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A Homeowner's Work is Never Done: Fall Maintenance Checklist
September 4, 2012 Russ Busa

With cooler temperatures, homeowners start to think about their home fall maintenance checklist. The season is a transition between summer and winter, and a few maintenance projects prepare your home for the upcoming months. From winterizing your pool to trimming dead tree branches, make time to protect your home.

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Kitchen Functionality Questionnaire
July 2, 2012 Russ Busa

When it comes to your kitchen, what type of "user" are you? Are you an aspiring chef or a take-out queen? Do you have young children in your house? What about pets? What tasks do you use your kitchen for besides cooking (i.e. homework, bill paying, internet surfing, etc.)? Answering these questions will help inform your kitchen design. Use this functionality questionnaire to help you define your needs.

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Keep Dad in Mind When Searching for Your New Home
June 5, 2012 Russ Busa

As Father's Day approaches, we wanted to be sure to remember dear old Dad. We talk an awful lot about the great kitchens, terrific school systems and family-friendly amenities that are important when selecting a new home, but when you’re searching for new custom built homes in the Greater Boston area, remember to keep Dad in mind, too.

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11 Things Every Kitchen Should Have
April 2, 2012 Russ Busa

Updating your kitchen? House Beautiful asked designer Mick De Giulio — who designed his first kitchen when he was 19 and has 3,000 projects under his belt — to give them a list of what he thinks are the essentials. We reposted this article, as we thought this was great food for thought. Check it out!

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Kitchen Budgeting Tool
January 11, 2012 Russ Busa

The big question on everyone’s mind before a kitchen remodeling or renovation project is “how much is this going to cost me?” This Kitchen Budgeting Tool can help.

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Safety First…Your Home Fireplace
December 13, 2011 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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Winter is Coming. Can Your Roof Handle the Pressure?!
November 9, 2011 Russ Busa

The October snowstorm 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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Don't Get Left Out in the Cold!
November 2, 2011 Russ Busa

So the October Nor-Easter 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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Thought-starters For Your Kitchen Remodel
October 12, 2011 Russ Busa

Many of our customers come to us wanting to remodel their outdated kitchens. Here are some important considerations to think about before you take on this type of project.

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Increase Storage by Adding an Island to Your Kitchen
August 31, 2011 Russ Busa

If you’re looking to do a kitchen remodel and want that designer look and feel – not to mention the added bonus of extra storage space – then it’s time to add a gorgeous island to your kitchen.

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