Furnace maintenance is one of those tasks that can all too easily fall “under the radar”… until disaster strikes, at which point it becomes your sole passion and focus.
Ideally, you should service your Castro Valley heating and A/C equipment regularly to prevent costly and uncomfortable disasters. However, even if you just understand and practice the following basic prophylactics, you will be miles ahead of most area homeowners. Read the rest of this entry »
Perhaps you and your spouse just moved out of the city to the suburbs, and you’re finally ready to realize your dream of building an outdoor barbecue pit to roast venison and sip Napa Valley wine. Or maybe you’re remodeling your backyard, and you’d love to add or renovate a wood fire pit. Read the rest of this entry »
Bay Area winters are not as notorious as, say, Alaska winters. But it can get cold, rainy, and even snowy-sleety up here. To that end, how should you insulate best for winter? More specifically, should you install dual pane or single pane windows? Read the rest of this entry »
So many people in the Bay Area these days are choosing to reface and renovate their current cabinets rather than buying anew. See if they may a good way to go for you also: Read the rest of this entry »
As a Bay Area resident, you like to fancy yourself as being on the cutting edge of home improvement technology. To that end, we’ve summarized three very cool new trends in kitchen lighting. Whether you’re embarking on a massive remodeling project of your Castro Valley condo or simply trying to extract extra utility from your current kitchen, you will find these lighting fixes bring some extra shine to your home. Read the rest of this entry »
If you live or work in and around the East Bay area, odds are that you’re bombarded on a nearly daily basis about the importance of being “energy efficient” and “green.” But in addition to saving the planet, you can also keep your wallet nice and fat by making small changes to the way that you use home devices, like your air conditioning system. Read the rest of this entry »
Like many San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneurs, executives, and stay-at-home moms, you need an effective home office. But how do you go about establishing a great home office? Alternatively – if you already have an ad hoc office set up (e.g. a fold out table in your three year old’s bedroom that you sit at when he/she is at a day care) – how can you remodel your office to maximize its efficiency and quality?
Here are some big picture tips. Read the rest of this entry »