TRENDS

Building a new home requires making a lot of decisions. First is finding the landscape you want to build on. After that, the size of the home and placement of the home on the lot will be critical decisions. Designing the residence is perhaps the most complicated. According to the University of Minnesota’s Center for …

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The motto of homeowners used to be ‘the bigger the better.’ The recession, however, made more than a few people change their minds as far as space was concerned. People began asking ‘Do I need this much space?’ How can I make the space I have more efficient for my needs? Here are just a …

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Creating a beautiful bedroom is as simple as combining a few key elements. Whether you’re looking for a fresh look for your bedroom or a bedroom remodel, consider the following: Lighting: Today, all bedroom lighting should be on dimmer switches. As you crawl into bed, glaring lights do not help the body relax. Having lamps …

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Do you have mold growth? Pipes bursting, flooding and leaking taps can all result in  mold growth. Mold spores are found in the air outside, but when they build up in large concentrations inside a home, they can be cause for serious concern as they may result in health problems. The most obvious signs of …

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If you can think it or dream it, SoCal Construction and Design can help make unique interior designs and home construction ideas a reality. We believe there should be no limits on what’s possible when it comes to building a home or designing a home to suit your individual needs. If you’re stuck for ideas, …

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In California we have a lot of sun. Our climate lends itself to solar heating and passive solar heating in homes. Solar panels can be used as a primary source of heat or as a secondary source or supplemental source of heat. Some neighborhoods and home owners associations may have rules about whether or not …

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Keeping up the exterior of your home is just as important as the interior. After all, the first impression anyone gets of your home is what he/she sees from the outside. Having a home painted or stained costs money, so we suggest that when you purchase a home you set aside an account for home …

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Home remodels are a big undertaking. Construction on extensive remodels can feel like you’re building a new home. Before undergoing any changes to your home, consider the following and make sure you think about the long-term and short-term functionality of your home and how it can best serve you: •    Does this remodel take into …

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This year it’s all about nature. Natural colors, natural textures and eco-friendly elements all create a stunning bathroom for 2013. Ready to build or remodel a bathroom? Here are the elements to keep in mind: Use natural, more neutral colors, like beige, cream, even tans and light greens or blues. Tile work has become more …

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The biggest trend is the introduction of color. Bright color. 2012 was filled with clean color palettes of grey, beige and neutral colors. This year the curve has swung in the opposite direction. Walls are turning fuchsia, purple, yellow/green and blue. If you’re asking yourself where you might have seen these colors before, the easy …

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