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Contents

22 What’s New With Solar Power?

24 - 26 12 - 21 Arabesque By Henredon Sit Back And Relax Who Says Finding The Right Solution Has To Be Difficult A Sofa You Can Sleep On

Decorative Iron – A Smart And Stunning Home Upgrade Your Guide To Buying New Flooring Go Green And Save Money

28 - 30 Seven Tips For A Better Bathroom Introducing: The Future Of Countertops The Benefits Of Solid Surface Countertops

32 - 36 Create A Stunning New Look For Your Home Planning Ahead For The Holiday Is A Bright Idea! Achieve Serenity With A Balanced Landscape Beautify Your Backyard For Those Warn Autumn Evenings

37 Plumbers You Can Trust

38 Bring Some Light Into Your Life With A Solatube

ON THE COVER If you want to transform your outdoor living space into the perfect custom environment, utilizing the trained eye and expert knowledge of a seasoned professional is essential. Custom design gives you the opportunity to find exactly what you are looking for in a landscape. For more information about your own custom landscape, Silver Lands has the talent to create and build anything you can imagine. For more information, you can call them at 702-459-3192 or visit www.SilverLandsInc.com. See their ad on page 42 and article on page 34.


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Arabesque by Henredon

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taly is a historical country—a place where the past is always present. Where, from the early Renaissance, ideas on the decorative arts have spread throughout the world. And where, in turn, Henredon found inspiration for Arabesque. Richly detailed rococo designs, recalling the grandeur of Venetian court furnishings. Each piece finely executed in chestnut burl and pecky pecan veneers, finished one-by-one in a range of glowing tones: Old world, Palais, golden patina, and noir. Sparked, here and there, with inlaid metal details and custom cast brass hardware. A collection of uncompromising craft and spirit, undeniably elegant, uncommonly luxurious—unquestionably Henredon. To find out more about Arabesque by Henredon and other fine furniture manufacturers, you can call or visit Furniture Royal at 2000 S. Rainbow Blvd. in Las Vegas. 702-253-0600. You can also see their ad on page three of this issue.

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SIT BACK AND RELAX

Jack Panama Outdoor Collection ince 1974, the Panama Jack brand has delivered the feeling of fun and adventure, and the relaxed lifestyle of the tropics to people everywhere. Simple and classic, a timeless combination of old world style and new world charm comes to life in the Panama Jack Outdoor Collection. This collection features beautiful colors, tones and finishes that are reminiscent of clear blue skies, a warm breeze and a cold drink—the way life is supposed to be lived. Enjoy the relaxed, rejuvenating style in your home and escape with Panama Jack every day. Partnering with Panama Jack as their worldwide licensee for outdoor furniture, Pelican Reef Wicker has been manufacturing and distributing fine rattan, wicker and outdoor furniture suitable for both residential and hospitality use over the past 30 years. Furniture is made with the best quality synthetic fibers in order to produce lightweight high-tensile strength furniture that will withstand extreme weather conditions. Aluminum frames have a baked on powder-coated finish, and are then woven with Viro™ & Rehau® fibers. Additionally, Twitchell™ and Phifer sling is used for lasting durability. For more information about the Panama Jack Outdoor Collection and Pelican Reef Wicker, along with an enormous variety of other top-of-the-line manufacturers, you can contact Nest Featherings at 702-362-6707. You can visit them at 6425 W. Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas or see their website at www.nest-featherings.com. See their ad on the back cover.

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Who Says Finding the Right Flooring Solution Has to Be Difficult common issue for many homeowners is finding the ideal flooring solution—one that is functional, yet affordable, is long lasting, yet low maintenance, and is compatible with your particular lifestyle. Proper material selection and professional installation is very important because it relates to both the beauty and longevity of your new floors. Whether you are looking for carpet, tile, or wood it is fundamental that every step along the way be flawless. Please do not let this burden you. Nothing makes your flooring selection easier than the assistance of an experienced professional, who can help guide you through this entire process. The only thing you have to do is relax and enjoy your new floors. Not only can an experienced flooring stylists, assist in finding you what you are looking for, they can also bring your choices right to you. This goof-proof step, allows you the benefit of viewing any of their products inside your home, before purchasing, to ensure that your selections are perfect for your environment and lifestyle. Another issue that often occurs when ordering new flooring is that it can take weeks, even months, to arrive. Once you start picturing your beautiful

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new floors, waiting is the last thing you’ll want to do. By choosing an established business, with nearby warehousing for many of their product lines, you can alleviate this anxiety. Not only will you get your selected materials sooner than later, you will also get them at a reasonable price. For more information about finding the right floor, Fabulous Floors can help. Fabulous Floors is a Mohawk (Floorscapes) aligned dealer, has professional installers (no subcontractors) and a professionally trained sales team with design center experience. They offer free in-home estimates as well as consultation and design help at no charge. You can call them at 702-825-2615, or visit 9893 South Eastern Suite F1 in Las Vegas. www.fabulousfloorslv.com. NV Lic. # 61384, 61623

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A Sofa You Can Sleep On

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hen friends or family visit from out of town, nothing says, “Hello! How soon are you leaving?” like giving them the old sofa bed to sleep on. That is, unless the sofa bed is a Comfort Sleeper™ by American Leather. Guests will know they are welcome when they settle in for the night on the most comfortable sofa sleeper ever made. The 5” premium, high-density-foam mattress is secured to a solid wood base, eliminating the annoying bar found in all other sleeper sofas that pokes you in the back all night long. The standard mattress sleeps like a luxury bed providing total body support, reduced pressure points, and less tossing and turning. Upgrade to a Tempur-Pedic™ mattress and really treat your guests like royalty. In addition to the comfort and beauty, it fits almost everyone and almost everywhere. With the sleeping area 80” long, (up to 8” longer than conventional sofa beds) you’ll be reassured knowing your guests won’t be hanging off the end all night. And surprisingly, the extra sleeping length actually takes up less space in your room. Because of the unique design, when the Comfort Sleeper™ is extended, it measures 10” shorter than conventional sofa sleepers. For more information about American Leather products and much more, you can contact Furniture Market at 702-436-3960. You can visit their showroom at 6675 S. Eastern Avenue in Las Vegas, and also see Closed their website at www.fmvegas.com.

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7 RULES FOR BUYING Plantation Shutters

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hutters are a beautiful investment to any home. High-quality interior shutters add exceptional style and value, while controlling light, sound and temperature. However, enticed by low price offers, some homeowners rush into buying shutters without considering the quality of the company or product. Like any investment, it pays to do your homework. Here are seven helpful rules for buying shutters, provided by some of the top professionals in the industry. 1.) Deal with a company you can trust. The most important factor in buying shutters is the company. The quality of products, service, warranty, and installation are dependent on the quality of the company you choose. Deal with a company that has a great reputation and long list of satisfied customers. Work with a shutter specialist, not a company that sells a variety of products. 2.) Read the warranty. The warranty should cover the shutter material and installation. No matter how great the guarantee sounds, get it in writing. 3.) Measurements and quotes. To get an accurate quote, a skilled estimator must come to your home and take precise measurements. Any company that gives you a cost over the phone is doing so to entice you. 4.) Factory direct is best. Deal with the company that builds the shutters. That’s how you get accurate answers, timely responses and best pricing.

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5.) Quality installation. Installation is critical. Most companies use subcontractors to install shutters. Use a company that does its own installation. 6.) Price. Don’t get caught by pricing games. They tout the lowest cost per square foot but charge extra for frames or add-ons you need. In the end they’re not a bargain. 7.) Quality materials. The best shutter material is the synthetic product called Polywood. Polywood is virtually indistinguishable from painted wood shutters but will never warp, fade or crack the way wood does. Polywood is a solid polymer that insulates 70% more efficiently than wood shutters. A “Poly-something” shutter isn’t the same as Polywood. Beware of imitations. Polywood is only available through Sunburst Shutters. For more information on shutters, you can visit the Sunburst Shutters Showroom at 6480 W. Flamingo Rd. #D or www.sunburstshutters.com. You can also call 702-367-1600.

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Custom Made EASY! BEFORE

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uying a new house or renovating an existing home is an exciting adventure and a bit overwhelming. Most new homes already have a media niche recessed into the wall in the family room, master bedroom and even in the room you might prefer to convert into an office. What do you put there? You try to put an existing piece of furniture into the alcove, but it just doesn’t look right and it doesn’t fit into the décor of your home. This is the time to contact a custom cabinet company. Whom do you select? Ordering custom cabinetry can be intimidating. How do you know what you are really getting? Is it real wood, laminate, melamine or some other material? Given a choice most

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people prefer real wood. The beauty and quality of real wood is unbeatable, but making sure the design is going to work properly is also vital. Thus, dealing with an experienced and reputable company makes all the difference. Communication with the customer is key. Designing the cabinetry directly with the customer lets the customer communicate what needs must be met regarding function and design details. Next, efficiency with production and installation are crucial to ensure you receive your new custom cabinetry in a timely manner. Finally, satisfaction with the end

result is vital. When the customer is happy, the project is a success. It is the finishing touches that make a house a home. Your home truly is a reflection of yourself, and custom wood cabinetry is a finishing touch that will not only increase storage and beautify your home, it completes it. Platinum Cabinetry makes custom cabinetry EASY! We are a family owned and operated company, and we pride ourselves in our 100% customer satisfaction. At Platinum Cabinetry we look forward to working with you and providing beautiful custom cabinetry you will enjoy for years to come. Call us today to discuss your entertainment center, home office, wall bed or any other custom cabinetry needs at (702) 2338558. Showroom by appointment, 5160 S. Valley View, Suite 108. Visit us online at www.platinumcabinetry.com . NV Lic. #0062737

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Accessorize Your World with Gorgeous

GREENERY ust because you don’t have a green thumb doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate your living space with plants and flowers. Not to mention, trying to grow a variety of plants in Las Vegas can be a tremendous task with the harsh desert climate going from one extreme to the next. With that being said, the time has come to

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discover the next logical choice for adding lush greenery and vibrant color to your living spaces. Accent your rooms with artificial plants and tress that bring the splendor of the outdoors, inside. When decorating with artificial greenery, two components are necessary for a satisfying experience: high-quality products, and exceptional service. Experts should assist you with professional interior landscaping, offering design assistance and products that include the finest materials and newest innovations on the market. There are so many choices when it comes to your design experience. Custom-built silk plants and accessories are an incredible way to achieve exactly what you are looking for, at an affordable price because there is no middleman. Another great option is preserved botanicals, which are plants that were once alive and preserved in their natural state so they still have the look and feel of real foliage but don’t require the same care that they needed when alive. Whether you simply need some flowers to dress up a monochromatic patio space, or are seeking to redefine the ambiance of your entire home, attractive silk foliage and other artificial plants are the perfect finishing touch for any environment. A true one-stop shop for designing and decorating your home, Designer’s Emporium is the premier location for silk plants, trees, flowers, pottery, brass and many other home accessories. For more information, you can visit Designer’s Emporium at 4215 S. Grand Canyon Drive #101 (across from Kohl’s in Summerlin) in Las Vegas. You can also call them at 702-260-0010 or visit www.designersemporiumlv.com.

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What’s New with Solar Power? hen contemplating the possibility of making the switch to solar power, most homeowners tend to share one common experience— they have many questions. Is a system really a smart investment? What kind of benefits will I experience with a system of my own? When is the right time to go solar? These are all great questions that deserve answers, and it’s important to discuss your concerns with a professional before you make any final decisions. Here are some current facts about going solar that you might find interesting if you ever have considered, or ever might consider, making the switch. A smart investment. Many people are concerned that if the economy experiences another serious issue, their “paper money” will drop in value or potentially become worthless. A solar system is a real piece of hardware in your backyard or your roof that would actually become more valuable while continuing to produce power in times of inflation. Right now, more and more retirees are buying systems as a way to cash in very low-interest rate CDs, and own a power plant that will outperform those CDs. Endless benefits. Solar power lowers your carbon footprint, lowers your dependency on the utility, reduces your electric bill, and is a responsible way to power your home without polluting the environment. When you use less power than your system produces, the power flows out to the utility and you are credited for the power you export.

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There is no better time than now. Due to recent financial issues in Europe, the demand for solar panels has temporarily dropped, resulting in a significant discount on panels. However, this low pricing is temporary while manufacturers make adjustments to production in order to reduce their inventory. Additionally, you can currently take advantage of a 30% tax credit from the Federal government. For more information about going solar, you can call Sunrise Solar at 702-706-8320, or their engineering department at 702-557-9328. In association with D.L. Moore Construction Inc., Sunrise Solar provides the complete solar package—from design, purchasing, installation, warranty support, maintenance and more, and can also answer any additional questions you may have. Lic #74109

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DECORATIVE IRON A Smart and Stunning Home Upgrade re you looking for a superior way to invest in your home? Decorative iron for your staircases, stairs, windows, entries, gates, doors and more is such an incredible upgrade because the benefits go way beyond simply adding visual appeal to your environment. A wise design choice, architectural elements crafted from iron are durable, strong and will last for years. Due to these characteristics, your custom iron creations will greatly increase the overall value of your home. This holds especially true for intricate railings or entryways, offering a timeless design that will never go out of style and will always deliver a return-on-investment. You can even cover an unsightly wall or neighboring landscape with a wrought iron fence or panel. In the past, the only product available for exterior security was the conventional bar and grille system. Now with decorative iron, you can keep your family and home protected with a security screen that is gorgeous. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and let air flow into your living space without having to worry about opening your front door to the unknown. A heavy-duty yet extremely artistic iron security door installed by professionals will keep you feeling stress-free and protected. While decorative iron has the unique attribute of being a home upgrade that is both functional and beautiful, it’s also important to mention just how elegant it can be. Professionals can lend their artistic abilities to handcraft just about anything, from a personal coat of arms in iron to

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powder coated applications. Powder coating is not only a sturdier choice than paint, it also allows you to experiment with a variety of colors and textures. Whether you are remodeling, upgrading, or simply searching for some new style, Artistic Iron Works can help. Featuring a 33,000 square-foot ornamental iron gallery and workshop, Artistic Iron Works sells every kind of decorative iron work, iron fence, security door, window guard, entryway, metal and glass door, iron gate, railing and spiral staircase imaginable. You can call them at 702-930-5544 or visit www.ArtisticIron.com for more information. NV Lic. #0031909A

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he process of buying new flooring can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips from the professionals so that you can feel confident about your purchase. Don’t buy flooring from the first place you visit. Make sure that you shop around before settling on a purchase. Do be sure to have more than one company offer you an estimate. And don’t ever pay for an estimate! Don’t be fooled by gimmicks. Make sure that you are getting a quality product at a fair price. Do verify that the company is licensed. You can easily call 702-486-1100 for this information. By Nevada state law, all contractors must warranty their installation for four years. Don’t pay for upgraded padding. There is a miniscule price difference between standard padding and good padding and a company should never offer it as a costly upgrade. Also, if it’s offered, look into buying padding from the same manufacturer you buy flooring from. Usually they will offer upgraded warranties. Do your product research. There are many new innovative flooring solutions, such as SmartStrand® carpet with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer, by Mohawk®. Produced from corn sugar, SmartStrand comes with an exclusive 20-year warranty. Virtually nothing can stain this carpet—it’s even warrantied against pet urine. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, SmartStrand is your ideal carpet match. For more information about your flooring options, Budget Flooring can help. You can call them at 702-647-3800 or visit them at 4528 W. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas, (on Craig 1/2 block East of Decatur) www.budgetflooringlv.com. NV Lic. #52558, 52559, 52560

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Go Green and Save Money Energy Upgrades for Your Windows is Easy

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hat good is a spectacular view when the sun gives you nothing but problems? From high utility bills to hot spots, to faded furnishings and that blinding glare, it might seem like giving up and closing the shades is your only option. The solution is easy; you need solar window film professionally installed in your home. Solar, security, and decorative window films are taking the market by storm, and it’s easy to see why. Each type of window treatment has extraordinary characteristics that can offer incredible window solutions depending on your unique needs as a homeowner. This is why a window film company should carry the largest selection of window films from a multitude of different manufacturers, including 3M™, Hüper Optik®, SunScape Select™, Premier Safety Shield®, Hanita Tek and others. Solar window films are among the best weapons in the battle to lower home energy costs. There are a variety of shades to choose from, allowing you the ability to customize your own windows. Window film allows you to transform your space with a gorgeous new look while letting in your desired amount of light while reducing heat, blocking UV rays, increasing privacy and protecting your furniture from fading. Security window film creates a stronger, safer glass, making it much more difficult for an unwanted intruder to access your home or office. It is common for thieves to break through entry ways as a quick entry and exit point—security film will slow their entry abilities, drastically reducing your risk. Depending on your security concerns and requirements, a professional can help you find the perfect film for peace of mind. They come with the benefits of solar film too!

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Decorative films are a unique way to enhance the look of your glass. Often cheaper then glass etching, decorative film allows the glass to be your canvas for your imagination. Popular amongst architects, designers, and offices, decorative films have become common among residential homeowners looking for an artistic flare for privacy or decorative needs. Las Vegas Window Tinting offers all manufacturers mentioned and more. They offer free energy analyses, consultations and estimates along with limited lifetime warranties. Las Vegas Window Tinting can assist you with finding your perfect window solution. For more information you can call them at 702-222-1710 or visit www.lvtint.com.

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Seven Tips For a Better Bathroom ctober is National Kitchen and Bath Month—why not celebrate by improving your bathroom? As the leaves begin to change color this fall, remodel that old bathroom before the hubbub of the upcoming holiday season. 1. Consider your budget. Keep a realistic budget in mind and work around it. A great way to save money is by resurfacing, rather than replacing, items like your bathtub, showers or walls. You won’t have to sacrifice looks or quality. 2. Plan and design. Ask yourself what kind of bathroom setting you want—classic, modern or elegant? Design your bathroom to meet your style and family needs. 3. Bathroom remodeling is not an easy job. If you’re not experienced with remodeling work, you could make costly and unsafe installation errors, and your family won’t be able to use your bathroom while it’s under construction for weeks. Let the experts do what they do best. 4. Go green and lower utility bills. A toilet uses more water than any other appliance in your home. The average person flushes 20 gallons of drinking water each day. Consider ways to lower your utility bills and help Mother Nature at the same time 5. Add beauty and protection with wall coverings. A simple and relatively inexpensive way to add personality to your bathroom without tearing out

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walls, wall surroundings come in a variety of colors and patterns. 6. Make your bathroom seem bigger. If your bathroom is too small, use light or cream colors, add lighting, and include a dimmer to set the mood. A large mirror also helps a cramped bathroom feel more expansive. 7. Make your bathtub or shower a spa, and keep safety in mind. There are a world of bathtub and shower options out there that can improve your mood, health and state-of-mind. Come home to a soothing whirlpool or air bathtub to massage away stiff muscles, aches and pains. It's more affordable than you might think. Re-Bath of Las Vegas believes that everyone should be able to bathe in safety and security. In business for 40 years, Re-Bath not only provides you with tub to shower conversions and walk-in bathtubs, but also complete bathroom remodeling—including vanities, cabinets, custom shower doors, toilets, flooring, and much more. For more information or a free consultation, you can call them at 702-509-6891. www.rebath.com. NV Lic. #57470-57471-0069348

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Introducing:

The Future of Countertops lassic and versatile white is a seamless choice for any environment, and sophisticated white countertops have become a stylish staple in kitchen design over the last few years. While marble, granite and limestone are all fantastic choices for kitchens, homeowners oftentimes run into problems when it comes to white marble countertops. Marble is a porous

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and absorbent material, and it’s common for color discrepancies to occur with certain strains of marble (such as white calacatta). This can put a damper on achieving that clean, white surface you long for. However, there is another option that allows you to attain the high-end level of elegance so desired by those who seek custom stonework and appreciate the art of modern design. Copa Stone is a man-made quartz slab product that is functional, durable and allows you to enjoy white countertops like you’ve never experienced them before. With the advent of quartz, the era of worry-free maintenance is finally here. Copa Stone is a product made of 90% quartz. It is nonporous, doesn’t require sealing, and resists scratching, staining and heat of up to 300-degrees. And while white is a popular option, engineered stone also comes in a variety of beautiful and versatile colors that hold unparalleled physical attributes to those of natural stone. You truly can have it all with innovative manufactured stone—beauty, function and a whole new level of design. Braza Stone is a full-service marble and granite company that handles everything, from design, engineering, fabrication, installation, imports, project management and cabinetry. Whether you need kitchen and bar counters, pullmans and vanities, tub surrounds, showers, fireplaces and much more, Braza Stone can guide and manage your project from concept to completion and their staff is dedicated to making your experience successful. For more information about the revolutionary Copa Stone and more, you can call them at 702-880-3200 or visit www.brazastone.com. NV Lic. #0073615

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The Benefits of

SOLID SURFACE COUNTERTOPS hen it comes to your countertops, you want low-maintenance and high style. Most homeowners are well aware of common countertop choices, such as tile or granite. However there is another option that is sweeping the market by storm due to its countless benefits—solid surfaces. What exactly are solid surfaces? Crafted from acrylic surfacing materials, solid surface countertops are highly functional. These surfaces are durable, stain resistant, and easy to maintain. Unlike most countertop applications, solid surfaces are nonporous so bacteria, mold or moisture cannot penetrate the surface. This feature makes solid surface one of the few materials approved for use in commercial food-service areas and healthcare facilities. Along with these unique benefits, solid surfaces are available in a plethora of colors to complement any interior design. They can be crafted into virtually any configuration, and without obvious seams. Also, since the material can be shaped and routed, edge options are nearly limitless.

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Solid surface countertops are not just limited to the kitchen. Because they are impervious to moisture, they are also ideal throughout a bathroom. From vanities and sinks, shower walls, tub decks and even windowsills, solid surfaces’ resistance to cosmetics and water spotting makes cleanup easy. For more information about making the right countertop choice for your home, you call contact The Countertop Shop at 702-8392224 or visit www.thecountertopshopllc.biz. With over 16 years of experience, The Countertop Shop manufactures durable and attractive laminate and solid surface countertops while providing the best possible service to you at competitive prices. They are located at 301B Sunpac Court in Henderson. Lic. #0058953.

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Planning Ahead for the Holidays is a Bright Idea! Create a Stunning New Look for Your Home With Functional Pebble Paving

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o you long for beautiful surfaces? If you find yourself getting tired of staring at the gray concrete surrounding your property, then you are not alone. Artistic surface solutions can completely transform the entire ambiance of your home. Not only are these surface options gorgeous, but extremely functional, practical and affordable. High quality pebble paving is a very popular option for homeowners, and can cover virtually any concrete surface for a convenient new look. Epoxy stone, also called river rock, is a blend of proprietary

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epoxy with decorative natural stones or marble. You can use it almost anywhere to create a uniform and attractive new surface. Offering many benefits, in addition to protecting the membrane, epoxy stone allows water to pass through the system and follow the runoff of the existing structure. This eliminates puddles and standing water, making it an ideal application for pool decks, outdoor showers, patios, lanais and porches. The pebble paver works great as a drain and is far more decorative than the traditional plastic deco drains, not to mention it will not get clogged up with debris. However, pebble paving works great in other areas as well. Dress-up your driveway, garage, walkway, entry, cellar, laundry room or even sunroom. Epoxy repairs, protect and beautifies any surface, allowing you to get creative with the decorating options. Because of its strength, it is great for any surface that requires heavy foot and/or vehicle traffic, like the garage. For more information, you can contact Concrete Texturing at 702-991-1322 or visit www.ctvegas.com. Concrete Texturing offers quality installation and service on their many products including: stained concrete, polished concrete interior and exterior concrete overlays, pool deck texture and epoxy coatings. Many of Concrete Texturing’s installation techniques are a unique blend of artistic flair and customized designs that are attractive and cost effective. NV Lic. #59531, #77258

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our yard can be theenvy of the neighborhood during the holidays. Beautiful outdoor light sculptures will transform your home into a sparkling holiday wonderland. Children are delighted by these glittering sculptures, and nothing quite gets you in the holiday spirit like decorating your home in a festive display. You can choose from angels to reindeer, to snowmen, and train sets or create a festive scene with a number of animated sculptures, such as a gingerbread house, Santa in a golf cart, or decorate with Mr. & Mrs. Clause on motorcycles. There are many unique designs available in small and large sizes to suit homes, businesses, churches, or parks. When you order holiday light sculptures, they are shipped to you with all the lights completely attached. Set-up is quick and easy – just unfold the sculpture, tighten the hinges, and plug them in. You can hang the displays on walls, stake them in your yard, or install them on optional stands. These light sculptures are professionally handcrafted in rust-resistant aluminum with a powder coated finish to combat the elements for years without peeling or rusting. The lights are ULlisted commercial grade and are rated for 2,500+ hours of use. It’s never too early to start planning your holiday decorating. Light sculptures are easy to store: they fold flat and fit back into their reusable shipping container. For more info and to view the products available, you can visit affluentproducts.com, call (888) 612-7400 ext. 337, or you can email products@keyaccess.com ONLINE AT LVLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM


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ACHIEVE SERENITY with a Balanced Landscape tmosphere and ambiance contribute significantly to the overall value of your home in terms of aesthetics, personal enjoyment, and return on your investment. With the right guidance, the task of carrying the character and atmosphere of your interior décor into your outdoor living spaces can be a fun and exciting process. So the next question is, where do you start? Landscaping is more than just attractive lighting and some new plants. There are two kinds of yards—one that makes you feel at peace with the world and promotes balance and happiness, and one that is chaotic, busy and random. You want the first kind. If you want to transform your outdoor living space into the perfect custom landscape, utilizing the trained eye and expert knowledge of a seasoned professional is essential. Custom design gives you the opportunity to become familiar with an array of different products and options, allowing you to find exactly what you are looking for. From the simple components such as plants, trees, rocks, irrigation and grass to a much more diverse and complex landscape, professionals will turn your vision into reality. And if you don’t have a specific vision, they will help you discover one. Additionally, problems can arise during the landscape transformation process. You might completely change your mind halfway through the process, or perhaps you don’t like how things are coming together visually. While this is completely normal, tackling these issues alone can be very difficult. A professional that is happy to comply with your desired changes is an incredible asset that ensures an enjoyable experience from start to finish For more information about your own custom landscape, Silver Lands Inc. can help. Silver Lands offers free custom design—a service that companies often charge a lot of money for. Using design software, 2-D and 3-D imagery, Silver Lands has the talent to create anything you could imagine, and do a fantastic job with building it. For more information, you can call them at 702-459-3192 or visit www.SilverLandsInc.com. NV Lic #052661

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Beautify Your Backyard For Those Warm Autumn Evenings

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hen the summertime starts to come to an end, people still enjoy spending time outdoors. This holds especially true for those warm, comfortable evenings. Of course, this is easy to do when you have a gorgeous backyard. However the good news is—rejuvenating your outdoor living spaces doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are some convenient yet dramatic ways to improve your view from outside without breaking the bank. Repair and renovate your existing patio furniture. Giving your backyard a makeover can be as simple as creating new cushions for your patio chairs! Professionals can take the old furniture you are tired of and turn it into something brand new by repairing broken pieces, refinishing frames, and re-strapping, re-cushioning and re-slinging the body of the furniture. They can even re-weave broken or unsightly wicker and resin furniture, drastically improving the appearance of your outdoor environment. Depending on your situation and the look you want to achieve, professionals can create a custom plan just for you. Add some spice with a custom SureVent™ umbrella. The SureVent umbrellas do more than just increase the overall aesthetics of your yard—

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they offer protection from the elements. The new SureVent umbrella is both aeronautically designed and guaranteed to withstand the wind with the unique expandavent design, not to mention it comes with an incredible five-year warranty. Umbrellas can be created to coordinate with your furniture for seamless style. Take your yard to a new level with smart accessories. Those finishing touches can also serve a functional purpose. Patio drapes can be custom-made to fit your patio, offering your family some privacy. Drapes are crafted with Sunbrella® fabric and feature rust-free rods and hardware. Custom weather covers protect outdoor kitchens, grills, furniture, TVs, and more. From awnings to unbreakable acrylic tabletops, don’t forget the details when reinventing your outdoor space. For more information about fabric, parts, service or more, Renu’ Casual Furniture Renovators, Inc. can answer any of your questions. They are located at 975 American Pacific Drive #105 in Henderson, where all products are manufactured and services take place. You can call them at 702-568-9004, visit www.renucfr.com, or email fred@renucfr.com.

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Plumbers Trust

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hen a plumbing problem strikes, most homeowners run to their phonebook or conduct a quick online search without stopping to think twice. This can be a risky scenario because you might choose the first plumber available without knowing whether or not they are a dependable company. By doing research before a troublesome problem strikes, you won’t find yourself in this type of vulnerable situation. Whether it’s something as simple as needing a drain cleaned or a more urgent situation such as a malfunctioning water heater, when you need plumbing service it should not only be a pleasant experience with a knowledgeable professional, but it should be available when you need it. One of the most valuable characteristics a client should always have with their plumber is trust. All services should be 100% guaranteed in writing, ensuring there are no costly surprise expenses or gimmicks. You should always feel completely confident that your plumber is not only experienced and able to solve your problem, but also the kind of person that you feel comfortable having in your home. A company should always

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put customer service at the top of their priority list. Additionally, a plumbing company that offers specialized maintenance programs is an incredibly valuable asset. Maintenance programs take the worry about of your plumbing by providing you with priority service, discounts and regular maintenance, saving you both time and money in the long run. Experience the service you deserve with Butter Plumbing, operating in Las Vegas since 1998. Butter Plumbing can take care of all plumbing service and repair jobs, including water softeners, tankless water heaters, solar water heaters and dual flush toilets. With customer satisfaction as a top priority, Butter Plumbing simply makes sense. For more information, you can call them at 702-655-5214 to speak with a live representative, 24-hours a day. You can also visit their website at www.butterplumbing.com. NV Lic. #47102.

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LIGHT Into Your Life With A Solatube

ho wouldn’t want to make their home healthier, vibrant and energy efficient while also increasing its resale value? With just one simple home improvement, you can achieve all of the above. Experience the many advantages of incorporating natural daylight into your home or business with the Solatube Daylighting System. Here’s how the Solatube® works—a high-tech dome on the roof focuses sunlight down a tube lined with Spectralight Infinity®, a highly reflective material. It filters out heat and UV rays and then diffuses the visible-spectrum light evenly throughout a room. The effect is extraordinary! Solatube provides exceptional lighting, even more than larger traditional skylights. It costs much less than other daylighting options, such as windows and skylights. You will also save on energy bills because Solatube allows you to switch off the electric lights during the day. Installation is fast, clean and easy. A professional can install your

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Solatube in less than two hours. Plus, the compact and flexible design of the Solatube allows it to be installed in just about any room or smaller spaces where daylighting might not have been an option. And finally, adding daylight to your indoor environment has many health benefits. It has been shown in several prominent studies that increasing daily exposure to natural light enhances mental and physical well being, while boosting concentration and energy levels. For more information about Solatube, you can contact your local dealer, Sun Cat Skylights. Their Daylighting Showroom is located at 5965 Harrison Dr. Ste. #3 in Las Vegas. You can also call them at 702-658-9847 or visit www. Suncatlv.com. NV Lic. #0046456A

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