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How Much Equity Is in Your Home?

Understanding home equity When you take the current market value of your home that you receive after an appraisal and subtract it from the amount you currently owe on your mortgage, that’s your home’s equity. Your home equity is how much of the property that you truly own. This is the formula you will use to answer the […]

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Best High-Speed Internet Providers of 2020

High-speed internet isn’t a necessity for everybody, and sometimes high-speeds just aren’t available in certain areas. Many people can get by with satellite or mobile hotspots for basic web browsing, but for those of you who need it, fiber and cable internet provide more reliable connections, download speeds of 25 Mbps or faster and more […]

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10 Inspiring Work-from-Home Office Setups

Need a little inspiration for your work from home setup? Check out these 10 home office ideas from our Freshome coworkers.

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Bathroom of the Week: Neutrals Warm a Contemporary Master Bath (13 photos)

“This bathroom was all about storage, storage, storage,” interior designer Tamra Blair says. That was the main priority for these Hermosa Beach, California, townhome owners during the renovation of their master bathroom. They had already worked with Blair on other parts of their home, so she had their...

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Smart Storage Ideas for Organizing Food Containers (23 photos)

Given the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations regarding social distancing and working from home, you might find yourself eating more meals at home and storing more leftovers. In turn, you might also be reconsidering how you organize your food storage. The following kitchens offer...

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9 Balconies and City Gardens Show Signs of Spring (10 photos)

You don’t need much garden space to get in on the fun of spring containers. A city stoop, balcony, window box or windowsill is plenty of space to bring home a bit of the magic of spring — in the form of cheery daffodils, colorful tulips and pansies, fragrant hyacinths and more. For inspiration or just...

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Powder Room Patterns: 10 Hot Looks With Hexagons (10 photos)

The hexagon, or six-sided polygon, has been used in interior design and architecture since ancient Rome, and as this collection of powder rooms shows, the classic shape works well in a variety of styles. Check out these 10 powder rooms featuring hexagons and let us know which one hits the mark...

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Love a White Backsplash but Not Subway Tile? Try One of These (15 photos)

Kitchen backsplashes come in all flavors, from the bold and colorful to the subtle and calm. If you like the look of white subway tile but prefer to try something more adventurous, consider these 11 fresh alternatives. All are white, which keeps them understated, yet each has a shape or size that makes...

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175-Square-Foot House Is Small in Scale and Big on Style (10 photos)

With the help of her fiance, family and friends, designer Katie Andersen built this tiny house on a steel trailer specifically designed to handle the weight of a small house. “Technically it’s an RV, so we can move it in the future if we want,” she says. For now, Andersen and her fiance keep the house...

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Show Us Your Beautiful Spring Views (6 photos)

When I looked outside my dining room window this week, I noticed that my next-door neighbors’ wisteria vine had burst into bloom seemingly overnight. A flush of lavender-blue flowers covered what had recently been bare, spindly branches. Given the current state of everything, it felt like...

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How Are You Passing the Time at Home Right Now? (3 photos)

Staying calm hasn’t been easy lately. With the evolving cycle of coronavirus news, many of us are oscillating between serious worry and outright panic. We’re concerned about our loved ones, our neighbors, our community — and wonder if our old way of life will ever return. Phrases that had never entered...

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10 Entryways That Make a Great First Impression (10 photos)

They say you get only one chance to make a first impression, so you might as well make it a good one. Check out these 10 entryways that make the most of their first impression with stunning lighting, furniture and decor. Let us know in the Comments which one makes you want to come back for more.

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How to Grow Vegetables in Containers (12 photos)

Most edibles do well in containers, and in some cases even prefer them. For gardeners with poor soil, or no soil at all, container gardening can be a way to create the edible garden your landscape wouldn’t otherwise allow you — all within steps of your house. But where to start? San Francisco Bay Area...

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How to Assist Others During the Coronavirus Crisis (5 photos)

If you’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. It helps during a stressful time like this to take good care of yourself. It’s spring, so going for a walk — at a safe distance from others, of course — and enjoying the warming weather can do wonders for the psyche....

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Kitchen of the Week: Clean and Classic With a Modern Edge (7 photos)

“This kitchen was originally about the size of a closet,” interior designer Rebecca Axler says. The full renovation she designed for the first floor of the narrow Toronto row house included opening up the floor plan and enlarging the kitchen. After having her clients answer a thorough questionnaire and...

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New This Week: 5 Stylish Living Rooms Without a TV (5 photos)

Now, perhaps more than ever, everyone needs a quiet place to retreat to at the end of the day. A comfortable room without a TV is a good place for recharging, and making that room inviting will encourage you to use it more. The following stylish formal living rooms offer plenty of tips to create a comfortable,...

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8 Small, Affordable Updates to Enhance Your Yard This Spring (9 photos)

Is your winter-weary yard in need of some love? Fortunately, getting your outdoor spaces looking their best again doesn’t necessarily require months of work or a massive budget. We’ve asked four landscaping experts to share some relatively easy and affordable things you can do to get your yard looking...

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How Are You Staying Active at Home? (3 photos)

Many of us around the country are now working from home and practicing social distancing. That means we are not working out in the gym, taking classes at a yoga studio or hiking on crowded trails. But necessity is the mother of invention. So we want to hear how you’re staying active at home. Have you...

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Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered to be a relaxing activity for many people.

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San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show

03 April 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 […]