Kids growing up in the 1950s enjoyed an idyllic era. Although there were no cell phones or video games, a kid could always find friends ready to play outside or enjoy a trip in the open bed of a pickup truck to get an ice cream.(more…)
While homeowners face a multitude of decisions when designing their living spaces, business owners have an even longer checklist. Creating a retail space that is not only stylish but efficient, safe, inviting to a wide range of people, and able to withstand heavy traffic is a tall order.(more…)
When looking to freshen up a space in your home, there are many options all with varying price points. New paint is relatively cheap and easy, but updated lighting also offers a budget-friendly change and demonstrates what a difference one single element, like good lighting, can make.(more…)
While much of the United States has slipped into fall weather with cooler temps and even snow in some regions, many Californians are still enjoying blue skies and warm sunshine. Jon recently renovated the backyard at his Los Altos home so that he could enjoy outdoor activities right through the holidays.(more…)
When the time came to convert her Palm Coast, Florida, vacation home into a permanent residence, Brenda had a long list of improvements to make.
“We built the house in 2001 but decided to make it our permanent home when we retired,” she says. “We gutted and rebuilt the kitchen, put in all new windows and sliders, and extended both decks with new roofing and tiling.” An extra garage was also added with new garage doors and modern windows.(more…)
Back in the mid 20th century, your friendly neighborhood drugstore was much more than a place to get a prescription filled. With a soda fountain for sweet treats and aisles filled with sundries, the drugstore served as a community gathering spot. And if you were too sick to visit, the pharmacist would even deliver medicines right to your door.(more…)