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The latest addition to Vinotemp’s Designer Series line of wine storage solutions nearly doubles the storage capacity of other wine coolers available in the US market.

Vinotemp Wine Storage Solutions

LOS ANGELES (September XX, 2016) – Vinotemp®, a recognized leader in the wine storage, technology and goods industry for 30 years, today announced the addition of the 300 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler to its Designer Series (DS-300) line of wine storage solutions. Just 30" wide, the new wine cooler holds 300 bottles of wine in two temperatures zones, nearly doubling the storage capacity of other wine coolers available in the United States.

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Article Submitted by Kevin Henry, Director of Business Development at Vinotemp®

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Photo Courtesy of Christian Woo Modern Furniture Design

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Most homes have yards, whether it’s a few feet in the front or a few acres all around. Yards allow us to experience the outdoors within the comfort of our home and give us a place to gather with our family and friends when the weather is nice. It can be hard to decide what to do with your space, but most people opt for a combination of softscaping (commonly referred to as landscaping) and hardscaping. We sat down with our hardscape manager, Josh, to discuss what hardscaping is and why homeowners choose to hire contractors to assist them with hardscaping.

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This post was originally published on stuccoboy.com. Stucco Boy is a subsidiary of Builder Boy, Inc.

Remodeling your home can be stressful, but having a contractor who understands your ideas and shares your vision for the final outcome can make the process much easier. We sat down with one of our estimators, Kenny Cloutier, to talk about the home remodel process and find out how homeowners can clearly communicate their ideas and concerns to their contractor.

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Article submitted by Joseph Renteria

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Picking paint at the store can be overwhelming, and sometimes you’re less inspired by a paint chip and more inspired by photos, clothing, or the outdoors. Now your phone can give you the tools you need to preview colors where and when the mood strikes. Here are five apps that can help you get the right color on the walls before you buy.

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Making improvements on your home? If so, you might be interested in hiring a general contractor. A reliable general contractor is responsible for the coordination of your project and are often involved from start to finish. However, not all contractors are created equal. Before you allow someone to tear out your bathroom, remodel your kitchen, or add a room, you'll want to make sure they're going to complete the project to your satisfaction. Builder Boy offers tips on how to find a general contractor who will share your vision for the finished product, work diligently towards your goal and maintain a safe and clean work space in between.

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Photo credit: Creative Commons

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Article and infographic submitted by Thomas Jepsen.

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The answer is yes. If you’re like most homeowners, you would like to know how much the value of your home will go up as you upgrade it. You might have considered changing the siding on your house, or perhaps you’re considering remodeling one of the bathrooms. As mentioned, the good news is that upgrading your home will increase its value, but you generally won’t be able to recoup the full amount you invested. When you upgrade your home, you’ll also get to enjoy the added comfort from upgrading.

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The holidays mean warm dinners with your loved ones -- and that means extra time in the kitchen. Organize your cooking space in a way that lets you spend less time searching for the allspice and more time with your friends and family.

Organize your kitchen like a library

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If you're looking for a way to decorate for Halloween without the usual ghouls and gore, check out these ideas! These fun DIY projects are family-friendly and put a new spin on familiar holiday favorites.

Apothecary-Style Candy Jars

Use these jars to hold your Halloween treats or display some spooky tricks in your home

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Heavy Rain can Cause Heavy Damage to Your Home

by Joseph Renteria

The rain is finally here and with more rain on its way to Southern California, there is no better time to inspect your home for leaks and existing water damage while there’s a break in the storm. As you may already know, water creates a lot of damage and can contribute to mold and or mildew growth in your home. However, water can also cause permanent structural damage to the home and erode its strength. From the roof to your home’s foundation, water will continue to find its way through cracks, holes, or punctures until you put a stop to it.

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How to Inspect for Water Intrusion and Water Damage to your Home or Business

Before you begin, you should only complete as much of the inspection as you feel you can safely accomplish. If you are unable to do a thorough inspection, then you may want to invest in having a professional examine the integrity of your home.

Roof Inspection

The most obvious way to determine if a roof has a leak is during a brisk downpour of rain. You start to see water dripping along the walls or feel drops of water hitting you on the head while you’re watching your favorite television show. If you find yourself in this situation, do your best to stop the leak with tarps laid out over your roof and immediately begin clean up inside of your home. Then call your general contractor to fix the problem. However, we do not recommend waiting for El Nino to test the strength and durability of your roof. Instead, defend your home by stopping the leak before it starts.

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