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Featuring Quality Milgard Products New Colors • New Possibilities • More Design Flexibility Milgard introduces Premium Exterior Vinyl Finishes

Providing quality and experience to Central Coast homeowners and contractors for over 30 years.

805.772.2288 1560 Main Street Morro Bay, CA 93442 www.EsteroGlass.com License # 547088 | Home Design 3


Quality ReQuiRes a PeRsonal touch Cusom Cabinets • Detailed Design • Quality Craftmanship

2419 Village Lane, Suite C Cambria, CA 93428 805.927.3045 4

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• furniture • accessories • mattress gallery • interior design •

Your New Furniture Destination 455 North Frontage Road Nipomo 805.929.6700 www.stylehousefurnishings.com

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At Upper Story Design we approach the custom fabrication process as a collaboration between clients, designers, consultants and contractors. We strive to maintain the traditions of old world craftsmanship while integrating modern building concepts, technologies and tools. We are a full-service shop with expertise in all steps of the build process: Design, Fabrication, Value Engineering, Custom Casting, Historical Replication, Restoration, Installation, Finishing Services, and Plasma and Water Jet Cutting. Working in Iron, Bronze, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum, we have over 18 years of experience crafting quality ornamental and structural works, including a variety of ornamental railings including cable rail, gates, stairs, doors, furniture, light fixtures, artistic sculptures, industrial machinery, custom hardware and one-of-a-kind mechanized gadgetry. From precise and delicate architectural detail to industrial-sized projects, Upper Story Design can handle it all.

Upper Story Design Metals Fabrication

585 Santa Ysabel Avenue | Los Osos 805.458.2300 upperstorydesign.com bsunnarborg@gmail.com License #919018

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712 Marsh Street San Luis Obispo (805) 544-7491 803 13th Street Paso Robles (805) 434-6068 www.CouchPotatoSLO.com Home Design

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• Custom Pools • Landscaping • • Remodels • Hardscape • • Solar • Digital Designs •

PO Box 3225 • san luis obispo, CA 93403 TELEPHONE (800) 633-2193 CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Mary Jo Thomas

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Trent Thibodeaux

contributing designers

Casey Miller Meghan Sedgley

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7930 El Camino Real, Atascadero

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Your NEW HOME architects | design firms 17 general contractors | land survey 19 manufactured homes 19

construction flooring 21 tile & stone 23 window & door | kitchen & bath 24 cabinets | craftsmen 25 fireplace | painting | plastering 26 plumbing | solar | ornamental metal 27 pool & spa | overhead doors 27

interiors furnishings 29 antiques | window treatments 31 artistic detail | billiards 32 rugs | upholstery | lighting 33 home entertainment 33

exteriors Come see us at our new location! 181 Tank Farm Road, Suite 140 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 543-7600 www.mattclarktile.com

landscaping 35 land survey | painting | gutters 37 roofing | hot tubs 37

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Begin were Begineveryday everyday as as ifif itit were aaday day at at the beach… beach…

Dining Room • Sofas • Bedroom • Recliners • Sleepers

Dining Room • Sofas • Bedroom Recliners • Sleepers Mattresses • Entertainment • Home• Office • Accessories Mattresses • Entertainment • Home Office • Accessories

Furniture • Decorating Services • Window Treatments

Furniture • Decorating Services • Window Treatments 1059 E. Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande • www.DonnasInteriors.com • 805-489-8533 • Mon-Sat. 10-6 pm, Sun 12-5 pm

1059 E. Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande • www.DonnasInteriors.com • 805-489-8533 • Mon-Sat. 10-6 pm, Sun 12-5 pm

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CeNTrAl COAST F l O O r i N g Over 25 Years of Experience We Beat Big Box Store Pricing Unmatched Customer Service Excellent References Cabinets In-Stock Granite & Quartz Countertops All Types of Floor Coverings

2 Convenient Options: •Visit Our Showroom by Appointment • •Our Mobile Showroom Will Come To Your Home Nights & Weekends!•

Call Tim Stapf for Free Estimates

805.801.6907 3596 Broad Street, Suite 104 San Luis Obispo www.CentralCoastFlooring.com Home Design

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We Help Our Customers Make Smart Water Choices Water is one of our most valuable resources, and we are dedicated to conservation through smart water practices. We offer the latest water and energy saving technology. • Hybrid/Tankless Water Heater Systems • • Powerful Water-Efficient Toilets • Leak Repair • • Grey Water Systems • Water Pressure Regulators• • Hot Water Recirculating Systems • • Whole House Energy Efficiency Audit• If Gas, Waste, or Water Goes Through It, We Do It! Save Time... Save Money... “Sustain Your Home” Call Today

Power Plumbing is the first licensed Green Plumber in San Luis Obispo County.

See What Our Customers Our Saying: “From initial call to final service, Power Plumbing is professional, punctual and responsive. I will never use another plumbing company again!” - Catherine, San Luis Obispo

GOLDEN HILLS HOME AND GARDEN CENTER • POTTERY • NURSERY • TEAK • LANDSCAPE MATERIAL •

2111 Golden Hill Road | Paso Robles at the corner of Golden Hill and Union in Paso Robles

805.237.0155 goldenhillsgardencenter@gmail.com goldenhillsgardencenter.com

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Poly Pro

Window & Door Company Windows • Doors • Hardware Skylights • Screens • Mouldings & More Factory Direct Pricing • Free Estimates I would recommend Poly Pro Window & Door to anyone who is building their home or remodeling it! If you want a company you can count on to get it done right the first time, large or small, Poly Pro is the one to call. Best wishes for all your future business! - Catherine Stone Realty

(805) 927-7659 www.polyprowindow.com 2345 Village Lane, Cambria 12

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Passionate Design Sparked by Creative Thinking Forged in Metal

1171 Creston Road

(in the Vons shopping center)

Let us help you furnish your home!

Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 237-0754 homeelegancefinefurniture.com homeelegance01@yahoo.com

METAL ARTS : PUBLIC & PRIVATE  CONSULTING  DESIGN & FABRIC ATION PO Box 288  San Luis Obispo CA 93406 Office: 805.544.7960  Cell: 805.550.2942  Email : Info @ Ferromobius.com

DOS OSOS TIMBER WORKS, INC. DESIGN · CONSTRUCTION · REMODELS · TIMBER FRAMING 3D MODELING · PERMITTING · PRODUCTION DRAWINGS STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING & LEED ANALYSIS SERVICES WWW.DOSOSOSTIMBERWORKS.COM | 805.528.8402

Upholstered Headboards | Custom Furniture Drapes | Curtains | Valances | Roman Shades | Cornices Cushions | Pillows | Bedroom Ensembles | Reupholstery

415 East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande chameleonstyle.com | 805.481.4104 Home Design

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TILE GRANITE OUTLET

Serendipity showcases an expertly-curated collection of rustic furniture, antiques, plants, dry botanicals, water features, art, and other handsomely repurposed decor.

We invite you to stop in and see.

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The Village of Arroyo Grande 148 W Branch Street Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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FINN PLUMBING Inc.

old school quality

Specializing In Saving Water & Energy | All Plumbing Services Repipes | Remodels | Water Heaters | Tankless Heaters Accredited Green Plumber

544.LEAK | 528.4693 finnplumbing.com

License #725487

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My 37 years in metalworking span a spectrum from multistory engineered structural steel, seismic retrofits, compound linear and spiral stairways, stainless steel cable rails, bridges, commissioned public and private utilitarian and decorative sculptural pieces and architectural ornamental metals for homes, wineries, retail businesses and restaurants. Pictured here is a crane-set installation of an elliptical, fully cantilevered, galvanized and powder coated platform deck over a residential reflecting pool in Baywood Park. Call for references and/or help with design ideas and solutions.

Phoenix Fabrication 2830 McMilan Avenue San Luis Obispo (805) 543-2230


Find everything you need to design or build your new home. Choose from the Central Coast’s finest architects & contractors. No matter what the market is doing at any particular moment in time, real estate will always be a great investment over the long-haul. Besides, what other type of investment can you live in? Turn to the pages that follow to begin the process of building (or remodeling) your home right here on the Central Coast.

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Architects, Design Firms page 17 General Contractors, Land Survey, Manufactured Homes page 19

New Home

your new home

Your new home

When building or buying your home be sure to consider the “Four C’s.” Learn about them in this helpful article.

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PA R AG ON D ESI G N S custom residential • green building • small commercial • esoteric principles • multi-family

1009 Morro St. Suite 203, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 805.541.9486 • fax 805.541.5705 www.paragonarchitects.com • projectinfo@paragonarchitects.com

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Preferring the Best...

133 Cross Street, Suite 140, San Luis Obispo • (805) 547-2247 • www.siematicbyrichardjess.com

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Barasch architects and associates, inc.

architects

Outstanding architecture can enhance our lives & be a source of pride to those responsible for its creation. A well conceived physical environment expressed by outstanding architectural achievement allows businesses and individuals to realize their goals. We believe in the creation of outstanding architecture through an intensive examination of the unique requirements of each project we undertake, to assist businesses & individuals to realize their goals. Architecture • Urban Planning & Design • Interior Design • Environmental Research 225 Prado Road, Suite H, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 • (805) 544-2600 230 South Lake Avenue, Suite 5, Pasadena, CA 91101 • (626) 449-7214

Thom Brajkovich - paragon designs

With 25 years experience as an architect and master builder on the Central Coast, Thom believes that architecture should blend naturally and enhance the environment. Color, style, texture, geometry, proportion and sustainability all factor into his designs. Paragon Designs is LEED certified and provides a range of services from additions within historical contexts to commercial mixeduse buildings. A multi-award-winning architect in both new construction and restoration, Brajkovich designs exclusive homes and commercial properties, as well as cutting-edge buildings using alternative sustainable materials. 1009 Morro Street, Suite 203, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-9486 • www.paragonarchitects.com

RAVATT ALBRECHT & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Design + Construction. When you’re building a new custom home or residential addition, design and construction go hand in hand. Ravatt Albrecht & Associates have integrated these services for over 25 years, creating award-winning homes that are functional, beautiful, and energy efficient. We can work with your contractor or provide full design-build services, and our LEED Accredited Professionals will assist you in meeting your green goals. Visit www.Ravatt-Albrecht.com to learn more. 1371 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 786-4391

DOS OSOS TIMBERWORKS, INC.

As Design/Build practitioners for over 35 years, our concentration has been in the area of exposed Timber Structures. From Craftsman era joinery to Asian influenced Timber Frames, the volume of work and its diversity speaks for itself. With a solid digital design staff, we do produce / process permits, and build “turn key” residential projects. But just as important to us however, is our full design/presentation services as consultants / sub-contractors to other design professionals and construction companies to assist them with exposed timber projects. “Have Chisels, will Travel”. (805) 528-8402 • www.dososostimberworks.com

Isaman desIgn, Inc.

design firms

Isaman design, Inc. strives to attain the highest quality in every design. Specializing in custom residential, Isaman design covers the spectrum in design excellence. Bringing over 20 years of design and construction experience to the profession, we can make your dream home become reality. Isaman design takes pride in being able to design for all styles, from traditional to modern and has successfully completed a variety of projects. With a keen eye for detail and a collaborative approach to design, Isaman design is the right choice for your project. custom residential + additions + remodels + barns + outdoor living + multi-family

1027 Marsh Street, Suite 200, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-5672 • www.isamandesign.com

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New Home Just as diamond buyers focus on four competing criteria (carats, clarity, color, and cut), home buyers need to consider a home’s four Cs: cost, condition, capacity, and convenience. Cost to make an honest assessment of a home price, you should consider all the costs you will be facing. In addition to mortgage payments, there are maintenance costs, property taxes and homeowners association fees, utilities and insurance. Your total outlay should be no more than a third of your gross income (ideally, less). CondItIon If you are buying or building a brand new home you will not have to worry about the condition of the home, but you will want to look into any and all upgrades you would like incorporated during the building process. this includes everything: appliances, home heating and air, alternative energy, and outdoor landscaping. CapaCItY to squeeze into a budget, you might have to get a smaller house than you may like. so forget about square footage, which is often a misleading number. More important is how that space is allocated. these questions will help you evaluate whether the space in a house fits you. does it have enough closet space? Rather than look at the number of closets, measure the length of them (for instance, six feet in the hall, two in the kids’ rooms and so on). Compare the total with that of your current home. also, take along a hanger to make sure the closets really are deep enough for clothes. are there enough bedrooms? Ideally, you’ll know your family’s expansion plans before shopping. since that’s not always possible, consider whether there’s room for surprise long-term guests, be they kids or in-laws. If you can’t afford extra bedrooms, is there an area that could be converted, like an attic or a basement? does the kitchen suit your needs? think about whether there is space for you, your family and your guests - as well as your cooking gear. don’t forget about the refridgerator, which can be costly to replace: a family of four needs at least 22 cubic feet. Is there a spot to work from home? Is there room for a desk, a computer and files? Even if you don’t need an office, your next buyer might: a workspace can add an average of $12,000 to resale value, according to a study done by Remodeling Magazine. ConvEnIEnCE a city, such as san Luis obispo, offers great job and cultural opportunities, but generally comes with higher real estate costs. to get more house for your money, you might look along the edge of a hot neighborhood or in a smaller town nearby. But will you miss the pace? Will you end up with a longer, pricier commute than you’d prefer? Will family and friends ever visit? to determine whether moving farther out is worth the sacrifice, look at a house in the area you like and a similar one 15 to 30 minutes away. then consider these factors: length and cost of commute, cost of child care, nearest hospital, nearest supermarket, nearest pharmacy, nearest airport, and school quality.

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new home general contractors

RK BuildeRs, inc.

With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, RK Builders Inc. is appropriately qualified to handle all of your construction needs. As a locally owned design-build general contractor we pride our company in achieving a consistent balance between exceptional performance and budget throughout the completion of a project. Our services include construction management, commercial & residential construction, tenant improvements, seismic retrofitting, renovations, site evaluations, and preliminary budgets. Servicing all of California, RK Builders Inc. guarantees your expectations throughout the construction process will be far exceeded. 1124 Nipomo Street, Suite C, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-2060 • www.RKBuildersInc.com

land survey

MBS Land SurveyS

Serving the central coast since 1987, MBS Land Surveys specializes in providing surveying related services for custom homes. We can provide all of the surveying services needed for your project, including the initial topographic survey or as-built floor plan, boundary survey of the parcel, construction staking, and final certifications for the governing agency. We also work in a collaborative effort with local architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, geologists and contractors to make your project as effortless as possible. A quality survey is the first step in creating your dream home! 3563 Sueldo Street, Unit Q, San Luis Obispo (805) 594-1960 • www.mbslandsurveys.com

AdvAntAge Homes

manufactured homes

Advantage Homes is the “Best Full-Service” resource for Manufactured Homes in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. We have homes in very competitive price ranges including our exclusive, brand-new, “Casita”, backyard home. Our homes are built in the best factories in California to insure accuracy of construction and minimize waste (less than 5%, compared to 30-40% for site built). As a result they are “Green” and have the “EnergyStar” rating for efficient living. Check our website – AdvantageHomes.com, and be surprised at the variety and livability of our new Advantage Homes! 325 Frontage Road, Nipomo (805) 929-3509 • www.advantagehomes.com

Innovative Architecture Creates Lasting Value

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850 W Grand Ave Grover Beach, CA 93433 (805) 489-4747 ronsnurserygroverbeach.blogspot.com

San Luis Obispo (805) 544-2600 Pasadena (626) 449-7214 Home Design

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Construction

Find the products and services you are looking for to add value, style, and personality to your home.

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Flooring page 21 Tile & Stone page 23 Windows & Doors, Kitchen & Bath page 24 Cabinets, Craftmen page 25 Fireplace, Painting, Plastering page 26 Plumbing, Solar, Ornamental Metal, Pool & Spa, Overhead Doors page 27

Construction

If you are starting a remodel or considering renovating your home, then this is a must-read!

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Bringing Quality To The Surface For Over 20 years

Counter Tops • Floors • Showers • Fireplaces Mon-Fri 8am-5pm • Sat 10:30am-2:30pm 5452 Edna Road • San Luis Obsipo • (805) 544-9133 • www.slmarble.com 20

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Frontier Floor and window coverings

Honest, Old Fashioned, Hometown Service! That is what our reputation is built on. Since 1977 we have offered the county one of the largest selections of Quality Floor and Window Coverings. We deal only with reputable manufacturers including Shaw, Armstrong, Kahrs, Hunter Douglas & Fabricut. Featuring the latest in Eco-friendly products including Recycled Carpet, Linoleum, Cork, Bamboo & Wool. We also carry a full line of energy saving Window Coverings such as Shades, Shutters & Drapes.With Free Estimates and In-House Installers that you can trust to get the job done right! 830 21st Street, Paso Robles • Lic# 857168 (805) 238-7878 • www.frontierfloors.net

AdA’s Flooring & WindoW Coverings

Ada’s Flooring in Morro Bay focuses on service and selection from start to finish. Beginning with a wide variety of top name brand flooring styles and colors, continuing with expert and timely job estimates, and following up with experienced and professional installation crews, we believe your flooring purchase can be made with confidence. We strive to bring to our customers the same shopping experience that we would expect for our own homes. Let Ada’s Floor Coverings 30 years of experience be put to work for you.

Ada’s

Flooring

366 Quintana Road, Morro Bay (805) 772-3030 • www.sanluisfloors.com

Carpet DisCount Center

We at Carpet Discount Center specialize in all aspects of the flooring industry. Our number one priority is excellent customer service with an infuses on quality products and installation craftsmanship. Carpet Discount Center has become the premiere destination for Property Management firms and contractors for over two decades. If you have a commercial job and need it installed quickly, we offer a quick ship program for you. We stand behind our quality and integrity at Carpet Discount Center. No job is too big or too small.

CARPET DISCOUNT CENTER

835 El Capitan Way, San Luis Obispo (805) 543-6586 • www.sanluisfloors.com

San luiS floor deSign

San Luis Floor Design has been providing expert service to the San Luis Obispo area for over 30 years. Now it’s your turn to take advantage of the available products and installations we have to offer. Our warehouse has SAN LUIS a huge quantity of in stock materials ready for a quick installation. San Luis Floor Design is a great place to assist Interior Designers and Architects with all of their flooring needs. We also specialize in custom floors and area rugs. Call for a quote or visit our beautiful showroom located in downtown San Luis Obispo.

Floor Design

393 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 543-3500 • www.sanluisfloors.com

Colony Carpets

Colony Carpets is your full service flooring store. We are a member of Carpets Plus / Colortile this gives us access to most all major brands of floor covering at discount pricing. With a large selection of inventory in stock most installations can be completed within a few days. Whether you need flooring for your custom built home, commercial project or property management our professional sales people end expert installers will make sure that you get just what your looking for at the best possible price. 1742 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles (805) 239-2447 • colonycarpets.net

Central Coast Flooring

With over 25 years of experience, Central Coast Flooring is your trusted resource for all of your Countertop, Cabinet and Flooring needs. We beat big box store pricing and carry an excellent selection of Cabinets in Stock; Granite and Quartz Countertops; Distressed Laminates; Hardwood, Bamboo, Cork, Carpet, Tile, Slate, and more! Call us for references and to hear about our unmatched customer service for yourself. With two convenient options we make shopping easy - either make an appointment to stop by our Store Front Showroom or schedule a time for our Mobile Showroom to come to your home. Open nights and weekends!

Central Coast F l o o r i n g

3596 Broad Street, Suite 104, San Luis Obispo (805) 801-6907 • www.centralcoastflooring.com Home Design

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ConstruCtion The decision to remodel your home is one that is not to be taken lightly. You can certainly wake up one morning and decide to throw a fresh coat of paint on the living room walls without much advance planning, but when your home is in need of an overhaul, time and preparation are the keys to a successful home remodeling project. There are many different things that need to be considered before starting. Below are some considerations to take into account before moving forward. Define The remoDel This is one of the most important steps in the renovation project. every detail of the house should be carefully inspected and thoroughly measured. This will support each remodeling process and will make the final outcome more functional and efficient to use. Your renovation plan should be discussed with your contractor as well as your interior designer to examine each space and how to maximize the available area for renovation. DeTermine Your BuDgeT Set yourself a budget and build in some contingency funding – 15 percent of the total cost is a good guideline. You should always base your financial responsibilities first on your budget and make sure that you have listed every detail in your renovation expenses.Schedule time to talk with Central Coast businesses about the prices and quality of their materials. A good budget plan will always give you a more effective renovation project. mAnAge The projeCT A project manager will coordinate with the builder and ensure work is carried out to specifications. You can manage your own project but be sure you know what you are getting into. for most of us, hiring a general contractor usually results in huge savings when all of the costs from the entire project are taken into consideration. make sure to get your quotes in writing before the project begins. hire profeSSionAlS The best investment for renovating your house is to hire specialists. Decide exactly what work you want to undertake before asking for any estimates. Write a clear specification; it need not be technical, but it should detail the work you want to carry out. Working with experienced, quality focused people will ensure you are spending your money wisely and you will get a consistent level of support and advice along the way. Typically these professionals will also assist in the permitting processes. it’s a good idea to obtain a minimum of three bids and check contractor license numbers during your interview process. CreATe A Timeline Take into consideration that some projects, like a simple washroom remodel can take only weeks, but adding a couple of rooms to your home can take 6 months or longer. So you will need to discuss timing with your contractor and come up with a schedule. on the front end, you will need to budget time to get the right permits before construction begins. once construction is under way, you will need to reserve time for meetings with your contractor or contractor representative to get updates on the job’s progress and determine if everything is going according to schedule. At these meetings, it is a good idea to ask your contractor to provide you with a schedule for the next week’s work. You also might be placing a few of the product orders for custom items yourself. You will need to build in time for the items (like custom cabinets) to be ordered, built and delivered. Be prepared for things to take longer than you expect. The buying and the restoring may not always go as planned. it makes sense to seek as much advice as possible, especially from people who have been through a remodel before, and be prepared to live in a building site until things are settled.

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directory Construction TILE COLLECTION SAN LUIS OBISPO

tile & stone

Tile Collection San Luis Obispo offers an extensive and unique selection of tile from around the globe, from the highest quality natural stone to affordable ceramics. In our showroom you will find an assortment of all styles, such as craftsman, traditional, contemporary, tuscan and spanish. Our design consultants and staff are committed to serving you and all your design requests. 4420 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 549-0606

MATT CLARK TILE & STONE

Matt Clark Tile & Stone specializes in bringing the finest ceramic, porcelain, glass, wood, and natural stone tile to the central coast. Check out our many exclusive and contantly expanding lines, including Oceanside Glasstile, Sonoma Tilemakers, Sumi-e glass, Porcelanosa, Stone Impressions, and AlysEdwards to name a few. We also carry building materials such as grout, thinset, sealers, cleaners, and are the only fully stocked, authorized Schluter Systems dealer in San Luis Obispo county. 181 Tank Farm Road, Suite 140, San Luis Obispo (805) 543-7600 • www.mattclarktile.com

ArtisAn tile & GrAnite Outlet

Manufactures and imports the finest tile and stone from around the world, and passes the savings on to you. Offering a huge selection of porcelain, ceramic, travertine, glass and limestone tile, as well as the finest selection of granite and limestone slabs on the Central Coast. Select from our large collection of “Green Plus” sustainable tile and stone products. Learn how to do it right the first time from the pros at a free “do-it-yourself” class. With decades of design and installation experience, the OUTLET is the only place you can find the highest quality tile and stone - all at 30 to 70% off!

143 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo (805) 441-2824 • www.ArtisanTileOutlet.com

ContraCtors Plus tile & Design Center

Contractors Plus is a locally owned business. We offer a free in home design service from San Luis Obispo to Santa Ynez. Our beautiful showroom features porcelain tile, travertine from around the world, beautiful glass mosaics and a variety of granite tiles. For all you contractors and homeowners we also carry a full line of setting materials. So stop in and meet our friendly staff!

495 W. Betteravia Road, Santa Maria (805) 614-4200 • darla@contractorsplus.comcastbiz.net

Design images

Design Images Marble and Granite is a well-established company specializing in all phases of stonework. Our combined knowledge, experience and dedication has served us well for over 30 years in construction. We are a full service fabrication facility with state of the art machinery, specializing in granite and quartz kitchen countertops. We invite you to visit our beautiful showroom and extensive slab yard. Whether you are remodeling a kitchen, bathroom or fireplace, Design Images is here to serve all of your stone needs. 1825 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles (805) 239-8909 • www.designimagespr.com

San LuiS MarbLe & Granite

Serving the Central Coast for 20 years! San Luis Marble & Granite is a full service stone and marble company for your kitchen countertop, bathroom and fireplace needs. We carry a huge selection of top quality stone in our slab yard for you to choose from. We offer Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Soapstone as well as Quartz products such as Ceasarstone and Silestone. We have eco-friendly counter top solutions, such as recycled glass. We also install tile backsplashes and all other tile installations as well. Our helpful staff will help you design the project of your dreams! Come visit us and see for yourself!

5452 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-9133 • www.slmarble.com Home Design

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ESTERO GLASS

We are recognized for providing more than 30 years of quality and service to Central Coast homeowners and contractors. That reputation is founded on a commitment to offering an array of products to fit the needs of each client, backed with expert advice and skilled installers. We offer nationally recognized brands such as Milgard Windows and Doors, backed by the knowledge to assist clients in making the best choice in windows, glass, doors, bath enclosures and so much more. Estero Glass is proud to be certified as a member of Installation Masters and a member of the BBB. 1560 Main Street, Morro Bay (805) 772-2288 • www.esteroglass.com

Poly Pro WindoW & door

We have successfully built our company one customer at a time since 2004 with 100% customer satisfaction. Poly Pro Window & Door offers a wide variety of products to serve your every need. Windows – Doors – Hardware – Skylights & More. Visit our showroom next to Cambria Hardware. Factory Direct Pricing. Free Estimates. Visit our website to view customer testimonials. 2345 Village Lane, Cambria (805) 927-7659 • www.polyprowindow.com

Paso Robles Glass

Paso Robles Glass is a family owned and operated premier Glass Shop here in the central coast wine country. With over 75 years combined experience in the glass industry, we provide superior service, quality products and affordable prices. We supply various products and services from all your glass needs to showers, mirrors, screens, custom doors and locks, as well as all your commercial door and storefront needs. We are the glass shop you trust where a hand shake still means something. 609 22nd Street, Paso Robles (805) 238-4014 • www.pasoroblesglass.com • pasoroblesglass@gmail.com

Paso Robles DooR & TRim …we Do winDows

Professional service with a personal touch for the contractor, homeowner or handyman. Whether you need a house full of doors and windows or just one door, you will receive the same personal attention. We carry a complete line of doors and windows with the hardware to match. For the perfect finish, don’t forget the molding! We feature products from national brands that you know and trust (Simpson, Thermatru, Milgard, Jeld-Wen, Emtek, Baldwin & many more). Looking for a new screen door? We have these as well: ClearView Retractable Screens, custom wood screen doors and more. Stop by our showroom and let us show you what we have to offer. kitchen & bath

716 Paso Robles Street, Paso Robles (805) 239.5992 • www.PasoDoor.com

ESTERO GLASS

We are recognized for providing more than 30 years of quality and service to Central Coast homeowners and contractors. That reputation is founded on a commitment to offering an array of products to fit the needs of each client, backed with expert advice and skilled installers. We offer nationally recognized brands such as Milgard Windows and Doors, backed by the knowledge to assist clients in making the best choice in windows, glass, doors, bath enclosures and so much more. Estero Glass is proud to be certified as a member of Installation Masters and a member of the BBB. 1560 Main Street, Morro Bay (805) 772-2288 • www.esteroglass.com

Pacific coast Kitchen and Bath

Since 1990 Pacific Coast Kitchen and Bath has been providing homeowners, contractors and designers with the latest in kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures and hardware. From beautiful spa type baths and gourmet kitchens to a simple faucet replacement, Pacific Coast Kitchen and Bath has a knowledgeable, friendly staff to assist you.

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Our name says it all! It is the personal attention we give to each and every customer that has become our trademark for over 30 years. If you can dream it, we can build it. We customize kitchens, baths, home theaters, offices, and build cabinets and entertainment centers, and just about anything made of wood to suit your needs. Don’t let a limited budget hold you back. If you can’t afford your complete project all at once we can usually find a way – ask us how and let’s get started today! 2419-C Village Lane, Cambria (805) 927-3045

Platzer Custom Cabinetry

Andrew Platzer integrates his design background with state of the art equipment to provide you the highest quality custom built cabinetry. His projects range from new homes loaded with custom built-ins to unique entertainment centers designed to fit your new flat screen television. From start to finish, Andrew’s professional attitude will make your kitchen or bath remodel a pleasant experience. Plan to make your remodel eco-friendly? He can offer creative, sustainable ideas at a reasonable price. When looking for cabinetry, look no further than Platzer Custom Cabinetry. 4149 Santa Fe Road, Suite 4, San Luis Obispo (805) 784-WOOD • www.platzercabinetry.com • Lic. # 897312

RichaRd Jess Kitchen design studio

Welcome to the world of SieMatic by Richard Jess. SieMatic is about color, form, style, quality materials and details that fulfill your dreams. You cannot buy a SieMatic kitchen on the shelf as you would a TV. That’s because it can only be manufactured after it has been planned according to your individual needs and specifications. Richard Jess has been designing beautiful kitchens since 1976 and is not only a trained specialist, he is an expert at listening and understanding what you want in order to create your perfect kitchen. Richard Jess will make your home elegant, functional and inviting, within your budget. 133 Cross Street, Suite 140, San Luis Obispo (805) 547-2247 • www.siematicbyrichardjess.com

MASTER CRAFT WOOD PRODUCTS

For over 30 years, we have specialized in custom quality built cabinets and other wood products for new homes, remodels and businesses. We are one of the few cabinetmakers who still manufactures our own custom cabinet doors. This provides quality control for our customers with more cabinet door choices, specialty designs and faster service. We are family owned and operated, and serve the entire Central Coast. 260 Ash Avenue, Cayucos (805) 995-2078 • license # 418531

MISSION KITCHENS & CONSTRUCTION

“Making a house your home” Mission Kitchens & Construction, Inc is a new name for a long and established kitchen and remodeling company. We offer quality products and exceptional service. Whether you’re looking for cabinets to tackle your project or a reliable professional to handle it, Mission Kitchens and Construction will make the complexities of any remodeling project feel effortless. Call us today for a free consultation to get started on your dream. 519 Five Cities Drive, Pismo Beach (805) 295-6226 • mk@missionkitchens.com

COASTAL COUNTER TOPS

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Looking for more affordable options? At Coastal Counter Tops we offer a wide selection of laminate and solid surface counter tops and shower surrounds custom built in our shop and installed by us to fit your specific needs. Want to install it yourself? That’s okay too. Give us a call. We would love to work with you. We’ll send the owner, Mike Rooney, to your location for a free in-home estimate. Family owned and operated, serving all of San Luis Obispo county since 1978. 540 Atascadero Road, Morro Bay (805) 772-4116 Home Design

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Pacific EnErgy comPany

Pacific Energy Company has been in the sustainable energy business since 1980 and we know how to heat things up! Featuring energy efficient, clean burning and beautiful wood or gas stoves, inserts and fireplaces, we have the right hearth product for your new home or remodel. Visit our store in the historic railroad district of San Luis Obispo or online. Pacific Energy Company – because experience matters.

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2121 Santa Barbara Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-4700 • (800) 564-1564 • www.alteryourenergy.com

The Brushworks PainTing ComPany

The Brushworks has served the Central Coast for more than 30 years providing top quality workmanship with prompt, courteous service. All our jobs include extensive prep work and environmentally friendly “GREEN” products. The Brushworks does all realms of Interior and Exterior work, along with Wrought Iron Fencing, Decks, Cabinet Refinishing, Mildew Removal, Waterproofing, and Specialty Finishes. Call or visit us online today to schedule your FREE estimate for painting one room or your entire house. You will see why we are #1 in Quality and Customer Service. 4145 Santa Fe Road, Suite 2A, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-6008 • www.brushworksslo.com

Whitfield Painting

Whitfield Painting has served in SLO County since 1989. We are an experienced and fully insured painting company focused on providing our clients the most professional painting service possible. My eye for detail in home display such as; highlighting design, color accent, and color selection allows me to enhance the beauty of a home. Our services include all aspects of painting from small jobs to entire jobs including power washing, dry rot repair, dry wall repairs, handy man work, and color consultation. Your home is your most valuable asset and our painting will make it look great and keep it protected. (805) 927-1604 • lic. 582118 www.whitfieldpainting.com

Steven Rogall Painting

With each new happy customer, Steven Rogall Painting has earned a reputation for quality workmanship and courteous, professional service. Working with only the highest quality, time-tested products and proven painting methods, skilled expertise and craftsmanship set us apart. We offer a complete line of services including all aspects of interior and exterior painting, such as wood repair and prep, drywall repair, pressure washing, cabinet refinishing and elastomeric coatings. Your home is your most valued asset. Trust the professionals at Steven Rogall Painting where your satisfaction is always guaranteed. (805) 544-2633 • (805) 927-2684 • www.rogallpainting.com

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SLO PLaStering, inc.

SLO Plastering, Inc. is locally owned & family operated, serving San Luis Obispo County since 1974. We pride ourselves in personal service and integrity. Our services can be tailored to your needs: anything from a small patch job to custom homes and commercial projects. Services for both interior and exterior are available and we work with both remodeling and new construction. We offer a variety of textures and colors to enhance your project. Please call or stop in. We take time to understand each of our customers’ unique needs and help them make their vision a reality. 4180 Vachell Lane, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-4750 • (805) 541-4118 fax • www.SLOPlastering.com

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We are SLO County’s 1st Licensed Green Plumber (Green Plumbers USA®). We are committed to our customers and our community from management to customer service reps, to Journeyman, Plumbers and HVAC Technicians. We take pride in performing our jobs professionally and efficiently to help each customer solve any Plumbing or Heating and Air problems fast! There is no job to large or too small for Power Plumbing, Inc. to handle. Call us anytime, we’re here for you. $25 off with this ad. (805) 541-2444 • www.plumbpower.com

Finn Plumbing, inc.

We believe that plumbing is an art as well as a science. Our technicians are skilled professionals who create high quality kitchen and bath plumbing systems that are not only reliable, but also beautiful. We understand how important comfort, style, function, and efficiency are and how they can work together for your safety and enjoyment. We research new industry developments ensuring our customers and our community continue to benefit from our products and services. It was the desire to continue “old school quality” in the plumbing profession that inspired the beginning of Finn Plumbing Inc. (805) 544-LEAK • (805) 528-4693 info@finnplumbing.com

Pacific EnErgy comPany

solar

Since 1980, Pacific Energy Company has brought the power of years of experience to design and size the right solar energy system – grid tie or off grid - for your home, business, farm, ranch, vineyard, RV, boat and most any other energy use you can think of! Featuring Solarworld modules, Enphase single module inverters, large system inverters from SMA and Solectria and Power Fab custom racks, we provide the highest quality solar electric systems on the Central Coast. Visit our store in the historic railroad district of San Luis Obispo or online. Pacific Energy Company – because experience matters.

2121 Santa Barbara Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-4700 • (800) 564-1564 • www.alteryourenergy.com

PHOENIX FABRICATION

My 37 years in metalworking span a spectrum from multi-story engineered structural steel, seismic retrofits, compound linear and spiral stairways, stainless steel cable rails, bridges, commissioned public and private utilitarian and decorative sculptural pieces and architectural ornamental metals for homes, wineries, retail businesses and restaurants. Pictured here is a crane-set installation of an elliptical, fully cantilevered, galvanized and powder coated platform deck over a residential reflecting pool in Baywood Park. Call for references and/or help with design ideas and solutions. 2830 McMillan Avenue, San Luis Obispo (805) 543-2230

Barefoot Pools & Custom landsCaPes

ornamental metal

Phoenix Fabrication

pool & spa

At Barefoot Pools and Custom Landscapes, our vision is to combine the natural elements of the outdoors with subtle nuances from the inside of the residence creating unique and functional outdoor living spaces. Our focus is not only on creating beautiful and functional outdoor areas, but also to achieve one hundred percent customer satisfaction by building a relationship of honesty and trust with our clients, and embracing their design ideas as well as our own. 7930 El Camino Real, Atascadero (805) 462-2485 • barefootpoolscentralcoast.com

BRAD’S OVERHEAD DOORS, INC.

overhead doors

We are a family owned and operated business serving San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties. With over 20 years of experience we service the needs of contractors and homeowners alike. We deal with all types of jobs including residential and industrial of all sizes. We have the experience to serve you and the knowledge to supply you with quality materials at the competetive price you deserve. In addition to our full-time office personnel, we also have a 7 truck fleet which includes sales, service, and installation crews to guarantee prompt service for our customers. 2756 Concrete Court, Paso Robles (805) 239-0202 • (800) 570-DOOR (3667) • www.bradsdoors.com Home Design

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You would be hard-pressed to find something that affects our daily lives as much as the interior of our homes. A new look may mean bringing in a new furniture set, but can be as simple as updating the hardware on your cabinets. Consult with the Central Coast professionals in the pages that follow to find the perfect style for your home.

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It’s the subtle things that make all the difference. Read this over carefully to discover how to create a harmonious interior environment.

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Model HoMe FurnisHings

We have been filling Central Coast homes with beautifully affordable furniture since 2002 using a business model that allows us to bring furniture directly from the manufacturer to you at prices 15-50% less than your typical furniture retailer. Everything we do is focused around keeping our overhead expenses down so you are not overcharged for furniture. You will find all styles of furniture as well as some of the most unique pieces. If you are a builder, designer, or just a homeowner tired of overpaying for furniture, you’ll be happy you found us. Come browse our warehouse or take advantage of our In-home service. 1030 Huston Street, Suite E, Grover Beach (805) 489-4277 • modelhomefurnishings.net

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Chameleon home

Slip-covered furniture without the Slip!...that’s Chameleon’s specialty! Come and visit the factory where you’ll also find the unique and largest showroom of decorator fabrics between LA and SF. Chameleon’s Custom Workroom is on the premises so custom orders are delivered in 4-6 weeks: Drapes, Curtains, Valances, Roman Shades, Cornices, Cushions, Pillows, Bedroom Ensembles, Upholstered Headboards, Custom Furniture and Reupholstery services. Our talented Staff offers design guidance and you’ll always leave inspired. Mention the Open Door Directory and receive 10% off your first custom order.

415 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805) 481-4104 • www.chameleonstyle.com

THIESSEN DESIGN

Thiessen Design is an American design, build and fabricating company encompassing an array of various creative and quality products in the areas of furniture, public art, corporate art, commercial, residential and interior décor/ design. Our soothing styles transcend period concepts, contemporary and post-modern designs to create timeless work of art. Thies believes blending organic elements and warm balanced tones accomplishes this principle. All original designs are constructed from various materials, such as steel, stainless steel, stone, glass, leather and wood. 200 Suburban Road, Unit G, San Luis Obispo (805) 547-1947 • www.thiessendesign.com

Home elegance Fine FurnisHings

We have over twenty five years experience in the furniture and mattress business and keep up with the latest styles, trends and fabrics available, making us a cut above the rest when it comes to the newest products. Having trouble trying to find the right size furniture to fit your space? No problem! We will make you a custom piece because we have decorated and helped furnish thousands of homes on the Central Coast. We also have the lowest prices on quality mattress sets and adjustable beds. We will beat any advertised price. If you bought it online, you paid too much!! So why pay more?

1171 Creston Road, Paso Robles (in the Vons shopping center) (805) 237-0754 • www.homeelegancefinefurniture.com • homeelegance01@yahoo.com

COUCH POTATO

Your home is your refuge, your sanctuary from the rest of the world. It represents you – your taste, your style. Let the friendly and knowledgeable staff at both of our locations help you get the best deals on the Central Coast. Now offering custom furniture design for every style. We may be Couch Potato, but we carry everything you need to make your house your home. We provide fast, friendly, flexible delivery. Located in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. 712 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo • (805) 544-7491 803 13th Street, Paso Robles • (805) 434-6068 • www.couchpotatoslo.com

Donna’s InterIors, FurnIture & DesIgns

Why shop at Donna’s for furnishings or window coverings? Donna’s simplifies the decorating process, helps you identify your needs and does all the legwork to save time! Donna’s helps you make difficult decisions and gives you access to resources only available to retail furniture stores. Our furniture expertise lies in home and office; however, we also offer in home design services for space planning, blinds and wallpaper. We can also help define your home with gorgeous window treatments and decadent fine bedding ensembles. Donna’s Interiors is family owned and operated and is committed to providing the best products at the best prices. 1069 East Grand Avenue, Arroyo Grande (805) 489-8533 • www.donnasinteriors.com Home Design

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InterIors Harmony in the home leads to a relaxed feeling in your living space, and one way to get it is through how you decorate. Colors that flow from room to room are pleasing and make your guests feel welcome from the first moment they walk into your house. You can work with any number of color combinations, and creating that continuity may be easier than you think. Tone Select a color palette you want to use for your home. Consider everything when making this decision, including the style of your dÊcor, your furniture, your family’s lifestyle and your personal taste. Decide if you want to go with warm or cool tones, and if you want bold colors or ones that are more neutral. Color SCHeme Select two or three primary colors you will use in all of the rooms in your home. Add two or three more secondary, or accent, colors you would like to use throughout your home. one of these colors should be neutral. Hang swatches of these paint colors on the walls to decide what color you would like to use. ACCenT Alternate primary and accent colors between the rooms in your home. If you decide on red, green and cream, each room would need to have one of the colors as the dominant color with the other two as secondary colors. ConTInuITY Paint different surfaces in different rooms to create consistency in your home. For example, paint a piece of furniture the same color as the walls in another room for a sense of continuity. HArmonY Paint trim, molding, ceilings and built-in cabinets to match colors you are using somewhere else in the house to create harmony. muted green walls with cream trim in one room will flow next to a room with cream walls and muted green accents. Paint kitchen cabinets the same color you are using in an adjoining dining room or living area. TIP! use large swatches when you are choosing paint colors. You need to get an idea of what the color will look like in your room throughout the day and a piece of paper or a portion of cardboard will be large enough to give you an idea of how the color will look in different light. Choose other accessories, such as pillows, rugs and lampshades, which pick up other colors in the room.

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furnishings

Stylehouse Furnishings, a leader in fine home furnishings, offers an extensive selection of unique furniture styles and design services. As a successful local family owned business, Stylehouse Furnishings has helped furnish beautiful homes on the Cental Coast offering quality lines such as Bassett, Lane, Broyhill, Simmons Beautyrest, and Tempur-Pedic. Stylehouse offers complimentary design services. Their experienced staff will assist you to create individual designs that truly reflect your personal style. Be sure to stop by their new location! 455 North Frontage Road, Nipomo (805) 929-6700 • www.stylehousefurnishings.com

Bridge Street HouSe

We’ve moved! Come in to see us in our new, larger location where you will find the same great items and customer service you have come to expect from us over the years. While we specialize in wall décor, such as framed prints, canvas, crosses or fleur de lis embellished with crystals, custom-cut mirrors and you will also find a wide assortment of lamps and home accessories. We also offer unique furniture accents as well as many interesting one-of-a-kind items. Visit us today, open 7-days per week Mon-Sat 10 – 6pm and Sun 10-5pm. 533 Five Cities Drive (in the Pismo Coast Plaza next to Rite-Aid), Pismo Beach (805) 773-2094 • www.bridgestreethouseonline.com

Time Since RemembeRed

Bridge Street House Home Furnishings

antiques

Come in and experience our version of cottage living. We love all things vintage and therefore are always on the look out for those interesting one of a kind items. We carry vintage and new furniture, home accessories and gifts. We feature works by several local artisans such as jewelry, paper art, pillows, furniture, etcetera. Come by and discover Time Since Remembered.

5900 Entrada Avenue, Atascadero (805) 460-3658

Serendipity UniqUe Home & Garden

The newest shop in the Village of Arroyo Grande is a treasure trove of eclectic interior and exterior design pieces. Serendipity Unique Home & Garden is home to an expertly-curated collection of rustic furniture, antiques, plants, dry botanicals, water features, art, and other handsomely repurposed decor. Some of the art featured is created by artists exclusive to Serendipity. Visit our website to learn more. 148 W Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805) 481-5100 • www.serendipityag.com

Barnick Home interiors

window treatments

Barnick Home Interiors offers the best in flooring, cabinetry, countertops & window coverings with full product lines by Hunter Douglas. Family-owned and operated for nearly 30 years Barnick Home Interiors is your all-in-one Home Interior Specialists. Displays & samples on hand at the Showroom conveniently located in the Village Creek Plaza in the village of Arroyo Grande. **Pictured Here - Luminette modern draperies with ribbon panel & Manhattan hardware by Hunter Douglas. 174 Station Way, Arroyo Grande 805-489-5233 • www.barnickhomeinteriors.com

ALAN’S DRAPERIES

Alan has been covering windows in San Luis Obispo County since 1970. Projects include customer oriented commercial and residential applications with special attention for problem windows. Draperies, shutters, blinds, shades, skylights, motorized applications, and creative fabric solutions are used to dress windows with fashionable style and practical function. Technical skill includes repairs of existing blinds and enhancing your windows using many resources including products from Hunter Douglas. Our design, fabrication, and installation will make your project perfect. 2011 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-9405 Home Design

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Whether we are designing a custom fixture for a high-end architect or fabricating a simple gate for our next door neighbor, Upper Story Design brings the passion and expertise of life long craftsmen and artisans to every single project.

Upper Story Design Metals Fabrication

585 Santa Ysabel Avenue, Los Osos (805) 458-2300 • www.upperstorydesign.com • bsunnarborg@gmail.com

Ferromobius

Ferromobius has been practicing their craft for over 30 years on the Central Coast. They have applied their rich aesthetic sensibilities to projects both public and private, at sites across the nation. Specializing in the use of metals, their work meshes seamlessly with its setting, utilizing a wide array of styles and detail. Ferromobius has worked with many different client configurations, from city councils, and redevelopment agencies, to designers or the private client. They are skilled at building consensus and produce inspiring products that consistently exceed expectations. All inquiries are welcome. P.O. Box 288, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-7960 • (805) 550-2942 • www.ferromobius.com

Johnson Framing studio

Since 1985 Gail Johnson has offered an inspiring and informative experience, with results that will exceed your expectations. We strive for understated elegance, classic proportions, dynamic textures and colors that are perfectly chosen to enhance the essence of your art or artifact. Our extensive selection includes burls, exotic hardwoods and gold leaf and a variety of decorative shapes and finishes. We never allow the framing to overwhelm the art, and we save the “wow” for well-chosen and well-executed details. For 25 years we have relied on customer loyalty and referrals for our success.

3563 Sueldo Street, Unit N, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-6600 • (800) 541-6629 • www.johnsonframingstudio.com

Frame works

Whether you are a homeowner or interior designer, the home is your canvas and you are the artist. Frame Works will help you create a unique frame design that helps express your good taste. We are a highly qualified Custom Picture Framer specializing in upper end framing and preservation of old documents, memorabilia, needlework, fine paper art as well as oil and acrylic paintings. We design and manufacture custom picture frames from hand wrapped silk mats with gold leaf frames to inexpensive metal poster frames. Experience our creative design and masterful craftsmanship. 339 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 542-9000 • www.SLOART.com

FastFrame

For over two decades, Joe Empey and Susan Warren have been proudly providing all facets of custom picture framing. We emphasize personalized custom care, outstanding craftsmanship, remarkable selection, and innovative design. Select from materials from old world to new world, ornate to rustic, classic to chic, gold and silver leafing to fine water gilding. Any choice will provide you an original, one of a kind design, that is personally guaranteed.

billiards

1115 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-3455

California Cooperage Billiards

Established in 1974, we provide the Finest American made Billiard Tables on the Central Coast and are the Authorized Connelly Billiards Dealership. Quality, craftsmanship and design with over 35 styles to choose from, including choices of oak, maple and cherry woods, not to mention over 20 stains for the wood you desire. Quality and service is what California Cooperage demands for their customers! Come on by and visit us at our showroom today. 3035 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-3365 • www.CalCooperage.com 32

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Old WOrld rugs

Old World Rugs, located in downtown San Luis Obispo for over 25 years, imports and sells hand knotted rugs from the major rug producing areas of the world. Stop by and see our ever changing inventory – fine Persian rugs, tribal rugs from Turkey and Afghanistan, and contemporary designs from Nepal and India. We carry Karastan and rugs from other well known manufactures such a s Nourison and Sphinx. Expert rug cleaning and repair is also our specialty. Rugs are gently washed with natural soap, thoroughly rinsed and a conditioner is applied to restore the wool’s natural shine. Re-fringing, hand surging, and other repairs are available.

1021 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 546-9198 • www.OldWorldRugs.com

HARRY’S FINE QUALITY UPHOLSTERY

rugs

Old World Rugs upholstery

Quality Workmanship Is Our Highest Priority. Since 1953 Harry’s Upholstery has been well known for its superior craftsmanship and attention to detail. Specializing in custom made furniture, kitchen nooks and built in seating, custom beds and headboards. Expert Antique Restoration, Re-Upholstery and custom slipcovers. Visit our shop or give us a call to discuss any of your custom Upholstery needs. 1312 Main Street, Morro Bay (805) 772-6156

Sunfire Gallery

lighting

The showcase for Central Coast hand blown glass art, featuring the beautiful, original works of owner Lawrence E. Newsum, internationally recognized among the finest glass artists working today. Let Lawrence and his team of artisans create for you the perfect fit in functional artistic glass lighting. We make pendant lamps, wall sconces, chandeliers and sculptural pieces, the perfect final touch. With thirty years experience right here on the Central Coast, our customer service is outstanding. Inquiries welcomed and initial consultations are always free. 1000 Main Street, Morro Bay (805) 772-2879 • www.sunfirearts.com

Acropolis lighting supply & Design

Leaders in lighting with 29.5 years of experience. Local family owned and operated. We offer cutting edge, innovative and energy efficient lighting. Exceeding all your title 24 requirements in residential and commercial applications. Free consulting and design, plus a stunning new showroom offering competitive prices with a friendly atmosphere. From mild to wild, simple to sophisticated, Acropolis covers the whole lighting design spectrum. Don’t be left in the dark, come in today! 3563 Sueldo Street, Unit A, San Luis Obispo (805) 543-8025 • www.acrop-ltg.com

INTEGRITY SYSTEMS

home entertainment

It’s all about the details when transforming a house into a home. Finding specialized solutions to fulfill your technology needs can be challenging! Let Integrity Systems introduce you to the latest innovations in home control and home entertainment. We specialize in • Security/Fire Alarms • Surround Sound Systems • Whole House Sound • Camera Surveillance • Home Automation • Smart Homes and More. As the owner of Integrity Systems, I will personally meet with you, and assist you in designing a system that compliments your lifestyle. Call for a free, no obligation quote today.

(805) 782-9225 • www.integritysecurity.com

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Contact the friendly and knowledgeable Central Coast experts in the pages that follow to find everything you need to maximize your home’s outdoor environment.

It’s no wonder that, with some of the best weather and most spectacular views in the country, Central Coast residents love to spend time outdoors. Visit the pages that follow to learn how you can make the most of your own piece of paradise.

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Where are the children going to play? SAN LUIS

SOILS & S O D FA R M

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Landscape Materials • Rock • Bark • Topsoil • • Flagstone • Boulders Superior Soil Mixes • Sandy for Clay • Clay Mix for Sandy • • Raised Bed Mix • Acid Mix • •Turf Top Dressing • Nursery Mixes • Sod Types • Cuesta Highland Dwarf Fescues • • Bonsai 3000 • Obispo Green • Shady Mixes • • Running Tall Fescue • No Mow Fine Fescue •

2130 Blue Heron View, Los Osos

(805) 528-SOIL (7645)

www.sanluissoilsandsodfarm.com

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ExtEriors Recruiting a landscaping company to help design your garden oasis can save you money and headaches, but there are a few things you should keep in mind. Plan Hire a landscape professional to layout a master plan. a seasoned landscape designer can layout, make cost-effective and aesthetic material selections as well as devise a workable construction schedule. CHoose native Plants the Central Coast has a wide diversity of beautiful native flora. a landscaping company can help you to choose the right native plants for your garden needs. With careful native plant selection and good garden practice, you can also achieve an environmentally friendly garden where water and chemical use are reduced, and waste products are minimized. ComPost Creating a usable compost pile is one of the most effective ways to grow your garden. the benefits of regular composting include improved drainage, increased water holding capacity, increased aeration, insulation against temperature extremes and an increased level of activity by helpful organisms in the soil. inClude HaRdsCaPe By incorporating hardscaping into your design you can create an outdoor usable living space including features such as a pizza oven, outdoor kitchen, patio seating, retaining walls, as well as irrigation and water features.

directory The Tree man

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The Tree Man’s four acres are a trove of garden plants and accessories. Customers can find trees from 20 foot palms to oaks and olive trees. Owner, Zan Overturf, also maintains one of the largest selections of antique hybrid and landscaping roses in California. All plants are cared for on site with an organic pest management program and their expertise ensures plants will thrive in the regions’ microclimates. The Tree Man’s selection of pots, urns, benches, fountains and statuary offers something for everyone. With daily shipments, The Tree Man always has something for customers to discover. 2630 Ramada, Paso Robles (805) 227-6225 Home Design

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directory Upper Story DeSign

Upper Story Design introduces the automated Pivot Gate. Fully designed and fabricated in our facility, the Pivot Gate features an underground operating system that is robust enough to carry a heavy asymmetrical load and rotates up to 120 degrees. It is also fully serviceable and tunable, allowing precision alignment throughout the life of the gate. The USD Pivot Gate system allows for many intriguing design possibilities. The gate can be Upper Story Design customized to match a wide variety of architectural finishes, including stone, glass, metal, Metals Fabrication stucco or wood. In addition, the use of synchronized multiple Pivot Gates could transform a private enclosed space into an open public space at the push of a button. 585 Santa Ysabel Avenue, Los Osos (805) 458-2300 • www.upperstorydesign.com • bsunnarborg@gmail.com

Ferromobius

With a powerful sense of design and flawless execution, the work of Ferromobius is found in gardens and outdoor spaces across the nation. From sophisticated access control gates at police stations to charming Arts and Craft residential garden gates, their work never fails to delight. Their ever-expanding pallet includes gates, light fixtures, trellises, water features, sculpture, furniture and railing systems. Details of every project are designed and executed to withstand the rigors of its environment, with a lifespan measured in generations. What they build for you will be a source of enrichment for years to come. All inquiries are welcome. P.O. Box 288, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-7960 • (805) 550-2942 • www.ferromobius.com

San LuiS SoiLS & Sod Farm

Beautify your home with a lush turf and create an athletic space for the children to play! We offer superior soil mixes including: sandy mix for clay, clay mix for sandy, raised bed mix, acid mix, turf top dressings, and nursery mixes. We also have a wide selection of sod types including: Cuesta Highland, Bonsai, Obispo Green, Shady Mixes, Running Tall Fescue and No Mow Fine Fescue. We also have many landscape materials on site; rock, bark, topsoil, flagstone and boulders. We offer free delivery with most orders! Locally farmed sod since 1975. Installation available. License #310173

2130 Blue Heron View, Los Osos (805) 528-SOIL (7645) • www.sanluissoilsandsodfarm.com

Golden Hills Garden Center

Golden Hills Home and Garden Center satisfies your home and garden needs with their large selection of imported pottery from Asia, and colorful Talavera Pottery and Art Collection. The showroom has one of a kind plantation grown teak furniture pieces. We specialize in “water-wise” plants and our flagstone walkway is fragrant with roses to choose from, or special order. We offer a large selection of landscape materials and custom blended soils.

2111 Golden Hill Road, Paso Robles (corner of Union and Golden Hill Road) (805) 237-0155 • www.goldenhillsgardencenter.com

ST. FRANCIS LANDSCAPE & GARDENING

St. Francis Landscape has been creating and maintaining Award Winning Landscapes for over 32 years. Most recently, we won the Sweepstakes Award for best landscape in all categories at the 2011 CLCA Beautification Awards in San Luis Obispo. We are a Full Service, Licensed, Landscaping Company. We install Paver and Flagstone Patios, Walks, Driveways, Allan Block Walls, Water Features and Professional Quality Landscape Lighting. As a Certified Water Manager we can create a space that is environmentally efficient. We would like to work with you to make your garden your most desired destination. PO Box 13707, San Luis Obispo • Lic.#526952 (805) 544-8700 • stflandscape@gmail.com • www.stfrancislandscape.com

TROESH SUPPLY COMPANY, INC.

At Troesh Supply Company, Inc., it is our goal to provide you with a wide range of products to suit all your landscape needs. Whether it is pavers or walls, Boulders or Flagstone, our experienced staff is available to assist you in product selection and can help you with all aspects of your project. Whether you are a contractor, architect or homeowner, we are delighted to assist you in every way. 2290 Hutton Road, Nipomo, CA 93444 (805) 922-9993 • www.troeshsupply.com 36

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THIESSEN DESIGN

landscaping

Thiessen Design caters to creating custom design and promoting a shared vision with individual clients. We welcome co-designing with our clients to produce products that will accent any interior or exterior space. Thiessen Design aspires to develop the best possible product while generating complete customer satisfaction. We build products such as: gates, metal gates, copper gates, stained glass gates, stainless steel gates, unique gates, hand railings, guard railings, balconies, fencing, metal decorative accents, as well as custom work. 200 Suburban Road, Unit G, San Luis Obispo (805) 547-1947 • www.thiessendesign.com

Ingham PaIntIng, Inc.

painting

Ingham Painting is committed to assuring that our customers receive an outstanding product and long-term satisfaction when painting their home or business. We provide skilled painters supplied with the best paint products, tools and equipment for a professional finished job. With over 30 years in the painting business, Doug and his crew are experts in finding the solution to your specific painting problem. For a high caliber job, stick with the most knowledgeable professionals in the business. Ingham Painting.

1111 Flora Road, Arroyo Grande • InghamPainting.com (805) 481-5127 • (805) 748-6964 • doug@inghampainting.com

FIVE STAR RAIN GUTTERS

gutters

Family owned and operated since 1986 we have been installing superior quality gutters and downspouts preserving the beauty of homes and businesses throughout San Luis Obispo County with experience and expertise you can trust. Specializing in seamless rain gutters we are capable of installing a wide range of metal gutter systems including Copper, Rheinzinc, Galvanized, Zincalume, Painted Steel, and, of course, Aluminum. We maintain a sense of pride and integrity in every job that we do, whether it be a single aluminum downspout or and entire custom copper job.

3226 El Camino Real, Atascadero (805) 461-3283 • (805) 541-2166 • www.fivestarraingutters.com

BoBcat Rain GutteRs, inc.

A locally owned and operated business installing gutters since 1974. We install and cleanout gutters for commercial buildings and residential homes. We help protect your most precious investment, your home, with seamless aluminum or copper rain gutters. We form your gutters on the jobsite to match your exact measurements. Proper drainage prevents damage to your walls and foundation, which can help prevent mold. Most jobs are completed in one day. Our gutters and downspouts have a Teflon surface protector that resists scratching, repels dirt, and helps it last longer. Call today for a FREE estimate.

953 Huber Street, Grover Beach (805) 489-6835 • www.bobcatraingutters.com • bobcattt@att.net

Wicks Roofing, inc.

roofing

Founded in 1985, Wicks Roofing has over 80 years of combined years of roofing experience on the central coast and adjoining cities. Wicks Roofing, Inc has been devoted to upgrading the quality of the roofing industry, with a hightechnology approach. We keep the customer well informed and answer any questions that they may have. When you hire Wicks Roofing, Inc you’re hiring a ready-made team of experts, which is the key to a successful and long lasting roofing project. All the components are in place: sales and estimating, project managers, field staff, and equipment to keep your project on time and budget.

4554 Broad Street, Suite 200, San Luis Obispo (805) 546-9056 • www.wicksroofing.com

California Cooperage Spa & hot tubS

hot tubs

We are a Family Owned and Operated business serving the Central Coast in sales and service since 1974. We are the Authorized Dealer for Jacuzzi Spas and Maax Spas with over 30 models to choose – from a small two-person spa to large models that accommodate eight people. Our company is known for selling the highest quality of hydropuetic spas with service that surpasses all the competition. Come on by our showroom and let us educate you about our spas today. Relax, it’s by Jacuzzi! 3035 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-3365 • www.CalCooperage.com Home Design

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maintenance

maintenance

It’s probably your biggest investment, so do everything possible to keep your home in tip-top shape with regular care and upkeep. A good, preventative maintenance program is likely one of the most important aspects of home ownership as, just like your health, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”

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Painting, Repairs, Rug Cleaning page 38

Follow this checklist carefully to ensure that your home investment is protected all year long.

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Maintenance

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Ingham PaIntIng, Inc.

Ingham Painting is committed to assuring that our customers receive an outstanding product and long-term satisfaction when painting their home or business. We provide skilled painters supplied with the best paint products, tools and equipment for a professional finished job. With over 30 years in the painting business, Doug and his crew are experts in finding the solution to your specific painting problem. For a high caliber job, stick with the most knowledgeable professionals in the business. Ingham Painting.

repairs

1111 Flora Road, Arroyo Grande • InghamPainting.com (805) 481-5127 • (805) 748-6964 • doug@inghampainting.com

Power Plumbing, inc.

We are SLO County’s 1st Licensed Green Plumber (Green Plumbers USA®). We are committed to our customers and our community from management to customer service reps, to Journeyman, Plumbers and HVAC Technicians. We take pride in performing our jobs professionally and efficiently to help each customer solve any Plumbing or Heating and Air problems fast! There is no job to large or too small for Power Plumbing, Inc. to handle. Call us anytime, we’re here for you. $25 off with this ad. (805) 541-2444 • www.plumbpower.com

rug cleaning

Old WOrld rugs

Old World Rugs, located in downtown San Luis Obispo for over 25 years, imports and sells hand knotted rugs from the major rug producing areas of the world. Stop by and see our ever changing inventory – fine Persian rugs, tribal rugs from Turkey and Afghanistan, and contemporary designs from Nepal and India. We carry Karastan and rugs from other well known manufactures such a s Nourison and Sphinx. Expert rug cleaning and repair is also our specialty. Rugs are gently washed with natural soap, thoroughly rinsed and a conditioner is applied to restore the wool’s natural shine. Re-fringing, hand surging, and other repairs are available.

1021 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 546-9198 • www.OldWorldRugs.com 38

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Maintenance Following a schedule to perform preventative home maintenance on a regular basis is one of the best ways to protect your investment in your home. Don’t wait - do it today!

• Check for loose putty around glass panes • Test all ground-fault circuit interrupters Summer maintenance outSide • If you have a septic tank, check sludge and scum level • Have lateral sewer line inspected and cleared of tree roots Summer maintenance inSide • Test all ground-fault circuit interrupters • Inspect all electrical cords for wear • Inspect washer hoses and dryer vent system • Remove hair from drains in sinks, tubs, and showers • Check pressure levels on fire extinguishers

Spring maintenance outSide • Clear leaves and other debris from around air conditioner • Clear debris out of window wells, storm drains, gutters, downspouts, and downspout extenders • Inspect gutters for signs of sagging or damage • Check downspout extenders to make sure they are firmly attached • Trim back overhanging limbs on trees, trim back shrubs if overgrown • Check weather stripping on windows and doors for fit and condition • Clean screens on roof vents and louvers • Clean chimney cap if necessary • Repair any weather damage/holes/cracks on the following: roof, siding, trim, and windows • Have chimney cleaned and checked • Inspect sprinkler system and check sprinkler heads • Clean and inspect all window and door screens • Have air conditioner checked and serviced if necessary • Check bricks or blocks for cracked mortar or loose joints • Check painted surfaces for paint failure, water damage, or mildew • Examine all trim for fit, damage, and condition • Check caulking where two different materials meet, where wood siding joins the foundation wall, at inside corners, and where the window and door trim meets the siding Spring maintenance inSide • Test smoke alarms • Remove hair from drains in sinks, tubs, and showers

Fall maintenance outSide • Clear debris out of window wells, gutters, downspouts, and storm drains • Check weather stripping on windows and doors for fit and condition • Check windows, doors, and siding for holes and cracks • Check and clean chimney • Inspect all venting systems to make sure they’re clear of debris • Check bricks or blocks for cracked mortar or loose joints • Check painted surfaces for paint failure, water damage, or mildew • Examine all trim for fit, damage, and condition • Check caulking where two different materials meet, where wood siding joins the foundation wall, at inside corners, and where the window and door trim meets the siding • Check for loose putty around glass panes • Check for broken or cracked glass Fall maintenance inSide • Have furnace checked and serviced if necessary • Remove hair from drains in sinks, tubs, and showers • Test all smoke alarms • Test all ground-fault circuit interrupters Winter maintenance outSide • Check for roof damage Winter maintenance inSide • Check house for any leaks due to rain • Remove hair from drains in sinks, tubs, and showers • Test all ground-fault circuit interrupters Home Design

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Begin were Begineveryday everyday as as ifif itit were aaday day at at the beach… beach…

Dining Room • Sofas • Bedroom • Recliners • Sleepers

Dining Room • Sofas • Bedroom Recliners • Sleepers Mattresses • Entertainment • Home• Office • Accessories Mattresses • Entertainment • Home Office • Accessories

Furniture • Decorating Services • Window Treatments

Furniture • Decorating Services • Window Treatments 1059 E. Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande • www.DonnasInteriors.com • 805-489-8533 • Mon-Sat. 10-6 pm, Sun 12-5 pm

1059 E. Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande • www.DonnasInteriors.com • 805-489-8533 • Mon-Sat. 10-6 pm, Sun 12-5 pm

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