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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...