The Home Identity Crisis: The Dining Room Office

Remember life pre-pandemic lock down before your dining room morphed into your Zoom room, office, workstation and study hall? Thanks to your new work-at-home lifestyle, files and papers found a permanent home on your dining room table. You probably haven’t had a meal on that table, besides a quick sandwich and many coffees, since the [...]

Bringing in the Green

Living eco-friendly in Nevada County doesn’t have to be complicated. Some of the easiest and most efficient environment-friendly solutions are right under your nose – or above your head – take the sun, for instance. This limitless ball of brilliant energy looming large overhead is one renewable resource just waiting to be tapped for its [...]

Pantone’s Color of the Year: It’s a Blue 2020

It’s a color that has been immortalized in song (Blue oh, so lonesome for you…) and represents a low period personally (but fantastically inspired, artistically) of one of the most revered masters of all time—a time in which Picasso himself was admittedly, well, blue, over the death of a friend. But while blue has, in [...]

6 Home Design Trends for 2020

Floral prints, unique window treatments, black and white wall art, and many more are evolving in 2020. Well, 2020 is the best year to pull a dream appeal for your home because many unique styles will come into the picture this year. So if you are looking to renovate your home design, take a look [...]

5 Ways To Create An Effective Study Station In Your Home

Every home should have space for relaxing, resting, cooking, and studying. Whether you have children or are furthering your own education, it’s important to create a place inside your home that makes it easy to stay focused and organized on schoolwork. These tips will help you create a designated study station inside your home: Evaluate [...]

3 Tips for a Trendy Spring Cleaning

With the arrival of warm weather in Nevada County and sunshine comes spring cleaning! While the idea of cleaning may seem mundane, we’ve broken down the gargantuan home task into three main areas to focus on. If you are preparing for virtual showings or just tidying up, but just aren’t motivated to get started, check [...]

Spring Cleaning 2020 = Disinfecting

Just a few short weeks ago, “spring cleaning” meant taking advantage of the longer days to dust off your home and make it nice and shiny for the warmer months. Today, we’re living a new reality. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us all together. We are sharing the collective experience of being at home, doing [...]

4 Investments Worth Making in Your First Home

In today’s post, we’re offering some advice for first-time homeowners on areas where spending a little bit more is likely to pay off in the long-run. From valuable aesthetic updates in key areas such as the kitchen, bathroom and living room to installing smart heating systems and insulation to prioritize energy efficiency, our tips will [...]

Winter Energy Efficiency Tips

We often think about energy efficiency in the summer — primarily because air conditioning is quite expensive when the temperature reaches triple digits during the hottest months of the year. Some folks, however, may overlook the importance of using energy efficiency tips during the winter months to reduce utility costs. There are easy ways to [...]

How to Prepare Your Home Plumbing for the Winter

Winters in Nevada County can sometimes be harsh, and if you don’t prepare your house before the freeze warnings arrive, you could find yourself faced with a number of unwanted plumbing issues. Luckily, it’s relatively simple to prepare your home plumbing for winter using basic items that you can find at your local home improvement [...]

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