Rhonda Bever Blog

The first thing someone sees when they are looking for a home is pictures.  Whether on a realtor’s website or a site like Zillow, pictures are their first impression.  If your pictures are dark, closed in, and don’t really represent your home, they likely won’t entice buyers either.  Professional real estate photographers know all the tricks to make your home more appealing without misrepresenting it. First thing a professional will do is make sure they have adequate lighting. &n... read more
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Creating a Beautiful Backyard Summer Party

Posted by Step Beyond Media on May 15, 2018 in  Design  DIY  Events
Summer is just around the corner which means barbecues and bonfires in the backyard!  Here are some stunning ideas for the drink station (because we all know that is where most of your party guests will spend their time!) Personalized concoctions Who doesn’t love mixing liquids to make the ULTIMATE lemonade?! Whether you are having a morning party (can anyone say mimosa bar) or a dinner party, offer different types of juices and sodas to allow for some creativity! Use glass bottles To step your... read more
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This or That?

Posted by Step Beyond Media on May 03, 2018 in  Design  DIY  Home Improvements  Trends
What are your design preferences? Building a home can be overwhelming, but if you think of it as this or that your decisions may be easier! Here are some common rooms and design trends that are going on in 2018!KITCHEN  Do you prefer the modern, simple look of the kitchen on the left or the farmhouse, rustic look of the one on the right?BATHROOM   White in homes is trending BIG TIME, but does the bathroom on the left have a little too much white or do you like the clean look?  People a... read more
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Front Door Inspiration

Posted by Step Beyond Media on March 26, 2018 in  Design  DIY  Home Improvements
It’s springtime in Grand Junction!  Leaves are popping up on all the trees, the grass is getting green and we are seeing the colors of tulips and daffodils rather than the browns and grays of winter. This time of year may give you the itch to change things up.  Clean things out. Redecorate or remodel. Maybe change the look of the exterior of your home.  While a full paint job or front patio remodel may not be on your list, painting your front door can be a great way to freshen up your home for ... read more
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Why a White Couch is Worth It

Posted by Step Beyond Media on March 01, 2018 in  Buyers  Design  DIY  First Time Homebuyers  Home Improvements  Trends
If you follow any sort of interior decorating Instagram account (especially if they are going for that modern farmhouse look) you will see white. White walls, a wooden table with a white top, white lamps and now the famous white sofa.  For so long this was such a taboo idea, but we are really starting to embrace it!  Here is why: You know when it is dirty For so long we were told to never purchase a white sofa BECAUSE of the dirt, but the good side of that is spills don’t go unnoticed so you are... read more
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