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How to Recreate Palo Alto’s Rinconada Library in Your Own Master Bedroom

I recently got into a somewhat heated debate with a colleague about a very pressing current issue—e-readers versus paperbacks. While my opponent made some good points about accessibility, I couldn’t concede. You just can’t...

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How Murphy Beds with Built-In Storage Can Double Your Palo Alto Rental Home's Value

If you own property around Stanford’s campus, you might just be the smartest homeowner around. College campuses are gold mines for renting opportunity. Constant occupancy and consistently rising prices—sounds like a...

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Downsizing Palo Alto Homeowners Use Murphy Beds to Create Multipurpose Living Rooms

I find it fitting that Palo Alto, a name that translates to “tall tree,” is such a haven for outdoorsy folks. A sizeable minority of commuters bike to work, and the city’s proximity to Foothills Park and Los Trancos Woods...

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Two Twin Murphy Beds Allow Downsizing Palo Alto Grandparents to Host Overnight Guests

Palo Alto is one of those cities where it’s cold enough to enjoy the changing seasons – but never too cold. It’s warm enough for outdoor fun – but never too hot. It rarely rains. It doesn’t have the baking heat of the...

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Custom Cabinetry Creates Storage in Smaller Homes For Palo Alto Retirees

The Bay Area is a great place to retire. People who’ve made the jump tell us of the great times they have hiking, visiting wine country, and getting out of the city to enjoy the natural beauty of the region. It’s no less an...

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Garage Bedroom Conversions: Murphy Beds Transform Garages in Palo Alto's Los Arboles into Retreats

Palo Alto is a combination of spontaneous growth and rigid planning. In the post-war years, it was one of America’s most rapidly-blossoming suburbs, but it never grew too big, thanks to an active zoning board. It’s how the...

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Custom Garage Storage Solutions Embrace Bicycle Boulevard Plans in Palo Alto

Freeing up space for bikes and recreation with custom garage storage solutions turns what was previously a concrete slab and a parking space into your new favorite room.
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Architectural “Life Hacks” Maximize Space in Palo Alto Eichler Homes

Palo Alto is one of the cities in the South Bay Area lucky to be home to over 2500 of Eichler’s celebrated mid-century houses, including several nestled in south Palo Alto surrounding the Mitchell Park area. Eichler...

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Custom Solutions for a Well-Organized Garage!

Steve T. in Palo Alto wanted to redesign his garage to completely eliminate clutter, to get rid of places for dust to collect, and to ensure that everything that needed to be housed in the garage had a proper place to be...

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