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9 ‘Must Ask’ Questions Before Installing an Accessible Bath

May 2, 2016

Modern_24.jpg“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” - Steve Jobs 

Kitchen Island or Peninsula: Which Serves You Best?

April 25, 2016

Balboa Island and the Palos Verdes Peninsula are both beautiful destinations. Great weather, scenery, and they are both full of fun activities for almost everyone.

Design-Build: 5 Reasons Why Homeowners Should Embrace It

April 18, 2016

Backed by 4,500 years of practical experience, the design-build method -- sometimes referred to as the master builder method -- is a project delivery system used to ensure the seamless design and construction of a home, from beginning to end. 

7 Hobby Room Tips that Help You Express Yourself

April 11, 2016

“When your hobbies get in the way of work - that’s ok; but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves … well.” - Steve Martin

Curbless Showers: 6 Reasons to Shower Without Curbs

April 4, 2016

For those who enjoy clean, efficient lines and design, the spa-like feel of the curbless shower is an attractive option.

6 Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas

March 28, 2016

Give homeowners a handful of clever kitchen storage ideas, and they will forever be grateful. It is a principle that hold true because one thing that many homeowners share in common, regardless of where the live, is how difficult it is to keep the kitchen organized. 

First Step to Design Flow Starts Here

March 21, 2016

Whether you are in the planning phase of a complete remodel or simply designing a room, it is critical to consider design flow. 

Take Refuge In A Southern California Beach Bungalow

March 14, 2016

There is no doubt what the most popular housing type in America was in the first part of the twentieth century. While traditional house types such as the Georgian Colonial remained fashionable, and even some Victorian designs continued to be built into the 1920s, the bungalow dominated the landscape from California to Florida and Michigan to Texas. 

The Laundry and Mudroom: Designed to Handle Lifestyle Chaos

March 7, 2016

If we had to pick two rooms in a home that were specifically designed to handle the chaos of any lifestyle, we have our picks: the laundry room and the mudroom. 

The Truth About Jack and Jill Baths

February 29, 2016

Jack and Jill were inseparable siblings, so it’s no wonder the Jack and Jill bath is named after them.

But in real life, if Jack and Jill were forced to share a normal bathroom together, they would probably be pushing their sibling down the hill, hoping for some bathroom privacy of their own.

With the bathroom being the most fought over room in the house, the Jack and Jill bath helps circumvent common family hassles that come with hectic morning rituals.

For example, waking up the kids, getting them showered, fed and out the door -- and if teenagers are involved, those daily hassles are compounded.

A joint resolution: The Jack and Jill bath.