Wood Flooring Is a Great Option

Wood floors are so popular! And all of the tiles that look like wood give you some great design options. Solid hardwood can not be installed directly over a concrete slab floor, a sub floor is needed and abutments to other flooring must be considered. However, a job finished floor (st
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Popular TV Upgrades

Add a sound bar with speakers that give your area more of a home theater sound. Proper viewing distances for your large screen TV: 5’ – 7.5’ for a 50” and 6’ – 9’ for a 60”. Putting the screen where it is at eye level when seated is the most comfortable for viewing. Update
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Lighting Basics

For general illumination, use 2” or 4” recessed halogen lighting overhead then layer additional lighting with lamps. Popular bulbs: ● Edison style- silver tipped bulbs for a softer glow ● Frosted bulbs and pink bulbs- three way or with dimmers
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Bathroom Design Details

Design is in the details! Both the linear drain at the side of the shower and the decorative square drains that a possible to integrate with the floor tiles give good options for the new shower. California Faucet  added a fleur de lis design with finish options. It is part of their St
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Outdoor Environments

Pool Tips: The new replacement pumps are variable speed and much more energy efficient. The cost can be over $1000 but your utility company may be offering a rebate. The salt water pools are better for your skin and worth looking into. They are harder on surrounding surfaces such as c
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Outdoor Shower for Convenience

    In and out of the pool? An outdoor shower can easily fit in with your surrounding area. It can be in the open or more private.
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Wine Tasting Room

  The ambience of a wine tasting area appeals to many homeowners. This may involve a chilled wine storage area or just wine racking and a table for two.
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Home Resale

The following are practical options in homes that all price ranges are gravitating toward: Walk-in showers without a door to clean are great and without curbing even better. The snail model is not necessary if the length of the shower is adequate for water containment. (Snail refers t
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Big Green Egg

  Outdoor kitchen options are increasing as companies offer more durable appliances that will withstand the temperature changes. Refrigerators and wine coolers are options to consider with the sink, the bar area and the grill. Add a pizza oven or a Big Green Egg! Either can be us
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Protect Your Roof So It Will Protect You

What’s up with roofing? Most people don’t think about their roof until it leaks or the home inspector tells the buyer there are problems! Properly done, a roof in Arizona (This varies greatly by climate.) can last 30 – 40 years with proper maintenance. Check for cracks or other
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