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Which So-Cal Beach Town is Your So-Cal Beach Town? 1080 809 White Sands Design/Build

Which So-Cal Beach Town is Your So-Cal Beach Town?

If you’re dreaming of the ocean but not sure where in the South Bay to build, this post is for you.

When we hear “Los Angeles County,” most of us think about the city of Los Angeles. But Los Angeles County is made up of 88 cities, each with their own distinctive character.

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Turn Your Basement Into A High-Tech Gym

Billiards and ping-pong tables are nice, but your basement can be more exciting. Think home bouldering walls, indoor lap pools, interactive exercise mirrors…If you’re interested in transforming your basement into a unique, expertly-designed home gym, keep reading.

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Beach House Maintenance 101 1080 1276 White Sands Design/Build

Beach House Maintenance 101

All houses need maintenance, but beach houses require extra TLC. Here’s how to do it in Southern California.

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Open Or Traditional Floor Plan: Which Is Best For Your Beach House? 1080 717 White Sands Design/Build

Open Or Traditional Floor Plan: Which Is Best For Your Beach House?

Open interiors have become extremely popular, but don’t underestimate the advantages to distinct rooms, with real walls. My husband and I just purchased a home,…

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Great Design Makes Great Use of Natural Light

Natural light plays a powerful role in good design. Ignoring natural light is a tragic—and rookie—mistake for Southern California beach homes. We live in Southern…

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Designing A Workspace That Actually Works

The way that we work has changed in recent weeks, but this change has been coming long before most offices closed. According to the Federal…

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Spending More Time At Home? We All Need Better-Designed Residential Spaces 1080 719 White Sands Design/Build

Spending More Time At Home? We All Need Better-Designed Residential Spaces

We’re at home a lot these days, and we’re asking a lot of our spaces. We need our domestic environments to be safe, comforting, and…

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What’s Most Important When Building Your Luxury Beach Home—Design, Time or Budget? 1080 682 White Sands Design/Build

What’s Most Important When Building Your Luxury Beach Home—Design, Time or Budget?

We all want our custom home to be built fast and on-budget, with the finest finishes and furnishings. But custom-building is a year-long journey, and…

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Want to Live in a Boho Paradise? Custom Build in Hermosa Beach 599 387 White Sands Design/Build

Want to Live in a Boho Paradise? Custom Build in Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach is like Manhattan Beach’s spunky younger sister—just as stunning, but a little more boho, more into nightlife, a tad more funky. Although in…

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Your Guide To Beach-Friendly Home Styles

You know you want to build in the South Bay. You know what zoning regulations your Manhattan Beach lot falls under. You know you want…

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Wood, Aluminum Or Steel? A Guide To Choosing The Right Doors & Windows For Your New Home 1200 1799 White Sands Design/Build

Wood, Aluminum Or Steel? A Guide To Choosing The Right Doors & Windows For Your New Home

When you’re custom-building your home, you need to make a lot of decisions. You may find yourself thinking about things, such as materials and building…

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How to Design a Kid & Pet-Friendly Luxury Home 1330 1999 White Sands Design/Build

How to Design a Kid & Pet-Friendly Luxury Home

Many people think if you want a kid or pet-friendly home, you have to sacrifice style. But practicality isn’t about overriding beauty. Often in the…

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