Blog :: 2013

Make The Most Of Your Space

Not quite sure what to do with that tiny guest bedroom? Or do you have a room in your house that's only used for special occasions, like a formal dining or living room? Why not turn these rooms into usable, livable spaces that are more practical for your everyday life? Heliving room to libraryre are some ideas on how to re-purpose your underused spaces at home:

  • Formal Dining Room to Office: If you only use the dining room for special occasions/holidays, you're not making the most of this space. This would be an ideal spot for a home office and one central place to house all of your office supplies, files, paperwork, etc. Bring in a desk, seating and lighting and you have the perfect room to suit all of your work and study needs.
  • Small Bedroom to Closet: If you have a bedroom that is too tiny to really be used for guests, turn it into a fantastic walk-in closet. Hire a closet organizing company or install shelving, drawers, rods and shoe racks yourself to create your dream closet. If the room shares a wall with the master, open up the wall between and insert closet doors.under stairs storage
  • Formal Living Room to Library: Books take up a ton of space and can make rooms look cluttered, a formal living room that is not being used will make the perfect home for all your reading materials. Line the room with bookshelves, bring in some comfortable seating and make sure there is plenty of light to read.
  • Under-Stairs Space to Storage: Maybe you don't have an entire room that is not useful, but what about that space under the stairs? Everyone can always use more storage! Create your own custom built-in storage cabinets or cubbies to fit the space. This could also make a great area for a built-in desk. Check out some great design ideas on Houzz.

Say goodbye to wasted space and hello to functional square footage!

We've Moved!

Geri Reilly Real Estate

We are happy to announce we have moved our offices as of 12/4/13 to:

340 Dorset Street

South Burlington

We are next to the AT&T building, and in the same building as Vasta & Pella Windows.

Please feel free to stop by and say Hi! See you soon!

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Planning The Big Move

boxesYou've bought a new house, congratulations! Now what's the best way to get everything from point A to point B? If you've got some loyal and willing friends and family that will help you make the move, count yourself as one of the lucky ones! If that's not an option, a moving company is the way to go. Finding a reliable company that will get the job done right isn't always easy. Here are a few tips from USA.gov, Relocation.com and ApartmentGuide.com for finding a good moving company:

  • Find out some details about the company. Does it have an operating license? Does the company carry insurance, and what are the limits?
  • Investigate the company's track record. Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any complaints. Ask the company for a list of references - past customers and repeat customers can be a wealth of information.
  • Get more than one estimate. Shop around to compare rates, and only consider those estimates that fall withing your budget. Be sure to find out exactly what's included in the quote (packing materials like tape and extra boxes aren't always included).
  • Be prepared. Here are some questions moving companies will ask you:
  • What is your timeframe?
  • How far will you be moving?
  • Will you need moving insurance or packaging services?
  • Where will the moving truck park?
  • Are there stairs or elevators?

Doing some research ahead of time will help make a stressful move go a lot smoother so that you can relax and enjoy your new home!

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