Advances in building materials mean homeowners have more choices in low maintenance siding that needs minimal care. Siding is what protects your home from the elements – the hot sun, howling winds, water in many forms plus extreme temperature changes. We can’t change the weather but
Fall is the time when most of us begin to roost; to settle in for winter and prepare for the holidays on the horizon. You might already have a fall maintenance or home improvement schedule, and that’s smart. If you’re undecided about your next project, exterior paint is worth considering.
You’ve been thinking about a new entry door since you bought your home and yikes, that was a few years ago. Maybe you found a door you like, but have no idea where to find one like it?
Front door handles rarely (maybe never) get discussed when talking about curb appeal or front doors. But the right front door handle can truly change the personality of your home’s appearance, like wearing the right necklace with that little black dress.
New England gets cold in the winter and sometimes that discourages homeowners from putting tile in their kitchen or bathrooms. Now there’s a solution that heats tiles, and your room from the floor up. It’s called radiant floor heating.
When looking at windows we tend to focus on their size. Because most windows have four straight sides, we forget that there are many different custom windows with more/fewer than four sides. It’s hard to remember their shapes. So we’re going to start collecting photos of custom windows with different shapes. We invite you to share photos of … Read More
You might think bay windows were named for the San Francisco bay but they’ve been around a lot longer. Their first use was as highly ornamented additions to buildings during the baroque era. They provided extra living space indoors in contrast to a balcony with outdoor space. They were a popular feature in Victorian architecture and from the United … Read More
Sliding patio doors are your gateway to barbecues, the family swimming pool and other outdoor activities. As building technology advances, these patio doors are becoming glass walls that open out to rooms that extend your total living space. Patio doors traditionally let in a shower of light, and visually bridge the space between inside your home … Read More
French doors were originally used in the 17th century as windows, not doors. They were brought to America by early settlers of Louisiana, and remain popular in places like New Orleans. These doors provide maximum light to the interior of your home. The glass and visual space makes rooms appear larger. Often French doors are decorative, although they may … Read More
Do you have a hard time locking your front door? Or find yourself placing a door draft stopper under your door when it gets cold? Most of these problems are due to a bad door installation, something you’re not likely to notice when you buy your house or have a new door installed. The installer needs … Read More