Gabrielle Di Bianco's Blog

Posted on 10/02/2022
The basics of obtaining a build permit
Most major construction or renovation projects require obtaining a building permit. However, because not every project requires a permit, it can be difficult to know if your particular plans require one. Here is a simple guide to help you determine if you need a permit: You will likely need a building permit for: Demolishing any walls or structures....
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Packing & Moving Guide: Expert Tips to Help
Packing up your home for a move might seem simple but there are ways to make it even simpler. With some extra planning, organization and creativity you can make your packing process easier and more efficient. Here are some essential packing tips to remember when it’s time to move. Gather Supplies First Before you pack, make sure you...
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Posted on 09/20/2022
Another Property Sold - 77 Morningside Drive South, Westport, CT 06880
Storied Private Westport Residence. This striking, three-storey Italianate Compound in Greens Farms earned its name, Franton Court, from the original curator and co-founder of the Guggenheim museum. Celebrated artists Wassily Kandinsky, Fernand Léger, Marc Chagall and even Frank Lloyd Wright were frequent visitors, to name-drop just a few. And who can blame them? The remarkable design and cunning craftsmanship give the impression that this is no mere house but, perhaps, a work of art. Light reflects and shimmers through uniquely designed rooms, each with its own dramatic assertions. In a different tone, but no less dramatic, is the...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Consider these things before you build a greenhouse
If you want to build a greenhouse at home, there are many things to consider first. Everything from building materials, style and intended use is worth planning carefully before you start. Here are some of the main things to consider before you build a greenhouse: What you’re planning to grow A greenhouse gives you the chance to grow...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
DIY Screen Divider Guide
There are a plethora of creative ways to divide a room. There are also many room dividers you can DIY to save money while building something completely custom. One simple and convenient way to divide a room is with a folding screen. Here is all of the info you'll need to make your own screen room divider. Materials...
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Posted on 09/06/2022
Another Property Rented - 3 Bittersweet Trail, Norwalk, CT 06853
Beautifully furnished Rowayton home available January 1st, 2022 through April 22, 2022. Walking distance to Five Mile River, shops, restaurants, Community Center (Rowayton Library, paddle courts and Dog Park) and Bayley...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Pros & Cons of Bottom-Watering Your Plants
Plant owners have likely encountered the term "bottom watering" concerning houseplant care. The method works by watering your plants using the drainage hole at the bottom rather than pouring water in from the top. There are many benefits to bottom watering, but there are also some downsides worth considering. Here is a basic guide to the pros and...
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Posted on 08/31/2022
Another Property Sold - 178 Church Street, Monroe, CT 06468
Charming updated ranch that sits on private wooded lot. Inside is 2 bedrooms, eat in kitchen, great room that is multi-purpose, and family room with wood stove. Detached 2 car garage for the hobbyist or extra storage. Recently re-paved driveway with extra parking space for boat or...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Understanding the fixed rate mortgage definition
To choose the right mortgage loan, it’s important to...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
FF&E Interior Design Projects
Furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) interior design projects might seem as though they only involve choosing new items based on their style, color and other aesthetic elements. However, FF&E projects go beyond aesthetics in scope. In fact, interior designers working on FF&E projects should do significant research on textiles, materials and other components to ensure safety standards. Items...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Simple ways to give your home resale value an instant powerup
If you’re a homeowner or potential homebuyer, you may be wondering how to add value to your home. Most of us know the advice of giving your home a fresh coat of paint, repairing and maintaining large features such as HVAC systems or roofs. But what other ways can you add to a home’s resale value? Here are...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
DIY concrete decor projects
When you encounter the term “DIY concrete,” you might think of giant cement mixtures and building foundations, not something you’d typically need for DIY projects. Don’t worry, there are many much smaller DIY projects you can accomplish with concrete to make your own unique decor. Here are some DIY concrete ideas to consider: Concrete coasters While coasters are...
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