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Never Moving Again- Case Study in Palo Alto

Never Moving Again- Case Study in Palo Alto

When you’ve found your family home but it’s not quite your “dream home”, make it a place your proud to stay at for a while. Who knows, it may turn out to be your “forever home.”

Goodbye Bluetooth, Hello Wireless!

Goodbye Bluetooth, Hello Wireless!

Imagine a smart pergola that can open and close with your phone, tablet, remote or wall switch. It can also talk to Alexa or other home automation systems.

What Makes StruXure Louvered Arbors Better?

What Makes StruXure Louvered Arbors Better?

Ask Julie Orr to design your next arbor. Higher quality aluminum parts, interlocking louvers, generous gutter design and premium powder coating and new Somfy high tech controls are just a few reasons why StruXure is a great product for your new outdoor room

Landscape Construction Timeline

Landscape Construction Timeline

What are the steps involved in a new landscape construction project? If you’ve never done a home remodel before, you may be surprised at what’s involved. Please read up before embarking on your new landscaping adventure to avoid headaches

Heaters for Your Outdoor Room

Heaters for Your Outdoor Room

When I’ve designed an outdoor room, the perfect finishing touch is to add heat so that you can entertain even on cold evenings. The first thing I try to determine for my client is: how much heat will they need and where?