U $ave Real Estate: Let Us Find Your Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home. Whether you’re buying your first or fifth home or selling the house you raised your family in, real estate transactions can be stressful and take a big chunk of your valuable time. That’s why when Kim Lozano started U $ave Real Estate back in the summer of 2006 she had a clear goal: make the experience of buying or selling a home … [Read more...]

Wyntour Gardens Is Your Partner For Successful Gardening!

Here at Wyntour Gardens, we care about our plants and we care about our  customers. Whether you are passionate about gardening or you lack a green thumb, our highly-qualified staff are here to help. For those who want to learn more, we offer a wide variety of free, informative  classes and fun workshops throughout the year. We grow the majority … [Read more...]

NVPOA Offers Support & Resources for Landlords

If you’re a homeowner who’s considering renting out your property, and don’t know where to start, look no further than the North Valley Property Owners Association. A non-profit resource for property management companies, private landlords, and business vendors in the rental housing industry, NVPOA provides education, support and advocacy tailored … [Read more...]

From Inspiration To Reality: Design Time and Tile

Do you want to update the look of your home, but aren’t sure exactly how to begin? Redding’s Design Time and Tile offers free in-home design consultations, so experts can help you choose the best materials for your project, lifestyle and budget. To set up a consultation appointment, visit designtimeandtile.com or call them at (530) 241-8693. … [Read more...]

Woodstone Construction: An interview with April LaFrance, Chief Financial Officer

WoodStone Construction is a Redding-based general contracting company specializing in remodeling residential homes and customizing commercial spaces. We talked with April LaFrance, WoodStone’s chief financial officer, about the business: When did WoodStone begin and what was your main motivation for starting your business?  My husband Josh and I … [Read more...]

Eliminate Dust for Cleaner Indoor Air!

I rarely feel like dusting. Who does? But I am a fan of healthy indoor air, and like it or not, cutting down on dust improves indoor air quality. Better air quality makes breathing easier, especially if you or any members of your family suffer from respiratory problems, such as asthma or allergies. My youngest daughter has struggled with asthma and … [Read more...]

Improve the Heart of the Home

As the heart of the home, the kitchen is the busiest place in the house. With Americans spending more than half of their time in the kitchen, this room needs to shout “Welcome!” If your kitchen needs some TLC, here are five reasonable ways to improve the heart of the home without breaking your budget. Brighten up the kitchen with a fresh … [Read more...]

From Fairytales to Waterfalls: Unearth Mother Nature’s Playground

Transform an ordinary backyard into a captivating, natural wonderland and you'll harness the curiosity and imagination of your children in a whole new way. With a little ingenuity, create a multi-sensory landscape that provides your children with an enriching, year-round fresh-air retreat. Jocelyn Chilvers, a 30-year veteran in landscape design, … [Read more...]

Bunking Up: Strategies for Shared-Room Success

As a second-born, Corey and Katey Hage’s son Josiah was destined for a shared bedroom from day one. The Hages wanted him to bunk up with his older brother, Ezra, to conserve space in the family’s modestly-sized home and help the boys build a lasting bond. But reaching the goal wasn’t easy. Sleeping near a sibling took some getting used to for … [Read more...]

Home Sweet Home: Granite Transformations

Granite Transformations in Chico is part of a worldwide company with over 200 locations around the globe. Proud to be coming up on their 10-year anniversary, owners Don Thomas and Zaher Murad reflect on the Chico store’s beginnings: “We thought the business was a great idea. Who wouldn't want the most durable, most beautiful, and most … [Read more...]