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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...
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-...