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Apr

We West Coasters love to take advantage of the outdoors when the sun is shining. Outdoor living is becoming a common design request in home renovations & decor. Outdoor renovations nowadays often include: fire pits, lighting elements, built-in barbecues, kitchens, sinks, appliances, pizza ovens, hot tubs, open trellises, furniture, TV & video, stone and water accents, and plants. Planning exterior spaces is approached in a similar manner to an interior [...]

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Apr

It’s officially spring – which means spring cleaning time! Often we think of cleaning the inside of our homes but neglect the outside. Starting with your deck and patio, thoroughly inspect that it is safe and make any repairs. Give a thorough deep clean to remove all the dirt and mildew gathered from the winter weather. Your gutters are likely filled with winter leaves and need your attention. And now [...]

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Apr

“I’d like to start and finish this for you before September arrives, but…” This time of year I hear myself saying something like this more often than at any other time of year. And yet there is an easily definable duration for a top-quality project. One of the most frustrating disappointments for a homeowner is having met a designer too late to be able to finish their construction in time [...]

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Feb

An ergonomic kitchen contributes to efficiency and eliminates unnecessary steps and time. While planning your new kitchen, think about what bothers you most in your current kitchen. Is there enough space for pots and pans? Are they close enough to the stove? Is there a cabinet that seems impossible to get organized? Here are some kitchen planning tips: >Choose drawers for lower cabinets and create easy access to those difficult [...]

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