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Rejuvenating a Tired Lawn

Rejuvenating a Tired Lawn

The key to a green, healthy lawn may lie underground, ground that is often hard and dry.  One major obstacle that homeowners must deal with in Santa Clarita is compacted soil.  During the construction phase of home building, the soil is compacted by heavy machinery.  This is done intentionally, much to the chagrin of those who work in the garden.  Certain building codes require the soil to be compacted to a specified depth.

It’s Time for the Charity Giveaway 2008

It’s Time for the Charity Giveaway 2008

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  The 3rd Annual A.Allbright Painting Charity Giveaway is here.  Each year one deserving family is chosen to receive $5,000 of painting services for their home.  Here at A.Allbright, we look forward to the opportunity to give back to our community by donating our time and resources to help those in need.  In fact, we love it so much that this year we are raising the bar and will be giving $7,500.

Organize Your Clutter and Your Life with The Mess Doctor

Organize Your Clutter and Your Life with The Mess Doctor

Does Danna Witherbee’s “messy story” sound familiar?
“I had always considered myself a highly organized person until a number of life circumstances reduced my systems to chaos.  Papers were piled everywhere, box upon box sat unopened and precious time was wasted looking for specific items over and over again.  My husband was getting annoyed.  I was in the process of starting two home-based businesses and knew they, too, would succumb to disorder and most likely failure if I did not get my ‘life business’ under control….”
So, what did Witherbee do? After she got over “her embarrassment,” she called Certified Professional Organizer®
Barbara Ricketts, a.k.a. The Mess Doctor.

Caring For Stained Glass Panels

Caring For Stained Glass Panels

Stained glass windows are a beautiful addition to any home whether as part of a remodel or new construction.  When most people hear stained glass panels, images come to mind of old cathedrals with extremely large panels depicting religious scenes.  Those are beautiful examples of the art, but much smaller simplistic panels can be placed in your home to add character.  Windows for your home can come in a variety of shapes, designs and sizes, which can be used in many rooms throughout the home.  Stained glass panels can also be set in doors whether it is a large exterior front door or interior sliding doors, stained glass can add a unique touch while allowing in light.

 

Making Your Home a Work of Art

Making Your Home a Work of Art

Many of us find ourselves so busy in the daily grind, that finding time to design a serene place at home can become difficult.  Decorating is much like the process of producing a work of art; it takes creative flair and expert insight to bring to life.  Before hiring a professional, you can prepare simply by removing the clutter and considering color and personal style.

Selecting the Perfect Tile

Selecting the Perfect Tile

Selecting tile for your home, whether it is for your floors, counters, backsplash, shower, fireplace, BBQ or pools, can be a very daunting task.  Choice of color, size, type, natural stone versus stone-look tile for your desired design and overall maintenance all play a factor in decision making.  With so many new stores, home decorative programs and magazines, it is important to find a place to help you weigh your options with variety, patience, competence and flair, to make sure that the product being used is appropriate for the area and installed with recommended methods.

From Beige to Bang, Color Correction with Constance Ramos Helps an SCV Family

From Beige to Bang, Color Correction with Constance Ramos Helps an SCV Family

Rose Anschultz knew her open-plan media room needed a makeover when she applied for HGTVs Color Correction with Constance Ramos.  She had a room that felt too light and just “blended” with the rest of the home.  A room she felt should be warm and different from the rest of the house.  Did she think she would be chosen?  Well, when I asked Rose she said, “I knew in my heart I would be chosen.  I even had dreams of being chosen.”

 

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing and Restyling to Exceed Your Expectations

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing and Restyling to Exceed Your Expectations

The kitchen is the heart of your home and should be beautiful, as well as, functional.  Unfortunately, to replace kitchen cabinets just for beauty’s sake is a very expensive, time consuming and an inconvenient proposition.  Not only are the cabinets involved, but also so are the countertops, floor replacement, plumbing, and in most cases, plumbing fixtures.
There is an alternative to the costly, frustrating and messy job of kitchen replacement, which does not require the tearing out of countertops, the removal of sinks and the replacement of the floor and plumbing.  This alternative allows you to use your kitchen in a moderate manner during the work of kitchen cabinet refacing and restyling.

Tidbits: Fall Home Projects

Tidbits: Fall Home Projects

In the fall everyone should consider what their home requires to be in top shape for the cooler seasons and holidays that lie ahead.  Even if you have limited finances to splurge on home improvements, you can take steps to make your home more enjoyable for the winter months and holiday visitors.  My tidbits this month provide a few ideas, which you may want to consider for your own home.

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