If you are considering a renovation or new construction project, it’s essential to know when to hire an architect. As we launched Abrigo Home, this project was not only the response to a building boom/labor and supply shortage but also the accessibility both financially and availability-wise. Amy Dutton Home is a company that has had… Continue reading When should you hire an Architect?
Do you need board approval for the home project that you are wanting to complete? Or, are you confused about what that even means? Here we go, I’ll explain the logic and process and how to proceed forward to build your dream come true. Honestly, it’s probably my least favorite part of my job because… Continue reading How to Prep for a Planning Board Meeting
When considering and trying to define your interior style, I direct you to Pinterest. Here, you will find a world of visual inspiration at your fingertips with a robust algorithm to create more ideas. We will link our How to Share a Pinboard and Hints and Tips to Pinning HERE. While some of you might… Continue reading What is the Difference Between Interior Design Styles
When starting a project, you first want to determine the design style that speaks to you, either architecturally or the interior. I’ll start with Architecture, and then next week, we will move into Interiors. Two great ways to determine this are: Pinterest! Start a Pin Board and create as many sub-boards that you’d like and… Continue reading What is the Difference Between Design Styles?
Do you know what to look for when shopping for a home? Beyond the house is “cute,” the seller could have put lipstick on a pig. Let’s try to get you to be an educated buyer. You need to be ready to buy quickly in this housing market, but that might mean waiving contingencies such… Continue reading How to Figure out What to Look For When Buying a Home
We find remnants of animals and bugs with significant damage in nearly every renovation we do. Either wasp nests in the roof rafters or carpenter ants at the kitchen sink add extra work when renovating your home. But all can be prevented if you are on a good extermination plan. My suggestion is to find… Continue reading What’s BUGGING you?
By March, we are all anxious to get winter ice and spring mud behind us and move into a season of light and freshness. So, of course, the first thing that I suggest is to give your home a good cleaning, and clean OUT anything that you haven’t used in 2 years (unless, like my… Continue reading Spring Decor to Refresh Your Space
Even though in New England, our ground is brown and the trees are naked, it’s time to consider landscaping. Since the beginning of February, the landscapers have been contacting me about getting designs done and placing material orders. But unfortunately, like everything else in the world, landscape materials, plants, trees, and labor are in short… Continue reading Time to Consider Landscaping
Are you getting ready to paint? If so, the first thing you are considering is the color, and I have some color selection tips & tricks for you, so here we go… QUALITY PAINT. Always, always use a quality paint brand. I know that there is less expensive paint out there, but when you calculate… Continue reading Color Selections Tips & Tricks
Do you need a variance on your property in order to build what you want and need for your home? If so, there are a few things that you should know before applying: Setbacks: Setbacks are defined per neighborhood in your city/town, within your lot there will be a distance from the front, back, and… Continue reading What You Need to Know about Variances