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Ryan-Young Guest Blog: How to Create the Perfect Home

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

First of all, it is important to realize that everyone has a different vision of just what a perfect home looks like. To some it means that everything matches, others believe that every item within has to have a story behind it. Some people simply believe love surrounds the perfect home. In a sense all of these things are true.

The perfect home surrounds you with warmth, gives you a good feeling all over, and makes you look forward to just being there.

So how do we create that wonderful space in which we are going to want to come home to? Always start with the basics.


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Your Path to Spring Cleaning

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Oh, the beauty and promise of Spring. There is of course a price to pay for the beauty and promise of Spring. Household maintenance and cleaning that is. After all, who wants to look through your kitchen window to enjoy the crocus and tulips in bloom only to see dirt, grime and bug carcass laden glass? (more…)

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside, but it’s still Hot at Park Station

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

The weather has certainly been hard to miss this week and with the lows reaching the low 30s (yes that’s Fahrenheit, not Celsius).  We’re shocked at this cold spell and the snow that we’ve seen in the surrounding local mountains.  It has looked a bit like driving to Tahoe on the drive to our San Ramon office this week.  Today the snow had melted a bit on Mt. Diablo, but it was still there.

Our new homeowners are probably feeling a little more grateful for the energy efficiencies in their homes this week.  With homes built to high standards for energy efficiency, the new SummerHill homes promise lower bills from PG&E. (more…)

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Design Trends: Contemporary and Low Maintenance

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The current trend is toward the more contemporary finishes with an overall ease of maintenance.  This is most predominate in the selection of  polished or metallic finished flooring and countertop materials.

Stunning contemporary design of new home at Redwood Gate in Palo Alto.

Stunning contemporary design of new home at Redwood Gate in Palo Alto. (Photo courtesy of Gunn High School Photography Class 2009)


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The SummerHill Design Studio Trends Watch – 2009

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Neutral Colors Brought to Life with Bold Accents

In this current world where we are all seeking a bit of calm, we are seeing a trend in design towards neutral colors, grays, beiges , whites,  mixed with bold accents.

Courtesy of Gunn High School Photography

Master Bath in Redwood Gate Model, Courtesy of Gunn High School Photography

Whether selecting countertops in a beautiful Caesarstone® or an exotic granite slab, people are moving towards cleans lines and simple back splash details.


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