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Small Kitchen Islands, BIG Function (from Houzz)

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Small kitchen? Try a compact kitchen island! This collection of images from Houzz demonstrates how a small kitchen island can make a huge difference in a tight space. Small, Slim and Super: Compact Kitchen Islands That Offer Big Function Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CODon’t forget to… Read more »

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5 Elements of a Healthy Home

Article by: Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO EPA studies have shown that levels of air pollution inside the home are often 2 to 5 times greater than outdoor levels!  This motivates us to ensure the spaces we create are NOT like typical homes.  Optima Homes has a clear focus on HEALTHY SPACES throughout our building projects. … Read more »

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Energy Facts: #103

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Energy Facts: #103 TIP: The quickest way to save energy on home cooling is to regularly clean and replace your cooling unit’s filters. SOURCE: Energy.gov For more information about our energy-efficient homes, please contact:   Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Don’t forget to subscribe to the Perfect… Read more »

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Native Wildflowers for Late Summer (from Houzz)

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO It’s sometimes tricky to find flowers that bloom during the late summer months. This article by Houzz presents 7 different flowers that can add a little color to your lazy August days. Enjoy! Native Wildflowers for the August Transition Into Fall   Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima… Read more »

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Make Your Outdoor Living Space POP!

This summer, liven up your outdoor living space! Article by: Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Ahh, July! The perfect time to sip on lemonade or mojitos with some close friends and enjoy the balmy evenings. If you like entertaining—be it a casual get together over the fire pit or a summer barbeque party—it’s essential to have an… Read more »

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Our Glass Roof Was Featured on Houzz!

Article by: Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Photo by JP&CO and Optima Homes – Discover traditional sunroom design inspiration Recently, the sunroom of one of our homes was featured by Houzz, a highly popular website that showcases the work of housing design professionals. Houzz wrote an article on glass roofs and the different things you should think… Read more »

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12 Ways to Stretch Your Space (from Houzz)

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Feeling cramped in your home? Unsure of how to free up space? Here are 12 creative ways to stretch the space you have, brought to you by Houzz.   12 Ways to Stretch Your Space Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Have you subscribed to the Perfect Place… Read more »

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Out and About with Baby! (Twin Cities area activities)

Article by: Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO It’s not always easy to find activities that are well suited for BOTH adults and kiddos. We’ve scoured the Greater Twin Cities for ideas for outings that are both baby-friendly and appealing to adults. Fortunately, we live in a place where you can find a wide range of activities, from… Read more »

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10 Porches with Personal Style (from Houzz)

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO It’s porch season! Get your swing on with these inventive porch styles.   10 Porches With Personal Style Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Have you subscribed to the Perfect Place Blog yet? Get social!

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Your Grill Season Checklist (from Houzz)

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Your Grill Season Checklist Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Have you subscribed to the Perfect Place Blog yet? Get social!