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In 2019, we resolved to live prettier. Our inspiration? These local homes!
Lisa Duncan's Valencia home could be considered your standard SCV tract house from the street, but only a glance inside would tell an entirely different story.
The home of Brian and Genessy Safdari, owners of College Planning Experts, is always well appointed - but come Christmas, the farmhouse aesthetic is elevated with the addition of glimmering holiday ornaments, charming adornments, sparkling trees - and garland galore.
The Saugus home of Rhonda Knights is comfortable, cozy - and entirely customized by Knights herself. The co-owner of AR Workshop (288-1903), Knights knows her way around woodworking tools, paint and stencils, and it shows. "A great deal of the decor, as well as the wall accents like shiplap, the beams, a lot of the furniture pieces, the barn doors - I made it," says the entrepreneur.
The Escalante Family's estate blends contemporary styling with a Spanish look for a home that's anything but ordinary.
The Peachland Estates home of John and Shelly Whelchel is generously sized, situated on about an acre. With that much space came opportunity in abundance - and bugs.
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When Lisa and Robert Younkin first moved into their West Hills community home, a goal was set. "We wanted a house that exuded warmth - but still had clean lines and a very neutral palette."
In physics, black may be the absence of physical light, but in design it can be an anchor that pulls everything together.
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A mis-managed previous remodel is ground for growth and opportunity in this unique master bedroom.
"Designing a bathroom or powder room is the perfect opportunity to intimately reflect your personality and preferences," says Rebecca Johnston, owner of MIX by RJohnston Interiors. "Because of the relatively small space, you can invest more in materials and accessories that have a big wow factor. That designer wallpaper you covet may be $90+ a roll, but one roll might be all you need for your entire powder room. Even the most exquisite selections become a steal in small but impactful spaces. This is the place to really express yourself and what you love. It's just for you."
Life is better when you love where you live.
EXTERIOR LOOKS
A clean aesthetic and the world's best materials make for a refined al fresco experience.
From all dirt to all done, this Valencia yard shows off expert craftsmanship and high-end materials.
Show your home some TLC this season.
Make entertaining, relaxing with the fam or your summer staycation more exciting with outdoor games - because those that play together, stay together!
In Santa Clarita, our near-constant great weather means that we can expand our living spaces into our yards.
The bonus square footage is only of value, though, if we make our exterior spaces feel as good as our interior -
and blend the two areas seamlessly so that the entire home flows.
Garage floors, pet runs, backyard patio spaces, laundry rooms... they could all use flooring that's easier to clean, better looking, more sanitary and safer to use. And - in 2019 - the best choice for that is clear: the custom patented polyurea floors from ALLBRiGHT.
INSPIRED BY DESIGN
In physics, black may be the absence of physical light, but in design it can be an anchor that pulls everything together.
Show your home some TLC this season.
We're addicted to great design - and we found the cure.
Garage floors, pet runs, backyard patio spaces, laundry rooms... they could all use flooring that's easier to clean, better looking, more sanitary and safer to use. And - in 2019 - the best choice for that is clear: the custom patented polyurea floors from ALLBRiGHT.
This month, why don't you... "tidy up" with an intentional spring cleaning?
2019 doesn't disappoint when it comes to new innovations in design and details. Your home-improvement to-do-list starts here.
RIGHT AT HOME
Make a plan for "pretty" in 2020 - and fall in love with your home.
The surfaces we forget the most need your attention, too. 
JeannaLovesChristmas has the tips you need for the best holiday ever!
"It's heartbreaking," says Joel Moss, as he ends a call with another SCV resident whose home was damaged by smoke during the Tick Fire. "Once the neighborhood repopulated, most people thought that they'd just open the doors and things would be like normal," says the co-owner of Paul Davis Restoration of Santa Clarita. "For a lot, it's not."
Sooner than we expect, it's going to be wetter, colder and busier - so get on these now!
Yes, it's time to start prepping for the holiday season!
Looking for your dream home? We've got you covered.
This month has brought the unthinkable to our town - and as we join a growing list of communities touched with such a sad and senseless tragedy, I would like to take a moment to recognize the beauty we've seen rise in Santa Clarita. It's this thought that inspired me to make a list of gratitudes - a reminder that the dark will not overtake the light in our community, while understanding that for many, there will always be something - and someone - missing.
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Your next home may be inside - and here's why you'll love it!
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