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+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , , |

DIY Industrial Pipe Shelving

Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Energy, Creativity I’ve been upcycling and repurposing since I watched Grandma paint salvaged stands for her spider plant collections when I was a girl. We used to call it “yard-sailing” or “junk shopping”—and while we may have upgraded the name of one of my all-time favorite activities, the sense of purpose and pleasure [...]

By | 2018-02-07T12:23:04+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , |

Thinking Long-Term: How to Add Value to Your Future Home Sale 

Unless you plan to be in your home forever, you should always be considering its value---particularly when you choose remodeling projects, upgrades or even just go about the regular care and maintenance of your property. The right projects, upgrades, and care can mean a bigger ROI and more money in your pocket when it comes [...]

By | 2018-01-09T10:44:31+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Maintenance, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

When Home Improvement is a Bad Thing

Your home is a significant investment and one that you hope will grow over time. Getting a reasonable return on that investment takes time and careful consideration of a number of factors. Updating an old kitchen, renovating a bathroom, adding a room or even a second story to an existing home can all be worthwhile provided you don’t invest more money into your home than it is worth.

By | 2017-09-19T09:22:45+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: |

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