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Jan 182019

The Junk Drawer: A Montecito Tradition?

Even luxury homes have a junk drawer or two deserving an annual clearing and cleaning I’m going to take a bold step here and assume that literally every Montecito residence – including my own – has at least one junk drawer. Are those receptacl...

Oct 262018

Winterizing Your Home: Even Santa Barbara Homes Need to be Winter Ready

Now is the time to prepare for the cold and rain Fall is the best time to begin winterizing your home, even for those of us who live in sunny Santa Barbara. Although U.S. News & World Report lists Santa Barbara as the best place in the U.S. to ...

Apr 92018

Spring Home Maintenance List

Experts share their top 8 tips Each season comes with its own home maintenance list. Last fall, I shared a home maintenance list for that season. Now that it’s spring, there’s a whole new list of things to do around your home. Spring is the perf...

Jan 232018

6 Things to Do in January to Give Your Home Some TLC

What will you do in January to give your home some TLC? January is the perfect time to give your home some TLC. You celebrated the holidays and rang in the New Year. Now make the most of the first month of the year by clearing space in your home, bo...

Nov 162017

12 Tasks for Your Homeowner To-Do List

There are certain things every homeowner should do yearly, monthly, weekly and daily to keep their home in tip-top shape. Since that list can feel daunting, I've put together a homeowner to-do list of just the essentials. Here are the top 12: ...

Sep 52017

A Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Santa Barbara homeowners: Take care of little things seasonally to make a big difference! It's time to go through your fall home maintenance checklist and prepare your home for the upcoming season which officially begins on September 22, 2017. Now i...

Jun 292017

Santa Barbara Homeowners Listen Up: Upgrade your home with CaliforniaFIRST

Get 100% upfront funding on efficiency and renewable energy upgrades Many Santa Barbara homeowners want to improve their homes but are discouraged by the upfront costs of doing the job right. Enter CaliforniaFIRST, a government-supported, low-cost,...

Jan 102017

Negative Energy: 4 Ways to Kiss It Good-bye in Your Home

Creating new vibes in the New Year The New Year is the perfect time to rid your home of negative energy. Realty Times shares 4 ways to change it into positive vibes according to leading interior designers. 1) A fresh coat of paint Change the energ...

Jan 32017

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Santa Barbara Homeowners

So you've made your New Year's resolutions for 2017, but have you set goals for your Santa Barbara home? Here are 5 things your house wants you to consider: 1) Streamline your stuff Get organized in 2017 by streamlining your stuff. Homeowners acqui...

Nov 12016

A Homeowner Checklist: 8 Important Things Homeowners Need to Know

I just read an article in PureWow listing 8 important things that should be on every homeowner checklist. 1) Where to Turn Off the Gas If there's a fire or other natural disaster like an earthquake in Santa Barbara, you'll need to turn off your gas...

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