4 Tips for Refurbishing Your Landscaping on a Moderate Budget

During the summer, we as Californians love taking advantage of our outdoor spaces. However, by spending more time in these spaces that we have forgotten most of the year, we tend to notice the imperfections we ignored all winter. That brown lawn or dead…

Update Your Bath on a Budget

All homes have their imperfections and quirks. We often put up with a dark, dingy powder room or a hall bath with its yellow tub and sink because we love the rest of the house. It has been on your to-do list long enough! Now that you are ready to get…

CONSTRUCTION ZONE: Preparing Your Home for the Winter Months

  The winter months can present the greatest challenges to your home. With foresight and diligence, you can have a delightful and warm winter in your home if you follow these strategic tips. HEATING AND COOLING  Inspect your furnace or…

Game Plan For Home Renovations

Creating a water-tight game plan is crucial when working on home improvements or renovations. Four fundamental steps should typically be followed in order to build a successful renovation plan. First, gather ideas and concepts for your home. Next, calculate…

Tips for Creating Personal Style

Style is the expression of an aesthetic, whether in writing, film, music, or interior environments. Ideally, the style expresses the personality of the inhabitant. Below are 5 design principles you can use to create spaces that are personally congruent…

How to Furnish a Great Room

A Great Room is a hot, new trend in combining the functions of the family room, the living room, and even the kitchen, into one large space. While this configuration can be open and flexible for entertaining and daily life, it can be a challenge to furnish.…

A Bright Idea in the Sky

Lighting in a house is important when buying a home. In the current competitive seller’s market, buyers can’t always find the ideal home with the lighting they dream of. Luckily, with today’s technology, homeowners are able to bring in more light…

Best Paint Colors to Use When Selling Your Home

Some colors will help you, others will hurt. Be sure to choose the right ones for your home First impression is everything when selling a home. A lot of effort and work goes into preparing a home for the market. Painting a house is the cheapest and quickest…

How to FENG SHUI your home

In Palo Alto and the surrounding areas in Silicon Valley, a significant and growing portion of the buyers are Asian, most notably Chinese. For many Chinese buyers, a house needs to have good Feng Shui before they would consider purchasing it. The most…

It’s not too late to WINTERIZE your home

As the temperature continues to drop, it is tempting to stay cozy inside – but don’t wait until it’s too late to take important winter maintenance steps to keep your home safe and reduce energy costs. Here are some helpful suggestions to save your…