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Turn Your Basement Into A High-Tech Gym 1080 720 White Sands Design/Build

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 1080 720 White Sands Design/Build

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 1080 719 White Sands Design/Build

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 900 653 White Sands Design/Build

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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Five Reasons You Want Your Design-Build Team to Help You Hire An Architect 1333 1999 White Sands Design/Build

Five Reasons You Want Your Design-Build Team to Help You Hire An Architect

Is one of your 2020 goals to custom-build your dream house? Do you have some idea of styles you like and rooms you need, but…

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