Getting Your Garden Looking Fresh for Spring

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For many homeowners, the last item on the to-do list before putting their houses on the market is sprucing up their garden. The best thing you can do is plan ahead and begin freshening up your landscaping this winter. There are many steps you can take this winter that help make your spring garden a standout. “If homeowners want to …

Remodeling for Resale

Remodeling for Resale

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It’s natural to want to improve your living space. Pride of home ownership and the creative freedom that comes with it can be a source of motivation for remodels, renovations, and additions. But if you ever plan on selling, you may want to exercise caution so that you don’t create a property so uniquely you it doesn’t appeal to potential …

Container Gardens Add Pop to Patios

Container Gardens Add Pop to Patios

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Need a patio refresh without the long term construction or investment of a remodel? Enter the container garden. An island unto itself, this self contained botanical canvass is only limited by the size of your container and the scope of your imagination. Curated and composed in the right combinations, they’re the ultimate DIY fix for a patio that needs a …

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House Hunting for Pet Perks

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When searching the market for your next home purchase, there’s a whole spectrum of features that top the list of every buyer’s dream property. For some, it’s finding a prime location or neighborhood, for others architectural style or structural design take precedence. Those with a green thumb search for the perfect landscape to watch their garden grow, while the home …

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Staging Your Outdoor Space

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Designing an Outdoor Destination Outdoor living is one of the simple joys of life in Southern California. We celebrate, entertain, relax, and recharge in our outdoor spaces. Despite the value these outdoor areas add to a home, they often take a back seat to the interior staging of a property. With a few simple guidelines, you can spruce up your …

Refreshing Your Yard

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While Southern California doesn’t experience severe winters, this is a great time of year for refreshing y our yard. With generally mild weather, February and March make for a great time to make some changes. Give yourself an afternoon for these little yard pick-me-ups, and enjoy well into the summer. The added benefit of the curb appeal is just icing …

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Pantone’s Greenery and Your Home

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It’s become a tradition for the Pantone Color Institution to name a color each year that will be prominent in fashion and design. 2017 is the proud recipient of a simple green color that we all are familiar with, even if we’re not big on the trends: greenery. Described as a zesty yellow-green, this tone is regularly used to evoke …

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What Do You Need to Fix to Sell Your House?

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Getting a home ready to put on the market can feel overwhelming, particularly if you’re comparing your home to the ones you see on house flipping shows. Is it really necessary to do a complete remodel and full-on staging in order to sell? Do you need to upgrade or fix everything? The answer is no, and in fact, some repairs …

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Helping Your California Yard Beat the Heat

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Late summer is upon us, and for most of Southern California, that means more sun and heat where our neighbors elsewhere in the country will begin to feel autumn creeping up. On one hand, great! We like our long summers in California to go to the beach, enjoy our pools, and cool down in the evening on porches and other …

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Best Summer Projects For Your Yard

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Affordable and Easy Projects for Your Yard Top 5 practical, yet stylish ideas Summer in California is the perfect time to enjoy time outdoors at home. If your yard could use a little boost, check out these simple projects to help make this your best summer yet. Let There Be Light! Not only does outdoor lighting add a lovely summer ambiance, …