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Posted on 01/23/2022
How to Make Your Own Hoop-Style Greenhouse
Protecting your plants from extreme weather is crucial to a happy and productive garden. When growing vegetables this is especially important as many crops will die in a frost or even under excessive rain. Luckily there are some inexpensive DIY ways you can protect your garden. One of the most popular designs for a DIY greenhouse is a...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Virtual Design: The Benefits and How It Can Help You
Photo by fauxels from Pexels Interior design changes allow you to give your entire home or certain parts of your home a makeover. However, knowing which kinds of changes to make or which styles to use can seem overwhelming. You might also have a hard time picturing how distinct design elements would look in your home. Virtual interior...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
4 Ways to Improve Your WFH Routine with Better Technology
Photo by MART PRODUCTION from Pexels In any economic climate, the better you adapt to new technology the more successful you'll be. The good news is that embracing many of the new products and services on the market can also help you improve your productivity. Whether you were thrust into working from home (WFH) or you've always been...
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Posted on 01/04/2022
Another Property Rented - 1 Abbott Road #159, Ellington, CT 06029
Updated townhouse style 1 bedroom condo unit in the Ellington Ridge complex. First floor of this unit has hardwood floors in the living room and a bay window, spacious eat in kitchen with breakfast bar, granite countertops and dining area with sliders to deck and backyard. Upstairs has 1 bedroom, loft space and a full bathroom. The lower level is partially finished with approximately 300 square feet of heated space use as family room, exercise room, home office etc..and storage space. Basic cable included with rent, washer and dryer are provided for tenants...
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Posted on 01/03/2022
56 Esther Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06708 is now new to the market!
Cape Code style home with recent improvements. This home offers living room with hardwood floors, large eat in kitchen with stainless appliances, two bedrooms on main level with hardwood floors and a full bathroom. Upper level offers a bedroom and an office. Patio, newer roof and spacious yard. Truely a must see to...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Need to Declutter Your Closet? Here's How to Start
The effort to contain and reduce clutter often begins with the closet. No matter how mindful we are, old clothing items accumulate over time and take up space. A disorganized or overly full closet can seem overwhelming. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to reduce your closet clutter. Here are some of the best ways...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
A Beginner's Guide to Decoupage
If you’re wanting a fun and inexpensive way to create custom home decor, search no further than decoupage. Decoupage is the art of gluing layers of paper to other surfaces to achieve unique designs and textures. All you need to get into decoupage is a good paint brush and a jar of Mod Podge or other decoupage glue....
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Save Big With a DIY Kitchen Island
Photo by Cleyder Duque from Pexels If the cost of renovations holds you back from realizing your desired living space, strategic do-it-yourself projects can save money and accelerate the process. It's essential to understand that not every handy homeowner possesses the DIY skills to orchestrate a complete makeover. However, basic understanding of how to measure and use tools...
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Posted on 12/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 38 Fairview Avenue Extension, Bridgeport, CT 06602
Spacious 4 bedroom, 7 room Cape in the North End. Move-in condition with freshly painted interior. New kitchen appliances. Central air, gas heat. Newer roof. Level property. House has Southern Exposure making it a good choice for Solar Heat. Please be sure that all lights are turned off and all doors are secure before leaving property. Do not touch thermostat. Thank...
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Posted on 12/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 28 Perkins Road, Oxford, CT 06478
Beautifully set on 1.51 acre CUL DE SAC with CITY WATER with access to wooded walking trails! ** Contemporary Farmhouse Colonial with large front porch, stone walls, above ground pool, deck, shed, wood shed and chicken coop! Center hall entry to the formal living room and dining room - FABULOUS great room with floor to ceiling raised hearth stone fireplace! EXPANSIVE kitchen with pantry, eating area with sliders to the yard and LARGE separate breakfast room with wood burning fireplace! Main floor powder room and laundry also on the first floor. Second floor features four bedrooms total: main bedroom with walk in closet and bath with double...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Variance: Quick Tips on When and How to Apply
Government bodies develop zoning regulations to enhance the peaceful enjoyment of every member of a community’s property. These regulations are part of a larger land-use plan that separates commercial, retail and residential areas. Few would disagree that zoning rules prove beneficial in the overall scheme of things. But by that same token, they also represent an encumbrance on...
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Posted on 12/09/2021
67 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT 06418 now has a new price of $175,000!
Starter home on large corner lot short distance to train station for convenient commuting and a short distance to downtown Derby and Shelton. This Colonial style home with original hardwood floors, cozy living room, quaint vintage style work in kitchen with newer stove and refrigerator, formal dining room, family room and full bath on main level. Living room addition on back of house is sunny and great flex space for office, den and more. Upper level has two bedrooms. Yard is fenced, two car garage with 3 garage doors-one of the on the back part of garage so you can drive through. Furnace is 5 years old, windows have been replaced over...
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