Home Staging: Bathrooms and Kitchens Sell

first_imgHome Staging: Bathrooms and Kitchens Sell!A kitchen can sell a house. When you are ready to sell your home, there are simple ways to give the most popular room in the house a new look.Updated light fixtures are a relatively simple, inexpensive way to make a huge impact and freshen up the look of your kitchen.Another easy change is switching knobs and pulls on your kitchen cabinets. You can buy a builder pack of oil-rubbed bronze or brushed nickel knobs and pulls at your major home improvement store for very little money.To brighten and lighten the kitchen, consider painting dark cabinets a cream or light beige color. If you have a lot of wear and tear, re-staining or painting can help fix those problems. Adding the new, updated knobs and pulls will complete the fresh, new look.…and Bathroom UpdatesBathrooms are considered a top selling point for home buyers, second only to the kitchen.On a limited budget, the most important bathroom to tackle is the master bathroom. Buyers are apt to overlook hall baths if the master bath feels clean, fresh and updated.Again, lighting fixtures are the first thing to change out if they are dated.Do you have brassy gold fixtures or do they have round Hollywood style light bulbs? For less than $100 you can add a fixture with a contemporary style and metal finish. If you have brass throughout, switch to oil-rubbed bronze; if you have chrome, switch to brushed nickel. Changing the towel bars to match is also a minimal cost and well worth it.If your bathroom cabinets are outdated, like the kitchen, you can also paint them a fresh color like cream or dark espresso brown. Adding new knobs and pulls has an even bigger impact.Call the experts at Design Smart Home Staging and Redesign for a Home Staging consultation for your home at (360) 480-5810. Facebook45Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Gautam Gambhir calls for a day-night Ranji Trophy final

first_imgAdvertisement lxdNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2m50uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eptlkj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4hWould you ever consider trying this?😱bln57Can your students do this? 🌚fnn8Roller skating! Powered by Firework Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has asked BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to arrange a Ranji Trophy final under the floodlights following India’s successful maiden pink ball Test against Bangladesh at Kolkata. The match saw a massive attendance on the first three days and even tickets for day four was completely sold out in no time.Advertisement “I was at Eden Gardens and the Pink Ball Test was done really well by Sourav Ganguly and his team. There was just enough hype and drama around the game,” Gambhir wrote in a column.Advertisement “I was happy to see that fans’ interest was not compromised. I’d now request Dada to have a Ranji Trophy final with a pink ball.”The left hander also reckons that Virat Kohli should accept Australian skipper Tim Paine’s challenge to play a day-night Test at Adelaide next year. During the 2018-19 tour a pink ball Test was supposed to be held at the South Australian capital but India refused to play that game.Advertisement “I like the way Australia skipper Tim Paine has ‘flighted’ one for India captain Virat Kohli, challenging him to play a day-night fixture on the next tour Down Under. Knowing Virat he is not the one to back out.“And why should he? A day-night Test match between India and Australia at Brisbane or the MCG will be quite a spectacle. And you can trust Aussies to make it a truly memorable game by some smart marketing.“I haven’t seen Virat’s response for Paine but if I was him I would have straight away told him to make some late night babysitting arrangements as we were ready!” he concluded. Advertisementlast_img read more

BUDDING SUPERSTAR UNIQUE BELLA TOWERS OVER RIVALS IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKES; HOLLENDORFER FILLY FOLLOWING IN FOOTSTEPS OF MULTIPLE ECLIPSE CHAMPION STABLEMATE SONGBIRD

first_imgUnique Bella–Mike Smith–124Tap It All–Santiago Gonzalez–120Spooky Woods–Flavien Prat–120Mistressofthenight–Corey Nakatani–120What What What–Rafael Bejarano–120Noted and Quoted–Martin Garcia–124Abel Tasman–Joe Talamo–124First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit http://www.santaanita.com/live-racing/. ABEL TASMAN: Like Unique Bella, she’s on a three-game winning streak as she approaches her first start of 2017.  Owned by her breeder, Clearsky Farms, this Kentucky-bred daughter of Quality Road got an 84 Beyer Speed figure in winning the Starlet and has demonstrated a solid turn of foot in all three victories.  With Joe Talamo set to ride her for the fifth consecutive time, Abel Tasman will have to hope for a lively pace in which someone can engage the favorite early.  With three wins from four starts, she has earnings of $247,860. UNIQUE BELLA: Owned by Don Alberto Stable and ridden in all four of starts by Mike Smith, she’s been heavily favored in three of them, with her only loss coming in her debut going five furlongs here on June 23.  Although pressured by some observers to face males this spring, Hollendorfer has consistently stated that his Pennsylvania-bred filly will remain with her own gender through the April 8 Santa Anita Oaks and on to the Grade I Kentucky Oaks on May 5.  She made her 3-year-old debut in the Grade II, seven furlong Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 8, winning by 7 ½ lengths, and like Songbird, she followed that up with an easy score in the Grade II, one mile Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb. 5, winning by   8 ¾ lengths while having amassed a 26 ½ length collective cushion in her three wins dating back to her maiden triumph at Del Mar on Nov. 26.  With an overall mark of 4-3-1-0, Unique Bella has earnings of $282,400. NOTED AND QUOTED: Idle since well beaten here in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 5, this Florida-bred daughter of The Factor pressed the pace and won the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Chandelier Stakes two starts back on Oct. 1.  Trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Speedway Stable, LLC, she’ll be ridden for the first time by Martin Garcia and could prove a menacing pace presence to Unique Bella.  With two wins from five starts, she has earnings of $259,580. GRADE I WINNER ABEL TASMAN WILL HOPE TO RUN WELL FRESH IN HER 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT THE GRADE III SANTA YSABEL WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 6 of 10 – Approximate post time 3 p.m. PT ARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2017)–Jerry Hollendorfer’s budding superstar filly Unique Bella towers over six rivals in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes, to be contested at a mile and a sixteenth over Santa Anita’s main track.  With the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks set as her next local objective, the flashy grey daughter of Tapit will again be attempting to follow in the footsteps of her two-time Eclipse Award Champion stablemate Songbird, who waltzed home victorious in the 2016 Santa Ysabel en route to victory in the Santa Anita Oaks.Idle since winning the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos Dec. 10, trainer Simon Callaghan’s Abel Tasman seeks her fourth consecutive win in what will be her first encounter with Unique Bella.last_img read more

Nicole Richie charged with misdemeanor DUI

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – Celebri-tant and reality show star Nicole Richie was charged today with misdemeanor drunk driving stemming from her wrongway trip down the Ventura (134) Freeway two months ago, Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said. Richie, 25, is slated to be arraigned Wednesday in Glendale Superior Court, said deputy District Attorney Edwin Greene. She will not have to appear in court. The daughter of singer Lionel Richie and star of “The Simple Life” arrested Dec. 11 after a California Highway Patrol officer said she drove her sport utility vehicle east on the westbound lanes of state Route 134, near the Buena Vista Street exit in Burbank. When officers arrived, they found Richie had stopped in the carpool lane, and she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The district attorney also alleged Richie had a prior misdemeanor DUI conviction in June 2003. last_img read more

Chelsea v Man City: Zouma starts

first_imgKurt Zouma starts for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where Victor Moses again misses out.Moses is still struggling with the toe injury which kept him out of Saturday’s defeat against his former club Crystal Palace, while Nemanja Matic drops to the bench.Meanwhile, skipper Vincent Kompany returns to the starting line-up for Manchester City, who are still without the injured Bacary Sagna.Chelsea: Courtois; Zouma, David Luiz, Cahill; Azpilicueta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard.Subs: Begovic, Ake, Terry, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi.Man City: Caballero, Clichy, Stones, Kompany, Fernandinho, Delph, Sane, Silva, De Bruyne, Navas, Aguero.Subs: Bravo, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Fernando, Toure, Sterling, Nolito.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Dusty Baker always had great power, now his ambitious start-up is creating it

first_imgDusty Baker played for four teams in his 19-year major league baseball career. He managed four others.He was drafted, traded, signed as a free agent, granted free agency, hired and fired. In times of upheaval, he learned to follow the sun.These days that pursuit is both figurative and literal.Baker, who finished his playing career with the A’s, and who has served the Giants as a player, coach, manager and advisor, runs his own team now. The Baker Energy Team — call them the Boys …last_img

10 months ago​FC Cincinnati seeks investors for MLS move

first_imgTagsMLS NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​FC Cincinnati seeks investors for MLS moveby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFC Cincinnati is looking for equity investors to help finance its move to Major League Soccer, reports SportBusiness.The club is looking to raise the capital necessary to fund its ongoing construction plans, which are an estimated $280m (€245m) for a stadium and a new training ground.According to Forbes, the club has hired Raine Group – which has also helped DC United, New York City FC and the upcoming MLS team in Miami – to advise on the transaction. No bids have yet been made but a deal is expected by the end of 2019.”It’s an opportunity to be a part of arguably the most popular team in the market,” says FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding.FC Cincinnati broke ground on its new soccer-specific stadium in the West End community this week. It is expected to be finished by the start of the 2021 MLS season. last_img read more

College Football’s 10 Winningest Teams Of The Last 50 Years

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonWe’re officially two months away from the start of the 2016 college football season. The first Saturday of the ’16 campaign is set for Sept. 3. It’ll be a great one, too, with games like: Alabama-USC, Auburn-Clemson, LSU-Wisconsin, Georgia-North Carolina. In anticipation of the upcoming season, let’s take a look back at what college football has been like over the last 50 years. Which program has won the most games over the past half-century?A program you probably wouldn’t guess. Nebraska has won more games than anyone else over the last 50 years, totaling 476 wins. The Huskers are followed by Oklahoma and Ohio State. Here’s the full top 10:1. Nebraska – 476 2. Oklahoma – 4553. Ohio State – 4504. Penn State – 4395. Michigan, Alabama – 4347. Florida State – 4258. Georgia – 4209. Texas – 41910. USC – 415Most wins, last 50 years (P5): 476- Nebraska 455- OU 450- Ohio St 439- Penn St 434- Michigan, Alabama 425- FSU 420- UGA 419- Texas 415- USC— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) June 27, 2016Who’s going to win the most games over the next 50 years?last_img read more

With raised sprits Ohio State mens basketball focuses on Penn State

Junior center Amir Williams dunks the ball during a game against Iowa Jan. 12 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 84-74.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe night is darkest before the dawn, and for the No. 24-ranked Ohio State men’s basketball team (16-4, 3-4), that dawn might have arrived.After struggling through a four-game losing streak — the program’s longest since February 2008 — the Buckeyes got back on track with a 62-55 victory against Illinois last Thursday.Freshman forward Marc Loving said just getting a win helped raise spirits in the locker room.“Our moods are definitely a lot lighter than what they were during the four-game losing streak,” Loving said Tuesday. “I would say there’s been a lighter load going into the next game. I feel like a weight’s been lifted off of us, get a little monkey off our back. Going into this next game, we definitely have a mindset that we’ve got to execute and get stops defensively because that’s what we key on.”It’s been more than two weeks since OSU headed into a game off a win, and some players are hoping their problems have been fixed.Junior center Amir Williams, who saw his minutes decline during the losing streak, said a lot of time in practice has been dedicated to two things: defense and shooting.“We spent a lot of time these past few days working on our defense and a lot with our shooting,” Williams said Tuesday. “That’s mainly been a problem that we’ve had in the past, guys were just driving by us and not playing our principles on defense so we just got back to the basics and broke down what we had to do defensively to keep teams from scoring against us and just get up a lot of shots offensively. We’ve been putting a lot of time into shooting the ball.”Williams added that another four-game losing streak has to be prevented at all costs for a team with as high of goals like OSU’s.“We can’t take any team for granted,” Williams said. “This is a tough conference to play in night in and night out so we’re going to continue to build … That four-game losing streak is something that can’t happen to us again. We’re going to have losses and we’re going to win some games but we can’t just not show up to play like we did those last four games.”Next up, the Buckeyes are set to take on Penn State (10-10, 1-6) and will be hoping to contain their leading scorers, redshirt-junior guard D.J. Newbill (17.2 points per game) and graduate-senior guard Tim Frazier (16.5 points per game).OSU coach Thad Matta said despite the Nittany Lions’ record, they will not be overlooked by the Buckeyes.“You look at Penn State, they’ve been in every single game they’ve played this season and had some of the craziest losses I’ve seen in terms of the ball didn’t bounce their way,” Matta said Tuesday. “Obviously Frazier and Newbill have shown, not only this year but throughout their career, that they can go into an arena and get 30 on you … but you get a pretty good feel of who they’re trying to get shots for and we’ve got to do a pretty good job of locking those guys down the best we can.”The last time OSU lost to Penn State was Jan. 10, 2004. Tipoff is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Liverpool defender talks about national team captaincy

first_imgLiverpool defender Andy Robertson has revealed what it feels like to be captain of the Scottish football team and how he communicates with his teammates.Due to his outward personality, Robertson would not be an obvious choice as the team’s captain. He’s not a ranter or raver and, at 24, still exudes the youthful enthusiasm that has carried him from amateur status at Queen’s Park to the highest echelons of European football.However, those attributes are why he got the nod from head coach Alex McLeish. He seems willing to take all the commensurate flak.“I feel extra responsibility when we come off the pitch as I have to help lift the boys and all the staff,” Robertson said, according to Daily Mail.“Everyone was down after that performance on Thursday. Fans can react negatively to me, that is all part and parcel of it. Since I was made captain, it has happened a bit more as they see me as a scapegoat.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I can take it on the chin. I have to up my performances. And if I can help even five per cent to get the lads right for the game against Portugal, then I will do that.”“It hurts. I was part of the team when Gibraltar came to Hampden and scored their first ever international goal.”“We went on to win 6-1 but all the players knew when that goal went in, we could have scored 12 and we’d still get negative reaction from the press and fans.”last_img read more