Right at Home
July, 2021 - Issue #201

Water Smarts
Boost your H20 IQ.
5 Smart Reasons Why Santa Clarita is Investing in Channel Islands by Tara Evans
When you only have a day or two to "get away," your getaway needs to be nearby. From door to door, Channel Islands and the surrounding Ventura County beaches are less than an hour away.
The ocean, quite literally, can be your backyard. Numerous properties are located right on the channel - and they've been designed to let you drink in the sea from as many windows and vantage points as possible. Indoors or outdoors, you feel "right on the water."
The vibe is chill year round. Being that close to the water seems to make everyone who lives and works in the area extra relaxed and happy.
Even with a recent increase in pricing, the real estate market is very welcoming to second-home buyers. Values abound and - we crunched the numbers. Owning in Oxnard is surprisingly "doable" for many SCVians - especially when families or friends go in on a shared vacation property together.
If you have kids or grandkids, you'll find few things more wholesome than time together in Channel Islands. During a recent trip, we kayaked from the "backyard" dock to the marina to see sea lions up close; paddleboarded to a neighbor's house to check out the playground they built; and took a boat ride at sunset - all in the same day.
There's no risk in learning more about owning property in Channel Islands. If you're curious, reach out to the experts:
Keith & Arlene Beckwith of Keller Williams Ventura County. 805-338-4466

Diagnose and Treat Your Landscape Health Woes with SCV Water's Virtual Gardening Class in July
Pestered by pests? Worried by weeds? Disturbed by diseases? Learn about common landscape health problems and what to do about them!
Join us for SCV Water's free virtual gardening class, "Controlling Weeds, Pests and Diseases," on Saturday, July 10 from 9am to 11am from the comfort of your own home.
SCV Water hosts one virtual class per month on a Saturday starting at 9am. Classes focus on the topic for about an hour, followed by a question-and-answer session.
All presentations are recorded and available for viewing on their website one week after the live class. Participants will also be able to download the presentation.
To view their 2021 class schedule, a previous class recording, or to register for a class, log on.

Now You See it, Now You Don't
Surprise - that dresser is actually a bed - and more ways to transform your space.

Wall & Cabinet Beds are the Future
What goes up every morning, down every night - and comes in sizes twin through king? If you said a wall bed - often referred to as Murphy Beds - you'd be right. These space-saving creations are skyrocketing in popularity as homeowners and renters alike work to utilize their interior spaces in new ways.
"Now that so many people are working from home, carving out office space has become essential," says A Royal Suite Home Furnishings owner Norb Moniz. "We're seeing bedrooms become offices quite frequently. Customers are really enjoying our new designs that combine desk and storage space with a bed that can be pulled down when needed - without disrupting any of the contents on top of the desk."
Also popular - cabinet beds. These "no installation needed" designs look like a gorgeous piece of furniture - and often function as one, too, with convenient drawer space. But open it up and you'll discover a bed that quickly unfolds into a cozy and comfortable place to sleep. Especially popular in nurseries - parents particularly enjoy the option of bunking in with their small children when the need calls - these cabinet beds are available in every design aesthetic for every room in the house. From modern to traditional, French country to transitional, you'll find a style that coordinates perfectly with your space.
Right now, these space-saving designs are available at surprisingly-low prices during A Royal Suite Home Furnishings' Fourth of July Sale.
A Royal Suite Home Furnishings 259-7000

Window Sheers & Shadings let the Sunshine In While Maintaining Privacy
Beautifully transform sunlight with the Luminette privacy sheers and Pirouette window shadings from Hunter Douglas. You'll enhance your views to the outside while maintaining your privacy - and boosting your style.
Blinds & Shutters of All Kinds 298-1230
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