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Safety First…Your Home Fireplace
January 19, 2023 Russ Busa

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..." There’s something extra special about a fireplace. It doesn’t matter if it’s wood-burning, gas or electric, a fireplace adds ambiance to your home especially during the winter.

Whether you have already lit your first fire of the season or not, here are a few important fireplace safety tips to remember:

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Light & bright kitchen renovation in Burlington, MA
January 5, 2023 Russ Busa

As part of a major home renovation and addition, Sterling Homes remodeled the dated kitchen at this home in Burlington, MA. Upgrades included top-of-the-line appliances, porcelain countertops and backsplash, a custom pantry as well as a beverage center in the island.

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Don't Get Left Out in the Cold!
December 30, 2022 Russ Busa

So last week's "snow bomb cyclone" left a lot of us without power, cable, and all the creature comforts! To be ready next time, take a look at the following tips to “weather the storm”!  Also, check with your insurance provider about coverage on storm damage. This USAA site provides some good info on typical coverage.

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Winter is Coming. Can Your Roof Handle the Pressure?!
November 10, 2022 Russ Busa

The season's heavy rain has got all Greater Boston residents thinking of the long months ahead. Before winter really sets in, you should evaluate the condition of your roofing to determine if it can handle the pressure!

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Master Suite and Guest Room Addition in Newton
October 20, 2022 Russ Busa

This busy family of four needed some additional space in their 1950 Newton ranch. The home had three bedrooms and two small baths. With two teenagers and frequent house guests, a master suite, guest space and bathroom upgrades were in order.

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Wide Open Spaces in Winchester, MA
August 18, 2022 Russ Busa

This Winchester family of five was seeking to update their ranch-style home. Their wish list included an open floor plan, master suite and a garage addition.

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A New Age in Home Design: 3D Planning with Joe Dellanno
June 22, 2022 Russ Busa

3D modeling has changed the world of architecture designs, and Sterling Homes is happy to offer this service to our clients with designer, Joe Dellano.

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Top 5 Tips for Your Summer Renovation Project
June 16, 2022 Russ Busa

It’s hard to believe for us New Englanders, but summer is almost here! As we look forward to sunny days, it’s time to think about more fun endeavors like home renovation!

You’ve been dreaming about it for years. You can see the fixtures, the flooring; it’s all coming together in your mind. You know you are ready to start that home renovation project, but you are not sure where to begin.

For many, a home renovation project can seem daunting. We’ve compiled a list of five key items to consider in your planning.

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Innovative building technology products
June 8, 2022 Russ Busa

Technology isn’t just for electronics – the building industry is constantly innovating to create energy-efficient and low-maintenance products for today’s state-of-the-art homes. From low-maintenance siding and trim products to the newest thinking in home weatherization, here are just a few of the innovations available to builders to make your new home the best it can be.

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