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Create your Outdoor Oasis

OutdoorKitchens_site4_32Think of your deck or patio as an extension of your home. A comfortable outdoor space that acts like a magnet to pull you outside to read the morning paper, curl up with a favorite book or relax with the setting sun.

  1. An outdoor copper thermometer and clock or decorative wall sconces with candles that cast a warm, inviting atmosphere at night make good accessories for outdoor rooms. Continue reading

The ‘Greener’ Side of Ponds: Environmental Benefits of Owning a Pond

PondSpring is around the corner and as the days get longer and weather gets warmer you’ll soon be thinking about outdoor projects. And perhaps you might have thought about adding a pond or water feature.  There’s no doubt the primary driver for homeowners to add a pond to their landscape is to create a place of beauty and relaxation where they can escape this hectic world. Another benefit is increasing their home’s living space by adding an outdoor living room around the water garden.

 

By replacing some or all of your lawn with a pond or water feature, you can conserve energy, save money, support the environment and have a beautiful place to relax! Continue reading

Thinking of selling your home?

Selling your Home

With the real estate market flooded with houses for sale and record low home prices, it’s a buyers-market. If you are planning to sell your home soon, it pays to know which renovations and additions will increase the value of your property. Knowing if the money that you spend to fix-up your current home will pay off when it comes time to put it on the real estate market can put you way ahead in the real-estate game.

When you are completing renovations on your home with the intention of selling it, make sure they are done properly and are clearly of good quality. Using a professional to do the work will not only give you the quality final product you want, but will also ensure that a building permit (if one is required) will be obtained and a warranty on the workmanship and materials will be in place. Real estate professionals agree that if you want to get the best resale value for your home, get renovations done by an expert. Continue reading