Tag: summer

How To Open Your Pool

Spring is in full bloom and this can mean a lot of things for many different people. For example, if you own a pool you’re surely thinking (probably dreading) about opening it for the season. There is nothing like watching all your loved ones enjoying its crisp coolness but they don’t know how much work [...]

April 18 / 2014
Author Ariel Williams
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Turning a Summer Place into an Autumn Oasis

I don’t know about your house, but in my home the last few weekends have been crazy. Whether it was closing the pool, buying my son cozy new sweaters or shopping with my daughter for the perfect pair of leather boots, I’ve barely had any time to relax and just take everything in. The other day, though, as I walked to my car in the brisk morning air, it finally hit me: fall is finally here.

November 01 / 2013
Author David Marine
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5 Perfect Rooms to Curl Up in this Fall

Here are some other incredible “Fireplace Rooms,” that we collected from our Pinterest page to showcase. Grab a cup of hot cider and enjoy!

October 04 / 2013
Author Ariel Williams
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Stuff You Need to do for Your Home in September

September. The month where summer ends and fall begins…unless you live in San Diego. Then it’s just summer all year. But for most of us as the seasons change so do the things we need to do around our house.

September 03 / 2013

How to Keep Your Home Cool with Just a Fan

If you’re home is like mine, there are weekly arguments about what the temperature should be in your house. The thermostat is probably programmed as it always has but there are just some days that it feels hotter than others. Fiddling with the air conditioning conjures up visions of dollar bills being blown away, but if you can’t get comfortable at home where can you beat the heat? Turns out instead of our A/C we may not be using a fan to its full potential.

July 29 / 2013
Author David Marine
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How to Shock Your Swimming Pool

As a non-pool owner, I had no idea what it meant to shock a swimming pool until recently. I was at a pool and overheard the owner saying he needed to shock his pool that evening. Having no clue what he was referring to I inquired, “why would you shock a swimming pool?” The man informed me that shocking gets rid of the bacteria and unwanted organic material that can get in your pools water.

July 17 / 2013

5 Beautiful Outdoor Kitchens

Here are 5 beautiful outdoor kitchens from across the country that we love and we’re sure you will too.

July 15 / 2013

Real Estate Headlines for the Week of the MLB All Star Game

Ah the Mid-Summer Classic is upon us. The unofficial halfway point of the baseball season also ushers in what’s usually some of the hottest days of the year and the slowest days in sports. But before you choose to settle in or completely ignore the Major League Baseball All Star Game, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

July 15 / 2013

The Most Efficient Ways to Keep Your Home Cool

When it isn’t raining, it is scorching hot outside–ridiculous, we know! This summer, while it may be easy and cost free to keep our bodies cool, keeping our homes comfortable is a whole separate issue. It can be both exhausting and expensive. However, there are some tips and tricks you and your family can implement that might help beat the heat and an expensive bill.

How to Quickly Clean Your Grill Using Just Aluminum Foil

Grilling outside at home is practically a right of summer. I got myself a brand spanking new grill this year after years of struggling with my old one. If you have to know I got an infrared grill and I’m loving it. As much as I love my grilling, I do hate cleaning it, and even worse after I clean it with a grill brush I’m never quite sure how do you clean a grill brush?

July 09 / 2013