Better Basement Laundry

Six tips for creating a functional laundry room design Many of us have our laundry rooms located in the basement of our homes. The good news is that you get your exercise running up and down the stairs. But have you taken a look at this highly-used space lately? There are many ways to make…

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Sunny Tangletown Classic

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Kitchen and sunroom remodel plus bathroom and laundry! A 1920 center hall classic home is refreshed with bright new spaces. The new kitchen and sunroom are ready for friends and family to enjoy. Off the kitchen, is a stylish bathroom with fun wallpaper. In the basement are repurposed cabinets to help spruce up and organize…

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Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Spring Home Maintenance, deck stairs repaired, before and after image

April Showers Bring May Flowers…and Home Maintenance Spring is in the air which means it’s time to assess for any spring home maintenance that needs to be done. After a long winter it’s finally warm enough to head outside and check for any damage. Rainy days are just around the corner so do your due…

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Timeless Kitchen Design

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Kitchen design trends come and go, but there are some timeless kitchen designs that don’t go out of style (even when the phones and TVs do). The Early 2000s These two kitchen designs are nearly two decades old! But the classic cabinets never go out of style. Architectural details unify the kitchen with the rest…

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How To Design a Deck You’ll Love

Dreaming of Deck Time Many people used the unexpected stay-at-home back in 2020 to take stock and dream about what they will do when life settles. If a deck is on your wishlist, keep these basic elements in mind as you gather ideas and start planning. Thinking Through Design and Layout Location Pay close attention…

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A safer and more comfortable home

Simple changes can make your home safer and more comfortable. Here’s a checklist from the AARP HomeFit Guide. Go ahead and check off your to-dos! DIY Checklist for a Safer and More Comfortable Home Install night lights in the bathroom and in the hallways. Apply nonslip adhesive strips to uncarpeted stair treads. Remove all scatter…

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Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)

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Ask the Expert: “What’s a CAPS?” The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in collaboration with AARP and other experts, developed the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, which is achieved through training and testing during a multi-course educational program. Creating User-friendly and Accessible Spaces John Sylvestre, a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, understands the unique needs of…

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Aging in Place Bathroom Design

aging in place bathroom with curbless shower

Some things are unavoidable. Most of us will, sooner or later, temporarily or permanently, have difficulty standing, walking, using our hands, or reading the instructions on the box of whatever. There are many different challenges we face in life. Sometimes from birth. And sometimes in our later years.  Making a bathroom, or any space for…

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