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Pat Zumbrun
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Email Pat at patz4re@aol.com  
Cell: (805) 340-9338
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Email Dave  at zman4re@aol.com
Cell: (805) 340-9339
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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Kitchen Remodel Ideas for the Ventura Home Seller

Every day, we seem to hear something new about COVID-19. Currently, all city-sponsored events involving more than 250 people gathered at one place at one time are put on indefinite hold. Ventura USD schools are shut down until April 10th. Some restaurants and other businesses find themselves closing due to lack of business or as a precautionary measure. While the March 21st Mermaid Meet & Greet appears to still be taking place, the parade has been canceled. (To keep up with current COVID-19 info, check-in on the City’s website daily. If you find yourself at home for an extended period of time and want to get your property ready to sell, it might be worth your while to consider putting some of these kitchen remodel ideas to good use.

If you find yourself practicing social distancing in the upcoming weeks & need to get your Ventura home ready to sell, consider implementing some of these kitchen remodel ideas.

Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Cabinet Color Change

Search Ventura County homes for saleOne of the kitchen remodel ideas to start off with (also one of the easiest) is to paint your cabinets blue. Worry about too drastic of a change? Think about only painting uppers or lowers in a classic blue. Then, use a neutral color for the others. Since you only use a gallon or two for this, make sure it’s a high-quality paint.

Devil’s in the Details

After painting the cabinets, what about the hardware? Adding pulls or knobs to cabinet doors and drawers makes a world of difference in the total look of the kitchen. Chrome, gold, and even white hardware show well against a blue background. White countertops complement blue cabinetry as well. Whether you use quartz, granite or soapstone, a lighter color countertop always pairs well with darker tones.

Bamboo Flooring

Both eco-friendly as aesthetically pleasing, bamboo flooring offers another nice complement to the dark blue cabinets and lighter hardware/countertops. Today’s buyers also want to see eco-conscious choices around the house. So, this is a good one of the kitchen remodel ideas to implement while you practice social distancing.

Greenery

Maybe not a “remodel” idea, but adding greenery to your kitchen enhances its appeal. A small herb garden in the window. Some pretty flowering plants on the counters. Maybe a pilea cadierei for a nice year-round green color. You’d be surprised what how far a few plants go to warm up your kitchen’s interior.

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Ventura Mermaid Meet and Greet 2020

In March, we celebrate Mermaid Month at Ventura Harbor Village. All month long, several mermaid-related events take place in the village. treasure-hunting, a mermaid parade, and a themed escape room created specifically for Mermaid Month. But if you want to see one of these beautiful creatures live, you need to come to one of the Ventura Mermaid Meet and Greet 2020 events scheduled this month.

As part of Mermaid Month at Ventura Harbor Village, guests can see a real live mermaid at the Ventura Mermaid Meet & Greet March 7th & 21st as well as listen to live music, create a fun arts & crafts project, watch a chalk art demo & see a mermaid sculpted from ice.

What: Ventura Mermaid Meet and Greet 2020
Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker)
When: Saturday, March 7th & 21st, 1 pm to 4 pm

Ventura Mermaid Meet and Greet 2020

Search Ventura County homes for saleAriel may be the most famous mermaid, but her friends make an appearance at the Harbor Village’s Mermaid Meet & Greet. Talk to them and pose for a picture anytime between 1 pm and 4 pm this Saturday, March 7th. Try on a tail of your own at a Mermaid selfie station. Macaroni Kid Adventure hosts a free crafts project for the kids. The Surfer Joe Band plays live beach music all afternoon.

Watch artist Tina Obrien create a beautiful art project right before your eyes in front of the Mermaid Gallery. Then, visit Coastal Cone for a Fishzookie. While you treat yourself to this delicious ice cream goodness, watch Randall Williams create a masterpiece in chalk on the sidewalk nearby. Finally, Le Petit’s very own chef Jean-Luc creates a mermaid ice sculpture between 3 pm and 4 pm to close out the day’s events.

In addition to all that, get your face painted. Visit a tarot reader to have your cards or seashells read. Don’t forget to stop in to the various shops in the village for mermaid specials going on all month long. It’s loads of fun for children of all ages to enjoy.

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