Four Easy Ways to Make Your Home Better
BY ALEX CANTATORE
1. Plant a Gorgeous, Drought-Friendly Garden
You’ve seen the news and heard the ads – it’s time to ditch that water-hungry landscaping.
Becoming drought-friendly can be a great excuse to make your landscaping even more beautiful, using native plants that thrive in this area.
The professional landscape designers and horticulturists at Morris Nursery, in Riverbank, can help. They can design everything from a single container to multiple acres, from organic vegetable gardens to office shrubbery. Morris Nursery provides client consultations, site inspections, and custom hand-drawn plans to your specifications.
If you prefer to do it yourself, you can choose from the thousands of of plants at Morris Nursery. Make your own backyard orchard or a blooming flower garden — perhaps with roses. And if you get stuck, Morris Nursery offers tips and classes to help.
To contact Morris Nursery, call 209-527-5553 or visit www.morrisnursery.com. Morris Nursery is located at 1837 Patterson Rd., Riverbank.
2. Protect Yourself with an Alarm System
It’s a crazy world out there. There’s no better way to keep your home, family, and belongings safe than to install a new alarm system
With 38-plus years of experience, Riverbank’s HomeTech Systems is the local burglar and fire alarm expert. Featuring unparalleled customer service and the highest quality equipment, with available smartphone security monitoring, HomeTech Systems is perfect for residential and commercial installations alike
Getting an alarm installed can even save you money. Many insurers offer a discount to those with alarms.
If it’s a security camera system, computer networking, fire system, or phone system you need, HomeTech Systems does that too. They can install home theatres or whole-house audio systems featuring Denon and Onkyo receivers, or a convenient AirVac central vacuum system.
To contact HomeTech Systems, call 209-523-0343 or visit www.hometechsystems.net. HomeTech Systems is located at 3046 Atchison St., Riverbank.
3. Grill Up a New Barbecue
Summer means baseball, swimming and, of course, barbecues.
Get ready for grilling season with a new, top-of-the-line barbecue from Valley Fire Place, Inc., in Salida. Valley Fire Place has the perfect grill to make barbecuing easier – and tastier – no matter what your budget is.
Pick from the highly rated Twin Eagles, Delta Heat or Fire Magic gas grills. Or go with a pellet smoker from Mak Grills or Memphis Pellet Grills for for that true southern taste – without the mess. These made-in-the-USA barbecues are built tough, to last.
Valley Fire Place, Inc., also has barbecues from Napoleon, Vermont Castings, Traeger, and DCS. Build those grills into custom outdoor kitchen islands from Outdoor Entertainment Designs, and add a pizza oven, outdoor fireplace, or fire pit to make your grill a gathering space.
If it’s an indoor fireplace you’re looking, Valley Fire Place can install and service the perfect fireplace for any project. Be it gas, wood-burning, electric, or pellet, Valley Fire Place has the right fireplace for new construction and remodels alike.
To contact Valley Fire Place Inc., call 209-543-9800, e-mail [email protected], or visit www. valleyfp.com. Valley Fire Place is located at 4524 Salida Blvd., Salida.
4. Install the Floor of Your Dreams
If your carpet is threadbare or your tile floors are cracking, it might be time to call a flooring professional.
Don’t let the name fool you: Ray’s Carpets Flooring Studio does more than just carpets. They’re the go-to pros for all things flooring, with more than 35 years of experience.
Choose from luxurious hardwood floors, durable laminate, or plush carpeting. Ray’s Carpets is the Valley’s exclusive Mohawk Floorscapes Dealer. And they do tile as well, be it porcelain, ceramic, vinyl, or stone.
Ray’s Carpets does everything in-house from start to finish, from taking measurements to helping customers choose products and installation.
If you’re looking for new window treatments, Ray’s Carpets is also a full-service shade provider with complimentary design services. They carry Hunter Douglas blinds, shades, sheers, shutters, and honeycombs.
To contact Ray’s Carpets Flooring Studio, call 209-577-5642 or visit www.rayscarpets.com. Ray’s Carpets Flooring Studio is located at 200 Kiernan Ave., Modesto.
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