Featured The Basic Needs of Finding Our First Home

Join us for our journey into finding a house in the current Los Angeles residential market. First and foremost our budget is up to $360,000 + closing costs, all cash offer. The areas we are looking at include Glendale, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Silver Lake, Mount Washington, Atwater Village, Burbank, El Sereno, Alhambra and Pasadena. Both our parents live in Glendale, so these locations are ideal. We want to be close to our families and a comfortable commute to and from work. Our home must have at least a one car garage, 2 bedrooms, a… Continue reading…

Best Steak Knife Set Victorinox

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We have been in need of a steak knife set. After reading many reviews I kept seeing the Victorinox 4-3/4-Inch Straight-Edge Pointed-Tip Steak Knife, Set of 6, Rosewood Handles mentioned over and over as great steak knives. First the knives are not serrated. A serrated knife will not sharpen so that’s a no go since we are going to be cutting lots of steak!! Second this set of knives is reasonably priced. We were willing to go cheap, but another brand that was mentioned looked a bit on the cheesey side. They only come in a… Continue reading…

Cree BBR30-06527FLF LED – BR30 – 650 Lumens – 2700K Warm White

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The Cree BR30 2700k LED bulbs are easily the best LED bulbs for the money when looking for replacement kitchen can lights. The warmth the 2700k color gives against the dark wood cabinets and white counter tops is amazing compared to the old flourescent., or CFL,  5000k sterile daylight bulbs we were using before. The light projection is similar which keeps the cooking areas nice and bright. The LED gives off much less heat than the CFL we are replacing. Make sure to retain the UPC from the packaging and the receipt as Cree has a 10 year… Continue reading…

Kitchen LED Under Cabinet Lighting

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As we get close to finishing the kitchen, we hit our budget. I will post the beginning to end of that, once everything is complete. One thing we really wanted was under cabinet lighting. Once the backsplash went in, I started to look at what was available. Was there anything out there that we could wire without having to go through the walls? Yes with the kitchen gutted we had a chance to run more wires, but we were already moving enough electrical that I had to put a stop somewhere. Now is the time… Continue reading…