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Bay Area Landscape Design Tips for Small Backyards

February 21, 2020

Everyone admires beautiful landscape design, but planning and experience are necessary to design, install, and maintain beautiful gardens, lawns, and hardscapes. Designing a great space may even be more difficult when working with a smaller space. Without careful planning you may end up with a space that feels cluttered, crowded or cramped instead of the relaxing […]


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26 KITCHEN TILE BACKSPLASH IDEAS TO SHOW OFF YOUR STYLE

February 19, 2020

MONIQUE VALERIS Home Decor Editor, ELLEDecor.com Monique Valeris is the home decor editor for ELLEDecor.com, where she covers everything from house tours to product roundups, and her idea of a well-decorated interior involves endless layers of patterns, brass accents, and anything with a monogram. TEAL TILE In a Brooklyn brownstone designed by architect Elizabeth Roberts, a custom […]


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Quote for the Day

February 17, 2020

Happiness is the new rich.Inner peace is the new success.Health is the new wealth.Kindness is the new cool. -Syed Balkhi


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Small Yard & Small Garden Landscaping Ideas

February 14, 2020

Just because you have a smaller plot doesn’t mean you can’t stand out. Maximize the impact of minimal yards with these small garden, small yard, and small backyard landscaping ideas. CREATE A VIEW: A simple pergola gives this small garden landscaping a grand feel. Arbors and pergolas are classic small yard landscaping ideas and great […]


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51 Modern Bathroom Design Ideas Plus Tips On How To Accessorize Yours

February 12, 2020

We all spend a lot of time in our bathrooms, so it’s only right that we should make them into a simply gorgeous place to be. Unique bathtubs, sleek vanity units and modern toilet designs come in all shapes and sizes, to suit spaces and budgets both large and small. Aside from the essential facilities, […]


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After lull, Bay Area home prices regain speed

February 10, 2020

Bay Area single family home prices edged up in December, after months of modest declines, according to Zillow. (Photo courtesy of Pacific Union Real Estate) After a months-long slump in Bay Area home prices, the market appears poised to drive higher as buyers act on low interest rates and fight for scarce inventory. The median […]


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Quote for the Day

February 10, 2020

“YOU DON’T INSPIRE PEOPLE BY BEING PERFECT. YOU INSPIRE THEM BY HOW YOU DEAL WITH YOUR IMPERFECTIONS.”


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Garden Design for Under $10,000

February 7, 2020

Fashion a Functional Space With a budget of $10,000, you can substantially change the look of the yard and make it more functional. These homeowners wanted an area for a table and chairs near the lawn, as well as steps that lead to the grassy space where their kids play. Carex Design Group expanded an […]


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Mortgage Rates Near 3-Year Low; 9.4 Million Homeowners Could Save $272 Per Month

February 6, 2020

Mortgage rates on 30-year, fixed loans dropped 0.7 points this week, hitting 3.51% on average, according to Freddie Mac. It’s the lowest rate seen since September last year—when rates hit 3.49%—and the second-lowest rate since mid-2016. This chart shows the trajectory of mortgage rates over the last year. COURTESY OF FREDDIE MAC According to Joel […]


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