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August, 2016 - Issue #142
The primary issue with trendy interior paint colors is that they are, well, trendy. To stay in vogue you might need to paint again in a few years. This beautiful Los Angeles apartment is both stylish while also transcending passing trends. Black and white is a sleek, modern color combination that simply isn't going anywhere.
{ALLBRiGHT 1-800-Painting 846-2928}

paintpro: Black and white is a timeless, on-trend, color combination!


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Flatscreens are fab - until you try to design a space around it. Custom TV framing blends your screen into your room seamlessly, thanks to the hundreds of styles available.
{FASTFRAME 291-1325}




designdiva: Did this and it totally changed the look of our living room!


All-white kitchens are all the rage! This gleaming example has custom white shaker-style cabinets, white subway
tile with colored grout and white quartz countertops.
{Rebecca Rollins Interiors 367-4394}



stylefile: This style goes with another great trend: mixing and matching finishes, like black metal handles paired with stainless-steel lights and fixtures and a contrasting custom-island finish.


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Ants? Clean, Caulk and Use Scents
An easy way to make sure the ants don't come in is to keep the kitchen area as clean as possible. Set small bait stations to eliminate the scouts before they invite the rest of the colony. Wipe surfaces with a solution that is equal parts vinegar and water. The scent and taste of the vinegar will deter ants from entering, or staying, inside. Caulk any areas of your home where there are cracks that ants can enter. This only takes a short time and will provide a barrier between the outside world and your home. Sprinkle coffee grounds around the perimeter of your home to deter ants from getting too close. Ants still an issue? Hire a professional exterminator that uses a three-zone (Yard, perimeter, interior!) plan to eliminate your pest problem.
CVA Exterminators 253-3070
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Retrofit windows from Milgard beautify and increase the curb appeal of your home, but even more impressive are the energy savings. Free in-home estimates are available.
{Valencia Custom Shower Doors 298-0261}



makeovermomma: Love our new Milgard windows! They block out noise, harmful sun rays, insulate so much better than our old windows and conveniently replaced our difficult and dated patio door with a new retrofit model.

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Decorative drawer pulls are a simple home improvement that add a custom touch to your space.
{Refined Vintage Boutique 505-7175}

diygurl: These are so easy to install yourself and totally change the look of a piece!

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One of the newest materials available are graphic tiles. These unique tiles can be used for flooring, backsplashes, walls, accent pieces and more. They come in a multitude of colors, shapes, sizes and designs. They are great for a kitchen backsplash when paired with a more-simple quartz.
{Surfaces SCV Design Center 775-9404}

remodelnow: Add a punch of color or a design element to a bathroom floor when using monochromatic wall tiles.


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What you don't want to miss in your next kitchen remodel: Custom wood pullouts with adjustable shelves!
{Woodward Kitchen & Bath 251-3865}

cookinthekitchen: Ooh - these would be perfect for herbs, spices and oils.
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