Be Summer Ready

Spring is here and it’s time to plan for this summer of fun swimming which means it’s time to have your pool filter cleaned. In Southern California, a DE style filter is the kind everybody has.  Let’s make this easy. If your filter is metal don’t bother to clean it,...

How to Avoid Electrical Fires

  ADVERTISE WITH US CLICK HERE Support Our Youth and Join the SCV Summer Games by The Magazine of Santa Clarita | Apr 23, 2018 | Recreation & Fitness  The Santa Clarita Summer Games is an annual Sports and Educational Event held in Santa Clarita, California. The...

Why Get a New Garage Door?

 Do you know what the number one return on investment for home remodeling projects is? Kitchens? Bathrooms? No, it’s garage doors! When you buy a mid-priced garage door, you get between 73 and 84 percent back in added value to your home! And in the Greater Los Angeles...

Enjoy Summer with Peace of Mind

 Summer is just a few short weeks away. Whether you plan to soak up the sun on a beach, ski the Alps or hit the green on your favorite golf course, make your next getaway truly relaxing. It’s often hard to get that much-needed R & R when you’re worried about...

America’s Favorite Flower

 It would be difficult to imagine a landscaped garden without roses.  With ample sun, average water, and good air circulation, roses can be enjoyed by almost anyone. Roses have excellent landscape value.  Ground cover varieties blanket gentle slopes and open areas. ...

Four Tips for Summer Decorating

Today, me and five blogger friends are sharing our five tips for summer decorating which will give you a total of 30 tips to try at home! Thanks to Jennifer from Decor Gold Designs and Randi from Randi Garrett Designs for hosting this great tour. My 5 summer...

Small Companies and the Big Box Stores

 When choosing your garage door, you have a variety of buying choices. Not just in model or brand, but in large or small company. As a garage door insider, I know that some of you choose the big box stores. I suggest you don’t, especially since there are so many...

Home-Grown Vegetables!

 With the first warm days of spring, most residents of Santa Clarita find themselves driven to the great outdoors.  Thoughts of home-grown tomatoes and peppers offer encouragement to get out and prepare the vegetable garden. If your yard does not have an area...

Gardening and the Outdoors

 It’s about time to get outdoors, where you’re sure to spot these trends that expand living space and embrace nature. See the complete gallery at hgtv.com. Outdoor Kitchen Inspiration ADVERTISE WITH US CLICK HERE Support Our Youth and Join the SCV Summer Games by The...

At Preferred Glass…

 We at Preferred Glass & Windows work with more than just glass and mirrors; we also install and replace doors, windows, showers and tubs as well as storefronts. A Warm Welcome Our team works with a variety of door products including vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum,...

Intimate Moments at La Galeria Gitana

 Six Santa Clarita Artists Association members have been accepted to the Intimate Moments exhibition at La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando.  A free reception for Intimate Moments is April 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will run from April 21 to June 1. “The theme...

Garage Door Maintenance

We all take our garage doors for granted: as long as you hit the button and the door goes up, we assume all is well. When they start making odd noises or squeaks, we tend to ignore them. When they get loud and clunky, we ignore them. However, sound is a primary tool...

Rejuvenating a Tired Lawn

 The key to a green, healthy lawn may lie underground, ground that is often hard and dry. One major obstacle that homeowners must deal with in Santa Clarita is compacted soil.  During the construction phase of home building, the soil is compacted by heavy machinery....

Hot and Cold Therapy

 The Washington Redskins football team uses hot tub therapy for the team’s hydrotherapy needs during training camp.  This use of hot tub therapy accelerates recovery of the players after a hard workout.   They have two water vessels, one for hot water therapy and...

Synthetic Grass Products

 Lawn Kings is Southern California’s Artificial and Synthetic Grass Products experts and we have many types available. Every real grass has a synthetic grass match, with a variety of colors and weights for a realistic lawn. Most of our grass has a light, medium and...

Sustainable Gardens

 Creating beautiful, sustainable gardens is a job that I love. I have found that over the years requests for more environmentally friendly gardens have become the norm instead of the odd request. Although the drought officially “ended” last year, we must realize that...

Sunset Pools Custom Designs

 Sunset Pools Custom Designs is owned and operated by Guy Vaughn since 1992. Justin & Josh Vaughn are partners and have 12 years in business. Guy has 40 years In the industry. They do custom designs in 3D format. They also design Hardscapes, Patio Covers and...

Maid For You

 Looking for someone who gives your house the deep cleanse it needs? Well look no further than Maid for You, a service that is made for you! This business specializes in cleaning houses, apartments, condominiums, office cleaning, and commercial janitor services. They...

Get Ready for Spring!

 Get ready for spring and get a jump on summer, spruce up your outdoors with new cushions, new umbrellas and new Sunbrella Fabrics. These fabrics come in patterns, such as striped or floral, and are available in every color under the sun to choose from. Maybe all that...

Break Down Those Walls!

What is big on the market these days with home design trends? So many things are on the horizon starting with living rooms and/or great rooms and open floor plans. By breaking down the walls you can see from the front of the house to the back of the house which...

At Preferred Glass…

 We at Preferred Glass & Windows work with more than just glass and mirrors; we also install and replace doors, windows, showers and tubs as well as storefronts. A Warm Welcome Our team works with a variety of door products including vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum,...

The Importance of Questions

 When calling on any important matter, please remember to prepare yourself for the call. The more questions you ask, the better informed you are and the better you will be served. Here are some questions a garage door company will ask when you call: 1. What is the...

Plant Summer Blooming Bulbs Now!

 The arrival of the new year signals the beginning of summer-flowering bulb planting season.  Gladiolus, Dahlias, Lilies, Freesia, Cannas, and many other summer blooming bulbs should be planted now.  A little time spent in the garden this month will ensure a wealth of...

Fresh Paint in Your Home

 Nothing says, “fresh starts” like a fresh coat of interior paint! In addition to revitalizing the look and feel of a home, new paint also offers a layer of invaluable protection to the home that will increase the overall marketability and value of the property. Our...

Whole House Remodeling

 Homes built twenty to forty years ago just don’t meet the needs we have today in 2018. Call it trendy or simply knowing that there are better options to suit today’s lifestyle. With new tastes in home design and function, we see our homes differently than before....

At Preferred Glass…

 We at Preferred Glass & Windows work with more than just glass and mirrors; we also install and replace doors, windows, showers and tubs as well as storefronts. A Warm Welcome Our team works with a variety of door products including vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum,...

Happy New Year!

 Rebirth! A Fresh Start! Anything is possible! I feel empowered to change! This is actually true everyday, but for some reason in the New Year we make firm commitments to ourselves to make a change or two in our lives. I actually don’t think any of the life changing...