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Create An Upscale Living Room On A Budget

by Tyler Grossman 11/04/2018

Just because you’re not rolling in the dough doesn’t mean you can’t have a luxurious living room with a theatre-like experience. Upgrade your living room with these high-end updates that won’t break your bank:

If your home doesn’t have a built-in fireplace you can still replicate the classic focal point with an electric fireplace. Whether you are looking for one with a stone mantle or framed in wood you’ll have plenty of options to choose from no matter the size you need. The best part is these fireplaces are just as much functional as they are decorative and will keep you warm all winter long.  

Here’s an upgrade the whole family will love - a new television. If it’s been a hot minute since you bought your television look for more up-to-date tech. A high definition and/or smart tv option will feel luxurious for certain. And of course, there is always the option to upgrade on size.

Install surround sound tv or a soundbar to bring your movie nights to a new level. Video games will feel more intense and movies immersive. With so many options on the market, it doesn’t have to be a huge hit to the wallet. For a true high end look for options that can either easily hide or blend in well with your existing decor.

Create a sleek tv center with a cord hider kit for your wall-mounted television. While this involves a little bit of tool know how to safely drill into the wall, it can be a quick weekend project. Alternatively, there are kits that allow you to hide the cords in a shallow tube without breaking out any power tools. With this option, you will want to make sure you have the paint color of your walls on hand to paint the tube to match.  

Frame your flat screen tv for a chic and unique look. You can DIY this upgrade with some crown molding for a completely custom product. You can also find many tv covers that are much like shutters for your television. When closed they look like a tidy cabinet display.

Add molding around a plain bookcase to bring depth and class to the piece. Molding allows you to easily create a built-in look for a large entertainment center or a window seat flanked by bookshelves. The final product is 100% unique and created for your families needs and preferences.

A coat of paint can make all the difference. Whether it be the walls or just your side tables. For a luxe, high-end look reach for neutrals. To make a statement a vibrant, pop of color will feel chic and stylish. Creating a radical color change can make you feel like you have a whole new room without changing out all your decor.  

About the Author

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Tyler Grossman

It's been an exciting decade working in the trenches of Marin Real estate!  Experiencing all the highs and lows of the always changing Marin market.  In fact, it can be different from street to street, week to week, and certainly for each and every home.  As a Marin native, I know the ins and outs of all the various neighborhoods, including schools, parks/trails, restaurants/shopping, transportation, and all the various aspects I need to know for our clients.  I feel so blessed to be able to raise my 2 children (Reed -7, Paige - 5) here with my wife Beth.  Although expensive, we know every day why it's worth it!

I partner with my mom Marti, who has over 30 years of experience in the business and has been very successful and highly respected.  Together we pool our experience, knowledge base, technical savvy, networking groups, and provide our clients with a true value of 2 for the price of 1.  Marti has excellent working and friendly relationships with all the older guard or agents, as i do with the more contemporary ones.  We are always leveraging our relationships to put our clients in the best positions.

Team Grossman has a long track record of sales success that we are happy to share with you.  We are as comfortable and committed to selling $250,000 co-op's to $2M estates.  We are 100% committed to our clients throughout the real estate relationship and beyond. We earn the trust and respect of our clients, who recognize that we are always willing to go above and beyond to provide the best service we can possible give, in order to make your real estate buying or selling needs come true. 

I have been in real estate since 2005, including every time of residential sale, including single family homes, condominiums, townhomes, income investment properties, bank owned properties (REOs) short sales, houseboats and land. Over the years, I have earned the trust and respect of my clients, and often made good new friends along the way.  I have been recognized by my company for various Sales Achievement and Client Service Awards throughout my career.

I ask that you meet with us to get to know us and how we run our business, and allow us to earn your business.  Thanks for that opportunity and can't wait to hear from you.

- Tyler