How to Create Harmony with Color

How to Create Harmony with Color

The colors that surround us in a room play a huge part in our mood and perception. The right colors can make us feel calm and balanced, or eager and uneasy if you are not careful!  To create a sense of balance and harmony in your home, you want to be sure the paint colors of each room flow and set the right mood. You want everyone to walk in and immediately get a sense of what balance and “home” means to you. Continue reading for tips on...

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Whole House Remodel in Phases – 5 Tips to Build Your Dream Home Over Time

Whole House Remodel in Phases – 5 Tips to Build Your Dream Home Over Time

Have bigger remodeling dreams than this year’s budget can accommodate?  Consider remodeling in phases.    Zieba Builders recently completed phase 2 of a multi-phase whole house remodeling project in the Cal Heights Historic District of Long Beach.  Phased remodeling is a technique that is growing in popularity. With a good design and construction plan, each phase can be completed independently from one another — with minimum...

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Saving Money on your Home Addition

Saving Money on your Home Addition

A BIG NAME TILE COMPANY, with gorgeous showrooms and full-page ads in architectural Digest had a tile my client loved for her Morroccan inspired home addition.  The tile captured the essence of the Moorish architecture with colors and shapes used elsewhere in the home’s addition.  We could see why she loved it. The sticking point was the sticker price:  The cost for this tile was  over $20.00 a piece for a 4×4 tile.  More than 4...

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Tile Tales – Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

Tile Tales – Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

Classic “malibu” tiles with butter yellow tile countertop Tile countertops all but went out of vogue more than 20 years ago.  But for certain period-sensitive design work, tile countertops are the perfect choice. For a current project, we have designed a 40’s era kitchen inspired by beautiful hand-crafted Malibu tiles. To make our final selections, I took my client to one of my favorite suppliers, Stone & Ceramic Surfaces in...

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