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Blue Ridge Properties has compiled this list of tips to help with all of your real estate needs from staging and styling to sell your home fast to ensuring you get the best deal as a home buyer:

Stylish Pet-Friendly Decor

Simply because you are a pet owner doesn't mean you have to let your home decor go to the dogs! You can have a beautiful, stylish home that is also comfortable and animal friendly. Keep these tips in mind:
• Begin by planning your entryway. Set up a mudroom where you can clean and dry your dog before allowing him access to the rest of the house. Tile is ideal for this room, since it is easy to clean; and be sure to have shelves or other storage where you can keep towels, leashes and food.
• Clean is key. Weekly (or more) vacuuming and sweeping is needed to remove dirt and pet hair. Regularly grooming your pet can also help. Brushing and bathing eliminates loose hair before it ends up on your upholstery. And trimming your pet's nails will keep him for scratching your floors.
• Protect your furniture. Washable, durable slipcovers make clean up a breeze. Plus, thanks to a wide variety of colors and styles, you can change the "look" of your sofa or chairs as often as you'd like. But if you aren't fond of slipcovers, stain resistant fabrics like leather or ultrasuede are another option.
• Flooring for Fido. Wall-to-wall carpet is not only a magnet for pet fur; it also holds odors and allergens. Ceramic tile is the best option, but painted concrete, terrazzo and brick are other durable choices. Hardwood floors are lovely and warm, but can be scratched by your pet's nails.
• Go for a simple look. Keep knick-knacks to a minimum or at least out of reach of your pet's playful antics.
• Finally, keep your pet's coat in mind when selecting colors. If you have an all white room and a big, black lab, you will forever be fighting hair.

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