DIY

7 Don’ts of DIY Home Improvements

With the rise of shows like “Fixer Upper” and “Flip or Flop,” DIY renovations have become one of the hottest trends with today’s homeowners. But updating your property takes more than a few feet of shiplap and some shabby chic paint — especially if you want your reno done safely, properly, and in an aesthetically [...]

By |2018-11-15T12:33:16+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Refinance|Tags: , , , |

Home Improvements That Cost Under $1,000

High-impact home renovations don’t have to come with equally high costs. In fact, some of the most game-changing upgrades and improvements are actually some of the least expensive. Are you looking for some DIY projects that pack a big punch without putting a dent in your bank account? Here are 10 of the best: Add [...]

By |2018-11-09T11:04:49+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY|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: , , , |

Try Something New: 3 Trendy Interior Design Styles 

Looking to revitalize your home with some new décor, furniture, or just a fresh layout? Then you could probably use some inspiration when it comes to interior design styles. Fortunately, if you haven’t redecorated in the past five years or so, there’s a lot out there to pull from. Numerous new design styles have hit the [...]

By |2018-07-11T08:57:22+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Home|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: , , , |

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: , , |

Renovate Your Home for Under $10,000

Home renovation doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, if you choose the right projects—as well as the right materials and contractors to help—it could actually add value to your home, essentially paying for itself in the long run. So where should you start? What home low-cost, under $10K reno [...]

By |2018-06-12T07:33:40+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home, Maintenance|Tags: , |

Giving Your Fireplace a Facelift

Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Energy, Creativity Who doesn’t love a warm fire on a damp New England night? I've always loved my fireplace, but the stone was too rustic and yellow for my taste—and what I really wanted was to upgrade from wood burning to a gas insert. The insert would require purchasing the unit and lining [...]

By |2018-03-07T13:25:11+00:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , , |

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