DIY

Buying a Fixer-Upper? 6 Common Concerns Addressed

Buying fixer-uppers are a super popular move nowadays — especially given the rise of shows like “Flip This House” and “Fixer Upper.” Not only do fixer-upper properties usually come at a lower prices than move-in ready ones, but they’re also just fun projects. Gung-ho homeowners can dive in, DIY to their heart’s content, and truly [...]

By |2018-09-11T11:09:38+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Purchase|Tags: , , |

An Inside Look at Navigating the Brimfield Antique Show

The Brimfield antique show is the Super Bowl of New England flea markets — as diverse in its treasures as it is in its attendees. It's a scavenger hunt for both professional and casual DIYers, a hunting ground for HGTV hopefuls, and a curiosity for collectors from all over. The show takes place three times [...]

By |2018-08-29T09:11:10+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , |

Lush Landscaping & Tiny Homes: Stop and Smell the Roses at the Newport Flower Show

Newport, Rhode Island is home to one of the most anticipated flower shows in the country — and we're lucky enough to live here! Situated on the lavish grounds of Rosecliff — one of Newport's Gilded Age mansions — the annual event always provides a guaranteed gorgeous and inspiring weekend for locals, tourists, and flower [...]

By |2018-06-28T14:18:59+00:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home, Misc|Tags: , , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Bathroom

When it comes to value-adding renovations, the bathroom is one of the best places to start. According to Remodeling magazine, a bathroom remodel delivers about a 70 percent return on investment, adding around $13K in value to the property as a whole. Upscale bathroom remodels add more than $34,000 in value. But like any statistics, [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:21:41+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen is one of the smartest moves you can make as a homeowner. In fact, according to Remodeling Magazine, when it comes to home projects, it delivers one of the biggest ROIs in the books. The average homeowner recoups more than 81% of their costs on a minor kitchen remodel, adding about $17K [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:22:07+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , , |

Salute Your Home: How to Display Your Colors for Flag Day 2018

Many of us mark Memorial Day as the beginning of summer — a solemn occasion intended to honor those who've died in service to their country. But, following that holiday and shortly before the fireworks of Independence day, comes Flag Day. What Is Flag Day? Flag Day commemorates two events. First, the adoption of the [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:13:59+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Misc, Veterans|Tags: , , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Backyards & Patios

When it comes to renovating your home, choosing your projects carefully is key — at least if you want to ensure those projects are worth it. While some upgrades may add to your home’s aesthetic or come with extra convenience or comfort, the truth is not all renovations are created equally — especially when it [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:20:50+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , |

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