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Indoor pool
Posted Dec 22 at 2:22 PM in Tips & Trends by Marykate Forte
Bonus spaces like these will make you glad to shelter-in-place. Hunkering down at home is the new normal. But it doesn’t have to mean sacrificing on authentic experiences. Increasingly, homes are equipped with bonus rooms that make staying in worthwhile. From meditation rooms to sports-themed recreation areas and even glitzy bowling alleys, we’ve rounded up some stellar extra spaces that are so...
Festive holiday cocktails on serving tray
Posted Dec 16 at 11:15 AM in Tips & Trends by Jaci Conry
Weston Table founder & CEO, Dianne O’Connor, who is also an entertainer extraordinaire, wife and mother of five shares her tips for holiday decorating. Use What You HaveEspecially in 2020, when it’s important to stay as close to home as possible, one of O’Connor’s favorite decorating go-to’s is to use what you already have. “Each holiday season, we look at the ornaments that we’ve collected...
Holiday place setting with greenery and roses
Posted Dec 11 at 3:40 PM in Tips & Trends by Jaci Conry
Interior designer and owner of luxury showroom M-Geough, Eric Haydel uses native New England elements to anchor his holiday décor.  There are countless benefits of living in New England during the holiday season. At the top of the list, according to designer Eric Haydel, is the opportunity to incorporate live, locally sourced greenery into festive arrangements. For much of his own seasonal décor...
Luxury Range and Oven by L'Atelier Paris
Posted Nov 20 at 8:29 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Just as all home chefs are not created equal, neither are the ovens we use. And with Thanksgiving upon us, naturally, talk has turned to turkey (and stuffing, and potatoes, cranberries, etc.). To celebrate this cooking-centric holiday, we reached out to three kitchen experts to see what oven is tops in their minds and why. The following luxury-brand ovens are so precise and well designed that...
Winterizing tips for gunite pools from SSG Pools & Spas
Posted Nov 12 at 10:13 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
According to South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas, Inc. there’s no reason you can’t enjoy your pool right up until Thanksgiving—and with recreational opportunities being as limited as they are, we say you glean every ounce of pleasure out of the amenities you have in your own backyard.  When a homeowner has a gunite pool in New England, they are advised to have a heater. And, so long as you are...
Nickel gap wood paneling lines a custom hallway by McCormack Builders
Posted Nov 5 at 12:56 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Coin shortage? What coin shortage? Homeowners everywhere are loving the look of nickel gap wood treatments. While this type of cladding looks similar to shiplap, it’s a little different in that it uses tongue and groove boards that conceal nails for a smoother overall look. The gap between each board is consistent and, you guessed it, about the width of a nickel.  Construction by Costello Fine...
Custom pool, pool garden and pool house constructed by Onyx Corporation
Posted Oct 23 at 2:37 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
This past summer, residents everywhere were scrambling to make a splash in their own backyards and reaching out to Onyx Corporation to see just how fast the landscape professionals could make that happen. When installing a pool, there are many moving parts—it’s not just about finding a spot and filling ’er up. In actuality, the time to begin your landscape transformation is now; Onyx Corporation...
Screen porch addition by Longfellow Design Build
Posted Oct 15 at 9:57 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
In this day and age, every last one of us has to multitask, and Longfellow Design Build believes our houses should work as hard as we do. It’s likely your home has extra living space hidden in plain sight. Maybe you are all too clear on what could use a transformation or perhaps you need help envisioning the opportunities. Either way, the team at Longfellow Design Build can help. The design-build...
Turada Hardwood Shingles by Tropical Timberwoods
Posted Oct 2 at 12:45 PM in Tips & Trends by Andrea Mingels
With over 50 years of experience, Tropical Timberwoods Inc. is an industry leader in the production and distribution of tropical hardwoods and the leading importer and exclusive provider of Turada Hardwood Shingles – a beautiful choice for real wood roofing without chemical preservatives. Turada Hardwood Shingles are valued by home professionals worldwide for their classic, rustic look and...
Seura Outdoor TV, available at Elite Media Solutions
Posted Sep 25 at 3:43 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Advancements in outdoor living entertainment allow homeowners to take Elite Media Solutions' smart home and AV systems outside.... Now more than ever, homeowners are regarding the backyard as an extension of their house. Add COVID into the mix, and the outdoors has become the safest place to socialize, and a welcome escape from the four walls of home, with plenty of fresh air and opportunities...