Interiors ~ scrolldown for Downsizing, Staging, Home Re-Design, and eBay!
New Trends in Residential Lighting and Controls
Learn what’s new today in residential, energy efficient lighting and controls. LED lighting is the fastest growing type of artificial illumination. It is by far the most efficient lighting type in energy, lifespan and cost. Due to their longer lifespan, LEDs also reduce waste and the need for maintenance. There are a tremendous number and variety of residential LED fixtures and lamps today- for both exterior and interior lighting. And new efficient controls allow flexibility, control and energy savings. Make your home a smart home today - and start with your lighting!! Instructor Gail L. Ascher is an Architect and accredited LEED AP and Green Professional with extensive training and experience in residential design, sustainability, and new technologies.
2 Sessions $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 30)
Mon., 10/15 & 22 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School
How to Create a Home You Love
If you are a Millennial and creating your first home, or retiring and downsizing from a large home to smaller space, the steps are the same in designing a home which suits you and reflects what you love. In this design workshop, we help you discern and define your signature style. You learn to distill the color palette you most love, and choose the colors for your home and rooms. Then we focus on your favorite activities in your home, and prioritize them, selecting the furniture which best fits them. Finally, we discuss personalizing the finishing touches: window treatments and accessories. Designing a room doesn’t have to be difficult if you focus on these key steps. Whether you are updating a room, or designing one from scratch, this interactive and fun class covers the essentials. It will help you decide what essentials you want in your home to create a home you love. Class members may wish to bring photos of rooms which inspire them, photos of rooms they want to decorate, and measurements of a room in their home - either sketched on paper with measurements indicated - note windows and doors - or drawn to scale on 1/2 inch graph paper to create a design plan for during class. The instructor will make available to class members images of rooms which match their signature style and color palette. Instructor Linda Keefer has team-taught design for over 20 years and has 45,000 followers on her design Pinterest boards including top designers. She owns four homes including eight rental units which she has helped renovate and rent. She has degrees in education and history.
1 Session $ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
Tue., 11/13 from 7 to 9 p.m.; Veterans Park School
Buying and Selling On eBay
Prerequisite: Basic computer and Internet skills. This class can help you: buy old or new items with confidence; convert household clutter to cash; start an on-line eBay business; sell items to downsize a collection. In this two-part class Eileen Burton will unravel the mysteries of eBay by sharing her knowledge and expertise acquired from years of buying and selling on this popular site. The first two-hour class will be devoted to all the basics and the second class will cover in detail all the steps to sell an item – from photographing it to listing it on eBay – by actually putting something up for sale. Instructor Eileen Burton has taught numerous classes about eBay using experience gained from selling items there from her collectibles business. She also shares her results of extensive research by teaching courses in iPhone, iPad, genealogy, and related subjects over a period of many years with Continuing Education.
4 hours $ 79 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63)
Mon., 9/24 & 10/1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)
Tuesday, 11/27 & 12/4 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Venus Building (old high school)
Staging and Downsizing
A house is usually your largest investment. When it’s time to sell, you want to have prepared your home to generate the quickest sale at the highest price. Join us for a lively, informative, class where you will learn how home staging not only helps you realized a higher sales price, but can also make your life less stressful as you go through the home sale process. Instructor Jeanne Rowella has over 30 years experience in real estate marketing, home staging and re-design. After 10 years as a retail store, she closed the store in May 2017 and brought The Gilded Nest business in house! Her focus is on Home Staging Consultations, as well as Interior Decorating, Re-upholstery, Slip-Covers, Pillows, Window Treatments, and Sourcing Vintage Furniture (and custom painting it), etc. Weather date is 2/12.
1 Session $ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
Mon., 10/1 from 7 to 9 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School