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Embrace the Dark Side at Your Home

It feels counterintuitive, but deep colors can fix a dim room.

Designing for Dogs and Cats

Animals are definite members of the family these days, and so it’s only natural that you make a place for them in your home. There’s absolutley no need, however, to let your decor go completely to the dogs. Following are a few tricks for integrating your hairiest kin with both style and ease.

Tricks to Generate More Offers On Homes

Buyers in today’s hot real estate market are dealing with seller strategies that may sometimes seem puzzling and frustrating.

Designing for Dogs and Cats

Animals are definite members of the family these days, and so it’s only natural that you make a place for them in your home. There’s absolutley no need, however, to let your decor go completely to the dogs. Following are a few tricks for integrating your hairiest kin with both style and ease.

Tricks to Generate More Offers On Homes

Buyers in today’s hot real estate market are dealing with seller strategies that may sometimes seem puzzling and frustrating.

How West Alameda Acquired Its Character

Consider this: In 1870, Webster Street was just a line on a map (and called Euclid Street, then—it would not even be named Webster for another five years), while Park Street was paved, lined with gas lights, and about to build an opera house, which would join its complement of a three-story hotel, general store, public hall, and a well-trafficked train depot. It was “the smartest place in town;” it was “thoroughly modern.”

5 Lighting Tips From the Pros

Most of us probably take lighting for granted. Flip on the switch, and as long as you can see what you’re doing, you’re good. But lighting can be magical. It can change the mood in a room and illuminate everyday tasks. So to add that little glow to your home, here are five quick tips from the experts.

Take It Outside

Summer comes late to us here in the East Bay. That’s good news. It means there’s still time to prep your backyard for the next two months of typically warm weather.

Simple Redo Versus Major Overhaul

Interior designers are asked this question a lot, especially when it comes to kitchens: "How much can I change it without changing everything?" After all, the renovation of no other room wreaks quite as much havoc on daily life as redoing a kitchen. Thus many people try to avoid a total gut job-to protect their sanity and their wallets.

Bold, Monochromatic, and Patterned

For years, white kitchens have reigned supreme. It’s easy to see why. They’re clean, bright, and tasteful; they’ll always be classic. But there’s a new kind of style on the block, and it’s closing in on the standing champ. We’re talking big and bold. Rich color and vibrant pattern, affecting nearly surface in the space, from cabinets and backsplashes to walls and floors. This trend is rising fast, and it’s bringing a whole new level of excitement to the hardest working room in the house.