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Chris Mott

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3 Essential Ways Homeowners Can Live the “Local” Life

Posted by Chris Mott on Dec 13, 2016 10:30:00 AM

If you’re a homeowner, you likely know full well that a house doesn’t -- on it’s own -- make a home. It’s the things such as a welcoming front door that ushers in family and friends, the secluded porch enclosure that serves as your own personal hideaway, or even the oak tree in the front yard with children’s initials etched in that make your space truly yours. The same is true when it comes to your local community, regardless of where you live in Rhode Island. The cities and towns that make up the biggest little state would not be what they are without residents willing to commit themselves to both “place” and “people.” This is exactly why living the local life is so vital - it’s what you do where you live that makes the biggest contribution toward a thriving community.  

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Topics: Insider, Industry News

What Buying Local REALLY Means

Posted by Chris Mott on Nov 16, 2016 11:30:00 AM

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A Handcrafted Movement

With increasing frequency, businesses across America are urging consumers to “buy local.” Signs are displayed everywhere from your local farmer’s market to your favorite mom’n’pop bookstore down the street. Factories proudly display signs that read “Proudly Made In New England.”

But what does it really mean?

Simply put, buying locally is not just something you do, but a way of life. Where do you even begin? Here are some practical ways to embrace what’s in your own backyard.

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Topics: Insider

Wax On, Wax Off: 5 Shortcuts to Keep Your Home Spotless with Minimal Effort

Posted by Chris Mott on Feb 9, 2016 3:30:00 PM

THIS HOUSE IS NOT CLEAN

The task before you can be daunting. Everywhere you look, there are toys, dust, crumbs, and a countless number of other things reflective of day-to-day living that can cause your home to seem cluttered or even dirty. But ther's good news -- all this can be prevented! 

Check out the tips below to get an idea of some very practical ways you can clean early and often to keep your home at its cleanest.

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Topics: Insider

Winter-Proofing Your Home - Infographic

Posted by Chris Mott on Dec 15, 2015 2:00:00 PM

It may not be here yet, but rest assured: winter is coming. While this unpredictable season often makes for beautiful scenes in our communities, it also puts your home at great risk, inside and out. Taking measures each year to protect your family from the elements is necessary, but far too often goes overlooked, leaving many homes vulnerable to things like water damage, fires, higher heating costs, and even bodily harm.

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Topics: Industry News, Home Remodeling

The Weather Outside...Doesn't Matter: Using Your Three Season Porch Enclosure In Winter

Posted by Chris Mott on Dec 10, 2015 2:00:00 PM

The signs of coming winter are everywhere. Falling leaves make us head indoors and think about fires and warm drinks. As the freezing temperatures tend to go on for months, however, everyone gets tired of being cooped up in the house, and you might start to miss the time you spent in your enclosed porch over the spring, summer and fall. If you have three season porch enclosure, you may be surprised at the way this can actually be used in that fourth season: winter. Here are some fun ideas:

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Topics: Industry News