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Sep 292016

Hiring a Contractor? Don’t Ignore These 10 Red Flags

When it comes to hiring a contractor, there are 10 red flags you don't want to ignore. Of course, renovating anything in your home can be a major hassle, but don't make matters worse by working with someone who is not professional. Here are some thin...

Jul 72016

Homeowners: Here are 7 Things You Should Do Once a Year

I just saw this list of 7 things homeowners should do once a year on PureWow, an online magazine that covers the breadth of women's lifestyle: fashion, beauty, home, arts and culture, money, tech, food and travel. While we've covered this topic in ...

Apr 192016

Renovating a Home: Priorities of the Affluent Homeowner

Montecito estate owners who are considering renovating a home might find this article in the Wall Street Journal interesting. According to a recent survey of 1,258 homeowners by LightStream, the online lending division of SunTrust Bank, about 62% ...

Feb 232016

How to Get Your Santa Barbara Home Ready For Spring

Bring spring indoors with these 5 tips Is your Santa Barbara home ready for spring? It may seem like spring and summer are all year long in Santa Barbara, known for its perfect Mediterranean climate and picturesque coastline, but we still need to ...

Jan 62016

It’s Time To Tackle Your January Home To-Do List

Follow these 8 steps to lighten up, cozy up and get organized in 2016 I always like to make a fresh start in the New Year by following my January home to-do list. This year, I am sharing how I lighten up, cozy up and get organized: 1) Refresh y...

Oct 82015

Tree Trimming: 10 questions to ask before hiring a professional tree trimmer

If you are a homeowner, it's that time of year for tree trimming. When hiring a professional tree trimmer, you'll want to get your money's worth, protect your investment and avoid liability and upset neighbors. Here are 10 questions to ask: Will...

May 52015

4 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Summer

I can't believe that summer is on the horizon already. It's my favorite time of year; filled with fresh air, sunshine and breezy relaxation. Before it hits full force (and I've heard this year is sure to be a hot one), I want to offer a few tips for ...

Dec 122014

9 household items that can double as cleaning supplies

You probably have an abundant amount of cleaning supplies in your home, for the different surfaces, carpets, bathroom, kitchens and more. I have them too! I was surprised to find out about some household items that can multi-task and be used as clean...

Nov 42014

Make way for new luxury in your home

It's that time of year to clear out the old before the end of the year and make way for new luxury in your home. Simply replacing a few things can increase your daily environment as well as your home's value. Here are my top 5 things you truly, categ...

Sep 122014

12 tips for getting a home ready for fall

As the days become shorter and the temperatures dip lower (at least in other parts of the country), you might want to have a look at my tips for getting a home ready for fall. Taking care of the little things now can make a big difference this fall a...

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