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Transform bathrooms with technology...................................................................................................Page 2 Easy ways to conserve water...................................................................................................................Page 4 Maintain indoor air quality all year long...............................................................................................Page 9


Transform bathrooms with

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‌Technology is infiltrating every room of the house. Many new home buyers are millennials, and this tech-savvy demographic covets technological innovations. A recent survey by Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate indicates 77 percent of Generation X and Y home buyers want their homes equipped with the tech capabilities they have grown accustomed to. Many of these involve smart innovations, including those that can transform one of the most private rooms in the house — the bathroom. Automated home theater rooms and Wi-Fi-enabled home security systems have become the norm, but what tech improvements are available to make the powder room more in touch with today’s digital lifestyle? According to the home

improvement resource The Spruce, bathrooms have the most potential of any rooms to be improved with technology. The following are just some of the bathroom gadgets and gizmos no one should resist before giving a try. Automatic faucets: Infrared sensors have been helping keep public restrooms more hygienic for years. The same technology can be used in home bathrooms to curtail water waste and keep faucets and sinks from becoming infested with germs. In addition, faucets with built-in timers can be programmed to set tasks for brushing teeth or washing your face. Musical shower: Instead of having to blast the volume on the portable speaker you use in the bathroom, a wireless speaker is built into some showerheads. This enables those who like to sing in

the shower or listen to podcasts while washing up to enjoy this luxury effortlessly. Smarter weight management: Bathroom scales have gone high-tech as well, with various options enabling users to measure weight, BMI and body fat percentage before sending the data wirelessly to a phone, tablet or computer. This can put you in greater control of fitness goals. High-tech toilets: Borrowing ideas from bidets and trends around the world, modern toilets do not require hands or paper. These toilets have temperature-controlled water, spritzing wands and air dryers to clean and sanitize. Self-cleaning toilets help busy professionals save time and are ideal for those who always want their bowls as

clean as possible. And if you desire extra comfort, toilet seat warmers are available, while LED lights can make nighttime restroom visits easier. Soaking tubs: As fast as stand-alone showers were introduced to the modern bathroom, tubless designs have been replaced with streamlined soaking tubs. Tubs come with different features, including chromatherapy, which employs colored lights to enhance mood. Air baths are controlled electronically and provide different levels of sensation for those who are skipping the hot tub. Round out these innovations with automated lights, chilled medicine cabinets and aromatherapy, and your bathroom will indeed become a technological spa.

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Easy ways to conserve water

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Showers consume considerably less water than baths.

‌The are a number of reasons to conserve water, but perhaps none is more urgent or compelling than the role water plays in human survival. Water.org notes than human beings can survive for weeks without food but only make it a few days without water. What’s more, the foods humans eat, namely plants and animals, require water to survive. The world’s supply of fresh water is dwindling, a troubling notion on its own, and even more so when considering the human population is only growing. In fact, the World Water Council estimates that the world’s population will grow by as much as 50 percent in the next half-century. Such a reality only highlights the need to conserve water. Though the growing global water shortage is a complex problem, the many ways people can conserve water are quite simple. Change your diet. Reducing consumption of livestock and poultry in favor of vegetables can help people dramatically reduce their water consumption. According to the Grace Communications Foundation (GRACE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more sustainable food system, livestock and poultry produced in the United States consume substantial amounts of water-intensive feed. By reducing consumption of such products, consumers can greatly reduce their water footprints. When eating meat, dairy and eggs, GRACE recommends opting for pasture-raised products that feed on grass, which is less likely to be irrigated than water-needy food sources like corn and soybeans that are fed to many commercially produced livestock and poultry. Reduce water consumption when cooking. When cooking, some cooks might find it convenient to keep faucets running so they can more easily rinse foods and their hands. However, such practices are incredibly wasteful, as substantial amounts of water literally goes down the drain when faucets are running unattended. In addition,

homeowners can install low-flow faucets in their sinks, which GRACE notes typically flow at 1.5 gallons per minute instead of the five gallons per minute of more traditional faucets. Take showers instead of baths. Baths might feel like just what the doctor ordered after a long day, but baths are considerably more wasteful than showers. GRACE estimates that the average bath can require as many as 50 gallons of water, while a 10-minute shower under a low-flow showerhead requires roughly half that amount of water. Take your conservation efforts outside. Water conservation efforts need not be confined to indoors. Homeowners who pride themselves on having lush green lawns can still produce envious landscapes while conserving water. When watering a lawn, do so in the early morning hours or early evening. Temperatures tend to be more mild during these hours than in the middle of the day, meaning less water will be lost to evaporation. Consider the weather when watering the lawn as well. If wind is in the forecast, turn off automatic sprinklers and hand water if absolutely necessary. Gusty winds increase water loss due to evaporation and prevent water from getting to the lawn. In addition, if the forecast is predicting rain, turn off automatic sprinklers and let nature water the lawn instead. Take steps to conserve energy. Water plays a vital role in the production of energy, so taking steps to conserve energy can go a long way toward reducing your water footprint. When buying new appliances, opt for energy-efficient products. Homeowners can investigate renewable energy sources such as solar energy, which can dramatically reduce their carbon footprints while conserving substantial amounts of water over the long haul. The need to conserve water is urgent. But as complex a problem as the dwindling world water supply is, the efforts to solve that problem through conservation can be simple.


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‌Central heating and cooling systems have revolutionized the way homeowners make their homes comfortable. But many people find that heating and cooling systems have a tendency to make areas in their homes more dry than they would be if the windows were open. Without adequate indoor humidity, static electricity proliferates, and living environments may not be as pleasant as they could be. According to Lennox, makers of heating and cooling components, dry air can compromise peoples’ respiratory systems. When membranes in the nose and throat dry out, they cannot capture dirt, viruses and bacteria, potentially resulting in illness. Dry air can cause itchy, flaky skin as well as irritation in

the nose, leading to nosebleeds. Dry air in a home also can affect the structure of a home. Dry air will pull moisture from wherever it can be sourced, including wood structures in a home. This may cause walls and door jambs to shift and floors to creak. Even wood furniture can bend and crack if indoor conditions are especially dry. Homeowners can remedy dry air in various ways. Some methods are relatively simple, while others may require substantial financial investments and even some renovation.

DIY remedies

Do-it-yourself remedies are simply ways to put moisture in the air. One of

the easiest steps is to put bowls filled with water in front of or on heating registers or radiant heating units in the house. The water will evaporate slowly into the home. Another and similar tactic is to boil a large tea kettle or pot of water to distribute moisture throughout a space. When showering, leave the door to the bathroom open to distribute steam throughout the house. For those who use the tub, allow the water to cool off and evaporate before pulling the drain.

Humidifiers

Humidifiers come as whole-house central units or portable devices. Portable units can be moved from room to room depending on where moisture is needed the most. These humidifiers

hold a predetermined volume of water and mist it into the air when the unit is on. Central humidifiers work with the home’s HVAC system. They are hardwired and plugged into the system. Water vapor is introduced into the air that will be forced through vents throughout the house. These systems work on the whole house at once, making them quite efficient. Many experts advise homeowners to keep their indoor home humidity between 40 and 60 percent for ultimate comfort. Investing in a hygrometer to measure relative humidity will help homeowners keep humidity at a level that produces a pleasant and comfortable environment.


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Ducts may need to be serviced by professionals in homes where indoor air quality is poor.

‌Millions of people anxiously anticipate the arrival of spring. Months spent cooped up indoors as temperatures outside dip below freezing can take their toll, and those first warm, sunny days of spring can be just what people need to kick the winter blues. Winter can be dreary for people confined to indoors as temperatures drop, and poor air quality in a home can add to that dreariness while adversely affecting individuals’ health. Air quality tends to suffer most in winter, but there are ways to ensure the air inside a home stays healthy all year long. Inspect and address any sources of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an invisible, odorless gas that can contribute to poor indoor air quality and a host of health problems if it goes undetected in a home. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

and Prevention, potential sources of CO in a home include improperly vented natural gas appliances, such as stoves and water heaters, gas-powered tools that are used indoors, clogged chimneys, or blocked heating exhaust vents. Men and women can periodically inspect potential sources of CO and address any issues they find while also making sure all CO detectors are properly installed and functioning optimally. Inspect HVAC ducts. Ductwork is used to deliver warm or cool air in homes with heating and air conditioning systems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notes that much of the dirt in air ducts adheres to the duct surfaces without ever entering living spaces. However, the EPA notes that homeowners should consider having their ducts cleaned if an inspection

uncovers substantial visible mold growth. In addition, the EPA recommends homeowners consider cleaning if ducts are infested with vermin or clogged with excessive amounts of dust or debris. Avoid chemical cleaning products. Chemical cleaning products may be great at disinfecting dishes, countertops and other areas in the home, but such items may be toxic and adversely affect indoor air quality. For example, chemicals such as bleach and ammonia, which are used in many commercial cleaning products, can linger in the air, irritating the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Homeowners concerned about the quality of air in their homes also can avoid scented products, such as air fresheners and scented detergents, which the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health notes

may release volatile organic compounds into the air. Inspect bathrooms for mold growth. Mold can grow on surfaces that are routinely wet, and that makes poorly ventilated bathrooms common sources for home mold infestations. Mold can adversely affect indoor air quality when mold spores are released, potentially triggering allergic reactions, asthma attacks and respiratory conditions. After bathing in bathrooms without vents, men and women can open windows so the room dries before mold can grow. In bathrooms with vents, make sure vents are running during baths and showers and afterward until ceilings, walls and floors appear dry. Poor indoor air quality can be easily addressed to ensure individuals stay healthy throughout the year.

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Maintain indoor air quality all year long


WAYS TO REDUCE HOUSEHOLD TRASH

‌Homeowners may feel like they’re always taking out the trash. Active families tend to generate a lot of garbage, and it’s not uncommon to find the kitchen trash pail overflowing each day. A report from SaveOnEnergy found that garbage production numbers are staggering.The average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash each day. That means the average family of four can generate 17.6 pounds of trash a day. Every year, Americans produce 254 million tons of trash. The Conference Board of Canada found Canadians produce more garbage per capita than any other country. Thanks to modern sanitation systems, which remove garbage in a timely manner, it’s difficult to get a good

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handle on just how much trash families generate. But one look at the statistics — and the size of landfills — clearly illustrates that garbage is a concern. Thankfully, there are ways to cut down on personal waste. Recycle as much as you can. Post a list of all items that can be recycled where you live. Make sure to separate these items from the regular trash. Seek out facilities that will recycle items that are not collected in curbside pickup. Avoid buying disposable products. Reusing items over and over saves money and resources. Many disposable products are packaged in plastic, which may be produced with toxic substances that can leach into the environment. Use old rags for cleaning. When

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scouring the house, opt for old rags made from towels and T-shirts that are past their prime. These rags can be washed and reused again and again. Mend broken items if possible. Before tossing something into the trash, figure out if it can be repaired. A simple fix may breathe a few more years of utility into the product. Cook only what you can eat. The UN Environmental Program estimates that one-third of the food produced for human consumption across the globe is wasted. Store and use leftovers efficiently. Stick to portion sizes when cooking, and find uses for foods (farms may take food scraps for pigs) before tossing them in the trash. Compost usable items. Another way

to repurpose certain food items is to turn them into fertilizer. Egg shells, fruit rinds, coffee grounds, and more can be placed in a compost heap instead of the garbage. Donate used items. Books, magazines, toys, clothing, household items — all of these things can be donated or traded. Use reusable tote bags when shopping. Keep plastic shopping bags out of landfills by recycling them or bringing along your own cloth bags to the stores. Stop junk mail. Contact companies to remove your name from lists of junk mail. Invest in a shredder and turn junk mail into packing materials or bedding for pet cages. Reducing trash generated at home can greatly benefit the environment.


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Come see this 4,000 sq.ft. Westrails beauty with new hardwood flooring, fresh paint & crown molding. The new, open & flowing feel is perfect for any type of living. Huge cooking island with pot filler, large fridge, pantry & like new cabinets in the kitchen. A cute sun porch for sipping morning coffee, too. There are two family rooms, one just off the entertaining area & another one secluded from the center of the house, complete with bedroom, bath & private entry (great for inlaws or ?). Be sure to take a good look at the owner’s suite. You won’t see many this large with TWO balconies, a beautiful fireplace, cedar lined closets & a dumb waiter. Who cares if the master suite is upstairs when you can live like royalty? Priced at $829,900

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Beautiful4bedroom,onestoryhomewithathreecargarageinOrcutt!Thislovelyhomeoffersanicelysizedkitchen withbreakfastbar,breakfastarea&formaldiningroom&nicelysizedfamilyroom.Offofthediningareaisagreat ‘’bonus’’ room,perfectforalargehomeoffice,gameroomor?Themastersuiteissituatedinthebackforprivacy& featuresdualsinks,lotsofclosetspace&acathedralceilingwithaccesstothebackyard.The3guestroomssharea largehallbathcompletewithdualsinks&aseparatetub/showerarea.Enjoyanindoorlaundryroom,too.Alarge, beautifullylandscapedbackyardhasageneroussizedbricklinedpatioforthoseSantaMariaBBQsandstillallows plentyofroomforthoseoutdoorgamestheCaliforniaweatherallowsustoenjoyyear‘round. Listedat$529,000

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2223 crysTAl Follow this cobblestone path down to a roomy Irish Cottage. Beautiful hardwood floors, tongue & groove ceilings, French doors & beautiful wood accents result in a wonderful place to entertain. Enjoy a sitting area off of the kitchen for your morning tea, then prepare your meals in the gourmet kitchen complete w/ double ovens, 2 sinks & breakfast bar. Retreat to the family room where a beautiful fireplace is the focal point & hidden cabinets create amazing storage. A glorious sunroom w/ natural light, a master suite for relaxing & secondary bedrooms with all the amenities that will make your guests so comfortable. The wine cellar/basement is a fun place to store your collections. Then put on your ‘’staycation’’ hat & venture to the backyard for poolside fun & an amazing park like retreat. $925,000

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Cobblestone Creek! Located in Orcutt, this beautiful four bedroom home offers two en suites and countless upgrades... Off the entry, you’ll find a large bedroom/den with french doors, a full bath and walk in closet. A great opportunity for multi-generational living or just privacy. Upstairs you’ll find a open, flowing floorplan complete with custom entertainment center, cozy fireplace, kitchen island and dining area. Granite tile counter tops and gorgeous cabinetry are the center point of the gourmet kitchen as well as plantation shutters.Three bedrooms and two and 1/2 baths are located upstairs along with the laundry room. With dual sinks, a beautiful garden tub, separate shower and walk in closet, the pickiest buyer would agree the master ensemble has everything they dreamed of! In the backyard, enjoy a nicely sized patio sheltered from our ocean breezes and lush landscaping for outdoor entertaining. Listed at $549,000

This one story home offers over 2300 sq ft of beautiful living space.There are two nicely sized bedrooms & a large office (that can be easily converted back to a third bedroom) situated on the north side of the home. The owner’s suite will check off all your boxes: fireplace, walk in closet, dual sinks, garden tub and walk in shower - all in calm, neutral colors.The family room has a lovely fireplace & is the focal point also enjoying lotsofnaturallight&isopentothekitchenanddiningareas.Thegourmetkitchenfeaturesaworkingisland, built in desk & pantry.You’ll also find another bedroom, indoor laundry and finished two car garage. But be sure to take a peek outside, the little pond, patio areas and lush landscaping are sure to please! $529,000

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Orcutt! This four bedroom, three bath with over 2300 sq ft of living, home offers the downstairs bedroom and bath room everyone asks for! The front living room ceiling soars 20 feet high with huge picture windows allowing sunlight to naturally lighten the home. Enjoy a formal dining/den area off the kitchen that could be suitable for an office, extra den or ? The kitchen is open to the huge family room complete with stone fireplace and wet bar. French doors lead to the private, east facing back yard. Upstairs there are three more bedrooms, one bath and a master suite large enough for an army. With a walk in closet the size of a normal bedroom, and a remodeled bathroom complete with glass block, gorgeoustile,separatetubandshoweraswellasdualsinks...Allthiswithathreecargarage,too!Closeto Joe Nightengale elementary school,Waller Park, shopping and the Santa Maria Country Club. $509,000

Welcome to 570 Raymond! This one of a kind home offers unique features! Beginning with amazing Mexican Driftwoodrock,10ftwindows,solid‘’oldfashioned’’lath&plasterwalls,gorgeousantiquewoodstoves,slateflooring, &moreallonaprivateacre.This5bed/4bathhomeevenoffersfunentertainingoptionsincludingalargeareawitha SantaMariastyleBBQ,kitchenette,guestroom&bath&largeareaforapooltable,jukeboxor?Justoffthekitchenis abrightsunroomwithwetbar,indoorspa&prettycedarpanelingwithpassthroughwindowstothekitchen.Enjoy 2 Jenn Air ovens, a built in grill, & roomy island in the kitchen along with rare, solid‘’wormy chestnut’’ cabinets.The garage can fit a 30’RV has 1/2 bath & 800 sq ft upstairs office, too!Too many amenities to list! Priced at $779,000

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Lake Marie! This stately five bedroom home offers executive style living with the amenities you’re looking for. With over 4474 sq ft of elegance, the inviting entry features a glimpse into the formal and living rooms featuring gorgeous walnut flooring. The architectural elements are too many to list, but.. enjoy beautiful hand crafted beamed ceilings, a pizza oven created with beautiful stone, an oversized island with a pop up flat screen TV, a six burner, double oven stove, pantry, and prep sink – and this is just the kitchen! This home provides a split floor plan with an office, bathroom and master suite on the south side, the living areas in the center, and the secondary bedrooms and bathrooms on the north side. Enjoy a massive master en suite complete with sitting area, French doors and handsome fireplace. Walk into your fabulous bathroom and enjoy an oversize walk in shower, dual sinks and garden tub as well as a room walk in closet. The family room allows another opportunity to entertainandenjoythebackyardview. Withaningroundpool,roomycovered,brickporches,extensivelandscapingareas,andmanyareastoenjoy conversation, you won’t get chilly enjoying the backyard while sitting under the infrared heaters. Finishing off this massive home, is a man cave complete with a meticulous security system in place so any treasure deserving ultimate protection can be displayed safely. Priced at $1,130,000

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