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When considering a home renovation, think outside the box for design inspiration and setting the overall tone.

Big Bear Real Estate Blog: Summer’s Swan Song

By Mike Sannes, September 11, 2015

Even for households that count four-legged fur friends as part of their family, pet-friendly features can be easily overlooked when it’s time to build or redesign. Architectural details, such as cabinetry, offer clever ways to provide pet-friendly function to any room.

For many homeowners, the weekend is their chance to get their house in order, tackling that seemingly endless list of projects that take a little more time.

Gone are the days of basic backyards outfitted with plastic furniture and folding lawn chairs. Today’s outdoor spaces have evolved to become true extensions of the home offering all the style, comfort and function of an interior living area.

It often starts as a blank spot on the patio, usually somewhere just outside the back door. Then come the “things” to fill the spot. There’s so much to consider that it gets difficult to make a decision.

With a population of 9,882, Big Bear City is the largest town in Big Bear Valley. Big Bear City is an unincorporated community surrounded east of Big Bear Lake. It’s western boundary is defined by Division Drive.

Big Bear Valley was inhabited by the indigenous Serrano Indians for more than 2,000 years before it was explored by Benjamin Wilson and his party. Once the home of California grizzly bears, the area grew rapidly during the Southern California Gold Rush 1861-1912.

One of the more enjoyable things about mountain living enjoying a quiet evening by the fireplace. Even spring and summer evenings in Big Bear could be cool enough to enjoy a cozy fire.

An annual survey of residential home buyers by the National Association of Realtors shows that vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above the most recent peak level in 2006.