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DeLena Ciamacco is a well-known, respected Top Producing Realtor in Central Ohio. Her myriad of accomplishments, recognition, and professional credentials as they relate to Real Estate, make her a perfect individual to provide insight to the masses on all aspects of Real Estate sales. Her creativity and honest approach to marketing Real Estate has enabled her to succeed in her career. DeLena’s philosophy is “An educated and well prepared Buyer or Seller is a smart Buyer or Seller”. Her desire is to inform the public, by pulling from her 20+ years of Real Estate sales & Marketing, what is necessary to get to a successful closing in these challenging times.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Creating a bathroom that maximizes safety without sacrificing style



For today's generation of aging adults, individuality and independence are values they've lived out for decades. As the years go by, lifestyle changes become a necessity, due to limited mobility and health concerns, but it doesn't necessarily mean giving up personality.

Aging in place, in the comfort of your home, is a priority for countless people. That often means making adjustments to your home, but some alterations can contribute to making your space feel more institutional and less "you." A balance between style and safety is the key - and finding it is easier than you might think.

One of the most hazardous rooms in the home is the bathroom. Its slippery surfaces and tendency to be crowded with products and objects makes it a hazard for slipping, tripping and other mishaps. As you consider making alterations to your home that enhance security and safety, it's the logical place to start.

* Clear away clutter. Bottles and jars and grooming tools frequently crowd counters, closets and the corners of tubs and showers. Make use of hangers, shelves and wall-mounted baskets to keep things neatly tucked away, providing a cleaner environment that's also better looking and less likely to cause trips or spills.

* Bathe in safety. With limited mobility, moving in and out of the tub can be difficult, if not downright dangerous. One renovation solution to that problem is installing a walk-in tub. Premier Care in Bathing, the leader in walk-in bathtubs, offers a variety of tubs that homeowners can simply walk into, close the water-tight door, and fill for a comfortable, relaxing bathing experience. The company's Walk-in baths and EasyAccess showers configure to your existing space and allow you to maintain the look of your bathroom while enjoying greater ease.

* Choose rugs carefully. Bath mats and rugs are both functional and decorative. They can add a splash of color while also effectively collecting water that might otherwise pool on the floor and lead to slipping. However, rugs that don't stay in place can present a problem of their own and lead you to trip. Opt for mats and rugs that have non-skid backing, but which still look harmonious with the rest of your bathroom decor.

* Bring things up to the right height. Your bathroom routine can be an active one, which can present problems if your health limits your ability to move or bend easily. Having a commode and a sink at a higher level that prevents you from overexertion during your daily routine will add to the comfort and safety of your bathroom. And with options like Premier Care in Bathing's easy-access sink, you can integrate these new fixtures into your room while maintaining your existing decorative theme.

One of the most important parts of maintaining independence throughout aging is being able to uphold your sense of self. Taking a holistic approach to creating a home environment that meets your needs but still expresses who you are enables you to live life as you choose for a long time to come. For a free brochure including more information about Walk-in bathtubs and other solutions for making living at home more convenient, visit premiercarebathing.com/saferbathing or call 888-378-7953.



Make warm-weather chores a breeze with these tips



(BPT) - Warm weather brings everyone outdoors - grilling on the deck, playing on the lawn and savoring beautiful gardens. To create these beautiful outdoor spaces, the experts at Lowe's offer four easy, affordable projects you can do yourself. Follow these tips to make sure your outdoor spaces are in tip-top shape by summer's end.



Maintain a lovely lawn



Most lawns will grow well with about 1 inch of water a week. Water in the early morning, so the sun will help dry the grass. Nighttime watering can result in prolonged moisture on the blades and can open the door to disease. How do you know if you're watering enough? Try the "soup can test." Set an empty can next to your lawn sprinkler. When there's about a half-inch of water in the can, it's time to turn off the sprinkler.



When you're mowing, never cut off more than one-third of the grass blade. Leaving the grass longer shades the roots and encourages a deeper root system. To better protect your lawn on hills, mow up and down when using a riding mower and across when using a walk-behind mower. Lowe's offers a wide assortment of power equipment to help maintain your lawn with less effort.



Keep your landscape green and healthy



A healthy, actively growing lawn uses a great deal of energy. Natural soil supplemented with fertilizer will help your lawn stay healthy all season. Fertilizers promote new leaf and plant growth, reduce and control weeds, and replace nutrients lost to leaching. Look for a mixture of fast- and slow-release fertilizers that will green up your lawn quickly and then feed it over time. Remember, more is not always better. Nitrogen is the most important ingredient in a fertilizer, but if you put too much on your lawn, you'll burn it.



Already dealing with weeds? Post-emergents are a great way to promote grass growth while killing actively growing weeds on contact. Post-emergents work best when applied later in the growing season - after weeds are established but before they've gone to seed. Read the fertilizer's label and strictly follow the application instructions for best results.



Create beautiful gardens



Mix annuals and perennials for a "pop" of color to create season-long beauty. As you decide which flowers to purchase, pay attention to the labels that state how much sun or shade they like. The wrong amount of sun exposure can hinder growth and beauty. Find the perfect spot for your plants by marking where the sun tracks across your yard, then put plants that need the most sunlight exactly where they need to be.



Additionally, some plants only grow well in certain regions of the country. Lowe's Creative Ideas.com offers tips based on the area where you live. Lowe's also offers a one-year plant guarantee.



Turn your deck into an outdoor room



Extend warm-weather enjoyment by sprucing up your deck. Drizzle water on the boards to see if it's time to reseal. If the water beads up, the wood is still protected, but if it's quickly absorbed, it's time to seal it again. Your deck might just need a good cleaning with a pressure washer. When pressure washing, always work with the grain of the wood to avoid splinters and to keep the deck smooth. Attach a rotating surface cleaner to your pressure washer to clean your patio four times faster.



Extend the look of the indoors into the outdoors by adding durable, aluminum outdoor furniture that can be customized to fit your style preference with mix-and-match fabrics. Lowe's allen + roth custom outdoor collection allows you to customize your patio set and have it shipped to the store in a week! Complement the overall look by adding an outdoor rug for both comfort and style. Don't forget to add lighting to create ambiance for entertaining well after dusk.



These ideas will help you enjoy all that warm weather has to offer. For more project ideas, visit LowesCreativeIdeas.com or download the latest iPad app for free in the iTunes Newsstand.



NEW LISTING IN WESTERVILLE!

JUST LISTED!
~5769 Burntwood Way~
YOU WILL NOT WANT TO LEAVE!  Extensively upgraded Two-Story home on over ½ acre scenic, wooded & gently sloping lot in a Golf Course community!  Nearly 2,400 SF on 3 finished levels! New wood floors throughout most of the main floor.  Amazing remodeled Kitchen has wrap around 42” cherry cabinets, granite counters & extended island.  Family Room has stone fireplace & French doors to a custom paver patio & exceptional outdoor living! Master Suite has cathedral ceilings, walk-in closet & remodeled shower bath with travertine floors & granite counters. Finished Basement has Recreation Room, Kitchenette & Full Bath (perfect In-Law/Teen Suite.) 4 BRs & 3.5 Baths. Westerville schools. Only $269,900! Call DeLena today!


Monday, May 23, 2016

NEW LISTING IN GAHANNA!

JUST LISTED!
~930 Old Pine Dr.~
DIVE RIGHT IN!  Upgraded Two-Story home on 1/3 acre wooded & fenced lot with Inground heated pool, hot tub & deck with pergola. Two-Story Foyer with wood floors. 1st Floor Den/5th Bedroom/In-Law Suite with Full Bath. Family Room has stone fireplace. Remodeled Kitchen has wood floors, 42” cabinets & granite counters.  Vaulted Master Suite has his & hers walk-in closets & private Bath with garden tub. Finished basement has 2 Recreation Rooms, dry bar & Full Bath. Updated roof, furnace, A/C, water heater, lighting, flooring, remodeled Kitchen, Baths & so much more! 5 BRs & 4.5 Baths. Over 3,000 SF! Gahanna Schools. Only $344,900. Call DeLena today!


NEW LISTING IN GAHANNA!

JUST LISTED!
~563 Wickham Way~
THIS HOME IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!  ~$60,000 in recent updates & improvements!  Two-Story home with over 2,200 SF nestled onto a ~1/4 acre wooded and fenced yard. New wood floors in Entry & ½ bath. 1st floor Den/5th BR/In-Law Suite with Full Bath access. Remodeled Kitchen has granite counters, wood floors, white cabinets & S/S appliances.  Sunken Family Room has brick fireplace & walks out to Multi-Tiered deck with gazebo & fenced yard. Master Suite with vanity/dressing area & private shower Bath. New or updated roof, siding, gutters, flooring, lighting, furnace, A/C, Kitchen, Baths & more! Community Pool. 4 BRs & 3.5 Baths. Gahanna Schools. Only $269,900! Call DeLena today.
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