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Posted on 01/23/2022
New Homes: Ways New Builds Excel
Photo by Expect Best from Pexels When you’re looking for a new home, should you purchase an existing one or have a brand new house built? Since this is a major decision, it’s important to learn more about the advantages of new construction vs. existing construction. Keep the following in mind, so you can compare the benefits of...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Building With Adobe: An Ancient & Eco-Friendly Tradition Still Popular Today
Image by Cassie Lozuk from Pixabay Adobe is one of the oldest building materials still currently in use. While it might seem like something you’ll only encounter in historical landmarks, adobe has come back into popularity for new construction, particularly in the American Southwest and other areas with similar climates. It’s also become popular with homeowners and builders...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
3 Types of Game Room & How to Make Your Own
Image by JUNO KWON from Pixabay The most important element in designing a game room is to have fun. However, fun means something different for everybody. Depending on the type of gaming you want to do, there are some specific tips to help you in setting up the best possible playing space. Here we’ll go over some popular...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Tips for Making Your Backyard Camping Safer & Healthier
If you want to go on a camping trip without the hassle, camping in your own backyard is a fun and easy alternative. It’s an excellent way to experience the outdoors and indulge in fun camping activities without needing to travel. You also can sleep in your own bed and cook meals in your own kitchen if you...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
DIY Wall Art Ideas
Wall art helps to fill the space on any wall regardless of its size or shape. While it's easy to head to a big box store that sells home decor and other household items in order to find wall art to hang, it's far more interesting to create your wall art yourself. These are DIY wall art ideas...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Adjusting Your Smart Thermometer for Maximum Energy Savings
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Your smart thermostat is designed to save you money without your having to think about it. Of course, that doesn't mean that you don't have any say over how it works and how much money you save. We'll look at tips you can use to keep your energy bills as low as...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Updating Door Hardware Can Be a Décor Game-Changer
Sometimes the little things add up to major differences, and that idea holds true when updating door hardware. It’s not uncommon for relatively inexpensive doorknobs, locking systems and hinges to lose their luster prematurely. Repetitive use and age result in those once shiny finishes looking dull and worn out. Unattractive door hardware elements are like tiny blemishes in...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Video Tour - 24 Kelly Dr, West Springfield, MA 01089
This is it, this is the one! Home has been remodeled and updated. This adorable 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, with 2 car garage is move-in ready. Main floor enjoys an entryway mudroom, updated eat-in kitchen with granite counters, recessed lighting, fingerprint less stainless steel appliances, and access to the fenced in side yard. Living room with brick fireplace, hardwood floors, and a large picture window that overlooks the in-ground swimming pool. Just down the hall is the updated main full bath with linen closet, two nicely sized bedrooms with hardwood floors and closets with ample room. The primary/3rd bedroom enjoys a remodeled bath with...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
24 Kelly Dr, West Springfield, MA 01089 is now new to the market!
This is it, this is the one! Home has been remodeled and updated. This adorable 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, with 2 car garage is move-in ready. Main floor enjoys an entryway mudroom, updated eat-in kitchen with granite counters, recessed lighting, fingerprint less stainless steel appliances, and access to the fenced in side yard. Living room with brick fireplace, hardwood floors, and a large picture window that overlooks the in-ground swimming pool. Just down the hall is the updated main full bath with linen closet, two nicely sized bedrooms with hardwood floors and closets with ample room. The primary/3rd bedroom enjoys a remodeled bath with...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
3 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Smarter
If you’re putting your house on the market, you’re likely trying to find every way to increase buyer interest. There are many things you can do to boost home value and attractiveness to potential buyers. One thing that has become increasingly effective in modern home sales is smart technology. If you’re interested in adding some easy smart home...
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Posted on 12/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 30 High St, Northampton, MA 01062
Highest and Best offer in by 5PM Sept. 28th. No escalation clauses or personal letters please. This lovely classic home is updated with modern features and located just a short walk from downtown Florence, Coopers’ Corner and the Pie Bar. The home features southern exposure, two offices, home gym, and direct access to the Northampton Bikeway. It is freshly painted and is move in ready. Bright and sunny updated kitchen with center island and breakfast bar that overlooks the large Trex deck and backyard. Main level includes a three season front sunroom, open living and dining rooms. Second floor has three bedrooms, hardwood flooring...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
How to Maximize Space in a Tiny Kitchen
If you’re looking for ways to make a small kitchen seem bigger, it’s as simple as making strategic decoration decisions. Knowing how best to use the space and avoid clutter in a small room of any kind is a challenge. For a kitchen it can be especially difficult because of high traffic, the number of appliances and more....
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