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Barbara D'Ercole
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Barbara D'Ercole Design
20465 Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd
Saratoga, California 95070
Jun 12, 2019
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7 Ways to Update Your Home for Summer
Sometimes it can feel like our homes hibernate as much as bears during colder weather. Through the winter, we hunker down with heavy blankets and warm fires. As the seasons change, however, what seemed cozy in cold weather ...
Fresh Home
Your Guide to Contemporary Style
Whether you’re working with a designer or decorating on your own, getting started is easier when you have a clear sense of your favorite ...
Houzz
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Find a Handyman You Can Trust to Work on Your Home
Many homeowners today don't have the time, energy or experience to take care of the myriad of tasks and repairs that come with owning a ...
Handyman Connection
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Design the Perfect Porch
A porch, at its most basic, should achieve two goals: functionality and design appeal. There are a lot of factors that go into building ...
Fine Home Building
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How-To Hack Your Shower Clean
Your shower should be one of the cleanest spots in your house, but due to the constant presence of moisture, this can be tough ...
RIS Media
10 Reasons to Mind Your Gutters Year-Round
Gutters, those unsung heroes of home exteriors, collect rainwater from the roof and divert it away from the house, thereby staving off ...
Bob Vila
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Unexpected Ways to Decorate with Plants
If you're reading this story, there's a good chance you're a brand new plant parent. Congratulations! After sifting through ...
Apartment Therapy
Things You Need to Know About Building a Basement
In the past, basements were used exclusively for storage as they were entirely unsuitable as living spaces. This was mostly due to ...
Homebuilding And Renovating
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This Is How Much People Spent on Home Renovations in 2018
A typical renovating homeowner spent $15,000 on home renovation projects in 2018, according to the 2019 U.S. Houzz & Home report ...
Houzz
Everything You Need to Know About Light Bulbs
For over a century, Americans have used electricity to light their homes. And that's meant a recurring purchase: light bulbs. But if ...
Fresh Home
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How Safe is Your Home? 12 Spots to Doublecheck This Month
Your home should be your refuge from the world—the place where you can feel the most safe and secure. Unfortunately, almost half of all ...
Bob Vila
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"If you're calling from a rotary phone, leave your name and number and I'll have my grandmother call you back to chat about the good old days."
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Trivia
What does the abbreviation of PITI Stand for?
See the answer below.
What to Do When a Carbon Monoxide Detector Goes Off
We've all heard tragic stories about deaths due to unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. This odorless, tasteless, colorless gas ...
Handyman Connection
What Year Was It?
Statue of Liberty Arrives
What Year
The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, arrives in New York City's harbor.
The day was Jun 17. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."
Jane Austen
Trivia Answer
What does the abbreviation of PITI Stand for?
Answer: Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance are the four major items included in a monthly mortgage payment.
 
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