These top 10 design trends for 2022 will not only add value, but will be seen on every Pinterest board moving forward this year. 

  • Colored kitchen cabinets
  • Converting spare room into an office
  • Bright wallpaper statements
  • Vintage elements
  • Glass walls
  • Large master bathrooms
  • Black design accents
  • Outdoor pergolas
  • Sustainable design
  • Large-scale renovations


Renovating Your Home in 2022: 3 Things to Know

Taking on a home renovation can be a great option to save money on the purchase price of a property, and create a customized space that can be a real source of pride. For most people, though, a home renovation is a major undertaking, even under the easiest of circumstances.

Meeting with architects and contractors, understanding various proposals, choosing materials and budgeting are time-consuming and often fall outside the wheelhouse of the average homeowner’s skill set. Once these plans and decisions are made, renovations can be costly and disruptive, regardless of whether everything goes smoothly. Even minor makeovers are proving more challenging than ever before.

Planning for a home renovation in 2022 poses additional challenges including supply chain delays, inflation, and a shortage of tradespeople. Here are three things to know to help make your home remodel experience as positive and productive as possible:

  • Renovations need thoughtfulness, patience, and cash.
  • The price gap between renovated and unrenovated homes is widening.
  • Four questions to ask yourself before you renovate.


Home Remodeling in 2022 Calls for Patience and Flexibility


Supply and demand issues are expected to continue weighing on home remodelers through 2022.

The pandemic wreaked a specific kind of havoc on home remodeling. Swelling demand for construction projects collided with material and labor shortages, creating a home improvement traffic jam that lasted into 2022.

“The pandemic threw a very large wrench into everything, but in particular housing,” says Abbe Will, associate project director of the Remodeling Futures Program within Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Renovating could be as expensive and stressful a process this year as it was in 2021. With the Federal Reserve expected to increase the federal funds rate several more times this year — a move that drives up interest rates — financing a renovation may seem even less appealing.

Here’s what difficult remodeling conditions mean for home improvers this season and how to prepare. READ MORE

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

OPEN HOUSE – Saturday 11am – 2pm & Sunday 1:30pm – 3:30pm
FOR SALE – 13 Amador Cir, Rio Vista, 4bds/2.5bths/1,989sq.ft.

Price Change $689,900 – Your beautiful dream home is on the market!! This remodeled home has newer kitchen & baths, salt water pool, spa and gorgeous bbq kitchen with bar/firepit, refrigerator, ice maker & more. RV parking for 2, so your ski boat & RV will fit in the RV garage. Garage is equipped with sewer connection & electricity. Sliding doors open up to the pool area. Home is 3 bedroom, can be 4, & 2.5 baths. The master sitting area was the 4th bedroom, so can be closed off. Master bath has double sinks, walkin shower and bidet & master bedroom has large deck w/views of the N hills. A spiral staircase off deck takes you to the pool area. Family room has an entertainment bar w/refrigerator & sink. Step out to the backyard to a swimming pool w/solar heating, BBQ kitchen with all the amenities, outdoor shower w/tankless water heater and stage for band. No rear neighbors. Home also has double car garage as well, with indoor laundry.


OPEN HOUSE – Saturday 11am  – 1pm
366 Silver Ridge Dr. Rio Vista, 2bd/2ba/1579sf

Asking $475,000 – Soraya model located in the Trilogy Active Adult Community. Tiled floors with carpet in bedrooms, quartz counters & lighter cabinets in kitchen. Kitchen has bar and room for stools, this feature makes a great entertaining/casual dining spot. Built in entertainment space in great room also provides the chef access to the activities. Dining area has a slider to the covered patio area. Larger master bedroom, and bath has double sinks & walk in closet. The 2nd bedroom is to the front of home with bath next to bedroom. Den can be utilized as an office or even 3rd bedroom. Larger lot with low maintenance gardens with drip system. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this home. Solar home, prepaid by builder for 20 yrs, 14 yrs remaining. Trilogy offers so many amenities with a low monthly HOA fee. 2 swimming pools/spas, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, billiards, & gym, playground for grandchildren. Cafe/restaurant are in the development so just drive your golf cart & never leave the site… READ MORE

FOR SALE – 829 Waterwood Dr, Rio Vista, 2bds/3.5bths/2,486sf

Asking $665,000 – Located on the 11th fairway, don’t miss out on this rare Rejuvenate Entertainment model with loft, full bath & closet, only 4 built in the Trilogy. This 2 full bedrooms has the loft that can make 3 bedrooms and den can be enclosed to make a 4th bedroom. 2nd bedroom has ensuite bathroom, great for parents that are living with you. The loft makes a great playroom for the grandchildren or man cave/crafts. Kitchen was upgraded with gas cooktop, granite counters & dark cabinets. Tile entrance, laminate flooring with carpet in bedrooms. Homeowner has upgraded entry with all weather cover & to the patio. Master bedroom has security screens added to the windows that are subject to golf balls. Retaining wall with French drain in backyard enhances the drainage system/landscaping. Low maintenance landscaping with drip system assists with water conservation & electric car charge port/plug in garage. Enjoy the numerous amenities, such as tennis, bocce ball, billiards, indoor/outdoor pools & spas. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 30 S 2nd St. Rio Vista, Residence and Commercial Building

Asking $699,500 – Are you looking for a home and in need of a business space? Or perhaps a home with a possibility of in-law quarters? This home might meet those requirements. Victorian style home with partial wrap-around porch provides a cozy place for morning coffee or afternoon beverage. 2 bedrooms up with 1.5 baths on the main floor. The possible room upstairs to add at a minimum 1/2 bath. Laminate flooring on the main floor with carpeted stairway & in bedrooms. HVAC & tankless water heater with inside laundry. 2nd building has been used as a commercial, however, could be added onto & remodeled to be ADU/2nd unit. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 303 Center St, Rio Vista, 4 bed 1.5 bath 1,775sqft

303 Center St Rio Vista

Asking – $380,000. Are you looking for a project, look no further. This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home is a perfect match for that project. Spacious with 1776 sq feet, needs some TLC, can be lovely home. Flooring is mixed, laminate, wood and carpet in bedrooms. This home does not have cental heat/air, but has wall air unit & gas unit. No garage, has large side yard for play or entertaining area. READ MORE

Events in Northern California this Week-End

Antioch 4th of July Celebration at 11am

11 am at W. 2nd Street & E St, Antioch

Come on down and let’s celebrate the 4th of July!!!! Grab your camera because you will certainly want to remember this celebration. Live music all day long on 2 stages, great food, vendors and lots of kiddie stuff too!

First of all, all the activities take place in downtown Antioch. You can join masses of people in a patriotic parade, which starts at 11 am at W. 2nd Street & E St. After the march, you can walk around downtown and taste delicious drinks and mouth-watering meals from famous vendors. Local restaurants also keep their doors open for the day.

In addition, there will be two big stages. Many bands will be playing their best hits throughout the day, so get your ears ready. And if you plan to bring along your children—good thinking! After all, there will be a decent children’s zone with slides, bounce houses, obstacles, and other cool stuff.

As the sunset approaches, remember to grab your little ones to watch an amazing firework show above the Delta River together.  READ MORE

4th of July in Santa Cruz

Sunday July 3 – Tuesday, July 5

It’s amazing how this small coastal community hosts such a variety of 4th of July events. Groups of visitors are attracted annually to Santa Cruz to take in the festive spirit while celebrating the Independence of the United States. You definitely need to witness these numerous parades and unforgettable fireworks for yourself. From Boulder Creek to Watsonville, there is always something to marvel at!

  • Boulder Creek 4th of July Parade (July 4, 2022)
  • Santa Cruz Firecracker Race (July 4, 2022)
  • World’s Shortest 4th of July Parade in Aptos (July 4, 2022)
  • Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July Parade (July 4, 2022)
  • Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade & Fireworks (July 3, 2022)


Independence Day Outdoors Concert at Alameda County Fair

Monday, July 4th 1:30 – 3:00 pm
4501 Pleasanton Ave. Pleasanton

 The Eternity Band will be playing live at the Grand Stand stage of Alameda County Fair between 2:15-4:00 on July 4, 2022. ( County Fair tickets needed ) Alameda County Fair is THE biggest annual local entertainment event. Join us for an afternoon of pop-classical crossover delight and have a whole day of fun at the fair! READ MORE

4th of July Parades and Fireworks in Sacramento 2022

Sacramento bestows dozens of diverse opportunities to mark your unforgettable 4th of July. These include patriotic parades, festivals, and, most importantly, the fireworks! The program changes yearly, yet, we’ve got you covered on the top five annual celebrations in and near the City of Trees! Read on to find details.

  • Fourth on the Field at Sutter Health Park (July 4, 2022)
  • Arden Park July 4th Bike Parade and Festival (July 4, 2022)
  • Rancho Cordova Fourth of July (July 3–4, 2022)
  • Elk Grove Salute to the Red, White, and Blue (July 4, 2022)
  • Roseville 4th of July Celebration (July 4, 2022)


Columbia’s Glorious 4th of July Celebration
Starts Monday, July 4th at 11:am
Columbia State Historic Park

Columbia State Historic Park invites you to our annual Glorious Fourth of July Celebration with a community parade, games and more. The Independence Day festivities, sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, begin with a Flag Raising and Black Powder Musket Salute by the Columbia Militia at 11 a.m. There will be a concert at 11am on Main St.

Activities Include:

  • “Needle in the Haystack”
  • Watermelon eating contest
  • “Bucket Brigade”
  • Nail pounding contests
  • Egg relay and egg toss
  • Greased pole contest
  • Cake Walk
  • “Five Way Tug-O-War”

A one-dollar donation is suggested to participate in contests. Columbia’s Independence Day celebration includes a barbeque at 1 p.m. Proceeds of the day benefit the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. READ MORE

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