The Vista Blog

Shelly Salomon

Recent Posts

Be Your Own Home Renovator - 5 DIY Home Renovation Ideas

Posted by Shelly Salomon on November 29, 2023

Keeping your home in top shape through regular upgrades is key not only for maintaining its looks but, more importantly, for increasing the home’s value over time. The good news is that home upgrades don’t necessarily require extensive and expensive renovation projects.

Read More

Tags: Building Info, Design Trends & Tips

How to Winterize a House? - 6 Affordable Ways

Posted by Shelly Salomon on November 02, 2023

The cold months are upon us, and while that means gorgeous views and several holidays, it also means that homeowners have to deal with a unique set of challenges.

Cold weather can cause a lot of problems for homes that are ill-equipped for the change in seasons. However, by following a home winterization checklist with tips on how to winterize a house, you will be able to protect your house from the problems that come with cold weather. You will also be able to create a shelter of warmth against the cold winter ahead.

Read More

Tags: Home Maintenance Tips

What Drives the Value of My Home? 8 Key Factors

Posted by Shelly Salomon on September 19, 2023

Are you a homeowner looking to sell your property? Or are you in the market for a new home? While sellers and buyers may approach the market differently, they share an interest in the elements influencing a property's value. A mix of factors determines how much a home is worth. Some objective factors, like the location and market conditions, play a big role and are pretty reasonable. Nevertheless, subjective value judgments also matter. 

Read More

Tags: Advice on Buying, Advice on Selling

Open Floor Plan or Formal Dining Room? Pick Your Dining Style

Posted by Shelly Salomon on August 29, 2023

Open or closed off? That's the question many homeowners face when deciding between an open concept kitchen or a formal dining room. The choice may seem like a mere arrangement of walls and furniture, but it embodies a profound shift in how we envision and experience our living/dining/cooking spaces. 

A glance at your friends' home designs or a quick online search will reveal that neither design philosophy holds absolute superiority over the other. In fact, the ONLY determining factors are your personal style and unique needs. 

In this regard, this post lays out the differences between open concept floor plans and formal dining rooms, including the pros and cons of each design alternative.

Read More

Tags: Building Tips & Info, Floor Plans

Explore the Outdoor: Top 6 Day Trips From Hendersonville, NC

Posted by Shelly Salomon on July 27, 2023

With summer break almost over, you may still be searching for more ideas to keep your kids entertained. After reading our last blog on 4 summer activities your kid will love in Hendersonville, NC, let's discuss the outdoor wonders surrounding Hendersonville.

Read More

Tags: Life in Western NC

Safety & Fun Unleashed: 5 Ideas for Dog-Friendly Landscaping

Posted by Shelly Salomon on June 15, 2023

When moving into a new home or picking a lot for your custom build, we usually fantasize about our big front porch or visualize where we are going to put the swing set for the kids in the backyard. But what about our four-legged family members? 

Read More

Tags: Design Trends & Tips

4 Summer Activities Your Kid Will Love in Hendersonville, NC

Posted by Shelly Salomon on May 16, 2023

Summer break has arrived, school is out, and your kids are itching for excitement. Before they turn your home into a jungle gym, you might want to google “things to do with kids near me”.

The good news is that if you're living in or near the Hendersonville area of North Carolina, you can look no further! We've got you covered with a fantastic lineup of summer activities for kids that will get the whole family out and about.

Read More

Tags: Life in Western NC