Category Archives: Home Design


Bathroom Renovation Resale Value

Tight space, tight budget, and the fear of sinking money you won’t get back.  Bathroom renovation resale value is not always 100%.  When getting ready to sell your condo, you can make small inexpensive changes with a big impact.

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5 Things About… Preparing Your Home for a Showing

There’s a big difference between well-polished and well-maintained, and sometimes it can mean the difference between a sale and a pass. If you’re preparing your home for open houses and showings, there are a few cardinal rules to keep in mind.

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July 1, 2013


Getting Your House Ready for Sale

Occasionally, the decision to put your house on the market is a spontaneous one.  A new employment opportunity comes up which means you having to relocate, or maybe that home you’ve adored from afar has just come on the market and you need to sell your current one to be able to snap it up.

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June 4, 2013


A Backyard Oasis to Brag About

Earlier this week, we talked all about gardening for the decidedly brown-thumbed. While we’re on the topic of the outdoors, why don’t we discuss ideas for making your backyard an outdoor oasis this summer?

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May 16, 2013


How Does Your Garden Grow?

Not everyone is blessed with a green thumb. Personally, it feels like plants wilt as soon as I touch them. Luckily, in our technologically-savvy world, there are a host of apps and gadgets to help the horticulturally-challenged, like me, grow a sprawling garden.

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May 13, 2013


HGTV’s House Hunters: My Experience with Television

In November, I was selected to a part of HGTV’s House Hunters. It was such an amazing experience that I am I am excited to share—to truly understand what actually goes into making a television show would shock you! Being able to bring HGTV’s cameras here to Bedford, New York to showcase—on a national level—how cool it is to live in this dynamic community has been an honor.

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April 10, 2013


Are You Ready for Spring Cleaning?

It’s that time of year again! Although there might still be snow on the ground in New England (and maybe more on the way), the first day of spring has come and gone and that means it’s time for spring cleaning. While the “cleaning” portion may not be an effortless, inspiring project, the after effect is usually satisfying. Use some of our tips and tricks below to help make it all seem more manageable.

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March 25, 2013


Rain Barrel Benefits & Options

Collecting rain water for your home use can reduce your water bill, help your plants be healthier and is a feel good ecofriendly thing to do.  Rain water is collected from your roof and stored in a container, commonly referred to as a rain barrel.  Installing a system is relatively inexpensive, requires only a few steps and can add a decorative element to the outside of your home.

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March 12, 2013


How to Incorporate Spring’s Hottest Hues

Last week, we talked about quick and easy ways DIYs to spruce up your home. But, if you’re not the DIY-type, how about a little color inspiration instead?

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February 28, 2013