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Sandy Reed
Valley Springs, CA
Crafting unique home environments since 1985 - turning your dreams into reality...
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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.
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Home design trends come and go, this is for sure. We've all heard of the Tiny House Movement, right? What about the whole "turn an old shipping container into a home" craze? Well, have you heard of upside-down homes? Yea, it's a thing! Various architectural firms around the world have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
At Uniquity Builders, we love building! We love creating new spaces for families to enjoy. We love being able to help a family create the dream home they've always wanted, through their vision and our expertise. We can turn a cramped living room into a spacious great room perfect for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
If you haven't had the potentially cash draining experience of working with an unlicensed contractor, you probably know a friend or family member who has. It's becoming so common these days that the victims are beginning to fight for tougher laws to end the home improvement scams. The Contractors State... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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If the time has come to upgrade your old smoke alarms, consider getting the Atom Smoke and Fire Alarm from First Alert. It's called the Atom because it's tiny...I mean like an inch and a half in diameter tiny! But, don't let it's diminutive size fool you. This little guy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
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Every home owner has different styles and tastes when it comes to the overall look of their home. But there are a few things that should be the same in every home, no matter what your personal style is. Here are just a few of those must-haves... Energy Star Appliances... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.