Babies are adorable and very curious! You’ll be surprised how they can get into a lot of random places in your home. While you don’t have to worry too much when you first bring home baby, once they start crawling, you’ll want to make sure your home just as safe for them as it is for you! Here some straightforward baby-proofing tips to makes sure your hom...

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It’s the season for outdoor entertaining! While there’s more to hosting a fabulous outdoor party than just having a stylish backyard, putting on an outdoor soiree is relatively easy. Here are some tips and tricks for hosting a practically effortless outdoor party on your patio or backyard. Spruce up your backyard Just like you clean up your home before ...

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It’s often said that a home purchase is the single largest purchase a person will make in their life. That’s probably why it’s so common for prospective homebuyers to feel overwhelmed by the idea of finding a home they love they can afford, let alone figuring out how to save for the down payment! If buying a new home in the Bay Area is in your future, pre...

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SummerHill Homes has been building Communities of Distinction in established neighborhoods through the San Francisco Bay Area. We have completed more 50 developments representing over 5,000 single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, and apartments! We take pride in building quality homes for our homeowners and look forward to welcoming you to one of our many...

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Each year designers of all stripes eagerly await Pantone’s announcement of its Color of the Year. We can expect to see this color pop up everywhere in the new year, from clothes to furniture. If you like to keep up with trends, it can be difficult adding the color into your, especially if you don’t want to repaint or update your furniture on an annual basis! ...

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After years of languishing in the shadow of their multi-story cousins, single-story homes are gaining in popularity once again. If you’ve been thinking of buying a new home, you probably debated whether or not you wanted a single story, or ranch style home, or a multi-story home. There’s plenty to love about having everyone on the same floor: they’re easi...

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‘Tidying up with Marie Kondo’ has captured the nation’s imagination since it’s New Year’s Day premiere. The show has sparked a national conversation (there’s a good chance you’ve seen the show mentioned on social media) on home organization, and even thrift stores, consignment shops, and donation centers have experienced a rise in donations in Januar...

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If you’re afraid you may have a brown (or black) thumb, don’t fret! Keeping your houseplants alive doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few tips on how to care for your plant babies. Choose your plant wisely Not all plants were created equally. There are some that require a lot of maintenance and others are relatively low-maintenance. If you’re n...

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Open concept floor plans have continued to grow in popularity. While there is plenty of love about them, like the open and airy feeling they provide, they also present a challenge when it comes to selecting paint colors. How do you make each area in your home look and feel unique without disrupting the flow from room to room? There’s a careful balance to stri...

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Life is filled with stressors, from work, school, and everyday life in general. It’s easy to forget to take the time to take care of ourselves but it’s important to take the time to de-stress. Doing so helps your mind and body relax and maintain a healthy overall well-being. While those enviable resort spa vacations are dreamy and relaxing, they’re also p...

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