Home Improvements

June 27, 2016

5 Inexpensive Items That Make Gorgeous Backsplashes


The backsplash is by far the most fun design decision during a kitchen remodel — so why settle for standard tile or stone? Instead, turn an everyday collection into an unexpected backsplash display. The design secret here is the multiples: when small graphic items are arranged side by side ...

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March 23, 2016

A Real Estate Wrinkle

How to age proof your home

I live in Boston in a 1916 New England colonial that I love. It's a perfect location, across from a park, five minutes from public transportation and four blocks from restaurants and stores. But the house won't be perfect if my husband ...

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March 17, 2016

The Colors That Help (and Hurt) Your Home’s Selling Potential

When decorating a home it’s easy to appeal to your own personal taste: A kitchen painted your favorite shade of red, or a brightly colored statement chair in your living room, can instantly make a new house feel like home.

But, if you’re ever planning to sell your home, you ...

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Feb. 22, 2016

What Lurks Outside Those Walls?

Home inspections often don't delve into landscaping issues- but should.

Mature trees towering over a yard may draw house hunters, but failing to inspect the health and location of those trees could prove a costly mistake. The same goes for inspecting a home's irrigation system, soil and grading ...

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Feb. 12, 2016

Aluminum Branch-circut Wiring

This article comes from one our of preferred inspectors, Pillar to Post.


If you ask three electricians about the uses and safety of aluminum wiring, you will likely get at least three different answers. Furthermore, opinion varies again depending on where you live in North America. The more you ...

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