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Custom Kitchen Appliances – Luxury Meets Function

Upgrade the look and function of your kitchen with custom kitchen appliances. Designer kitchen appliances are the latest trend in kitchen design to elevate both function and the aesthetic in your kitchen, the heart of your home. Choose from different appliance designs and colors, customizable layouts, or even technology that can allow for personalized use. …

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Fireproof Building – Keep Your Home Safe with Fire Resistant Materials

California homeowners are working to integrate fireproof building into their construction and remodeling projects. Increased risk of wildfires is especially concerning to suburban homeowners in and near the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), the transition zone in between unoccupied land and human development. Increased vegetation in these areas catches fire easily, which may spread to nearby homes. …

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Remodel for Energy Independence – Control your Energy Use

Energy independence usually brings to mind wilderness-based, off-grid living. However, you don’t need to live in a yurt to embrace energy independence. Controlling your energy usage with solar, wind, and renewable energy resources is becoming more mainstream as homeowners join the urban off-grid movement. There are several reasons for this change in attitude towards energy …

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Wildfire Home Hardening

Wildfire home hardening has been in the news lately. Proposed legislation will help you protect your homes, comply with safety standards, and retain homeowner’s insurance, no matter their location. Wildfire safety is often a concern for California residents, especially as residential areas spread into previously unoccupied wildland areas. Fortunately, there are home hardening measures that …

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Selecting Countertops and Backsplashes Like a Pro

Kitchen and bathroom design often centers around countertop and backsplash material choices. The material you choose can make or break your entire design scheme. The countertop and backsplash are often the first things someone notices when entering your kitchen or bathroom. With the number of materials, options, and colors available, here are some helpful details …

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Surviving Home Remodel Supply Chain Obstacles

Planning your home remodel is always fraught with emotion. Today, however, we get the added drama of remodel supply chain issues due to material shortages, shipping delays, labor shortages, and procurement competition. Homeowners sometimes need to wait for essential materials to get started. Here are some ways to weather some remodel supply chain issues. Pandemic …

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