Home of the Week: Villa Elena: An Exquisite Spanish Colonial Estate Secluded Among Towering Deodars in La Cañada Flintridge

Villa Elena is a unique offering unlike any other in the upper Alta Cañada neighborhood. Tucked away and secluded among towering deodars in La Cañada Flintridge, it is easily accessible by the 2 and 210
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Published on Sep 12, 2021

As the pandemic continues to keep many Americans in their houses, home improvement projects are on the rise. With long durations of time spent at home, more homeowners value a comfortable and functional living space. Today, renovation and repair are preferred by 61% of people over relocation.

One key aspect of creating a comfortable, connected and healthier home is its heating and cooling system. There are multiple considerations in implementing temperature and airflow control as part of a home improvement project:

  • More than half of homes in the U.S. were built before 1980. It’s crucial to maintain the durability of a home with quality heating and cooling systems that will last, while still preserving the architecture of an older home.
  • Spending on home improvement projects is growing at twice the rate of other retail categories in the U.S. As the economy recovers and home prices rise, more homeowners are choosing to invest in remodeling projects to stay on trend.

As homeowners tackle improvement…

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As the pandemic continues to keep many Americans in their houses, home improvement projects are on the rise. With long durations of time spent at home, more homeowners value a comfortable and functional living space. Today, renovation and repair are preferred by 61% of people over relocation.

One key aspect of creating a comfortable, connected and healthier home is its heating and cooling system. There are multiple considerations in implementing temperature and airflow control as part of a home improvement project:

  • More than half of homes in the U.S. were built before 1980. It’s crucial to maintain the durability of a home with quality heating and cooling systems that will last, while still preserving the architecture of an older home.
  • Spending on home improvement projects is growing at twice the rate of other retail categories in the U.S. As the economy recovers and home prices rise, more homeowners are choosing to invest in remodeling projects to stay on trend.

As homeowners tackle improvement…

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Published on Jan 18, 2021 4 mins

During pre-COVID times, wedding concerns like venue capacity had far more to do with budget and vision than with the health and safety of guests. It’s a different world today, but with some careful planning you can still find ways to safely celebrate your love.

As the vows say, marriage is in good times and in bad. It may simply require some flexibility and creativity to make your dream day a reality.

Enlist help from an experienced coordinator. If you weren’t planning to use a wedding coordinator, the pandemic is a compelling reason to reconsider. Keeping track of changing mandates and how they affect gatherings, crowd sizes and more is a job in its own right. Allowing your coordinator to keep tabs on the latest recommendations, and adjust arrangements with your vendors accordingly, may save a great deal of time and frustration.

Be realistic about your invite list. A year ago, it would have been unthinkable to create a tiered guest list and even consider making cuts even after invites go out. Today, that decision may be out of your hands. Rather than waiting until you get news that you’ll have to make cuts, take time now, with a level head and less emotion affecting your decisions, to segment your list. Determine who absolutely must be present as you exchange vows then expand in increments. Your coordinator or venue contact can help you determine thresholds (e.g., 25, 50 or 100 guests) based on the guidelines in your community.

Understand expectations. Vendors are required to enforce local guidelines, so ensure you’re clear on what…

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