Staying Insured During the Renovation Process

Any cautious homeowner has likely looked into or purchased homeowners insurance. Whether it’s to cover potential natural disasters, loss of items, and your investments. So if you’re considering a remodel, this may be the first place you should look. Without insurance policies covering ...

Going Green in Your Garden

Planting, composting, and mulching may seem like a lot of hard work, but the time and money they save you in the long term can be well worth the investment. With resources at your fingertips (and often already in your backyard) there’s no reason to not build or maintain your garden in a more ...

National Home Improvement Month Deals

I don’t know about you, but we here at California Sliding Door love saving money. And May is a great time to capitalize on some great money saving offerings when it comes to your home, because May is National Home Improvement Month. This celebratory month brings deals and freebies for ...

The Easiest Home Interior Mistakes to Make (and Avoid)

Typically the most fun and exciting part of your renovating adventure, interior design is a unique way to give your home the look and feel you’ve been dreaming of. Whether your inspiration comes from the “Home” section in Target, Lowe’s, or your curated Pinterest board, it can be easy to get ...

The Second Wave of Home Renovation

Over the last year, renovation projects and home DIY-ers have begun to change everything in their homes, including the kitchen sink. And if you’ve been along for the surge in home improvement projects, you’re one of many. As silly as it may sound, the home improvement boom during the pandemic had ...
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Dreaming of a Full Night’s Rest?

Spring brings on a wave of cleaning and of revival for your home. There’s never been a better time to prioritize your comfortability and sleep than now, and you’d be surprised how much it can affect you if you aren’t already. 33% of American adults currently sleep less than seven hours per night, ...
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Is It Time to Update Your Sliding Glass Door?

If you already moved into a home with a sliding glass door consider yourself lucky! For many homeowners, it’s a necessity to install one if it’s not already present, allowing natural light and air in from the outdoors and opening up space in your home. But is it time for an update? Given the ...
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Added Benefits of Pocket Doors

Pocket doors are a great stylistic and space-saving addition to any home, but the name can be confusing. If you’re already lost, pocket doors slide into a special crevice inside the wall when opened, generally hung from the top, and set on a slide mounted in the ceiling.  Most buyers looking ...
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Should I Renovate Before Selling?

It might not be at the forefront of your mind, or maybe you’re haunted by it in your dreams, but let’s face it, we’ve all thought: Should I renovate my home before I sell it? If you’ve been considering it or don’t even know where to get started, everyone and their mom will ...
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Making Your Home COVID Safe

Let’s face it, you’re probably looking for more. We’ve all been staring at the same four walls for the last year now, and while you might have renovated, remodeled, or come up with some great project ideas like the rest of us. No matter the color of the walls, the time we’ve ...
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Finding Your Style, Before You Get Started

So you’ve got a renovation project in mind, you’ve researched what you need before you get started, but what happens after the room is complete? Sometimes, even though it may not seem true, it can be just as overwhelming, if not more to figure out what something is going to look like post-project ...
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Channeling the Renovation Stress

I don’t think anyone has ever told me that they’ve enjoyed the renovation process. It’s something that takes a lot of time and energy, and the stress and distaste over the process has only risen with COVID. However, while renovating or upgrading your home will always be stressful because of ...
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Easing into Comfort

It’s common knowledge by now that the home improvement boom of 2020 is not over yet. Whether you’re carrying inspiration and remodeling ideas into the new year or finally breaking out of that “fix-everything-and-bake sourdough” phase, you’re probably want to make your 2021 as ...
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Innovative Home Design Shows Sparking Lifestyle Trends

As streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, HBOMax, and more become more popular and offer more titles on their services, many people are picking up on new home and lifestyle trends from these shows: Marie Kondo, the Home Edit, Design on a Dime, and more.  Here are some of our, and many others, ...
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Renovating to Sell? Here’s What You Should Avoid

If you're working to expand your passive income from real estate, we get it. In a highly competitive and fruitful market, it can be easy to spend more money than you intend before selling a home. Here are some ideas on how you can improve that return on investment. ...
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A Penny Pincher’s Guide to Home Improvement

We have all tried to save a pretty penny while changing things up at home, but sometimes the ideas run dry. After scrounging the internet for one last unturned stone, we have figured out just a few more way ...
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Drought Resistant and Money Saving Gardening

Los Angeles County may be heating up, with occasional showers towards the end of our winter season and beginning spring. And though we can appreciate beautiful poppies, roses, and plants of all kinds, it’s not always the easiest to maintain. ...
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Renovating for the New Homeowner

So, you’ve bought a home, congratulations! Whether it’s your first, your last, or your forever home, every one of them is unique and requires its own tune-ups and maintenance unlike any other. If it isn’t your first rodeo, feel free to tune out. ...
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3 Innovative 2021 Trends for Your Home

If this year felt neverending to you, you aren’t alone. While 2020 gave us a year of memories indoors, it led many to make use of spaces they hadn’t spent time in until they were forced to stay inside. ...
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Decking the Halls this Holiday Season

A favorite line in the most popular Christmas song but a time consuming practice many opt out of as a result. Try some of our tips for gaining inspiration and staying safe, yet festive, during the holiday season! ...
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Spicing up Your Home & Dinners

If you're an amateur gardener, looking to maximize the use of space in a smaller home, or just want general interior decorating inspiration, popular design shows could be what exactly what you're looking for. Check out some of our, and so many other's, favorites. ...
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Winter Proofing Your Home

Sunny California gets us all to forget the wear and tear that dry and cold weather can cause on our homes. It might not snow in Southern California, but it is worth checking these areas of your home before Spring cleaning becomes Spring remodeling. ...
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The Benefits of Double Paned Windows

Let’s face it, windows are typically the last thing you think about in your home. They’re there, they let light into your home, and they’re a pain to clean. What else do you need to think about? As a matter of fact, a lot. There are serious benefits to considering updating your windows by, ...
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Your Guide to Recycling

Sometimes, the largest part of a remodel can be determining whether items are worth keeping around. While some pieces can have sentimental value, try these beginner tips to declutter your space with almost the same ease as Marie Kondo. ...
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How to Spark Your Own Joy by Organizing

Sometimes, the largest part of a remodel can be determining whether items are worth keeping around. While some pieces can have sentimental value, try these beginner tips to declutter your space with almost the same ease as Marie Kondo. ...
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How COVID-19 is Shaping Home Design

Lately, with a global pandemic raging on and more uncertainty about when home confinement will no longer be the norm, it has forced many of those with homes to reconsider the functionality of their spaces. Here are some of the ways current home owners are renovating their spaces to adapt to this ...
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How to Create a Sustainable Home

Retrofitting or building a home that is more sustainable is important not only to reduce your carbon footprint but also to save you money in the long run. Some easy ways to start this process are by using locally sourced, non-toxic, and easily renewable materials. ...

How to Create the Best Home Office

Whether your company is planning on keeping you working from home long-term or not, you want to make the most of your time working from home. The California Sliding Door team is still working from home as much as possible to make it safer for our techs who go out to repair your sliding doors, so’ ...
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Renovating During COVID-19

Tips for renovating during COVID-19 and how to make working from home work for you and: Read California Sliding Door's newest newsletter and subscribe for great tips on how to make your home the most enjoyable space possible. ...
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Is a Specialty Contractor Right for Your Project?

So you've decided on your next home project. Who do you hire? Here are some reasons Specialty Contractors may be your best option for your home update or renovation. ...
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6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Contractor

Renovations are an inevitable part of being a homeowner and when you hire a contractor or specialist to help you get the job done, you want to make sure it's done right. What are some things you want to ask your contractor before you hire them? ...
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10 Ways to Save Money on Home Repairs

Home renovations can seem intimidating for any homeowner. Between budgeting, creating inspiring spaces, or just maintaining what you have, the process can seem exhausting. Check out our ten tips on reducing renovation stress with ideas like buying to last, visualizing your space before buying, and ...

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