I'm finally at a point where (I think) I am ready to dip my toe back in the real estate world. Much like the first time I did this, I'm heavily leaning toward an investment property. All that really means (to me) is I'm not buying this property to simply live in and call "home."
While it may be a bit late in the season to think about landscaping updates or changes, I think it is the perfect time to do a little planning. Just like buying skis in May or a new motorcycle in October, there's a good chance you can take advantage of some end-of-season deals.
I finally did it. I stripped, sanded and stained the deck. It was a bit more work than I was expecting but the payoff was well worth it. Gone are the huge swaths of peeling paint and stain, waiting to poke themselves into your bare feet.
Space is a premium in most bathrooms that we remodel, and it’s essential to create realistic expectations for how to best use space. In tighter spaces, often is it not realistic or practical to include both a separate shower stall and a dedicated space for a tub.
We have just finished a moderate upgrade to the kitchen. A new dishwasher, oven and fridge are happily living in that space now. The previous appliances were not entirely "used up" but it was certainly time for a refresh.
At Country Cabinets, etc., we carefully track trends in the kitchen and bath industry to help assure that our clients’ new kitchens and baths are not only on point but are capable of withstanding the test of time. Here are the top mid-year trends in our region.
I'm writing with a heavy heart today. Our good friend, mentor, teacher, coach and fearless leader, Richard Badger, passed away last week. His knowledge of the Mount Washington Valley and his associated involvement in countless aspects of life here will be sorely missed. It always made my day…
The ability to convert dreams into reality is the number one reason why homeowners undertake a renovation project, found a recent survey of more than 142,000 homeowners conducted by houzz.com. Of those, nearly half undertook a renovation project in 2018.
We all approach big purchases in our own (sometimes) methodical ways. Sometimes, we research the snot out of the item before laying down our cash. We weigh the different brands, models, features and specifications to see which will fit our needs and budget.
It's no secret that I love the outdoors. Whenever possible, I am out on the road, trail, water or slopes simply enjoying not being in front of a computer. This time of year, we are apparently in the midst of "growing season" for my lawn because I'm mowing it twice a week.
When clients come to the Country Cabinets, etc. showroom, we spend a majority of the planning time finding answers to questions that only experienced designers know to ask. One of those planning considerations is where to locate the sink or sinks in a new kitchen.
Making the decision to remodel your kitchen, bath or any other part of your home is huge. It's fraught with anxiety and unknowns. A professional showroom's role is to ease the fear and eliminate stress.
Although I've only experienced the joy of these services once, if you can swing it, hiring a moving company to relocate all of your stuff is simply awesome. You are only left with the packing up (which some also offer as an add-on service) and boxing of your items and the rest is left to them.
To be fair, I'm not expecting you to actually read to your home. There is also no need for it to go to college and learn Latin. What we're going to talk about today is making your home a little smarter by adding some technology to the mix. The objective is to make our homes (and the systems …
One secret to designing a great kitchen is to account for your storage needs and desires in the initial planning phases. A storage plan will address how often you cook, entertain and hold gatherings. A great kitchen must not only look out of this world, but it also must incorporate the best …
With the weather finally rolling into a nice steady warmth, I've been enjoying some cycling and hiking and still find myself looking forward to more time in the woods and on the road. As the temps have been climbing, so has interest in real estate.