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Specific Considerations for Choosing Home Appliances

Posted on April 17, 2018 by James Florence

With Dane Marcy of Kelly’s Appliance Center

Previously, we published an article featuring general tips for buying a home appliance. In this follow-up article, we’ll look at four major home appliances and list some specific considerations for choosing each. Read more

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5 Tips for Buying a Home Appliance

Posted on April 12, 2018 by James Florence

A home appliance is an important investment, but with the many brands, models and styles out there, it can be hard to find the right one. To help you make a wise purchase, we’ve teamed up with Dane Marcy of Kelly’s Appliance Center in Cotati to provide some tips for buying a home appliance. Read more

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Video: Preparing for a Remodel in San Francisco

Posted on March 21, 2018 by James Florence

Are you getting ready to remodel your San Francisco home? In the following video, Jeffrey Goffo of Goffo Construction Inc. points out a potential legal complication that you should be sure to deal with beforehand.

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5 Things to Ask a Remodeling Contractor

Posted on January 23, 2018 by James Florence

When interviewing a remodeling contractor, there are questions many homeowners don’t think to ask, but should.

Before hiring a contractor for a remodeling project, there are several things you’ll need to inquire about. Most importantly, you’ll need to verify current licensing and insurance, check references, and compare the contractor’s bid against other competing bids. It’s also important to ask about the project timeline, payment schedule and whether the contractor offers any warranties or guarantees. However, there are a few questions many homeowners don’t think to ask contractors, but should. Here are five such questions: Read more

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How to Organize a Kitchen: Tips and Tricks

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Jennifer Chan

How to Organize a Kitchen: Tips and Tricks

Do you make avocado toast in Tiburon? Do you cook mac-and-kale in Cupertino? Maybe you read nutrition panels in Pinole, prepare recipes from Pinterest in Palo Alto or pickle in Petaluma. Whatever you cook and wherever you do it, if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you probably use your kitchen a lot. So, this year, it’s time to make that kitchen work for you and your family. Whether you’re ready for an entire kitchen remodel or just need some helpful hacks, we have some suggestions about how to organize a kitchen. Read on!

Kitchen Work Zones

Start by understanding your kitchen work zones. Most kitchens have three core zones:

  • Cooking
  • Food preparation
  • Cleaning

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Diamond Certified Experts: Bathroom Remodeling 101

Posted on January 24, 2017 by James Florence

It’s a new year, which for many Bay Area homeowners means it’s time to start thinking about their next remodeling project. While there are several areas of the home to consider remodeling, an ideal place to start is the bathroom. Since the bathroom tends to be one of a home’s smallest spaces, it’s typically more affordable to renovate than larger areas like the kitchen. However, along with the kitchen, it’s considered one the most lucrative spaces to remodel in terms of increasing home resale value. Furthermore, since it’s statistically considered the most dangerous room in the house (due to the increased chances for falls and other accidents), remodeling provides an opportunity to improve safety. Read more

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Tip Sheet: 5 Steps to Prepare for Remodeling

Posted on December 13, 2016 by James Florence

Like many Bay Area homeowners, you may be planning for a remodeling project in the upcoming new year. Since preparedness is the name of the game in remodeling, it’s best to start addressing the preliminary details well in advance. Use the following tip sheet to make sure all your bases are covered:

1. Get multiple bids. Getting estimates from at least three contractors will enable you to compare bids and make a more educated choice. Read more

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