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Posted on 06/26/2022
DIY living room decor: How to make a rope basket
If you're interested in ways to create unique and budget-friendly DIY living room decor, consider upcycling a plastic laundry basket. With some simple materials, you can turn a plain round basket into a rustic woven rope basket for storing blankets and other items in your living room. Here is a short guide to creating your own DIY rope...
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Posted on 06/25/2022
Another Property Sold - 301 Knapps Highway, Fairfield, CT 06825
Lovely cape that was clearly well-loved by its owners. The house offers three bedrooms, one bath, a cozy kitchen that opens into a light-filled 4 season sunroom overlooking the private backyard, separate dining room, living room and a first floor bedroom. Hardwood floors under the first floor wall-to-wall carpets and a detached garage that provides privacy for the backyard. But it has the potential to be much more. Built in 1951, the house has good bones and is close to everything Fairfield has to offer and everything you’ll need. There is a lower level just waiting to be finished with a corner dry bar and a 2nd floor that is just screaming...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Here's Why You Should Consider Alternatives to Pressure-Treated Wood for Your Deck or Patio
Many homeowners choose pressure-treated pine to build decks based on its price and longevity. While the material ranks as the undisputed go-to lumber for decks and patios, it may not be a perfect fit for every homeowner. That's largely because pressure-treated pine brings a few negatives to the table. About Pressure-Treated Lumber Originally, pressure-treated lumber used to contain...
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Posted on 06/14/2022
Another Property Sold - 193 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT 06880
Welcome to "Rosebud". A long stone covered circular driveway leads up to a charming post and beam colonial barn situated on 1.05 majestic acres and sited on the west branch of the Saugatuck River. Original barn was built circa 1800 with renovations and additions in the late 1990's by a famed owner/architect. Enter through French doors into a skylit two story foyer. There are quarry tile floors throughout the foyer, dining area and kitchen. Off the kitchen is a silo eating area and a half bathroom. The great room has soaring thirty foot high ceilings, wide planked hardwood floors, built-ins, a brick fireplace and multi-level thermal pane...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Carpeted Stairs: Pros & Cons
If you are building a new home or renovating your current one, choice of floor covering is a major decision. Going with carpet, wood, laminate or other options in your living spaces makes a significant impact on both the looks and functionality of a space. For homes with multiple levels, stairs are a part of this equation. While...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Homeowners' Insurance: Understanding the Coverage Options
Homeowners’ insurance is a popular and widely recommended service for homeowners. It provides protection from certain types of incidents and can cover damage and losses to your property. It can also cover certain furnishings and assets besides the actual structure of the home. If you’re curious about homeowners’ insurance, how it works and how it compares to other...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Tornado Preparedness Tips
With wind speeds of over 300 miles per hour, a tornado can be devastating. Luckily, meteorologists can predict them accurately enough to give you time to get to safety. Before a tornado comes, however, it's important to be prepared. Here are some tips for being tornado-ready: Know Where to Go Under ground is the safest place to go...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Lawn care: The pros & cons of centipede grass
Centipede grass is a variety of bright-green grass commonly grown in warm, wet climates. It tolerates high temperatures and most soil types, which make it a superb lawn choice for homes in warmer regions. But even if your home meets the climate requirements, how do you know if centipede grass is the right choice for your lawn or...
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Posted on 05/19/2022
Another Property Sold - 365 South Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
She Sells Seashells by the Sea Shore! Absolute gem of a cape less than a half mile walk to the beach. The interior throughout was designed for comfort, functional space, and a terrific first impression. Pleasant and bright kitchen opens to the eat-in area that, in turn, opens to the deck and backyard. There’s a storybook shed and extra lounge area back there, too. The large upstairs bedrooms are charm personified with lovely dormers and hardwood floors. The lower level features a finished playroom with built-ins. New, warm, wood floors upstairs, newly painted throughout, New range, AC condenser along with several other improvements. Close to...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
What Does Fair Market Value Affect?
There are many variables that make up the fair market value of a property. Because this value depends heavily on the environment and the property itself, it’s crucial in making sure you get the best buying or selling price. Here are some of the biggest things that fair market value affects: Insurance Homeowner’s insurance always uses the fair...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Quick Tips for Perfect Built-In Shelving
When you need more storage space, built-in shelves are an ideal choice. These shelves can add visual appeal to any room while also providing storage space that takes up minimal floor space. You don’t have to hire professionals to get built-in shelves in your home. With a bit of time and the right materials, you can easily make...
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Posted on 05/05/2022
301 Knapps Highway, Fairfield, CT 06825 is now new to the market!
Lovely cape that was clearly well-loved by its owners. The house offers three bedrooms, one bath, a cozy kitchen that opens into a light-filled 4 season sunroom overlooking the private backyard, separate dining room, living room and a first floor bedroom. Hardwood floors under the first floor wall-to-wall carpets and a detached garage that provides privacy for the backyard. But it has the potential to be much more. Built in 1951, the house has good bones and is close to everything Fairfield has to offer and everything you’ll need. There is a lower level just waiting to be finished with a corner dry bar and a 2nd floor that is just screaming...
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