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Posted on 09/19/2022
Power saws: 4 Basic types all homeowners & DIYers should know
When it comes to cutting, saws are among the first tools many folks think of. Most think of a household hack saw or common rip-cut saw, both needing only a little elbow grease to cut through whatever medium you may be using. But what about power saws? While hand saws are very common in the home, some power...
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Posted on 09/14/2022
37 Saxton St. 1, Boston, MA 02125 is now new to the market!
Welcome to 37 Saxton St located in the heart of Dorchester's highly sought-after Savin Hill neighborhood! This turnkey 2 bedroom condo includes an office and deeded garage parking spot. A short walk to public transportation ,shopping and restaurants. This condo is a must see! First open house is Saturday September 17th...
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Posted on 09/12/2022
Design: Fireplaces with timeless trends
When interior designers or architects design fireplaces, they often go with the classic brick fireplace or a timeless marble fireplace, which often serves as the focal point for a living room or dining room. But homeowners may be looking for fresh fireplace ideas that step outside the traditional setup, or want to explore new ways to spruce up...
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Posted on 09/05/2022
3 Upcycle Hacks for Craft Supply Storage
Sometimes the most efficient storage and organization solutions are right in front of us. You may find that there are items around the house you can repurpose for your craft room. If you're not sure where to start, here are some upcycle hacks to inspire you. Reimagine an Entryway Wall Organizer Wall-mounted organizers are useful for collecting important...
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Posted on 08/29/2022
Milton, MA Real Estate Market Update 8/29/2022
Click here to view Milton, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 08/29/2022
Revamp Your Dining Room With These Tableware Trends
Whether you’re having family dinner or hosting a larger gathering, a stylish dining table is key. No matter what interior design style you like or use in your dining room now, there are ways you can add new trends to refresh the look of your dining setup. Here are some of the top trends in tableware and flatware...
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Posted on 08/22/2022
How to Propagate & Grow Philodendrons in Water
Growing plants in water is a fun and convenient way of bringing nature indoors. Many popular houseplants and herbs can sprout and live in water with the right nutrients. Heartleaf philodendrons are especially successful growing this way. Here is a basic guide for growing a philodendron in water: What You'll Need A clear vessel - Commonly used items...
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Posted on 08/15/2022
Escrow accounts: 3 Quick basics to consider
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an experienced homeowner who’s been both the buyer and the seller, escrow accounts are things you need to be familiar with. Here are a few brief need-to-knows and reminders about escrow accounts to help you maneuver the home transaction process: What is an escrow account? An escrow account refers to an account,...
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Posted on 08/08/2022
Designing French gardens: 4 Key elements
To add classic elegance to your home’s exterior, consider taking inspiration from French gardens. French garden design has a legacy of precise, formal and beautiful landscaping, making it the perfect style for homeowners wanting to dress up their outdoor space. While a French garden can be more maintenance than other garden styles due to the emphasis on clean...
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Posted on 08/01/2022
How to use traditional home decor in your home
If you like rooms with warm and welcoming atmospheres, consider trying traditional home decor. While some might say the style is outdated, traditional decor endures as a popular option for even the most trendy and contemporary homes. To help inspire you, here are some ideas for using traditional style home decor at home: Furniture placement Furniture placement matters...
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Posted on 07/29/2022
Milton, MA Real Estate Market Update 7/29/2022
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Posted on 07/25/2022
Style secrets for beautiful living rooms
How does an interior designer turn regular living rooms into beautiful living rooms? Do they pull from a list of favorite living room ideas? Do they feature natural light from a window seat pouring over a coffee table? Maybe they feature one entire wall of wall art. While everybody’s personal style preferences are different, there are some common...
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