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Posted on 04/08/2022
Add Life to Your Yard with These Garden Decor Items
Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home, and as such many people find that they spend a lot of time in their yards. Whether you have acres of property and an expansive kitchen garden or you have a small but charming cement patio outside of your terrace level apartment, you can spruce up your yard...
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Posted on 04/01/2022
Dining Room Decorating Tips to Try
Does your dining room need a makeover? There are lots of ways you can show your personal style while maintaining a room’s important functionality. If you’re looking for some decorating ideas for your dining room, here are some suggestions to help: Follow the Architecture The best place to begin is with the design of your home. Try choosing...
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Posted on 03/25/2022
Home remodeling on a budget
Home remodeling doesn’t have to break the bank. No matter what you’re trying to update in your home, there are ways to save money while still making a big impact. Whether you’re redecorating your dining room or demolishing walls to create more usable space, here are some basic tips for home remodeling on a budget: Clean your home...
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Posted on 03/22/2022
Another Property Sold - 591 S Orleans Road, Orleans, MA 02653
South Orleans Classic:Beautifully sited Saltbox enjoys a superior position at the crest of the hill overlooking rolling lawns and Pleasant Bay. Long a familiar silhouette with its adjacent shingled tower against the Orleans skyline, the Johnson property is a beloved landmark. The familiar red house presents traditional 8 over 12 windows, dentil molding and cedar roofing. Step back in time. A gracious gathering room spans 42 feet and features three bay windows and a wood burning fireplace. A host of stunning quilts, hooked rugs and needlepoint have been created here for six decades. Farmhouse kitchen invites drop-in guests. Oversized...
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Posted on 03/18/2022
34 Truro Center Road, Truro, MA 02666 is now new to the market!
This Beautiful well-kept antique home is situated on a large parcel of land with approximately 1.85 acres of nicely manicured and natural landscape. The home sits back from the road which affords privacy and with such a large yard a pool could be a nice addition. It's centrally located within walking distance to the center of town and to one of the nicest restaurants in Truro. It's ideal for large families with 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 6 bedroom septic system in the ground. A sizeable family room with one bedroom and bath above were added in the late 90's. This room is perfect for family gatherings or just relaxing after a fun day...
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Posted on 03/18/2022
Expert Tips for Moving With Houseplants
When moving with houseplants it’s important to make the process as low-stress as possible, both for you and the plants. While relocating can be complicated and overwhelming, there are ways to make sure your plants will travel safely and happily to your new home. Here are some expert tips for packing and moving your houseplants. Repot to Plastic...
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Posted on 03/11/2022
Wood Crafting DIY Ideas for Your Workspace
No matter where you work, it’s important to love the look of your workspace. Being in an aesthetically pleasing and refreshing environment can help with productivity and focus. If you’re looking for ways to add some organization and flair to your office environment, there are plenty of wood crafts you can DIY. Here are some ideas for crafting...
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Posted on 03/10/2022
Truro, MA Real Estate Market Update 3/10/2022
Click here to view Truro, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 03/04/2022
Tackle your to-do list with these weekend projects
Instead of feeling overwhelmed by a lengthy to-do list, try breaking it into manageable weekend projects for your home. It’s easy to put off some tasks because they seem difficult, but many are simpler and quicker to accomplish than you might expect. Here are some examples of weekend projects to mark off your to-do list this weekend: Deep...
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Posted on 02/25/2022
Design: How to do coastal design on a budget
The coastal vibe is light and airy with plenty of relaxing elements throughout the home. However, overdoing the theme and decor can put a large dent in your budget and leave your home feeling "overdone." Here are a few ways to incorporate a brilliant, relaxed coastal theme while staying within budget: Invest in a natural rug Natural fibers...
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Posted on 02/18/2022
How to Add Style & Storage Space to Your Farmhouse Design
Farmhouse decor celebrates the rustic and comfortable aspects of country life. One of the many advantages of embracing this design style in your home is the opportunity to upcycle old items and give them new purpose. Here are some great ideas for DIY projects to make your own farmhouse decor. Upcycled Pallet Headboard Wooden pallets are essential to...
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Posted on 02/11/2022
Concrete in foundation building: What you need to know
For centuries, builders have used concrete in foundation building for structures of all shapes and sizes. Concrete foundations are still the most common type of foundation for homes, commercial buildings and everything in between. There are several types of concrete foundation you should know if you’re planning to build a home. Here is a basic guide to the...
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