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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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12 Ways to De-Clutter Your Home

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO At JP&CO and Optima Homes, we often talk about creating healthy homes. There are many elements that go into making a home healthy. It’s about the building materials you choose for a new construction (nontoxic, sustainable, etc.). It’s about having optimal sunlight, proper ventilation, and an open, clean floor plan. It’s about… Read more »

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Resolve To: Get Organized!

By Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO One of the places where disorganization can really make life difficult is the kitchen. With dozens of spice canisters, mismatched Tupperware containers, and all those kitchen gadgets that end up in the back of the drawer, the kitchen can easily become your least favorite space in the house. It… Read more »

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10 Strategies for Keeping Surfaces Clutter Free (from Houzz)

By Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Magazines, toys, coffee cups…you know how it goes! Here are 10 great strategies from Houzz.com to de-clutter your space.   10 Strategies for Keeping Surfaces Clutter-Free 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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Pets and a Clean House: They CAN Go Together!

By Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO   For many people, pets are family. Plain and simple. Our furry friends offer unconditional love and companionship, cheer us up after a tough day, and keep us company during our round-the-house activities. Pets can be great, but they can also offer some tough challenges, especially when it comes… Read more »

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10 Ways to Use Vinegar in Your Spring Cleaning

Samantha Grose, Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO There’s been a big movement in recent years to ditch chemical cleaners and embrace the natural stuff, and rightfully so! Chemical cleaners can cause headaches, nausea, skin irritation, respiratory issues, and are often toxic if ingested (never a good thing if you have a toddler running around!). One of the… Read more »

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April Checklist From Houzz

To get an early start on your spring cleaning check out this Houzz article.  April is an easy month to get your Home Maintenance List started. To-Dos: Your April Home Checklist Get social!

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8 Tips for Green Bathroom Cleaning

By Samantha Grose, Lead Designer Optima Homes and JP&CO. None of us want a bathroom teeming with germs. Yet, none of us want a bathroom coated in hazardous chemicals either. Can we have our cake and eat it too? I say YES! 8 Tips for Green Cleaning your Bathroom Instead of using the same artificial… Read more »