovely, with holiday lights brightening up the snowy landscape, and the brave ones daring the cold for a slew of winter activities. However, temperatures in the metro can get quite chilly, and with that, potential home disasters can’t be far behind. How can you avoid these common winter mishaps?… Read More

Easy home decorating tips for Christmas

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One of the things that can get you in the mood for the holidays is decking out your home with Christmas décor. Before the Christmas carols, the gift giving, and the sumptuous feasts, set the stage for the holidays with these festive decorating ideas: DIY advent calendar – Instead of the usual cardboard boxes, use… Read More

Preparing Your Home for the Winter Months

Thermal insulation, house energy efficiency concept isolated on white

Chagrin Falls, Ohio homes for sale are a great investment, which is why they deserve proper maintenance year round. Much has been said about revitalizing your home after a brutal winter, and while it’s necessary to freshen up your property for the spring season, prevention is just as important. As a top Cleveland Realtor, these… Read More

5 value-boosting home improvement projects for the fall

Fall is more than just the season for apple-picking and taking colorful pictures. It’s also a great time for home improvements. Not only is the fall weather perfect for repairs or renovations, but building materials are also priced lower during this time due to lower demand. Here are 5 value-boosting fall home improvement projects to… Read More

Transform Your Home into an Eco-Friendly Abode

Green homes are the future and in Cleveland, more and more homeowners are transforming their houses into eco-friendly abodes. Take Shaker Heights, for example. In 2018, it was recognized as having the greenest neighborhoods. What did Shaker Heights locals do make their homes eco-friendly? Here are some of the changes they made. Install solar panels…. Read More

Areas to target for spring cleaning

Couple cleaning at home

Winter is gone, the temperature is rising, flowers are blooming, and it’s time to do the annual spring cleaning. I have tips on how you can tackle this ritual, but for this edition, let’s focus on areas that need extra care and attention. Put your gloves on and let’s get started! First Area: The Kitchen… Read More

Furnish your New Home with these Essentials

Moving to a new home, especially if it’s your first, is always an exciting event. To help you make the process easier, I’ve collated the essentials you need that will truly make your house feel like home. To get you started, I’ve divided the items into segments, based on their specific use and the room… Read More

10 DIY projects that would get your Cleveland home ready for fall festivities

Celebrate autumn! These DIY projects reflect the season’s vibrant colors. Here are some ideas to get you started. Create a wreath to celebrate fall. Make it as elaborate or as rustic as you want. 1. Dryer vent pumpkins Go to your local hardware to buy dryer vents in different sizes. Cut them with scissors or… Read More

Childproofing Your Home

Cute Baby Asian girl peering out from her crib

Is your home safe enough for your small child to roam around in? These simple home fixes will help you make sure: 1. Keep harmful items out of reach These are just some of the easiest ways to protect your children from accidents inside the home: Put away small choking hazards such as loose change,… Read More

6 ways to green your home

Green Living

Greening your home offers numerous benefits. It will not only give you considerable cost and energy savings, it will also help enhance your home’s value. Sustainable homes are fast becoming the norm in the US, including in Cleveland. According to the National Association of Home Builders, by the year 2020, the majority of their projects… Read More

10 Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning has become a yearly ritual that you simply can’t skip. Not only does it help make your home feel and look fresh, it also gives you the perfect chance to get rid of old, outdated stuff and make room for brand new ones. While you’ve probably been doing it for years, there’s always… Read More

Revitalizing your Home after Winter

It’s a great time of the year when the gray of winter gives way to the subtle colors of spring. And as the weather starts to warm up around Cleveland, it’s also time to revitalize your home and capture the freshness of the new season. Here are some tips on how to get your home… Read More

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