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Posted on 01/16/2022
Benefits Of Transforming A Hallway Into A Galley Kitchen
Photo by Katerina Holmes from Pexels When everyday people hear the term "galley kitchen" their minds typically imagine the lower deck of a ship. To say this ranks among the top galley kitchen ideas misconceptions would be something of an understatement. A galley kitchen design utilizes a narrow space in a home or commercial building that positions appliances,...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
3 Quick tips for converting your basement into a rec room
When growing households experience household congestion, expanding their usable living space footprint by remodeling the basement ranks among the best solutions, especially when extra recreational and lounging space is needed. Along with the increased quality-of-life benefits, a remodeled basement reportedly delivers upwards of a 7% return on investment. If you are considering transforming a basement into a rec...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Best Ways to Wear Out Your Pets Before Showing Your Home
Image by Katrin B. from Pixabay As you get ready to show your home, you likely already set up a place for your pets to go during that time. But did you remember to set aside some time to wear out all their excess energy before they go? If not, then this is a good time to figure...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
6 Ways to Treat & Prevent Whiteflies
Whiteflies are a common pest affecting both houseplants and outdoor gardens. Like many plant pests, whiteflies can damage and even kill your plants if left untreated. Luckily, there are several ways to treat whitefly infestations in your houseplants. Here are some of the most effective methods: Vacuum Whiteflies can be sucked up with a vacuum and disposed of...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
3 Easy Smart Home Upgrades You Can Install Yourself
Adding smart home technology doesn’t have to be a complicated task. No matter your tech skill level, there is an upgrade project for your home that you can install on your own. If you’re wanting to add some smart technology to your home without the hassle, here are some easy-install ideas: Smart Speakers If you’re wanting to invest...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Stick-Built Construction: Errors to Avoid
Having a stick-built home constructed provides you with a whole new house to move into that has the features and design you want. While these homes offer several benefits over purchasing existing homes, it’s important to make sure the stick-built home construction process is done right. Otherwise, you could end with regrets about your new home in terms...
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Posted on 12/07/2021
Another Property Sold - 1469 Farmington Avenue #48, Bristol, CT 06010
Enjoy zero maintenance with this fantastic, spacious end unit! Open floor plan with cathedral ceilings. Entertain guests on the three-season porch or cozy up to the electric fireplace. Enjoy the walk-in closets that you dream about! Bedrooms do not share a wall with any other units. Two car attached garage, newly finished basement, central air, updated heat pump, and hot water heater in 2010. The well-maintained complex sits on the Farmington/Bristol line allowing for easy commutes. Don't hesitate to call this beautiful condo...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Green Methods to Protect Your Home & Garden from Pests
Image by kimgreenhalgh90 from Pixabay For a long time, pesticides have been the preferred option among homeowners who want to keep their lawns and gardens pest-free. However, now that it's clear that these pesticides are actually more harmful to your lawn, the environment, the wildlife who call your area home and even you it's important to consider green...
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Posted on 12/04/2021
Another Property Sold - 446 Naugatuck Avenue #446, Milford, CT 06460
MOVE IN READY! Drive up and fall in love with this pristine newer build (2008) TOWNHOUSE in Milford's BEACH COMMUNITY of Devon! A must see END-UNIT CONDO nestled in the small, quiet complex of Southwind Cove. With two airy levels and an indoor/outdoor flow, the main level features a sought-after OPEN CONCEPT floorplan, 9' ceilings, hardwood floors, a gorgeous Kitchen with granite/stainless steel appliances/custom cabinetry and a pantry, flexible Living and Dining Room spaces, a convenient Half Bath, and sliders to the PRIVATE PATIO and fenced garden area! Upstairs there are 2 EXPANSIVE BEDROOMS, each ensuite with tubs and showers, and a...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Your Guide to Container Gardening
Container gardening can be an excellent way to grow and enjoy plants with limited space. It also allows you the opportunity to be creative and set up aesthetically pleasing combinations perfect for your garden or outdoor space. Here are some basic tips for a successful container garden: Container Container planting allows a lot of flexibility both in terms...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Refresh Your Home Office With These DIY Decor Ideas
The home office has become one of the most important rooms in any house. Whether you have always been a remote worker or you are new to the idea of working from home, you are going to want to carve out a space that allows you to feel both productive and relaxed. As you set up your home...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Avoid Common First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes With These Tips
Photo by William Fortunato from Pexels Buying a home is a big decision made up of dozens of smaller decisions. With so many moving parts in the process it's difficult to know you’re making the best choices. Some of the most important choices in buying a home have to do with finances. Here we will go over some...
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