Remake Your Bathroom with These Luxurious Hotel – Inspired Trends

Posted on: September 5, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Life can get hectic. While it is easy to become overwhelmed with busy schedules and everyday challenges, it is important to carve out personal time for relaxation and renewal. The practice of self-care and personal wellness is becoming a trend on the rise. To incorporate this trend into your daily routine, take a page from the luxury hotel playbook. Imagine what you would see, feel, smell and experience if you stepped into the bathroom of a five-star suite. Luxury bathrooms are designed to Continue Reading ...

What Does the Color of Your Home Reveal About You?

Posted on: August 29, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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A home’s curb appeal leaves a powerful first impression. Yet, according to the recent poll conducted by Ply Gem Building Products, only half of the homeowners say their home’s exterior reflects their personality. This is an especially surprising statistic since 81 percent of Americans say the exterior of a home shapes their view of the homeowner. With countless material options and accents like shutters and trim, there are several ways to add color to your home. Replacing old siding with Continue Reading ...

Home Sweet Home? 6 Safety Tips When Moving with Kids

Posted on: August 23, 2018 by in Blog, Boston, Home Inspection
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Moving to a new home can be an exciting undertaking, a fresh start that brings with it the potential for new friends, opportunities and experiences. For parents of young children, though, the process of adapting to a new home can be stressful. While you may have been proactive about averting safety hazards in your old house, a move to a new one calls for renewed awareness of anything that could potentially harm your kids. Unfortunately, the National Safety Council advises that more than a Continue Reading ...

4 Ways to Use Technology to Simplify Your Home Buying Process

Posted on: August 16, 2018 by in Blog
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While spring is typically the busiest period in real estate, particularly for families looking to get into a new home before the school year starts, the fall months have become increasingly active for those who have more flexibility or are looking for a good deal. With increased competition in many cities around the country, finding ways to simplify the home buying process while saving money is top of mind for potential home buyers. Many consumers are seeking real estate brokerages that make Continue Reading ...

4 Ways to Prep Your Home for Winter

Posted on: August 8, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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4 Cold Weather Problems That Home Winterization Can Prevent When you start feeling those first hints of winter, the instinct to get ready kicks in. You may dig out your car’s snow brush, blanket, shovel and winter survival kit and place them in the trunk of your car. The winter coats and boots come out of storage, and you may pick up some extra mittens at the store. We do these things to protect ourselves from the cold when we’re out and about. But what do you do to protect your house Continue Reading ...

Your Home Haven: 5 Common Mistakes When Planning a DIY Deck

Posted on: August 1, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Across America, decks have become a popular place for people to entertain guests or just relax. The greatest appeal? The elevated outdoor living areas offer a convenient option for enjoying the great outdoors in a comfortable, room-like space that’s somewhat removed from the elements. Average deck costing $9,450 and generating $10,000 in value Further, studies reveal adding a deck to your home pays for itself in terms of resale value. A 2016 report by the National Association of Realtors Continue Reading ...

Before You Renovate, Have You Considered This?

Posted on: July 23, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Home improvement projects are popular this time of year and you’ve certainly tackled your share of DIY to-dos in the past. But not this year. This year you realize it’s time to go big, to go bold, to set aside those traditional home improvement projects for another year and do something even bigger. Yes, this year, it’s time to renovate. Whether your plans include renovating one room, a floor or your entire home, there’s no denying that a renovation project greatly increases the Continue Reading ...

How to Prep Your Home for a New Addition to the Family

Posted on: July 18, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Here’s what you need to know: Get ready in style Prep the space with all the necessities needed to make your new addition’s life as happy as possible. Based on the needs of your new child or pet, this could mean turning your home office or game room into a nursery or finding the perfect doggy door to install in the back entrance. After checking big-ticket items off your list, consider how moments such as bath time will change in the new dynamic. Choose a product that is stylish and Continue Reading ...

The Right Wood for the Job: Your Guide to Summer Deck Building

Posted on: July 13, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Think about your favorite moments and memories from past summers. The time you spent with family and friends, dining, playing games or simply enjoying one another’s company. Now, ask yourself this: How many of those summer memories took place outside, on the deck? The deck is the perfect spot for summer get-togethers and events. However, if yours is in need of a facelift or a complete re-do, now is the perfect time of year to complete a new outdoor living space customized to fit your Continue Reading ...

Remodeling to Age in Place? Make Changes Where It Matters Most

Posted on: July 5, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States, it's a desire shared by many. According to the AARP, 87 percent of adults age 65 and older want to stay in their current home and community as they age. Furthermore, among people age 50 to 64, 71 Continue Reading ...