Nicely Updated Single Story!

302 Olivina Avenue, Livermore

Open House Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm.

Nicely updated single story with expanded floor plan in great Livermore neighborhood within walking distance to park and elementary school. Updated eat-in Kitchen with recessed lighting, Corian counters, and tile backsplash. Family Room with granite surround gas fireplace. Bonus Room (currently Dining Room) with vaulted ceiling and access to patio/backyard. Bamboo wood floors throughout living areas.

Master BR with large closet and remodeled Bath with custom shower and vanity. 3 additional comfortably sized Bedrooms share hallway Bath with tub/shower combination. Crown molding, ceiling fans, inside Laundry Room, some dual pane windows, built-in closet storage, workshop area in Garage, and more. Large front yard and fenced Backyard with patio and planters. Wide side yard for RV/boat parking. Proximity to vibrant Downtown and major commuter corridors. No HOA dues.

 

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Is your bed the best it can be?

How To Choose Perfect Bed Linens

Did you know that we spend 26 years sleeping in our beds!? If we are going to spend that much of our lives in bed, then shouldn’t our beds be the ultimate sanctuary? Don’t we deserve beds that have the absolute best sheets and pillows —ones that are as soft as down and as fluffy as clouds?

Here at Freshome, we say YES! Our beds, and our bedrooms for that matter, should be rooms full of lavish, sumptuous comfort—they should be retreats where we can escape the stresses of our hectic day. So, how do you get the best possible bedding?

This article will explain everything that you need to know about buying the absolute best bed linens that money can buy.  We will  cover topics such as thread count, pillows, and of course, we will offer some amazing bedroom design inspiration.

Here is how to choose the perfect bed linens:

Is your kitchen stressing you out?

According to Ikea, People Are Pretty Stressed About Their Kitchens

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IKEA’s second global Life at Home Report came out today. It’s not as salacious as the first one, which revealed that people in Mumbai have the most morning sex and people in New York do the most work while sitting on the toilet, instead focusing on the kitchen. Specifically, the fact that everyone is very anxious about their kitchens, apparently. For instance, 19 percent of Parisians chose the answer “I would feel uncomfortable or ashamed” when presented with the question, “How would you feel if a friend looked in your kitchen?” (A friend!) And while 38 percent of Berliners residents cook at home during the week, 54 percent never eat in the kitchen or dining room. On the bright side, only 18 percent of them feel bad about the amount of food they throw away each week, the lowest of any of the eight cities surveyed.

Tis the season for outdoor entertaining!

Beautiful Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for Summer

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Summer is almost here! It’s time for cookouts, BBQ’s and outdoor entertaining.  But outdoor parties can become tedious with all that running back and forth, inside and out with serving dishes and food.

The solution: Outdoor kitchens. They allow us to navigate backyard entertaining without all the fuss, avoiding the running back and forth from indoor stove to outdoor guests.  Here are some must-have outdoor kitchen ideas to help you create your very own outdoor cooking oasis:

Go modern

Outdoor kitchens can match your modern home. In other words, the outdoor kitchen doesn’t have to be ‘kitchy’ and filled with cute Kiss the Cook aprons, rather it can be sleek and modern to match your style.

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Outdoor kitchen storage

Just like our indoor kitchens, our outdoor kitchens require ample cupboard space. When designing your outdoor space, make sure to include plenty of cabinets and storage solutions. Stainless steel cabinets are ideal for outdoor kitchens.

Is 3D flooring the wave of the future?

3D Flooring Will Make You Realize How Lame Your Floors Are

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Great. Just great. Before today we were all walking around on our—we thought—perfectly fine wood floors and never wondering if there was something better out there. But now we know that 3D floors are a thing, and that we could be walking around on a waterfall or a coral reef or a dolphin, and we’ll never be able to look at our stupid floors the same way again. Thanks a lot, Imperial Interiors of Dubai (of course).

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Important health tip for you and your home…

How to Get Rid of Unhealthy Black Mold

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Greg801/GettyThe disgusting stuff on your wall could be mold, black mold or mildew. Figuring that out is the first step in getting rid of it.

Removing black mold from your home can sound like a daunting task. Just the term “black mold” sounds scary enough. If you’re willing to buy the proper safety equipment and can stomach scrubbing and removing mold damage for up to a few weeks, you can save hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars.

Deciding when to call in a professional is a personal decision, but there are two signs that black mold has progressed too far to easily remove it yourself, says David Olson of PuroClean, a property damage restoration company.

“When the odor is becoming so bad that it’s giving them a headache,” or a finger can be pushed through drywall damaged by black mold, Olson says.

Removal is charged by the square foot and varies by where you live, he says. Removing mold from and repairing a standard shower can cost from $1,600 to $4,500, Olson says.

To avoid such costs, here are some ways to remove black mold in your home on your own:

1. Determine What it Is

The musty smell under a sink may not be black mold — which is a mold that has been left for quite awhile — and may just be simple mold, Olson says. The difference is that mold is a live spore, while black mold could be toxic. Mildew, for example, is often confused with being mold, but it can be easily cleaned with bleach or other surface cleaners.

Not all visible molds that are black are dangerous, and mold testing may be needed to confirm if toxic spores are in your house, according to the website BlackMoldRemoval.com.

Homeowners should test their homes every three to five years for potential mold problems, says Caroline Blazovsky, a healthy home expert.

Not all mold problems are visible,” Blazovsky says. “Sometimes, you get lucky and see mold growing on areas like basement walls or bathroom walls to know there is a problem. But, many times mold is in between walls behind showers, underneath flooring and under kitchen appliances — places we cannot get to.”

She recommends doing a mold air test with a professional air pump sampler, either with a certified inspector or a DIY kit.

2. Find the Source and Stop the Damage

If you see or smell black mold in your house, it’s probably in an area of high moisture, such as a bathroom that isn’t vented well enough, or from a water leak such as a leaking pipe. Repair the leak before deciding if you’re going to repair the damage yourself.

Once moisture from water damage or condensation has been provided, mold will use a food source such as insulation, fabric, drywall or carpet to grow and cause damage.

Cannot wait for these new interior trends to hit the West Coast!

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2. Likewise with the interior design of the new NYC store. On to top of an overall flea market-inspired vibe, the space will feature 15-foot-tall windows and a permanent, 10-foot-tall by 24-foot-wide display of candles in all sorts of colors.

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1. More stores may be on the way! Curbed’s sister site Racked NY reports that the company is already “scouting for three more locations to open in 2016,” including NYC’s Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Soho, and Williamsburg neighborhoods. Who knows, if “operation NYC” proves successful, Tiger may very well start popping up in other American cities.

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