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10 Thing To Consider When Building a New Home on the California Coast 1707 2560 White Sands Design/Build

10 Thing To Consider When Building a New Home on the California Coast

Thinking of building a beach house and feeling a little overwhelmed? These questions and tips will help you find your bearings on the California coast.…

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How To Choose The Very Best Beach House Exterior To Withstand The Elements 1080 718 White Sands Design/Build

How To Choose The Very Best Beach House Exterior To Withstand The Elements

Your design/build team will guide you through all the options for your beach house exterior. Here are 3 simple things you should consider.

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Energy-Efficient Solar Panels
Don’t Sacrifice Comfort to Have an Energy Efficient Home 1080 710 White Sands Design/Build

Don’t Sacrifice Comfort to Have an Energy Efficient Home

It’s possible to build a unique and luxurious beachfront home that’s also energy-efficient. Here are 5 simple tips to reduce energy consumption.

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Volleyboll at the beach
Play To Win—In Both Beach Volleyball & Home Design 1080 662 White Sands Design/Build

Play To Win—In Both Beach Volleyball & Home Design

Choosing the right team is important in beach volleyball. It’s even more important when building your dream house.

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best home air purifiers
How’s the Air in There? Worried about Smoke, Pathogens & Allergens? You Need Whole Home Air Filtration! 1080 720 White Sands Design/Build

How’s the Air in There? Worried about Smoke, Pathogens & Allergens? You Need Whole Home Air Filtration!

Considering custom-building?
You want your home to be a clean, comfortable haven, free from toxins and allergens, the haze of smoke, and the airborne pathogens we’re all trying to avoid.

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Redondo Beach
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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home gym ideas: turning basement into a gym
Spending Lots of Time At Home? Need More Exercise? How To Turn Your Basement Into A High-Tech Home Gym 1080 720 White Sands Design/Build

Spending Lots of Time At Home? Need More Exercise? How To Turn Your Basement Into A High-Tech Home 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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passive solar energy and natural lighting at dining room table
Great Design Makes Great Use of Passive Solar Energy & Natural Light 1080 720 White Sands Design/Build

Great Design Makes Great Use of Passive Solar Energy & Natural Light

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

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Design a Workspace that Actually Works Today: Smart Home Office Ideas To Benefit The Whole Family 1600 2000 White Sands Design/Build

Design a Workspace that Actually Works Today: Smart Home Office Ideas To Benefit The Whole Family

Many of us want to work from home these days, even as offices reopen. The way that we work has changed, and this change has…

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Hey, Want to Live in a Boho Paradise? Custom Build in Hermosa Beach, a Thriving Town with a Fascinating Counterculture History 599 387 White Sands Design/Build

Hey, Want to Live in a Boho Paradise? Custom Build in Hermosa Beach, a Thriving Town with a Fascinating Counterculture History

There are so many things to do in Hermosa Beach! Custom Build here and live in a vibrant small town, with a costal energy and…

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Don’t Get Overwhelmed! Check Out Our Guide To Choosing The Right Doors & Windows For Your New Home 1200 1799 White Sands Design/Build

Don’t Get Overwhelmed! Check Out Our Guide To Choosing The Right Doors & Windows For Your New Home

You make a lot of decisions when you custom build. You may find yourself thinking about things you’ve never considered before, like doors and windows. Do…

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Hawlie and her family in Manhattan Beach, California
Got Fur? Got Mess? How to Design Today’s Kid And Pet Friendly Luxury Home 1330 1999 White Sands Design/Build

Got Fur? Got Mess? How to Design Today’s Kid And Pet Friendly Luxury Home

Your beach house can be kid and pet friendly without being boring or cluttered. Our clients sometimes assume that all the character and refinements have…

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