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HOW TO CONSERVE MORE ENERGY AT HOME

HOW TO CONSERVE MORE ENERGY AT HOME Greetings. In light of the recent weather events that are affecting so many of us these days, I thought I’d take today to address this topic, while giving you some advise on how to conserve more energy at home. Here in Lake Arrowhead, California we have experienced one […]

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THE COTTAGE ON CATALINA KITCHEN REVEAL PART 2

Hi there! As promised in my last post, today I’m super excited to bring you The Cottage on Catalina Kitchen Reveal Part 2! In Part One I showed the kitchen “BEFORE” photos and walked you through the demolition and renovation process. Today I’ll not only be reminding you of the original kitchen… The Before but […]

THE COTTAGE ON CATALINA KITCHEN REVEAL PART 2 | www.AfterOrangeCounty | #Kitchen #ProlineRangeHoods #SMEG #H&MHome #WorldMarket #WestElm #KitchenRenovation #BigBearLakeCottage
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THE COTTAGE ON CATALINA KITCHEN REVEAL

Greetings my friends and thanks for stopping in today for The Cottage on Catalina Kitchen Reveal. The Cottage on Catalina is one of two whole house remodels that I’ve taken on for clients recently. This home, located in Big Bear Lake, was challenging for me because it wasn’t the usual “Vintage Charmer” I typically renovate […]

THE COTTAGE ON CATALINA KITCHEN REVEAL PART 2 | www.AfterOrangeCounty | #Kitchen #KitchenRenovation #BigBearLakeCottage #IKEAMockelbyDiningTable
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SMART IDEAS AND TIPS FOR RENOVATING YOUR BASEMENT

Hello and thanks for dropping in. Today I’ll be sharing some smart ideas and tips for renovating your basement. After a recent visit to my son’s DC home I started to think how valuable a basement can be in a home. His new home has a basement that encompasses the entire footprint of his home. […]

SMART IDEAS AND TIPS FOR RENOVATING YOUR BASEMENT | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com #basement #basementbedroom #homerenovation
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CRAWL SPACE MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR A COLD AND WET WINTER

Hello from cold, snowy, wet Lake Arrowhead, California, where we’ve just experienced rain, wind and snowfall for 6 out of the last 8 days. Although it’s still Fall, it sure feels like Winter around here. Having lived through 17 years of wet winters at 5,000 feet above sea level, I’ve learned quite a bit about […]

CRAWL SPACE MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR A COLD AND WET WINTER | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
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BIG BEAR LAKE HOUSE KID’S ROOM REMODEL

Greetings! Thanks for stopping in today! So, I recently told you in this post, and this post, that I’ve taken on a project to remodel a home in Big Bear Lake, California. This project is a bit different than some of my previous projects because I would term it a “remodel” rather than a “restoration”. […]

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HOW I TURNED AN UGLY DUCKLING INTO A SWAN

Hello!! Today I thought I’d give you one last look at The House On Victoria Court, the exterior this time, and show you how I turned a ugly duckling into a swan. Let me start by showing you what the cottage looked like when we purchased it. I recognized the character this 1930’s “charmer” had, […]

HOW I TURNED AN UGLY DUCKLING INTO A SWAN | The After | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
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THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT BATHROOM RENOVATION

Hi there! I’m delighted you’ve joined me here today to have a look at The House On Victoria Court Bathroom Renovation. Below is what the bathroom in my 1930’s Lake Arrowhead Cottage looked like when we purchased the property. It had one of those horrible fiberglass shower enclosures, dark knotty pine walls… and an old sink […]

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