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A Hot Seller’s Market

The great majority of homes in many areas of Oakland and the East Bay are still selling for over the asking price with some eye-popping over-asking offers for some properties.
November 01, 2014

Embrace the Dark Side at Your Home

It feels counterintuitive, but deep colors can fix a dim room.
November 01, 2014

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.
October 10, 2014

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.
October 08, 2014

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.
October 02, 2014

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.
October 02, 2014

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.”
October 02, 2014

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.
September 04, 2014

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.
September 04, 2014

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.
September 04, 2014