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Posted on 10/24/2021
Passive Solar Homes: What You Need to Know
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels If you're purchasing a new construction, consider the benefits of a passive solar home. Unlike simple solar panels that attach to your roof, architects design passive solar homes from the ground up, taking into consideration such elements as building site, position and materials. True passive solar homes collect heat throughout the day...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
How to Create Relaxing Spaces In Your Home
Image by Kari Shea from Pixabay Have you ever walked into someone's home or office space and instantly felt that it was positive, welcoming and peaceful? It means more harmonious work with customers and clients and a more peaceful attitude at home. Imagine walking through your front door and the stresses of the day melting away. A good...
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Posted on 10/14/2021
Another Property Sold - 67 North Sterling Road, Plainfield, CT 06354
Just nine years old, this charming country colonial has 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, A lovely open center island kitchen, a large diningroom with sliders to the rear deck. The comfy livingroom is open to the diningroom. Very nice flow for the main living area. 3 Bedroom upstairs. Large bathroom with Jack & Jill access from Master Bedroom. Finished room in Lower Level, 1 Car Attached Garage. Wonderfully inviting back deck, partially covered, overlooks backyard. There is a fenced in area that holds a horse, a couple of pigs, and two adorable goats. The rear yard is private and extends to the River. Great home with lots of...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
How to Choose an Interior Design Contractor
Changing your home or getting your new home set up can go much more smoothly when you hire interior design contractors. These contractors can help you decide on designing different areas of your home to achieve the style you want. When you’re hiring interior design contractors, it’s important to keep the following tips in mind. These tips help...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
5 DIY Patio Upgrade Ideas for Your Backyard
A backyard patio can be much more than a simple concrete slab. Patios are a place to gather, relax and enjoy your outdoor space in a variety of ways. If your backyard doesn’t have a patio or if you’re looking to update the one you have, here are some fresh ideas for DIY patio projects to try. Pavers...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Fire Pits, Fountains, Festivities: How to Jazz Up Your Backyard
Image by Andy Giraud from Pixabay Your backyard is just as much a part of your property as your kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. And yet, you may not spend very much time enjoying the space when all is said and done. If you want to give yourself a reason to get out in the fresh air, you may...
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Posted on 09/22/2021
Another Property Sold - 294 Orchard Hill Road, Pomfret, CT 06259
Welcome to Pomfret! This 2 bed, 1 bath ranch features original hardwood flooring, a spacious living room for entertaining, and a large master bedroom. Updates include windows, a high efficiency propane furnace, a newer wood furnace, central air, a whole house filter, septic system and a new well pump. This home has owned solar panels which will transfer to the new owner! Huge savings monthly! All of the mechanicals are updated! Recently renovated bath and kitchen with new cabinets and granite countertops. On scenic route 169 with easy access to surrounding towns and walking distance to the nearby Lapsley Orchards. This home is in the...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
What is Green New Construction?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay There are multiple trends in green home building these days, so much so that it can create confusion as to what a green home actually is. People might claim that their home is sustainable without actually qualifying how. We'll look at the parameters and how to identify an environmentally-friendly home that works...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
How to Use Decorative Accents to Style Your Outdoor Space
Decorative items can make an enormous impact on the entire design of an outdoor space. Whether used sparingly or to create chic, creative clutter, accessories are the way to upgrade a patio or porch and make it truly your own. However, it’s hard to know where to begin. How do you use decorative accents to create your own...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
A First-Time Homebuyer's Guide to Mortgage Basics
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay Financing a new home can seem overwhelming. For first-time homebuyers, the entire concept of obtaining a mortgage might seem especially daunting. There are many different lenders and many different types of mortgages available, so it's difficult to know which ones are best. Here we will go over the common mortgage types available to...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Design: How to Make Your Home More Memorable With Traditional and Eclectic Accents
There's something about mixing two styles together that can add a lot of spice to a room. Unexpected touches and accents add the personality that people remember. Yet there's a danger to this approach because it's relatively easy to go overboard. Finding the right balance will have everything to do with the impression you create. Eclectic and Traditional...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Repurpose your Moving Boxes
Image by khathar ranglak from Shutterstock Most times, after moving your property into your new home, you have stacks of empty cardboard boxes to put away. After taking out the contents, you might be wondering what to do with that pile of cardboard. Thankfully, cardboard moving boxes are easy to reuse and can serve other purposes. Break Down...
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