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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...
Marble countertops by Onyx Marble and Granite
Posted Sep 24 at 11:22 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
These industry darlings are the design cornerstones of the heart of the home. Instantly elevate the look and feel of your kitchen with the following key components.... Crown Point Cabinetry is known for its high-quality inset cabinetry, and its signature 1-inch thick face frames, doors and drawer fronts. In this kitchen, Crown Point’s designer specified Sherwin Williams’ Truly Taupe paint for...
RootCellar© Concepts Refrigerated Pantry
Posted Sep 18 at 9:41 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
RootCellar© Concepts has unveiled a breakthrough new product for fine homes that may just change your approach to grocery shopping, food organization and refrigeration. The company has introduced a premier, fully customizable refrigerated pantry and freezer that can augment or even replace the refrigeration in your kitchen, and fit in seamlessly within your design.  The concept is the brainchild...
Residential Landscape Water Feature by FallingWater Scapes
Posted Aug 21 at 8:51 AM in Tips & Trends by Kendra Keelan
Blending peace and tranquility with picturesque aesthetics, FallingWater Scapes transforms your landscape into a sanctuary. As one of the few design and build companies in New England with expertise in this field, FallingWater Scapes implements streams, waterfalls, fountains and ponds as the heart of any landscape design. The firm’s water features are all-natural looking, sustainable, and self-...
Ray Bachand of 60nobscot
Posted Aug 19 at 4:50 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
“One at a Time, One of a Kind” is how Ray Bachand approaches every piece of furniture he constructs at 60nobscot. Following a career in the music software industry and as a teacher at Berklee College of Music, Bachand is now enjoying a full-time gig in woodworking at his Cape Cod shop. There are more than a few parallels between music and woodworking, says Bachand. Being in a studio is akin to ...
Concrete countertop by Elements Concrete Co.
Posted Jul 24 at 2:33 PM in Tips & Trends by Kendra Keelan
Elements Concrete Co., a locally owned and operated artisan concrete company based in South Chatham, is changing the way we think about concrete. The studio specializes in concrete countertops, sinks, furniture, and decorative and architectural pieces for residential and commercial projects, harnessing the versatility of the material. Elements Concrete Co. can do it all—think vanities, soaking...
Waterstone faucet from Monique's Bath Showroom
Posted May 26 at 8:49 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
What are all the sinks wearing? Statement-making fixtures that shine in the heart of the home. Waterstone is the brand in demand for those with traditional taste and for those with a flair for the contemporary. Photo by Michael J. Lee Photography The Gantry Faucet in satin brass (above) is a focal point in kitchen designer Donna Venegas’ own home and selected as it had the “height and the...
Parterre Garden Services
Posted May 8 at 10:27 AM in Tips & Trends by Andrea Mingels
As Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and quarantine is still firmly in place, many families are questioning how to celebrate this honorary day while being stuck at home. Though your go-to Mother’s Day plans may not be an option this year, with a little ingenuity you can still plan a meaningful and memorable Mother’s Day. Left photo by The Tilery Create an at-home spa experience complete with...