Tag Archives: remodel

2012 Home Building Trends

We are not surprised what the experts in the housing industry are saying will be this year’s home building trends.  The biggest factor and influence being the economy.  Although the economy is finally showing some big improvements, learning from past … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold outside.

When I headed off to the office this morning, the temperature inside the car read 16 degrees, so it seemed like a good idea to re-post a previous post about fireplaces. The first fireplace dates back to the 16th century.  A … Continue reading

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Mainely Speaking

American’s Health Rankings, produced by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention, has ranked Maine # 8 in the country as the healthiest state.  The rankings took into account a number of elements that … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Baby!

We are celebrating 20 years of business.  We’ve witnessed the horrific 9/11 attacks, Gulf War, the new millennium, OJ Simpson trial, 3 Presidents, 3 recessions and the birth of social media and google, facebook and twitter. Although technology and building materials are … Continue reading

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No man is an island.

It’s no surprise that the kitchen is usually the favorite room in the house.  For many, it’s the only time that the entire family can be together during the day.  Our dining room table hasn’t been used since the holidays because … Continue reading

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The jolly rancher

It’s no surprise that the new trend in house building for 2011 will be downsizing.  We have seen it coming over the past couple of years.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, McMansions are a thing of the past.  Less square … Continue reading

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To build or not to build

The decision to build a new home sometimes happens by accident.  Many of our customers have come to us because they couldn’t find what they wanted in the existing home market.  The inventory of homes available just didn’t fit the … Continue reading

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He loves me, he loves me not.

Gone are the days when you would place an ad in the paper or a home publication and wait for the phone to ring.  Up until recently, it was all about page rank on that all mighty search engine.  In order … Continue reading

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Green this, green that. Enough already.

My monthly issue of Professional Remodeler arrived in the mail today.  The first page that caught my eye was the Editor in Chief, Jonathan Sweet’s editorial about ‘going green’ and how the phrase has been so over used.  I couldn’t agree more. Whether or … Continue reading

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Build or Remodel?

Remodeling can give new life to your home, add more space and increase the value and is the ideal choice if you love your location. Building new will mean that the house is exactly the way you want it and … Continue reading

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