Home Improvement

Sunny days ahead for solar energy

Solar energy continues to be more and more viable for homeowners in Los Angeles, as technological advances continue to drive costs down. However, the use of solar panels remains contingent on incentive programs and tax credits. According to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), approximately 6,000 to 7,000 customers have added solar [...] [...more]

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Like any good neighbor, Tashman’s has been there since 1961

Quality. Honesty. Value. Those three words easily sum up the Tashman family business, Tashman Home Center. The family-owned business in West Hollywood has offered high quality products and true customer service from the first day Mark Tashman opened his store on Santa Monica Boulevard in 1961. Now Mark’s son, Kenny, is at the helm. For [...] [...more]

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Yes he can(e)!

Restoring old furniture can be a more affordable alternative to buying new items, and House of Brienza, located on Robertson Boulevard, specializes in giving new life to wooden chairs, cabinets, tables, armoires and other pieces. Owner Tony Brienza has been honing his craft for decades, following the classic credo that “one person’s trash is another [...] [...more]

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Avenues pave path to design

For residents interested in everything from a complete interior remodel to accessories to brighten up a single room, The Avenues: Art, Fashion and Design District in West Hollywood offers a multitude of choices for completing a project.   Known as “The Avenues”, the district stretches from La Cienega Boulevard to Doheny Drive, and from Santa Monica [...] [...more]

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Exotic stone, marble and more are available at Imperial Design

Looking for natural and exotic stone surfaces to decorate kitchens, bathrooms, counters, floors and other areas of your home? Imperial Design Group carries one of the largest selections in Southern California of marble, travertine, onyx, granite, slate, limestone and other materials, all available at lower than wholesale prices. Located in Gardena, Imperial Design Group was [...] [...more]

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The Top Home Improvement Projects That Increase Your Home’s Value

Selling a home in today’s aggressive marketplace can be challenging. The good news is there are a few tweaks that can give homeowners a serious leg up on the competition. With the warmer months being the most active time of year to buy and sell real estate, it’s important to ensure your home is seen [...] [...more]

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How to Make Your Garden More Environmentally Friendly

Spring is almost here, which means it’s time to slip those green thumbs into some gardening gloves. And if you want to feel truly good about what you grow, consider upgrading your garden to be more planet-friendly. Here are some ideas to consider:   Grow your own dinner Grow the vegetables, herbs and flowers that [...] [...more]

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Experts can help fulfill design dreams

Looking to remodel, redesign, paint or just recarpet? Let the experts below help you achieve your design dreams! Shilpark Paint Shilpark Paint Corp. is proud to be an independent Benjamin Moore paint seller, serving the Los Angeles, Garden Grove, Lawndale and Ontario communities. Their customers look to Shilpark Paint professionals for their expertise and provide them [...] [...more]

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Discover home improvement tips on “My Fix-it-Up Life”

The onset of spring weather signals a good time to evaluate your home’s exterior. Mark Clement, co-host of the national home improvement radio show, “MyFixitUpLife”, offers tips on knowing when it is time to replace products. “The first thing any homeowner needs to understand is that every element of your home’s exterior, from the top [...] [...more]

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