Thursday, October 31, 2013

Kitchen Remodeling in Northern California - Castle Rock Construction

A kitchen remodel is by far one of the best investments a homeowner can make, and the return on investment (ROI) a kitchen remodel might produce is an important consideration. The ROI a homeowner might expect for a kitchen remodel varies, depending on how you spend your kitchen remodeling dollars and the strength of the housing market in your specific area. The annual Cost vs. Value study Report—a joint study done by the National Association of Realtors and Remodeling magazine-provides national and regional averages. The report is an estimate of the costs associated with a kitchen remodel and compares it to the value it would recoup if the home sold ONE year later. In many areas, a minor kitchen remodel recoups more than 70% within one year!

Most older-style kitchens can easily be updated without major structural changes. Painting the walls and replacing cabinets might be a starting point. Replacing vinyl flooring with ceramic tile, new countertops, a ceramic backsplash and a double-basin sink are modern kitchen remodeling options many homeowners consider. New appliances might be included in the facelift such as a dishwasher or a drop-in range.

An antiquated kitchen may need to be gutted. New custom cabinets and natural stone countertops become the rule. A kitchen remodel is something the chef of the house wants and deserves. Changing an inconvenient traffic flow and adding state-of-the-art appliances to make gourmet meal preparation possible is every chef's dream.

How much you plan to budget for your kitchen remodel has as much to do with meeting your wants and needs, but also how long you plan to remain in your home. Today's trend to retire in place means many Americans are going to make sure they include the best ideas a kitchen remodel can bring to their decision. When you are planning on staying in your home for more than five years, plan a budget of 15%-18% of the total value of your home. So, if your home is worth $300,000, a kitchen remodel budget of $45,000 is a reasonable investment. It is our pleasure to help you work your way through all the planning, budget considerations, and decisions a kitchen remodel brings. Here is a list of preliminary questions for you to consider and discuss with us during the early planning stages:

  • How often do we prepare meals in our kitchen?
  • Is our kitchen the focal point of daily family life? Is the face of the
  • refrigerator an art gallery for budding Rembrandts?
  • How much time do we spend in the kitchen and dining room area?
  • Do we have children or physically impaired family members in the kitchen?
  • Do we eat in the kitchen, or is it a place for meal preparation only?
  • How often is there more than one person involved in meal preparation?
  • How does the current traffic flow work in our kitchen and how would we improve it?
  • What are our storage needs?
  • How often do we shop and how much room do we need for all categories of consumables?
  • Are we happy with the appliances we currently have, or are we going to update them during the remodel?
  • How safe and efficient is our current kitchen and what changes might we make to correct deficiencies?
  • Is there enough light for meal preparation?
  • Do we need more countertop surface area to prepare meals efficiently?
  • Do we need a larger stove or refrigerator?
  • How much are we willing to invest to have the kitchen we want?

Once you have considered these questions, the next step is a discussion about your wants and needs with Castle Rock Construction. We will help you with the types and styles of cabinets, comparing one countertop surface to another, and how best to use the floor space you have, or whether to step outside your current foot print. Let us give you what you want within a budget you are comfortable.

Many Options 

  • Cabinet
  • Appliances
  • Tile
  • Granite
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Monday, October 28, 2013

The Never Forget Pendant & Chain - Bryan-Braker Funeral Home

The Never Forget Pendant & Chain is sterling silver, is designed by Deborah J. Birdoes, and is from her "Inspirational Blessings™" collection of jewelry.

• A beautiful reminder of a loved one that has passed.

• This item comes with an 18" chain, pre-packaged in a gift box.

• Also included is a card with a verse from scripture.

Quote from Scripture:

"But watch out! Be very careful never to forget what you have seen the LORD

do for you. Do not let these things escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass

them on to your children and grandchildren." Deuteronomy 4:9

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Random Reminiscences of Men and Events by John D. Rockefeller. Narrated by Harry Elders - Del's Outlet

Random Reminiscences of Men and Events by John D. Rockefeller. Narrated by Harry Elders

c1985 Newstrack, Inc.

From the package: "Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company and became on e of the most famous businessmen and philanthropists of all time. In Random Reminiscences, he recounts how he did it, and describes the events, associations and philosophy that shaped his success. Businss may have changed since his day, but the qualities that make for success like his are universal."

Audiobook is on two cassettes (approx. 3 hours) in very good condition. On a scale of 1-10, this is a 9.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Knotty Hair Salon's Fall Special

Receive a complimentary pumpkin conditioning treatment 

OR brow wax 

with any color or highlight service 
(By Stacey or Megan Only)

Expires 11/30/2013

Call to schedule your appointment 

Knotty Hair Salon
601 Main Street
Suisun City, CA 94585


Monday, October 21, 2013

Ford F-650 Gas Low-Profile Cab Chassis with 18' Flatbed and Steel Gates

Don Beezley, Commercial Sales Manager at Northside Ford Trucks in Portland, Oregon shows off an F-650 Gasoline powered chassis with an 18' Flatbed with 48" Steel Gates and Class V Receiver. This unit is also a low profile model with 19.5" wheels and lower profile tires to make it convenient to get in and out and load the vehicle. See more at, or call 800-757-4535

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A.R.E. V-Series Shell with Allure Roof Rack On Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Kevin is showing a job for an avid hunter where an A.R.E. V-Series Camper Shell or Truck Cap with no frills is matched to a HD Allure Aluminum Rack on the shell. The interior is easily cleaned after a hunting trip and having the dogs in the back. The rack allows for carrying heavier things than other shell racks, and it is all inexpensive and yet has the full quality of all the A.R.E. products.

See more at, or call 707-447-9905 and talk to Kevin.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Ramirez Garage Doors Has Been Featured On HGTV

Whether your needs are a single garage door for your home or hundreds of doors for your business, you've come to the right source for your garage door solution. Ramirez Doors offers a complete line of residential and commercial door and operator products. Our trained Service Technicians repair or service residential, commercial and industrial garage doors and electric door operators in Northern California.

We want to ensure every homeowner makes the right decision when considering home repairs or improvements. The right garage door is styled to compliment your home and designed to fit your lifestyle. Ramirez Doors can help you make the best choice for your needs and budget.

Ramirez Garage Doors have been featured in over 10 episodes of the Home and Garden Television (HGTV) makeover series "Curb Appeal".

If your garage door is old and worn out, or if you're simply getting tired of the way your house looks, it might be time for a new garage door. New garage doors are more energy efficient than older doors, and they also offer better security. A new garage door can improve your homes "Curb Appeal" and provide a great first impression and increase it's value. Ramirez Doors can help you accomplish a transformation on your home.

Visit our Vacaville showroom with a selection of garage doors on display.

Ramirez Doors offers free, no obligation, in-home estimates within the Solano, Napa, Contra Costa and Marin counties of Northern California.

To schedule your free estimate, please call us for an appointment date and time or you may also contact us at 707-451-2700 for an appointment.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

United Heart Provides Medical Training

FAIRFIELD — Some rooms in United Heart Training Center look like a hospital, right down to the beds with patients in them.

These patients have liquid flowing in their veins and can shed tears, but they’re not human. They are high-tech mannequins that help nurses, paramedics, doctors and others in the health profession get ready for the real thing.

Dr. Yvonne Lawson-Thomas founded the training center in 2011 in a waterfront Suisun City office building. She recently moved the operation to 420 Executive Court, Suite G in Fairfield.

Business is apparently booming. The new location has 8,000 square feet – twice as much as the Suisun City site – and Lawson-Thomas has filled it up.

NorthBay Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente employees trained at United Heart as the hospitals worked on their trauma center status, Lawson-Thomas said.

“Our center is the only one in the world that stands on its own and we’re not affiliated with anyone,” Lawton-Thomas said. “It’s just me, a single owner, no partners or anything.”

The center has a simulation emergency room with four beds and an infant warmer for premature babies. It has a training room for spinal cord injuries. It has an operating room where the mannequins have a rubber-like skin that doctors can cut into. It has a room for X-ray and ultrasound training. It has an outdoor area where paramedics can train.

Lawton-Thomas was born and raised in Jamaica and came to California in 1960. Her specialties are trauma surgery and cardiology. She worked at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base and retired in 2011.

But retirement only meant a new career. Lawton-Thomas disliked the idea of sitting around at home trying to figure out what to do. Instead, she decided to launch a venture that merged her love for medicine with her love for teaching.

The center has other doctors involved besides Lawton-Thomas. Among them are Thomas Lenz of David Grant Medical Center, Michael Allhouse of Children’s Hospital in Madera and retired U.S. Navy Capt. John Bartlett. Courses range from advanced cardiac life support to advanced trauma care for nurses to pediatric advanced life support.

Go to to learn more about United Heart Training Center.
Article Source: Daily Republic

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Platinum Services' Champagne Fountain Is Always A Party Favorite

Charles with Platinum Services Event Rentals shows us a very popular item in their inventory: the Champagne Fountain. This can be used with Champagne, Fruit Juice, Sparkling Cider, or any liquid you may like. It is perfect for filling champagne style glasses and is fun and elegant.

Contact Platinum Services Event Rentals at 707-365-7981 and visit their website at

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fire Alarms & Inspections - Safe Side Security Inc.

Safe Side Security Inc. provides commercial fire alarms for any application; from voice evacuation to simpler water flow systems. Often times the fire alarm installation is the last thought during construction but is a requirement before the building can be signed off for occupancy. Local Fire Marshals, National Fire Protection Association and current Life Safety Code requirements can be confusing and difficult to interpret. Let our California Fire & Life Safety qualified technicians assist you in designing and installing your fire alarm system. We are also a listed U.L. (Underwriters Laboratories) installing Fire Alarm company.

Our company also provides Fire Alarm Inspection service for local & monitored fire alarm systems. We adhere to the inspection requirements as outlined in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines and provide comprehensive testing and maintenance of fire detection devices.

If you already have a fire alarm system, we can provide inspections and 24 hour U.L. monitoring by Total Monitoring Services, Inc. Call our office to speak with one of our qualified Fire specialists.

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