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Sandy Reed
Valley Springs, CA
Crafting unique home environments since 1985 - turning your dreams into reality...
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Open concept floor plans are defined as living spaces with no borders. In these homes, communal spaces aren't closed off by walls. This allows for bright sunlight in every room. With the recent development of the kitchen being the main entertainment area, this allows for it to become part of the living spaces. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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There are many ways to help the environment but one extremely important way is to ensure energy efficiency inside your home. Starting with things as simple as unplugging your devices or charging cords when not in use can help tremendously and even save you some cash. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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You don't have to be an environmentalist to use green building materials, it's not only beneficial for the health of the environment but beneficial to your personal health as well. As an individual it's hard to believe that your actions will impact the environment at all, but they do. Every small effort on your part matters, immersing yourself in the "green" life of building could be just what you're looking for to start your journey. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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Decks are the ultimate luxury for outdoor living, they can be just as versatile as the living room in your home. If the versatility isn't enough to convince you to want a deck, a wood deck addition has a high return on investment compared to other home improvement projects. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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Backsplash can make or break your kitchen's look, it's what brings every aspect of your kitchen together. If tile backsplash doesn't match the style you're going for in your kitchen, why not give your kitchen a conversation piece and try out one of these more "unconventional" backsplash ideas? Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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Using glass as flooring is the newest contemporary interior design wave that will spice up your home. Like the house on the left, the glass ceiling is also a glass floor for the room above. Using a glass floor on the second level of the home gives both rooms a unique focal point. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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We're in the middle of an unprecedented time where, in spite of the COVID pandemic, people are spending large amounts of money to improve their home because they're spending more time at home than they have in many years. As you're making your home more livable and visiting your local home improvement stores, you're probably finding that your buying power has been significantly reduced from what it was a year ago. Lumber prices have been gradually growing over the past few years but hit an enormous spike thanks to the pandemic and for reasons people could've never foreseen. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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Tile accent bands have become more and more prevalent in the bathroom remodels that we have recently done. If you're thinking your bathroom needs some updating or just some sprucing up, you might get some help from the ideas below. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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Putting the numbers aside, a lot of times people will do a certain remodel or addition to their home simply because they want to. Resale value shouldn't be the only factor when deciding whether to remodel your home or not, if you want to remodel your home you should just do it despite what was discussed in this post. So why don't you go ahead and give us a call at 209-772-9200 or toll free at 800-498-1833 to start that remodel you've been thinking about. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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I'm sure you're all wondering when somebody will trellis the truth, well here it is: the words pergola and trellis are often used interchangeably even though they are two different units. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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Unconventional homes are rising in popularity for their eco-friendly nature and sometimes unique appearance. These homes aren't necessarily always unique looking, it's what they're made of that make them unique. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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So you're looking for a new toilet but don't know which route to go, we've all been there before...I'm sensing deja-poo. There are a few options for eco-friendly toilets. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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Window shutters have been a staple on many homes for hundreds of years but do they still serve the same purpose after all these years? There is no short answer to this question because it all depends on which kind of shutters you're looking at. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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The kind of flooring you pick for your house is very important. You need to assess your needs, the activity level in your house and your preferences before you commit to a floor. Taking the time to carefully pick out your floor can ensure that your house will feel like a home to all who pass through. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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Sinks may not be at the top of your priority list until you need one somewhere in your home. When that time comes, this article can give you some food for thought that might "sink" in when you're choosing the best option for your home. Double Basin (left) Double basin... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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If you're looking for a creative way to improve the appearance of your kitchen, without the high price of a kitchen remodel, updating your kitchen soffits is a good starting point. In case you don't know what a soffit is, kitchen soffits are typically drywall "extensions" of your ceiling that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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Whether you want to lessen your carbon footprint, are a minimalist, or just like tiny things, a tiny house could be in your future. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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If you want your kitchen to be unique, consider a farmhouse sink. They have gained much popularity for those looking for a more rustic feel in their kitchen. This feel can be delivered in a variety of different materials including copper and stainless steel. We've installed a few of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2021 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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When we receive calls about building a new deck, the conversation frequently centers around whether to use the new composite decking or real wood. This gives us an opportunity to explain the pros and cons of each. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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A good remodel should do more than increase the value of your home — it should increase the value of your life. But with the average new deck or bathroom remodel costing well over $10,000, controlling costs is essential to keep remodeling from becoming a financial nightmare. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Think a new home is out of your reach? Maybe not with a tiny home like the one below. This little house packs a lot of living space into every nook and cranny... Easy to clean, less expensive to own and maintain - what's not to love? Not only that, they're just cute! Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 6, 2015 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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Very few homeowners feel like they have plenty of storage space. And sometimes just a little more living space would be nice too... If you have a large crawlspace area under your home, you can have all this and more. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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For most people, their home is the biggest investment they’ll make in their lifetime. Many hope their home will help fund their retirement years. If you’re one of those folks who wants to sell their home when they retire, keeping it well maintained and up-to-date can increase your return on investment by thousands of dollars. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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Some people would say the bathroom bonanza going on these days is no more than an unnecessary indulgence. After all, how many bathrooms do two people need? Apparently more than one per person… Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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As we creep further into the colder seasons, we should be thinking of things we can do to our homes to be better prepared for the cooler weather. Whether you live in an area where it snows or not, it's better to be prepared for the really cold days rather... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.