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Last Minute Valentine Date Ideas in Montgomery AL

by The Hat Team


If you turned the page on your calendar this morning and realized Valentine’s Day is only 2 days away, we’ve got you covered! Here are some Valentine's Day date ideas that range anywhere from the traditional romantic dinner to the out-of-the-ordinary.

1. Romantic dinner at the City Grill

The City Grill is a Montgomery staple. It is a beautifully appointed restaurant and a perfect choice for a romantic dinner. Reviews refer to the “City Grill as having the best menu in town. The wait staff is always good and knows their stuff. Nice appetizers and great deserts compliment some truly excellent main courses.”

2. Day at the Montgomery Zoo

Maybe a romantic dinner isn’t your thing but your special someone is an animal lover. If so, consider a day at the Montgomery Zoo. See the Zebras graze on the plains while elephants roam nearby. Discover over 500 animal residents from five continents, all housed in natural, barrier-free habitats. Consisting of over 42 beautifully landscaped acres, you’ll enjoy magnificent views of exotic wildlife and endangered species. Stroll through the Zoo on your own or ride on the miniature train, the Montgomery Zoo is a sight to see!

3. Scenic Boat Ride Down the Alabama River

The Harriott II Riverboat offers a wonderful dinner, dancing, and a romantic cruise down the Alabama River. This is a one of a kind experience and will show your loved one just how much they mean to you. The Valentine Day special includes a two hour intimate dinner cruise, surf and turf dinner, roses, commemorative champagne flute, live entertainment and cash bar access. This special is available Feb 14, 15, and 16.

4. Weekend at Gorham’s Bluff

Gracing the banks of the mighty Tennessee River, Gorham’s Bluff offers gorgeous views as far as the eye can see. The Lodge features splendid views of the Tennessee River form its expansive porch, rooms with stone fireplaces and a restaurant with candlelight dining.

However you celebrate, enjoy being with the special person in your life and Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you are in the market to sell or buy a home, let Sandra Nickel and her Hat Team of professionals assist you with all your real estate needs!  Call them today at 334-834-1500!

Furnishing Your First Home - Choosing Pieces that Will Last

by The Hat Team

Congratulations! You are a first-time home owner!  Now it’s time to furnish your new space.  While you may already have furniture from your previous home, if you are moving into a larger place, chances are you will be looking to add to it.  When deciding what to purchase, it will pay to think long-term so that you can choose pieces that will last, both in quality and in style. Here are 5 pieces of furniture that will stand the test of time;

  1. A SIMPLE BUT STURDY DINING TABLE

A small, well-built table is a great starter piece for your dining room or eat-in kitchen.It doesn’t have to be ornate; you can use table cloths to spruce it up.What’s nice about it…and what makes it lasting…is that when you upgrade to a larger dining room table down the road, you can use this table in your breakfast room, sunroom, craft room, or even as a desk in your office.


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  1. INDOOR/OUTDOOR CHAIRS

When looking for chairs to go with your dining table, avoid upholstered ones and instead look for durable materials that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor dining. Why? Because your dining set of today can be your patio furniture in the future.Look for chairs made of metal or with slats in the seat or back so that they can withstand being outdoors in the rain.


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  1. A KING-SIZED HEADBOARD

An elegant headboard can dress up a bedroom. It might not be a priority to have one right away, but if you choose to purchase one, go big.Maybe you are sleeping in a double bed right now and you are wondering why you would buy a king-sized headboard for that.Well, down the road when you upgrade to a queen or king-sized bed, you will already have a headboard ready to go! So, choose a wall-mounted or freestanding headboard that will give your double bed a luxurious look now and you will still be able to use it when you get that king-sized bed later!


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  1. A SMALL LEATHER SOFA

You don’t necessarily need a large sofa right away, but it’s still important to have a quality, comfortable one.The family room is often the heart of the home and you will spend a lot of time sitting on your sofa. So, it should not only be comfy, but also made to last.The nice thing about a leather sofa is that while providing a cozy lounging spot for one or two people now, it will age well and become a great accent piece as part of a larger family room later.It will coordinate easily with colors and patterns in a larger seating arrangement.

Top 7 Benefits of Leather Furniture


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  1. A CLASSIC SIDEBOARD

A sideboard may not provide a lot of storage, but it adds a lot of style and function to just about any room in your home.Choose a warm, wood unit that will last through years of style and décor changes.It is such a versatile piece that can be used as a storage space/server in a dining area, as a media stand in a family room, as a bedside table in a bedroom, or as the perfect place to display treasures in a foyer or living room.


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If you are in the market to sell or buy a home, let Sandra Nickel and her Hat Team of professionals assist you with all your real estate needs!  Call them today at 334-834-1500!

412 Arrowleaf Court-Spacious Home in Sought after Lake Forest!

by The Hat Team

412 Arrowleaf Court, Montgomery, Al 36117

MLS# 444529

4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,181 sqft | Lake Forest

Desirable, sought after Lake Forest on quiet dead end street!! Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 and one half bath plan. Huge great room with wet bar, trey ceiling and fireplace for those cozy winter evenings. Kitchen features new granite counters, new paint and flooring and informal dining with bay window. Separate laundry room. Separate den open to kitchen with 2 storage closets. Formal dining room. New carpet and lots of new paint. Eaves, soffit are vinyl wrapped. 2 car carport with inside storage, ceiling fans throughout the house. Partial privacy fence and nice size yard features mature trees and landscaping. Priced for quick sell. Please call your favorite agent or give us a call to see this great property today!

519 Thorn Place: Low Maintenance Living in Midtown!

by The Hat Team

519 Thorn Place, Montgomery, Al 36106

MLS# 444814

2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms | 1,589 sqft | Thorn Manor


The best of lock-it and leave-it living! This 2nd-floor condo at sought after Thorn Manor in Old Cloverdale in Midtown Montgomery.  This home boasts charm and character with a spacious layout. Large living room is light filled and plenty big to entertain in. Cozy front sunroom has wonderful views and is great for morning coffee, relaxing, or reading a good book. Dining room has antique built-in china cabinet for displaying your collectibles. Open galley style kitchen has lots of counter space and great storage. Two well-proportioned bedrooms share a hall bath. This unit even comes with a covered parking space out back, and has access to common courtyards and gardens. And, sellers just put in a brand-new heating and cooling unit! Move in ready, so call your favorite agent for a tour and start packing your bags.

 

2243 Country Club Dr, Montgomery AL 36106

MLS# 436401

3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 2,222 square feet | Country Club Estates

Sought after Country Club Drive in Midtown Montgomery! Huge great room with wood burning fireplace open to eat in kitchen!!! Former living room can be used as formal dining. Oversized main bedroom with fireplace. Wonderful screened in rear porch. Hardwood floors.  Two more good sized bedrooms and hall bath. Beautiful small fenced back yard. Property backs up to a private park. Be the first to see this desirable property!


Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor Frank Powell, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

 

 

643 Felder Ave - Grand Tutor in Old Cloverdale!

by The Hat Team

643 Felder Ave, Montgomery AL 36106

MLS# 435539

3 bedrooms | 3 baths | 3,886 square feet | Cloverdale

Incredible rare opportunity to own in one of the best locations in Old Cloverdale. Grand Tudor offers more details and charm than can be described. Not available in over 40 plus years. Grand front foyer with beautiful staircase. Formal parlor and dining room. Kitchen offers separate breakfast area. Three large bedrooms upstairs. Updated master bath. Laundry and loft also on 2nd floor. Walk up attic. Upstairs balcony across rear of home. Beautiful lot in Midtown Montgomery near all Cloverdale has to offer!

Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor Frank Powell, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

 

3235 Wellington Rd - Adorable Cloverdale Cottage!

by The Hat Team

3235 Wellington Rd, Montgomery AL 36106

MLS# 436424

3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1,824 square feet | Cloverdale/Idlewild

Set on a quiet side street, this adorable Cloverdale cottage in Midtown Montgomery will capture your heart! Whether it's for one person, a couple, or a family, this home fits all. Spacious living room with fireplace and lots of built-ins for books and collectibles. Dining room for big family dinners. PLUS a cozy warm den/family room with classic coffered ceilings that will satisfy all your living needs. Kitchen overlooks gathering room/breakfast room and allows grown-ups to prepare meals while the little ones do homework or play. Elevated rear deck overlooks shady back yard, large brick patio with fire pit, and playground-grade jungle gym for the kids. Back yard also boasts wired and insulated workshop that once was a music studio with additional storage attached. And, this one is move-in ready, so call your favorite agent for a private tour and start packing!


Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor Billy Young, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

3235 Wellington Rd

6418 Taylor Ridge Rd, Montgomery AL 36116

MLS# 435726

3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1,232 square feet | Taylor Ridge

Great 3/2 in Taylor Ridge with wonderful upgrades! Perfect for a first-time home buyer or someone looking to downsize. Split bedroom floor plan, laminate flooring in living areas and all bedrooms! Updated counter tops, back splash, new light fixtures, covered patio and fenced in yard. Convenient location just minutes from Hampsted, Eastchase, AUM and I-85. Check it out today!

Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor Lauren Layfield, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

5817 Tall Timber Ct - Like-New Home on Quiet Cul-de-sac.

by The Hat Team

5817 Tall Timber Ct, Montgomery AL 36117

MLS# 433954

3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1,188 square feet | Wynbrook

Pack your things and get ready to move! This freshly renovated home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Wynbrook welcomes you. Like-new home features new roof, new paint inside and out, new floor covering, new kitchen and new bathrooms! Extra-large fenced back yard has more than plenty of space to roam, and even comes with a detached storage building. New landscaping adds to the beauty of this move-in ready home, priced below $100,000!


Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor Billy Young, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

3809 Fairfield Dr, Montgomery AL 36109

MLS# 433396

3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1,168 square feet | Hill N Dale

Kiss Your Landlord Goodbye! Own your own home on a quiet cul-de-sac with beautiful trees and supportive neighbors. Just blocks to schools, shopping & I-85. Very well maintained with gleaming hardwood floors. New 6-panel doors. Open kitchen with freshly painted cabinet, brand new stove and real honest-to-goodness knotty pine paneled den for a great retro look. Send your precious child(ren) to Flowers Elementary, one of Montgomery's few remaining neighborhood schools with a small student body and not on the dreaded failing list! Payments that will leave you money for other fun things and move-in ready so call today!

Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor Sandra Nickel, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

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