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Oct 22 2019

Tips for First-Time Auction Attendees

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Attending your first auction can be stressful. Walking into a new environment where it seems everyone else knows the drill can be tough. With a few simple tips, you’ll be ready to rock your first auction! 

Use the Preview Time

Between our Friday night preview and auction morning, we host four hours of preview time. This is time for all guests to check out all of the items up for auction. Using the preview time to view all of the items you’re interested in will best prepare you for the live auction.  

Know Your Numbers 

Each item up for auction is adorned with a numbered tag that corresponds to an auction catalog. This catalog is the auctioneer’s guide once the auction begins. As you are browsing items during the preview, take note of the numbers of the items that pique your interest. Noting those numbers will keep you organized and prepared to bid on all of the items you are interested in. 

Arrive with Ample Time 

Our auctions can get busy! Arriving early enough on auction day to browse, register to bid and secure a favorable spot will enhance your overall experience. Our auctioneers are always punctual and begin as advertised. With an early arrival, you are ensured enough time to browse the items, ask any questions and settle in before the auction begins. 

Ask Questions 

Our highly-trained staff members are willing and ready to help! Do not hesitate to ask any questions. We strive to create the best possible experience for our guests. Any of our staff members would be happy to answer your questions or direct you to another staff member for the best answer. 

With these tips, you are more than ready to attend one of our auctions! For information on upcoming auctions, visit our Upcoming Auctions page. We will see you at an auction soon!

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May 13 2019

Four Easy Ways to Spruce Up an Old Space

If you’ve been contemplating some home improvements, now is the time!  Luckily, it’s easy to spruce up your old spaces. You don’t need a ton of time or money to add a little life into an old space. Here are five easy ways to spruce up an old space:

  1.  Add some color

One of the best ways to brighten a room is to add a pop of color. If your rooms already have pops of color, switch it up! This can be as simple as a colorful rug or vase. If your walls and furniture are neutral colors, small pops of color will make a big difference in the room.

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  1.  Artwork

Not only is artwork easy on the eyes, but it’s also a form of expression. By choosing the artwork you enjoy, it adds an element of your personality into any room. Depending on the room and your style, the artwork can complement your current furniture and decorations or serve as the pop of color you need. If you really want to spruce up your spaces, choose artwork and design the room around it.

  1. Statement Furniture Piece

Staring at a room but not sure what it needs? Try incorporating a statement furniture piece into a room that needs a change. Furniture that can serve as the focal point of a room can give an old room a new feel. For inspiration, check out this Elle Decor article showcasing statement-making accent chairs.

  1. New Pillows and Blankets

Since purchasing a new couch may not fall under the category of easy, pillows and blankets will do! Adding a new accent pillow or blanket to an old couch or chair gives any room a fresh look. Pillows and blankets are also a simple way to incorporate additional color and texture into a room.

If you are looking to easily spruce up areas of your home, sign up for free email notifications to BAC Model Home Furniture Auctions in your area! BAC auctions offer gorgeous, nearly-new furniture at affordable prices.

Feb 22 2019

Newly Finished Basement… Now What?

The time has finally come… your basement is finished! It’s time to decorate your basement and add value to your home. The possibilities are endless. Are you looking for more storage? Guest space? Entertainment space? With the right furniture and accessories, you can turn your basement into the room you’ve always dreamed of.

Craft and Storage Area

Are you a scrapbooker? Pinterest crafter? A finished basement is a great place for a craft room and additional storage area. A new, large area in your home allows room for shelving, storage unit and functional furniture to fit all of your crafting needs. Check out these craft room ideas from Sebring Design for inspiration.

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Family Fun Room

Your family will never have too much room, that’s for sure! Creating a family-friendly area is a way to bring your family together and give your children additional space. Imagine your family with a space created entirely for fun and bonding time. A large TV for movie screenings a big or a huge table for family game night, both can make the family fun room come to life.

Entertainment Area

Do you enjoy being the host of the party? A basement is a great place to hold functions for family and friends. With room for a bar, tables and couches, it’s the perfect place to host all of your parties. HGTV has innovative design ideas for how to make your bar fit your style and space, check out their article showcasing basement bar ideas and pictures.

These ideas should spark your creativity and help you create the most functional theme for your basement! Looking for furniture and accessories to make it happen? Check out Builders Auction Company or model home furniture auctions in your area.

Feb 08 2019

Four Reasons to Attend a Model Furniture Auction

New experiences can be intimidating, but they can also be a blast! If you’ve seen or heard about live auctions before, but aren’t quite convinced they are for you, let us help! Keep reading for four reasons to attend a model furniture auction:

Great Deals

We mean really, really great deals. The model homes we auction have gorgeous furnishings waiting to be auctioned to you for amazing prices. Our auctions have no minimum bids, where some other auctions set high minimum bids!

Fun

One thing we always hear after our auctions are, “that was FUN!” We have to agree. All of our auctions see a lot of chatter, laughter and fun all around! Auctions are great events to attend with friends, family and neighbors. We believe the more the merrier!

Our Auctions are Fun, Fast and Organized!

 

Fast

We set up our auctions to go off without hitch, and that is what our staff members work to achieve day in and day out. Our live auctioneers run through around 100 lots an hour, ensuring you are back to your weekend activities as soon as possible! We value your time and work to create an environment where the auction can run as smoothly as possible.

Organized

We’ve been in the auction business since 1996! Our staff across the country strives to hold the most organized and efficient auction possible. One of our top priorities is a great experience for our customers, and we know that starts with an organized, well-thought-out auction day scenario.

If these four reasons aren’t enough, hopefully, the gorgeous furniture will entice you to attend one of our auctions. For a list of current auctions, please visit our Auction Listing page.

Sep 23 2016

Bring Fall Indoors With BAC

One small blink, and fall is here! I absolutely love fall. I am so inspired by the colors and the cool crisp air.

What better way to celebrate fall’s homecoming than to bring those colors and that cool, crisp air indoors! I promise you won’t have to re-do your whole house to do this. All it takes is a few accent pieces, and where better to find accent pieces? Our auctions! One of the best things about our auctions is that you can find so many “little touches” for your home.

Here are three great looks to add to your home this fall, no matter what style you have!

If your home is modern and you see more grey and white accents, this first look is perfect for you! When choosing fall throws, keep them as close to the theme of your room as possible so you can re-use them year after year. You can also find a ladder like this to hang and display your throws on. This is a great way to fill empty space, and add color. Add small pops of color in your wreaths and candlesticks – I am LOVING these LED candles! They’re a must-have for this fall. blog-13

The second look is perfect for all who love color. Orange is the staple color for fall, so why not embrace it? I love incorporating fruit into fall looks because of their rich color. Fruits like oranges, pears, and pomegranates are so easy to add around the house for a pop of color. Throw some fruit in a bowl on your dining table or get crafty and whip up a magnolia wreath with oranges for a show stopper entry way!

Lastly, this look is great for those who like their home to stay within the neutral tan and brown tones. Find a muted color that you are comfortable with (like this wine-colored antler pillow) and subtle work it into your theme. I love the fact that this throw and cream pillow can be used year-round!

Upgrade your home this fall with these easy looks! You won’t break the bank and you’ll be bringing the fall indoors. And of course – don’t forget to keep and eye on our auctions page this fall. We have so many great homes coming up that you won’t want to miss!

Sep 08 2016

Symmetry and Gallery Walls in Frederick, MD!

This week we have three incredible auctions taking place! Two auctions are located in Dallas and one in the Virginia/Maryland area. So no matter where you are, you’ll have no excuse to miss an auction this weekend!

I wanted to share with you my favorite finds from the auction in Frederick, Maryland on September 10. This home has a contemporary/modern feel to it. One of my favorite things about this home is all of  accent pieces that you’ll find here. To be more specific – the artwork in this home is to die for!!image1

Remember when I mentioned symmetry (and how much I LOVE it) a few blogs back? Well… this auction gives me my symmetrical fix for the rest of the year! This home also inspired me to share a popular home decor trend that I’m loving right now – Gallery Walls.

First, let’s discuss symmetry. This home has several pieces of art that just go hand-in-hand. Take these looks for example. My inspiration came from these Pinterest-worthy rooms that both have great use of symmetry with their artwork. My inspiration is on the top and the look you can create on the bottom! I love the look of stacking frames on top of each other behind your nightstand in the bedroom. This look also created vertical lines to your room to make your ceilings appear much taller than they really are. Also, I love the look of having a large focal point piece paired with squared, symmetrical frames. This is a great way to take up space on big, endless walls.image-2

Next up:  the Gallery Wall. Simply put: a gallery wall is a cohesive grouping of artwork, canvases, prints, photographs, and whatever you might want to group together. Here’s a fun guide on several different ways to create a gallery wall in your own home! Next to this info-graphic you’ll find ALL of the amazing artwork pieces that you can find in this home. Can you believe it? You can create your very first gallery wall all by visiting this one auction!

This is such a fun auction that you don’t want to miss out on. Hurry to get your accent pieces and artwork this weekend!

Sep 01 2016

Summer Auctions Recap

Can you believe it?? Summer is coming to a close and fall is right around the corner! After this holiday weekend, we’ll be in full swing with fall fever.

This summer has been a huge success with BAC. Our auctions are drawing people in from all across the U.S. and we’re so happy that our customers are finding furniture that they love. I want to recap everything that we’ve talked about in the last few weeks and remind you of some of my favorite blog posts and design ideas. Blog 5 DallasJPG

The first post I want to remind you of took place in Southlake, TX and highlighted so many wonderful seating choices. I absolutely loved this blog because I feel like this is a perfect example of what our auctions have to offer. This auction was a huge success and so many happy customers left with beautiful pieces of furniture. Here, I was able to show you a several chairs that can be mixed into a variety of different design styles – making it that much easier for you to decide which style you have!curtains high and wide

Next up is this auction from Austin, TX. This blog has some great information and tips on how to add height and depth to your room with curtains and color. Keep in mind that lighter colors and high-hung curtains brighten and expand any room! So if you’re working with a smaller room, make sure to keep this little diagram in the back of your mind. This auction also had one of my favorite decor techniques, mix and match. That’s the beauty of all of BAC’s auctions, you can find a way to mix and match pieces into your home that you’ve been searching for!

Last, but certainly not least, is my favorite auction to date. This home was located in Spring, TX  and had EVERYTHING. Confession: sometimes I cycle through the pictures just so I can look at this beautiful home and decor – even though I’ve seen it a million times!. My favorite part about this auction was all of the neutral tones used throughout. This auction was warm and inviting and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you again. living

So here we go! This fall we have some amazing auctions lined up for you. I promise to keep you in the loop and I won’t let you miss out on one single piece. I’m so happy you’ve been following us and we can’t wait for you to see what is to come!

Stay tuned,

Katy

 

Aug 25 2016

Farmhouse Fresh Furnishings: Saturday Aug 27: Flower Mound, TX

barstoolsTwo words for this auction: Farmhouse Fresh. If you are you looking to add pieces to your home that give it a farmhouse feel, don’t miss this auction!

Once again, this home is wonderfully decorated so this week I’ll be highlighting my absolute favorite furniture rooms and pieces in this home.

Let’s start with these amazing barstools. I love that these stools will fit nicely under your bar and you won’t have to worry about stubbing your toe or having a little one run into it when you aren’t looking. These stools are great match for any white kitchen with light, natural accents, but they’re so easy to work into a bold kitchen as well. bedroom

Next is this serene and calming bedroom. When you see this room, don’t you just want to say “ahhh”? Who would’t want to come home to a bedroom this peaceful every day?  This bed is truly one of a kind. Here’s an easy design tip: always try to place your bed on the opposite wall that you walk into the room from. So, the foot of your bed should be the closest thing to you when you enter – just like it is here. By doing this, you’ll allow your bed to become the focal point of the room and you can begin to build around it.

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Now let’s focus our eyes on the accents in pieces. They’re all so subtle, but work themselves perfectly into the design. When choosing accent pieces for a calm bedroom theme, consider symmetry. For example: take a look at the lamps. I’m a sucker for a glass lamp in the bedroom. These lamps won’t distract you from the soft colors that are already filling the room. My favorite part of this room has to be the two lamps, placed on two matching cedar and white nightstands, at the same height. SYMMETRY! Isn’t it beautiful? I also love the watercolor prints that are placed symmetrically over the bed. These two pieces add just the right amount of color to this room while not becoming overwhelming.

Last, but not least: This Settee. WOW. If you don’t swipe this piece up, I will! If you have a little extra space in your bedroom, add a little settee just like this to that space. Or you can add something like this gorgeous full-length mirror. Mirrors add depth and density to your room and make it look larger – especially when the mirror is this size!   sette

For more information about this auction, click here.
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Aug 18 2016

Breath taking model home in Spring, TX – Inspiration in every room!

All I have to say is WOW. This week’s auction is in Spring, TX and has incredible decor. I had the hardest time deciding what to highlight this week because this home is so well designed.

So, I decided to highlight it all! I’ve chosen some of my favorite rooms in this home to walk you through the design inspiration and exactly why YOU need to be in Spring this weekend. I promise you don’t want to miss out on this auction. unspecified

First stop: this gorgeous living room. The high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and exposed beams create a dramatic effect in this room, so it’s important to stick with natural and earthy tones. I love how everything in this room is soft, and easy on the eyes with simple pops of pattern in the pillows, accent chairs, and curtains. My favorite thing about this room? The rose colored settee with custom bolster pillows…I can’t keep my eyes off of it!unspecified2

Next stop: the kitchen. Again, WOW. This kitchen it full of great auction items. From the bar stools to all of the accents that you see in the open cabinets and along the counter-tops, you can find all of the little decor pieces that you’ve been looking for in one place. I also love how the natural, earthy tones spill over into this kitchen from the living room. It’s so important to create a cohesive design space when you are working with an open floor plan, and this home is the perfect example of that. unspecified6

Out of all of the bedrooms in this home, I picked this one. This guest room is so inviting and has some fabulous traditional touches. I love this wing back, upholstered bed with sideboards, and the small bench that’s placed at the end of the bed. When you have a bed that comes with sideboards and a foot board, pair it with a bench or ottoman to balance out the space. Adding this small touch won’t leave your bed looking unfinished once you’ve tucked in your bedding.

Last, but not least, is this movie room. Remember in the last blog where I was telling you about how to create the perfect play room/movie room that the kids can grow into? Well, here it is! This huge sectional creates the perfect amount of space for the kids to lay and play on. With a space and sectional this large, add tons of throw pillows and two ottomans to balance out the space. Also, ottomans with inside storage will allow for easy clean up of play toys! unspecified8

I could go on and on about this home, but I suppose I’ll let you go make your plans to be in Spring this weekend. What are you waiting for? You won’t be sorry! Click here for more information about this auction.

Happy Bidding!!

 

Aug 11 2016

Creative tips for the kids play room/media room!

These auctions just keep getting better and better! I love seeing all of the different styles and such potential in these homes. This week’s auction is in Frisco, TX and you’re going to love what it has to offer.

One room in the home that I think is crucial to have is a dedicated space for the kids to play. Not only does this give YOU the opportunity to take a little break for yourself (I’m looking at you moms!) but it also allows your kids to have a space to store their toys and games all while learning the responsibility of cleaning up after themselves. By giving your kids a space of their own, they’ll have to learn how to keep it clean and tidy and how to clean up after themselves.

This week’s auction has so many fun seating arrangements that are perfect for a kids’ playroom/movie room! I love the idea of doubling this room in your home as a movie room because as we all know, kids turn into teenagers who turn into young adults and need a space that can grow up with them!Frisco, TX JPG

The first look I’ve chosen is geared a little more toward a movie room. This huge sectional is perfect for your teenagers to crash on and to have all of their friends come over. I recommend placing a big square or round coffee table with this piece because you won’t be able to control who’s dirty feet end up here! I also placed these fun bar stools here if you have the space for a bar/popcorn and candy station in this room. Make sure to keep the colors cool and calm. You’ll want this room to feel relaxing for the big show!

The second look is tailored more toward your younger kiddos. This room is fun and has lots of seating for coloring and play time! Include lots of baskets and poufs in this room that your kids can play on. I love fun orange and grays in this room because it keeps it gender neutral. I can promise that your little boy won’t say “eww gross!” when he sees this room and you won’t have to worry about your girls saying ” it has cooties!!!”

Check out more information on this auction here! 

Stay tuned for more great auctions!!