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Identify Load Bearing Walls

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Are you looking to redesign the layout of a room to create an open floor plan? If so, one of the first things to note are the “load bearing” walls. What are load bearing walls you ask? These walls hold … Continue reading

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Appeal of a Fireplace

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The appeal of gathering around flickering flame satisfies most. Surveys of potential home buyers consistently show that even in the warmest climates, 90 percent of shoppers want a fireplace. Part of the appeal is psychological – a primal connection between … Continue reading

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Time for an Update?

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Some home projects are planned out ahead of time and then there are other home projects or upgrades that get done due to unforeseen circumstances. For example, painting a room or upgrading a bathroom or adding overhead lighting are common … Continue reading

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Window Trends

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HGTV boasts trends in window treatments: Hot Colors in Latest Fabrics – jewel tones of deep reds to subtle blues offer sophisticated luxury and also amethyst and turquoise are popular mixed with soft metallics such as platinum or brushed nickel. … Continue reading

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How is the air quality in your home?

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We all know that there are pollutants outdoors. But have you thought about the air in your home? We may fail to recognize that our homes may have poor air quality and can cause us to get sick. Indoor pollutants … Continue reading

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What Does Your Home Say About You?

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It was recently noted by Houzz that the exterior of your home should be a direct reflection of you and what you like. Here is what they had to say: “If you’re looking to enhance your curb appeal, nothing packs … Continue reading

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All On Deck!

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Spring is here and we find ourselves wanting to be outdoors. Get “all on deck” this month in planning a new deck for your home or making the most of your current deck. After a long winter, we are ready … Continue reading

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Time To Sell?

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As spring approaches, the real estate market should see activity across the country. If you are considering listing your home, there are a handful of improvement projects that can make your home much more appealing and can attract a higher … Continue reading

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Protect Your Home From Old Man Winter

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Temperatures have dipped considerably in the northeast and across the country. Most homeowners address window and door drafts to keep homes warm and utility bills reasonable. Some may even have a supply of salt or sand to keep walkways and … Continue reading

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Must-Know’s Before A Bathroom Renovation

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Tackling a bathroom renovation can improve your everyday life. The question is “How dramatic should the renovation be?” This list of 5 considerations by Tim Laehn is worthy reading for homeowners considering a bathroom renovation. 1. Start a wish list. … Continue reading

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