Right at Home
February, 2024 - Issue #227
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photo courtesy of Vibe Photography

Pretty Easy
Home improvements that are gorgeous - and make life easier? Sold!

Beauty & the Bath
A soaking tub and separate frameless enclosed shower make "basic" hygiene anything but.
Stunningly Staged Homes

Lovely Low-maintenance Laminate
Easy to clean and easy on the eyes and budget, too, luxury laminate flooring is available in a wide array of colors, designs and finishes.
Brent's Carpet One 255-3337

Go with the Flow
Inspired by contemporary Scandinavian furniture, the Solna kitchen collection by Brizo has crisp lines and a beautifully simple form. With twice the flow rate of standard kitchen faucets, Euro Pot Filler faucets by Brizo make it easy to fill large cooking vessels quickly, without the walk from sink to stove.
Dannick Designs 775-7430
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Your Spring Head Start
Chilly SCV weather is short lived. We'll all be spending a lot more time outside
soon enough, which is why now is a great time to get the yard ready!

Help your Rose Garden Blossom
Understanding the intricacies of planting bare-root roses takes extra care. These dormant plants, shipped without soil around their roots, require meticulous care for robust growth and vibrant blooms.
Here are a few tips from the experts at Green Thumb Nursery.
• Soak roots in water for two to 12 hours, pruning damaged parts for optimal health.
• Dig a wide hole enriched with compost, positioning the plant with consideration for climate conditions.
• Settle soil while watering in intervals to ensure proper rooting.
• Trim new roses by one-third to promote root growth; delay pruning for container-grown plants.
• Find a sunlit, permanent, tree-free location for optimal growth.
• Potted plants in growth mode can be planted from spring to early fall for convenience.
Ready to get planting? Visit Green Thumb Nursery for supplies and suggestions on a garden that thrives.
Green Thumb Nursery 259-1071

Update your Outdoors
Magic Maintenance offers a one-stop-shop experience for homeowners who are ready to upgrade their space. Whatever's on your list - from upgraded kitchens and baths to additions, backyard built-ins, fresh paint and more, they do it all - like magic.
Magic Maintenance Inc. 259-3373
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Happy Home Improvements
A well-functioning, attractive home makes life easier - and happier. Invest in your comfort and reduce your frustration by getting these home improvements off your list in early '24.

Better Sleep is on its Way
It's the perfect time to invest in rest and save on the perfect mattress from A Royal Suite Home Furnishings. Right now, they are offering "wow" low prices on some of their most popular styles and adjustable bases with the ad on page 5. Choose a Platinum option so you can take home a free comfort package that includes cooling memory foam pillows, a temperature regulating/conforming waterproof mattress protector and a breathable-stretch ultra-soft sheet set, all valued at $249.
A Royal Suite Home Furnishings 259-7000

What would You Do with a Painter for a Day?
If you had eight hours of professional painting services, what would you accomplish? Maybe you'd (Finally.) get those baseboards and moldings touched up - or you'd tackle the nursery before the baby arrives. Perhaps you'd upgrade your home office so it felt more "professional," or you'd paint a statement wall to house those gallery family photo designs you've been pinning on Pinterest for the last half decade. You could refresh your bathroom, make your bedroom feel like a sanctuary or help the playroom pop.
And - it's so convenient! You don't need an estimate first. Your pro painter will be scheduled right away after a quick online review. So easy!
However you choose to use the affordable ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING Painter-for-a-Day service, you can count on working with a highly-trained, efficient, expert painter who will effortlessly check your interior winter projects off your list.
ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING 294-1159
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The 5 Home Improvements You Need on your List for '24
1. Dryer Vent Cleaning
Improve the efficiency of your dryer, reduce the likelihood of a house fire and help a pricey appliance last longer? Sign us up!
2. Gutter Cleaning
If we learned anything from last year's torrential spring downpours, it's that well-functioning gutters are essential to help prevent damage to roofs and foundations. A properly-functioning gutter system also reduces the chance of water damage to the inside of the home (Ask us how we know.).
3. Gate & Fence Repair
At the least, a broken gate is frustrating. At the most, it can be a safety hazard and leave your home more vulnerable to break ins. Make this repair a priority.
4. Toilet Repair & Replacement
If your toilet runs, requires multiple flushes or has you removing the lid to "jiggle" the apparatus inside, it's time to put a stop to all that water and time loss with a repair or replacement.
5. Ceiling Fan Installation
That light fixture isn't improving your home's heating and cooling - but replace it with a lighted ceiling fan and... voila! You're warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer - and saving on electric bills year round.
Handymanish Handyman Services puts their wealth of experience to work to elevate your home and business improvement projects. At the helm of Handymanish Handyman Services is Dan Kush, a retired firefighter paramedic from the Los Angeles City Fire Department. His extensive background in safety, precision and service excellence means you can expect the best. Plus, new clients take $30 off their first service - just mention InsideSCV Magazine at time of booking.
Handymanish Handyman Services 513-7351
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