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Tips For Optimizing Storage Space

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Adding and/or optimizing storage space is a straightforward concept in larger spaces, but that’s certainly not the case when you live in some of the Bay Area’s smaller apartments, townhomes or bungalows – especially when your home’s footprint was designed 50 years ago or more. Smaller spaces

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Where To Begin When Redecorating A Room

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The idea of redesigning or redecorating a room is the easy part, making it happen requires a methodical, step-by-step approach. The overarching goal of the project is to create a space that is not only stylish and functional, but that reflects your household’s personality and lifestyle. Steps

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Egg Dying: Food Coloring And BEYOND

Easter egg dying is a spring time given in our home. Like pumpkin carving or gingerbread houses, it’s a tradition that has passed down through the generations. Growing up – and then when my kids were younger – dying eggs meant purchasing a PAAS kit and getting

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History Of The Gingerbread House

First, there were your children’s – or your own – simple graham cracker “gingerbread” houses made in boy scouts, girl scouts or other youth group organizations as part of the holiday craft making sessions. Then, you may have created gingerbread patterns yourself one year, baking sheets of

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Making Spirits Bright With A Beautiful Tree

Even if I wasn’t a huge fan of the holiday season, I still think I’d put a Christmas tree in my home and decorate it. In this season where we spend more hours in the dark than the light, there is something so peaceful and inspiring about

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Brightening Up Your Whole Home

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Have a room or corner that looks a little dark or neglected? Perhaps it’s been a while since you took an objective look at your home’s interior. Are the walls a bit scuffed? Are certain furnishings looking a little shabby? It might be time to brighten things

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Simple Ways To Add Charm And Character

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Even a serial modernist can’t help but acknowledge that older homes have charm and character. There’s something special about architecture from years gone by, not to mention the wood work and unique details that were more common in the everyday homes of the earlier 20th century and

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Making A Student-Centric Study Area In Your Home

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Time flies doesn’t it? One minute you’re helping your baby learn how to walk, the next minute she’s in Kindergarten and before you know it – homework becomes an everyday event. One of the best things you can do to foster a reverence for learning is to

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Creating A Closet In A Closet-Less Space

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Whether you find yourself in a historical Bay Area home, where clothes were often stored hanging from hooks on a wall, live in a smaller home, where space is of the essence and closet-space is scarce, or you’re interested in converting a den into an additional bedroom

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Getting That Kitchen Organized

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Last month, we did a piece in homage of the generations’ old spring cleaning and organizing tradition. For most of us, the kitchen is one of the most cluttered area of the home. Even if things look suspiciously neat and tidy from on the surface, opening just

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