Wallpaper Makes a Comeback

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The term “wall paper” feels almost politically incorrect, so reviled has it become over the years as a design option. But upon further research, it seems like wallpaper is making a comeback. According to an article in The Washington Post, wallpaper’s renaissance can be attributed to a new swath of fashionable prints and interesting textures Read More

NEW TO MARKET! 72 Cedar Street – Unit 2, Waltham

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Located in South Waltham, this large 3 bed, 2 full bath townhouse style condo lives like a single family with its spacious layout & private setting. The remodeled eat-in kitchen boasts contemporary design cabinets, quartz countertops, SS appliances including a gas stove w/hood, built-in wine rack, pantry, and leads to the open concept dining/living room Read More

How to Maintain Natural Stone Counters

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Durability is one reason homeowners choose natural stone for their kitchens and bathrooms, but the greatest appeal is often the sheer beauty of the material. Maintaining that luster and shine requires a bit of effort, but the ability to enjoy the unique character of natural stone makes it all worthwhile. It’s important to understand the Read More

Five Tips for Easy Spring Cleaning

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Is spring cleaning on your mind? It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Below are five tips for easy cleaning.   Decide what you are keeping Heard of the KonMari decluttering method?  Keep an item if it brings you joy and if you have room for it – if not, set it aside.  Start Read More

How to Check Your Roof for Damage

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Whether your roof is aged or just weathered a severe storm, staying on top of possible damage is key to extending the life of your home’s top half. Here are some tips to help detect and prevent water damage: Inspect your roof for damage after a severe storm. Remove any loose objects and debris. A clean Read More

5 Ways to Make a Personal Statement at Home

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There’s so much advice out there about neutralizing your home design for maximum resale value that our personalities are in danger of getting lost in the shuffle. Unless you’re getting ready to put your home on the market soon, go ahead and let your individuality shine through with interior design that reflects your tastes and Read More

How to Maintain Marble Floors

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Veins of color and unique patterns give marble tile a truly stunning appearance. However, maintaining that elegance may seem anything but effortless. Common advice cautions against using vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other general-purpose cleaners, while taking care to prevent scratches from the wheels of an old vacuum or basic sand and dirt is paramount. With Read More

New Job? New City? 4 Tips for Finding the Perfect New Home

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You’re exploring life as a new employee in a city of which you know little. The last thing you want to do is blindly choose a house out of necessity. Here are four tips that can help you in your quest to find the perfect new home in your new city. Understand Your Personality and Read More

10 Things to Inspect before You Rent

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Are you or a family member in the market for a rental? Make an informed choice by following this inspection checklist from the experts at RentHop: 1. Cellphone reception In today’s world, we tend to assume we can get great coverage anywhere and everywhere. That’s not necessarily so. When you’re touring a potential apartment, make Read More

Tips for Finding the Perfect Vacation Home

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For many, a small, pricey hotel room is no way to vacation. Many would prefer instead the space and creature comforts of a home away from home. Renting a home, however, is not like booking a hotel.  Hotels come with a lot of predictability in terms of size, location and amenities. With a vacation home, Read More