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Switching Internet Providers

What to Know When Switching Internet Providers Residential internet service is a competitive business. Internet technology continues to evolve and new players are always entering the market. Therefore, the best deal you could find five years ago may not be right for you today. Also, many internet providers offer limited-time reduced pricing, which can cause […]

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9 Outdoor Projects to Boost Your Yard This Summer (10 photos)

As we plan to stay closer to home this summer, many of us are looking for ways to make the most of our homes and gardens. Whether you have a large backyard or a small balcony, there are plenty of ways to make a beautiful and useful outdoor space. The following projects range from more extensive improvements,...

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Luxe Loggia and an Inviting Pool Create a Backyard Paradise (5 photos)

Wanting a vacation home to get away from the cold winters in New York, the homeowner purchased an Art Deco-style house in Palm Beach, Florida, that includes a large covered patio (or loggia) off the living room that leads to a swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical plants. She then reached out to...

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10 Knockout Kitchen Islands (10 photos)

The island is the centerpiece of many kitchens. It’s a place where you can sip your morning coffee, eat a casual lunch and gather in the evening with family and friends. A kitchen island also provides ample opportunity to showcase your style. Selecting the right configuration, materials, seating and...

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Should You Get a Recessed or Wall-Mounted Medicine Cabinet? (15 photos)

More than a storage place for aspirin and toothpaste, a medicine cabinet greets our reflection in the morning and ushers us to bed at nighttime. It’s the go-to for most of our everyday needs and a must in the bathroom.
Despite medicine cabinets’ utilitarian function, selecting one may not be...

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How to Keep Your Pet Calm and Carrying On During Fireworks (10 photos)

For many people, Fourth of July fireworks mean an annual celebration marked by barbecues, family gatherings and enchanting bursts of colorful light. For many pets, though, those same bursts of light and sound can be terrifying and disorienting, causing reactions ranging from destroying furniture...

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9 Backyard Updates That Will Improve Your Outdoor Comfort (11 photos)

As many folks plan on staying closer to home this summer, some may also be taking a closer look at their outdoor spaces and thinking about the projects that could make them more comfortable. Perhaps this is the summer you invest in outdoor seating that better suits your needs or plan for the patio or...

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Bathroom of the Week: Bringing Back a Brownstone Vibe (6 photos)

The modern bathroom in this 1931 Brooklyn brownstone felt out of place. “The weird thing about this house was that most of it felt like a traditional brownstone, but the bathrooms had undergone very modern renovations that didn’t make sense given what was going on everywhere else,” interior designer...

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The Top Home Upgrades Homeowners Tackled in 2019 (8 photos)

Kitchens and bathrooms were the most popular interior spaces to remodel among homeowners on Houzz who renovated last year, according to the 2020 U.S. Houzz & Home study, continuing a nine-year trend. And 10% of renovating homeowners upgraded home offices last year ahead of the coronavirus...

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Power Up Your Morning Routine for a Happier, Healthier Day (8 photos)

Whether you’ve been wanting to carve out more time for exercise, writing, meditation, creativity or something else, getting up a bit earlier to make progress toward your goal is a positive way to start the day. The key is to think of your morning routine as bonus time — not counted among...

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6 Home Design Trends on the Rise (18 photos)

Home design and building professionals often renovate more homes in a year than the average homeowner does in a lifetime. And that means pros see in real time the constant ebb and flow of popularity in various colors, materials and other home features. We recently reached out to dozens of remodeling...

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What to Know About Working With an Interior Designer (8 photos)

As an interior designer, I’m very sensitive to my clients’ needs and the important decision they made to hire me. After all, we will be collaborating to make significant decisions that affect their space and finances.
If you’re thinking about hiring an interior designer, something that you may...

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Coastal Vacation Home With Views Gets a Bright Revamp (19 photos)

This cabin from the 1940s was inherited from the grandparents of one of the current homeowners, a couple with grown children who use it as a summer getaway. It’s located in Roberts Creek, a town north of Vancouver along British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, a remote and mountainous region accessible only...

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Share Your Sheltering-in-Place Accomplishments (7 photos)

It’s been a tough few months. But sheltering in place has had a few silver linings. There’s been increased kindness among neighbors, new hobbies discovered and lots of creativity fueled by finding ways to keep kids occupied. Now it’s time to celebrate the little things we’ve accomplished during this...

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How to Water and Refresh Your Potted Plants Over the Summer (12 photos)

As we move into the full swing of summer, temperatures climb and container gardens often need a little extra care to stay looking fresh. Watering is key for container garden care, and when and how you water make a difference.
For potted displays that have been going since spring, now’s a good...

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5 Great Bathroom Remodels in 50 to 65 Square Feet (18 photos)

Fifty to 65 square feet. A bathroom in that size range isn’t the smallest around, but it’s small enough that a designer needs to use his or her expertise to make it feel roomy and provide ample storage. These five designers made the most of five modestly sized bathrooms in a wide range of styles. Keep...

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Kitchen of the Week: Ready for Cooking, Music and Game Nights (17 photos)

This New Jersey couple love to cook together, entertain friends and family and host game nights. In order to give them a kitchen that accommodated their lifestyle, interior designer Tracey Stephens thoughtfully reconfigured their home’s first-floor layout. The existing kitchen had occupied a cramped,...

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Bungalow-Style Family Home Designed to Create Community (24 photos)

This California-style bungalow in Melbourne, Australia, is home to a family of five that enjoys connecting with their neighbors, friends and local community. “The question became ‘how can these strong connections be incorporated in, and inspire, the design?’” says Paul Gardiner of Gardiner...

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Where to Splurge and Where to Save When Decorating (20 photos)

There are some fundamental areas of the home where it makes sense to invest more on certain pieces — or to hold back in lieu of something more rewarding. To help you create a balanced decor budget, here are areas to invest more in and areas where you can invest less.

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San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show

10 July 2020

  • Seminar Speaker Biographies
  • Jeremy Bugarchich
    San Diego Botanic Garden Plants You Can Grow at Home Jeremy Bugarchich, Curator, San Diego Botanic Garden Jeremy joined San Diego Botanic Garden in 2016 as gardener and progressed to curator. He is originally from Connecticut where he achieved his B.S. in Biology. He started his plant career in a local Connecticut nursery. Jeremy’s main […]
  • Debra Lee Baldwin
    Top Succulents for Colorful, Carefree Gardens Debra Lee Baldwin, Bestselling Author, Succulent Expert Debra Lee Baldwin is the renowned author and garden photojournalist who launched worldwide interest in succulents in 2007 with Designing with Succulents (now in a completely revised second edition). Debra, who has over 5,000,000 YouTube views, cultivates all sorts of succulents in her […]
  • Rachael Cohen
    Plants, Creativity and Wellness Rachael Cohen, Creator/Owner of Infinite Succulent, Author Rachael is the creator & owner of Infinite Succulent, a botanical styling, art and education service dedicated to reconnecting people with the infinite power of Nature and themselves. She is an experienced environmental educator who believes that our health is intricately tied to the health of […]
  • Magen Shaw
    Unique Trees of San Diego Maegan Shaw, Horticulturist, City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department Magen has always loved nature and being outside. She majored in Environmental Restoration at San Jose State where she was student ambassador on the University’s Sustainability Board. She worked for Davey Resource Group in positions of increasing responsibility as […]