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5 Things Every Home Owner Should Do to Prepare Their House for Winter

Posted on: November 28, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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1. The obvious have your heating system serviced and evaluated For home owner to ensure it is in good working order. Heating systems like to fail when you need them most. If your system is more than 20 years old it may be time to update it. Don’t get caught in the cold. 2. If you have a sump pump make sure it has a battery back-up to protect against power failure. If you do not have a sump pump get a portable pump. Even “dry” basements can take on water. 3. Get a generator. You do Continue Reading ...

‘Tis the Season to Get the Home Ready for Holiday Entertaining

Posted on: November 26, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Smart Tips to Prepare the Kitchen and Dining Room for Holiday Entertaining As the year winds down, social calendars fill up with merriment-filled gatherings among friends and family. When hosting a seasonal gathering at home, being proactive can help streamline tasks and reduce stress. From whipping up a feast to toasting in the New Year, here are five ideas for getting the heart of the home - the kitchen and dining spaces - ready for holiday entertaining. Simplify measurements Chopped Continue Reading ...

4 Ways to Recreate Your Entertainment Space

Posted on: November 21, 2018 by in Blog
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The holidays, the big game, New Year's and everything in between: At this time of year there are plenty of reasons to invite family and friends to your entertainment space. In addition, there are also plenty of times - particularly on cold winter nights - when you just want to have a place you can go to get cozy, play a video game or watch a movie in peace. Either can be an appealing option, but do you have an entertainment space that fits the bill? One where you want to spend your free Continue Reading ...

Inspire Your Renovation: Five Show House Trends 2019

Posted on: November 15, 2018 by in Blog, home improvement
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5 design show trends to inspire your renovation in 2019 When it's time to remodel and renovate your home, you're no doubt on the lookout for the freshest takes in design and color choices, so you can ensure your renovation is a lasting investment. To go about your home refresh in a thoughtful way, it can help to turn to the top experts in the industry for their ideas and insight. With more than 145 years of leadership in the kitchen and bath space, Kohler Co. has worked side by side with Continue Reading ...

Expert Answers to Common Questions About Composite Decks

Posted on: October 30, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Considering a composite deck? Here are expert answers to homeowners' most common questions When planning a composite deck project, choosing the right material is key to the enjoyment and value you’ll get from your outdoor living space. Today, there are more choices in decking materials than ever before, including high-performance composites, which are increasingly replacing wood in backyards across the country — and for good reason. “Today’s homeowners want to spend their time Continue Reading ...

4 Insurance Myths and Misconceptions Dispelled

Posted on: October 24, 2018 by in Blog
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There are several insurance myths and misconceptions that exist. For example, true or false? It costs more to insure red cars. The answer is false. Car color has no impact on insurance premiums; however, factors like your driving history, annual mileage driven, the cost of your vehicle and other things will affect how much you'll pay for insurance. Insurance is one of the most useful investments you can make to help safeguard your belongings and financial assets, but it's important to Continue Reading ...

How to Create the Perfect, Four-Season Outdoor Living Space

Posted on: October 15, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Creating an outdoor living space will give you an extra "room" to enjoy in all types of weather, even as the temperatures drop. You can start small with an inexpensive patio set and charcoal grill on a new deck, go all out with a fully installed kitchen, fireplace and living room, or something in between. It depends on your budget and how you plan to use the space. Here are some ideas for must-have elements in your perfect outdoor living space that will allow you to enjoy your backyard in Continue Reading ...

Why Fall Is One of the Best Seasons to Build a Deck

Posted on: October 2, 2018 by in Boston
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As the weather starts to shift and the crisp air settles in, your first inclination might be to head indoors, cozy up with a blanket and save that deck project you’ve been researching for next year. Not so fast. While home improvement stores sell spring and summer as the seasons for all things outdoor home improvement, fall is actually one of the best times to build a deck. Here are five reasons you should take advantage of the transitional months and make your deck dreams a reality. 1. Use Continue Reading ...

5 Steps to Protect Your Home from Rodents This Fall

Posted on: September 28, 2018 by in Blog
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Once they’re inside, rats and other rodents can do a lot of harm to your home. This includes damage to electrical wiring, metal or plastic pipes and insulation found in walls and attics. On top of structural damage, the critters aren’t good for the people who live in your home, either: Some species of mice and rats can transmit diseases like hantavirus through their urine and droppings. Between the potential health issues and possible damage to your home, the last thing you want to hear Continue Reading ...

Take a Second Look at Your Homebuying Options

Posted on: September 21, 2018 by in Blog
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Buying a home is an exciting process, but for many people, it can also seem out of reach. While many renters would like to buy, there are several factors that may lead potential homebuyers to believe they may not be ready. These include credit score requirements, income, and debt levels, and the common myth that a 20 percent down payment is needed. Here is some good news: Qualifying for a mortgage may not be so far out of reach. Better Mortgage Terms While it is true that borrowers with Continue Reading ...