The 2-Step Guide to Selecting Your Next Custom Storm Door

Apr 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Whether you're nestled on your couch watching your favorite team dominate the competition or chopping fresh produce in the kitchen, safety and comfort top your priority charts when you're hunkered down at home. In fact, those two priorities are the two most essential according to Maslow's hierarchy of human needs

We all seek peace of mind when we're kicking back in our humble abodes but aren't necessarily looking for it in the right places (or the easiest places for that matter). 

That's right folks. There may be ways of protecting your loved ones, augmenting your levels of comfort, and shielding your home from the elements that you regularly overlook.

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Glossary of Window & Door Terms for Your Next Home Remodeling Project

Apr 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Home remodeling projects can be downright daunting. You have a beautiful vision for your project but secretly dread the steep learning curve you'll have to climb to get there.

Not only do you have to build an understanding of how the elements of the project work together from a system's perspective, but it's critical for you to understand what each element in the system is in the first place.

One of the best home remodeling pro tips we can offer you is to brush up on your industry vocabulary before you embark on your ambitious project. You'll open up the doors to more productive conversation with other home remodeling professionals and cultivate a heightened understanding of your own project. So next time you stall out on that hilly learning curve, use this glossary of window and door terms to get you back on track.

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Creme of the Crop: 5 Blogs to Follow When Remodeling Your Historic Home

Apr 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Do you have your heart set on remodeling, refinishing, or restoring your historic home back to its original and magnificent form? Are you bubbling over with ideas and lost in the wonderful possibilities that you see hidden in your tired and slumped-over abode? That's great! Keep feeding your dream. But, while an admirable and brave undertaking, you'll invariably need some help from the pros to jumpstart your newfound labor of love.

For instance, back in 2004, one father purchased a 160 year old behemoth Victorian that he planned on restoring by himself. After a few months of solo work, his pet project quickly became too much for him to handle alone. It was time to bring in a professional consultant with a knack for historic preservation. He had a surplus of ideas for what he wanted to do with the old home, but lacked the knowledge needed to adequately address the hidden defects that required immediate attention.

But that was before the mass migration to the blogosphere. Now, the internet is crawling with experts yearning to impart their secrets to the likes of you!

So, in the spirit of seeking out professional advice as you set off on your historic home remodel, here are five blogs you should refer to regularly.

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New England Homes of the Bruins: See Where Your Favorite Players Live Off the Ice

Apr 13, 2016 10:07:00 AM

The wound's still fresh. The Bruins, as anyone reading this post is probably well aware of, have missed a playoff berth for the second consecutive year in dramatic fashion after getting thrashed in a 6-1 defeat by the Ottawa Senators.

After losing nine of their last twelve games (winning one more of those games would have secured their spot), some of your favorite sports icons are packing up their lockers, putting down their sticks, and heading back to their million dollar homes to reflect on what exactly went awry in the home stretch of the 15-16 season..

While we can't use J's neuralyzer from the 1997 blockbuster, Men in Black to wipe your memory clean of what just transpired for the Boston Bruins, we certainly can compile a list of their lavish, New England Homes for your viewing pleasure.

So, as you're steering clear of ESPN and NESN to avoid the inevitable stream of analyses detailing the Bruin's defeat, take a load off and check out where some of your favorite hocky heroes call home.

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5 Historically Significant New England Homes You Should Pay a Visit

Apr 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM

It’s springtime in New England! The bees are buzzing. The flowers are unfurling. Roadside lemonade stands are setting up shop. And you need something to do as the New England tundra slowly blooms into a lush meadow. Could there be a better time to go explore our region’s rich and far-reaching history? We think not.

Historical New England homes are known for being mystifyingly regal, stunningly beautiful, and visitor friendly. So, to celebrate your ability to walk outdoors without the accompaniment of your winter gear, we’ve compiled a list of historically lavish New England homes you should visit next time you’re in need of a fun day-trip.

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