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 [...]

Summer Home Maintenance Guide

Nevada County homeowner beware: Summer does not mean vacation when it comes to your house. It’s easy to put off regular home maintenance during these long, lazy days of summer. But a little bit of effort now can save you a lot of time — and money — down the road. Here are five must-dos [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Homeowners Insurance

While buying your first home in Nevada County is exciting, buying your first homeowners insurance policy isn’t nearly as much fun. New homeowners have all kinds of questions about what homeowners insurance covers and what it doesn’t, and understandably so. When shopping around for a policy to protect the biggest financial investment of your life, [...]