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Aug 05

The Wall Street Journal: Bay Area Home Prices Push Builders to the Far Suburbs

As a home builder and land developer, Gregg Nelson 0f Trumark Cos. has seen firsthand how demand has shifted outward in the recovery. Coming out of the recession, the company largely focused on condominium projects and land deals in the core San Francisco and Silicon Valley markets.

Aug 04

The Wall Street Journal: Home Prices in the Bay Area Push Builders, Buyers to More Distant Suburbs

New developments are sprouting up well beyond San Francisco and Silicon Valley, while growth extends as far as Sacramento. Trumark Homes co-founder Gregg Nelson speaks on his firsthand knowledge of the East Bay housing demand.

Aug 03

7 Best Home Furnishings for Extra Storage

Living Room Costa Mesa

Depending on where you live, the amount of storage space you have access to varies. While Trumark Homes offers plenty of storage from closet upgrades to spacious cabinets, finding a place for extra belongings can require some ingenuity and creativity. Luckily, the furniture items below can pull double duty by adding stylish elegance to your home while storing items you don’t want displayed.

7 Home Furnishings for Extra Storage

  • Storage OttomanAn ottoman is a great way to hold small living room objects. Everything from extension cords to extra blankets can be neatly placed in an ottoman. The versatile ottoman can serve as a seat, a foot rest or a decorative piece of furniture. If you’re looking for reassurance, take a look at this simple yet stunning leather ottoman from Crate and Barrel.


  • Coffee TableA coffee table is ubiquitous in most households and usually acts as part of an entertainment piece in living rooms. Many people opt for a simple table to hold books, magazines and remote controls, however, this beautiful wood trunk coffee table from William Sheppee Ltd. can hold large bulky items and still look equally fantastic.


  • Bookcase Bookcases can be placed in any room of the home and can hold many objects including books, art décor or collectibles. If you really want to step your storage game up a notch, consider this bookcase from West Elm which comes complete with its own set of drawers.


  • Storage Bench Hallways and bathrooms can be difficult rooms to store extra items, but both can be perfect spaces for a sitting bench. This distressed antique wood sitting bench from Lark Manor can look good in almost any entryway or bathroom and can hold a variety of different items.


  • ArmoireIf you are looking for something extra to hold your precious treasures, this stylish armoire by Charlton Home Aldridge not only acts as a full length mirror but can also hold and hide jewelry or small trinkets.


  • Couch – One of the largest and most common pieces of furniture found in homes is a couch, however not all couches are created equal. This couch from Baxton Studio Linden has storage units under the cushioning and also transforms into a bed.


  • Bed – This bed from Coaster Fine Furniture features two cubbies in its headboard and multiple storage drawers all around the frame, making it perfect for rooms that don’t have a large dresser or a lot of space.