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Posted on 10/24/2021
Make Your Space Extravagant With These Mild Kitchen Upgrades
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels Home designers are seeing a pretty specific dream sheet of most-desired features in contemporary kitchen design. And those features aren’t as surprising or innovative as you might think. Here’s a brief overview of today’s most popular (and useful) kitchen features. 1. A Kitchen Island For many people building a home, the dream...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Wood Crafting DIY: 3 Table Ideas
Tables are some of the best furnishings for woodworkers of all skill levels. Whether you’re just getting started or have been crafting for years, there’s a table design that’s sure to be perfect for you and your home. If you’re looking to make a wooden table that will add major style for a small price tag, we’ve put...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
3 Things Property Owners Need to Know About Building Permits
A great deal of misinformation about obtaining building permits exists that sometimes results in property owners not securing one. An inspector combing through your entire home looking for violations rarely happens in practice. Of course, if the house has been significantly altered over the years without pulling a permit, it’s not unreasonable for a building code enforcement officer...
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Posted on 10/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 490 Quinnipiac Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513
ATTENTION BOAT OWNERS! Chance of a lifetime on the Quinnipiac River. Historic 1810 Oyster House. Caringly restored in 1988 and further updated in 2000. The property features a 30 foot fixed pier with aluminum ramp to a floating dock AND 4 pile moorings out 200 feet in navigable channel. Enjoy water living with fabulous sunsets, cool breezes, and shore birds from your own back deck and patio. Located in the Fairhaven Historic District, this home features 4 working fireplaces, updated mechanicals, wide plank hardwood floors, custom built storm windows, and many historic features. The main level features a combination living room and dining...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
5 Questions to Help You Choose a Home Builder
Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels Finding the right home builder can be an overwhelming task. Even if you’ve narrowed down a list of top choices, it's difficult to know if you’re making the right choice. No matter how much research you do on your own, some of the most important information is what you can get by...
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Posted on 10/01/2021
Another Property Rented - 75 Washington Avenue #2-412, Hamden, CT 06518
55+ COMPLEX!! Move right in to this immaculate one bedroom, one bath ranch style condo! Unit is clean and neat and light and bright. Bedroom has a full bath and closet. Living room has a French door that leads to a private screened porch. Two large closets in main hallway. Fully applianced kitchen. Stackable washer and dryer right in the unit! Totally turn-key! TENANT MUST BE 55+ AND HAVE A CREDIT SCORE OF 650 OR BETTER. No smoking and no pets...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Bathroom Vanities: DIY Ideas to Revamp Your Bathroom
Whether you want to replace your current bathroom vanity or add one to a bathroom that doesn’t have one, DIY bathroom vanities are a great option. Making your own bathroom vanities means you can design them any way you want. Your DIY bathroom vanities can blend in with the surrounding bathroom design or stand out and serve as...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Don't Forget These Renovation Contract Details
Homeowners and contractors sometimes grow frustrated because of miscommunications. Even with what appears to be a well-crafted remodeling agreement, people interpret things differently. That's why it’s essential to include mutually agreeable dispute resolution clauses in your contract. How to Minimize Potential Disputes Understanding how the project rolls out often proves enlightening. It's not uncommon for a construction company...
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Posted on 09/17/2021
Another Property Rented - 7 Wooster Place #7, New Haven, CT 06511
Lovely updated 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath condo in historic brick carriage house with views of Wooster Square Park. Private gated entrance with deck and gardens. Hardwood floors. Partial basement with full sized laundry. Central air. Off-street parking. Large combo living room/dining room Dogs possible with landlord approval. Rent does not include utilities. No...
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Posted on 09/17/2021
Another Property Rented - 1204 Whitney Avenue #515, Hamden, CT 06517
Lovely top floor unit in Whitney Commons condominiums. Lots of natural light. Nice sized rooms. Well maintained apartment with newer appliances and heat pump. Private balcony with seasonal East Rock views. Walk to Whitneyville center for shopping, post office, restaurants, library, and more! A quick commute to downtown New Haven. On the bus-line. Off-street parking. No pets. No smoking. Agent owner. Photos from previous...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
New Home: Pros and Cons of Modular and Stick-Built Houses
When you’re looking into having a home built, should you go with a modular home or a stick-built home? Both types of homes have their advantages, but it’s also important to consider their potential drawbacks. To make the right decision for you, weigh the pros and cons of stick-built and modular homes. Keep the following information in mind...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
DIY: Create The Perfect Fire Pit for Your Space
Having a backyard fire pit gives you a great place to sit around with family and friends on summer nights or cooler nights. Although fire pits are sold in many stores, building your own gives you more control over how it looks. You can design your own fire pit, construct it yourself, and set it up to use...
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