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The minimalist lifestyle takes a lot of dedication, but maybe you can incorporate some practices into your home decor. Here's how.

You've heard the saying "less is more," and nowhere is that truer than in the home. Look around your house and give it an honest assessment. Do you sometimes feel a bit cluttered by all the stuff you've accumulated? You paid good money for all these goods, and you loved them at the time, so what a pity if they're not on display properly.

It may be time to free yourself of such thinking though. Whether you're picturing yourself in a new home from Beavercreek homes for sale, or you're just wanting to feel a little freer and lighter in your current home, it might be time to declutter and try going minimalist.

The goal of minimalism is to be neat, organized, and clutter-free. You can look around your home and breathe without the weight of all those things bearing down. Instead of filling every space with something, you make a friend of lighting and what artists call negative space, as if you're painting a landscape picture in your home.

Maybe you can't imagine how you can let go of your treasured but oh-so-cluttering possessions. Here are some tips that can help.

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It's Burger Month, which makes it the perfect time to explore the great sandwiches Beavercreek restaurants have to offer.

While enjoying the new dream home you chose from Beavercreek homes for sale or Xenia homes for sale, you are probably also getting to know your new neighborhood. Restaurants, cinemas, shopping — you'll want to know where everything is. Foremost among the venues you'll want to explore our local burger spots. And no time is this more appropriate than in May, which is National Hamburger Month.

These days it's easy to find recommendations online for the best of everything, including burger joints. Our REALTORS® also have many recommendations for some great burger venues, plus any other types of restaurants you might enjoy. Enjoy them in May — or anytime.

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Spring has arrived in Ohio, inspiring homeowners to roll up their sleeves and get their houses in order. For most of us, that means taking a good look at our home's exterior and deciding what needs to be done in the way of repairs or to boost curb appeal. If you're thinking of listing your home among Beavercreek homes for sale, then you for sure want to spruce up the exterior.

Projects can reach from general cleanup to repairing damage from the winter, to taking on some decorative projects that will improve curb appeal. Have a look at the suggestions below and get started on your exterior outdoor projects.

  1. Clean up the exterior.
    It might sound obvious, but you want to go beyond mowing and edging for your spring cleanup. Cut back broken or damaged shrubbery and tree limbs. Rescue paving stones that are covered with mud. Clear out weedy-looking plants or dried stalks from last year's perennial garden. Replant flower beds or go for planters and containers. Add mulch in flower beds to give a finished look. Do the rain gutters need to be cleaned and repaired? How about the windows and screens? Fine-tuning the cleanup will help your house stand out.

  2. Focus on the front porch.
    Now that your home's exterior is clean and in good repair, it's time to focus on the focal point — the front door and the porch. Start by assessing whether a new front door color is in order. If so, you might want to go for something eye-catching and bold, but make sure it complements and doesn't clash with the home's other exterior colors. You can find plenty of good advice online about choosing the right front door color. If you go for a bold new color — say a bright, light blue with a slight slant to the green spectrum — carry that color out in other accents on the front porch, including planters, furniture, or metal stools.

  3. Get creative with container gardening.
    Containers make gardening easy, but you should put some thought into what you plant in them. Certain plants will require large ones; others will be better displayed in medium or small sizes. Mix and match container styles, or carry your color theme through with metal, resin, or clay planters. Containers are a great way to display colorful annuals; when they've done their thing, you can mulch them and replace them with the latest trending annual. You may even want to grow a colorful Meyer lemon tree in a container. The nice thing about containers is you can bring them in for winter.

  4. Cozy up to a firepit.
    There's nothing like building a fire on a cool evening in your very own firepit. Turn off the TV or the computer and enjoy your backyard getaway in a cozy spot (make sure there are no overhead trees!) where you can glance up at the stars. Want to make your own firepit? You can easily do so, perhaps with large stones or cast-concrete curved block. While you may want the simplicity of a wood-burning firepit, you might also opt for gas power.

  5. Spruce up your mailbox.
    Your faded old mailbox can be a palette for your creativity. Go on, give it a whirl. Paint it blue or red, or try out your artistic skills by painting flowers, fave superheroes (the kids will love you), or just a cool design. If your mailbox needs steadying or other repairs, it's not that hard.

Our REALTORS® have tons of tips for getting your house ready to sell. Contact us today.


A vintage item can add a lot of character to a room. Here are Beavercreek stores for finding stunning antiques.

One of the best things about antique shopping is you never know what you're going to find. Some people enjoy hunting for classic, vintage items, while others simply enjoy the sentimental value of old things. Either way, antique home decor can really give your home a classic look. 

Antique shopping is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a weekend afternoon, and it's so easy to get lost for hours in a good antique store. When it comes to antiquing in Beavercreek, our REALTORS® love exploring these local Beavercreek shops.

  • Cape House Collectibles - 3781 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432
    This small Beavercreek antique shop is situated in an old Cape Cod-style house, Cape House Collectibles an ever-changing floor filled with glassware, antiques, candles, and jewelry. You truly never know what you'll find when you stop by. The store is open from Thursday through Saturday from 12 PM to 5 PM; however, they also welcome appointments outside of regular hours. The shop is just a short drive from some beautiful Beavercreek homes for sale.

  • This Old Couch - 3930 Dayton Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH 45432
    Looking for vintage repurposed, handcrafted home goods and gifts? Then you have to check out This Old Couch. Their wide selection features antiques, pottery, pillows, and even vintage books. The owners of This Old Couch search for new inventory all over the world, so you're always going to find something interesting. The shop is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM.

  • Southern Charm - 1209 E Stroop Rd, Kettering, OH 45429
    At this 3,500 square foot antique store, you never know what you're going to find. From beautiful antiques to chic furniture, you'll need some time to make your way through everything Southern Charm has to offer. With new items arriving every day, it's always worth stopping by to check out the inventory. The store is open Monday through Saturday until 6 PM. Best of all, there are some classic Kettering homes for sale just a short drive away.

  • Alley Cat Chic - 2305 Smithville Rd, Kettering, OH 45420
    This creative shop combines vintage furniture and antiques with the latest home decor, so there is truly something for every generation. Alley Cat Chic has several dealers on-site, all offering truly unique products. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, and the store even hosts chalk painting classes. The shop is open Monday through Saturday.

Our local businesses are one of the best parts about living in the Beavercreek area. For more information, contact Wright-Patt Realty today.