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4 Design Steps to a Private Porch Paradise in The South Bay

October 6, 2015

The front porch; there are few better places to relax before work, or after.

Because of the perfect weather in El Segundo, it is the ultimate place to unwind, decompress and enjoy all that nature has to offer -- this is even more true when you introduce many of the indoor comforts to the outside. 

Take these four steps to create your very own private porch paradise -- a new kind of porch that represents character, design and your unique sense of style for your home:

Home Gym: Planning the Work and Working the Plan

September 29, 2015

Fitness is a multibillion-dollar-a-year business.

Fitness centers, health spas, and gymnasiums are sprouting up across the country to satisfy the public’s desire to “stay in shape” — from the West Coast’s Manhattan Beach, California all the way to the East Coast’s Manhattan, New York. 

But while most homeowners will agree that fitness is important to an abundant life, we often put off a regular exercise program because we don’t have a regular place and time in which to do it.

Perhaps if you had a home gym of your own — ranging from a corner of the bedroom to a complete gymnasium room or outdoor courts — you would find the time to utilize it. 

9 Terrific Tub Styles to Consider for Your Next Bathroom Remodel

September 22, 2015

The restorative powers of a relaxing bath are legendary, which is why homeowners list a deep and luxurious bathtub as one of the most desired features of a new bathroom.

Bathtubs are grouped into two categories: soaking tubs and whirlpool, or air jet tubs.

Do you look forward to beginning your day with a citrus-scented soak? If so, consider a soaking tub that enables you to add bubbles, oils, and salts that would damage the jets of a whirlpool tub. However, if you like pulsating jets of water to massage weary muscles, a whirlpool, or air jet tub, is the one for you.

A Short Primer on the Contemporary Style Kitchen Design

September 15, 2015

For homeowners who prefer to live in the moment, a contemporary style kitchen design couldn’t be any more appropriate. Its "clean and simple” philosophy keeps one of the most important rooms of the home, “in the now”.

A contemporary style for your kitchen should be built with a strong emphasis on both line and form — within ample space (typically structured by an open floor plan) that is naturally lit and devoid of clutter. This is not to say that a contemporary kitchen style needs to be cold and boring. The opposite is true, especially when texture and warmth are introduced with items like interesting tiles or are dark hardwood floors.

Is an Open Floor Plan for You?

September 9, 2015

Every homeowner has their own design style, which makes choosing a floor plan that meets style preferences -- and functional needs -- essential.

While there is no such thing as a universally “perfect” floor plan, there is, however, such a thing as the “perfect” floor plan for your household.

There are pros and cons to the traditional floor plan and the modern floor plan alike. Only by weighing your priorities, can you figure out which floor plan is perfect.

In this article we want to help you determine whether or not the open floor plan is compatible with your needs and stylistic preferences.

4 Curb Appeal Makeover Tips Proven to Boost Home Values

August 31, 2015

High curb appeal can add thousands of dollars to the value of a home -- and if you are looking to sell your home, it can cut the amount of time it takes to find a buyer.

5 Inspiring Tips to a Fabulous Foyer

August 26, 2015

If there is any one space in a home that provides a glimpse of the tastes, passions and personality of a homeowner, it is the foyer.

Master Spas: Creating the Ultimate Oasis from the Comfort of Your Home

August 26, 2015

As each day passes, it seems ever more challenging to find the time and the space needed to reward yourself for a hard day’s work. 

Why Traditional Kitchen Styles Are So Beloved

August 12, 2015

The word “traditional” within the context of kitchen styles is a bit misleading.

It immediately conjures up notions of out-of-touch design and archaic tendencies of a distant past.

This not need be the case as traditional kitchen styles are quite the opposite.

Today’s traditional kitchen can seamlessly juxtapose Old World charm with modern convenience, to include high-tech appliances and modern or eco-friendly materials and finishes -- while layouts are updated to accommodate modern family dynamics and trends that redefine how households approach eating and cooking.

But what makes a traditional kitchen style, traditional?

5 Things You Need to Know Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

October 30, 2014

Remodeling a Kitchen? 5 Things to Keep in Mind

If you are thinking about giving your home a new look, starting in the kitchen is a great place to begin! In many households the kitchen is the center spot for gatherings. Everything from breakfast in the morning to dinner in the evening, you want your kitchen to be functional for all your needs.

Remodeling a kitchen can be very overwhelming, especially if you don’t have any ideas to leverage from. A kitchen remodel does not have to be extremely elaborate. Keeping your family’s needs in mind while being creative will allow you to execute your kitchen remodel easier than you realize!