Sayward Rebhal

Sayward Rebhal

Sayward Rebhal is a scientist, writer, mover, and maker who lives on an urban micro-homestead in southern California. As a busy mom, Sayward spends her days keeping haüs and raising her pint-sized plant-eater, cooking up kitchen witchery and digging in her garden, and somehow finding time to write amidst the madness. Sayward blogs at and recently released Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide, through Herbivore CC.

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Cost Of New Molding And Trim

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jan 30, 2014

When designing a home’s interior, the devil is always in the details. Really, it’s that little bit of extra attention, those seemingly small finishing touches, that elevate...

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Built-In Wardrobe Remodeling Ideas

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jan 30, 2014

A wardrobe is a tall cabinet, much like a large armoire, that’s meant for hanging and storing clothing and accessories. And although wardrobes have traditionally been freestanding...

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Matching Tile Colors

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jan 16, 2014

There’s something so depressing about a cracked tile. Tiles are meant to match, to create an aesthetically pleasing pattern. To harmonize. One little blemish, and the whole...

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Grout Cleaning and Sealing Cost

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jan 09, 2014

Tile is one of the most versatile finishing materials available, because it’s so well-suited to a wide range of interior designs. Tile is just as appropriate in a rustic country...

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5 Hot Garden Designs For 2014

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jan 01, 2014

Winter is my favorite time of year to hunker down and dream up my future landscaping plans. It’s the new year, which means I’m filled with resolve, excitement, and lots...

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Water Heater Timers: Are They Worth It?

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Dec 31, 2013

What if you could program your hot water heater to turn on or off, according to a set schedule, so it wasn’t unnecessarily wasting energy? Would that be worth the cost of the...

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Do I Need A Plumber To Replace A Toilet?

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Dec 11, 2013

Maybe your toilet is pea-soup-green plastic, and roughly two decades overdue for a makeover. Or perhaps you’ve had an accident and cracked the fixture, or sprung a leak at the...

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Cost To Install Garden Flagstone

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Dec 04, 2013

Including hardscape in your garden design is perfectly on point for a modern backyard makeover. And considering the most common hardscape options, flagstone is a top choice for an...

Do Good Home's Green Cleaners Stand Up?

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Nov 26, 2013

Like so many people these days, I'm pretty big on green cleaning. And although I fancy myself an accomplished DIY expert, I'm also incredibly prudent. Which means that I try my very...

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Why Does My AC Smell Bad? Ways to Fix It

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Nov 19, 2013

Is there a bad smell coming from your window air conditioning unit? If so, you may be thoroughly grossed out, but you're definitely not alone. This is actually a common problem and...