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Home Building News
Concrete upholds newest 'building code' demands

Building codes are enforcing 'energy efficiency' in many parts of the world.
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Home Improvement

Restoring your property after a long winter

One of the best things about the dawn of spring and the return of warmer weather is the chance to get out of the house and get some fresh air.
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Our photos of the season
Spring in the Capital Region

Stone wall elegance

From the rolling countryside to stately city neighbhorhoods, stone walls are a dominant element of the Capital Region's landscape.... Read More

Mild winter will cause some gardening challenges

Gardening experts say the unusually mild winter in the Capital Region is presenting a variety of problems, including more plant damaging insects than a normal year.

“The insect population is out there in full force,” sai... Read More

Home sweet home, again

Little things have made Lisa Squires’ house feel like home again, like the smell of a scented candle.
“My house always smelled like cinnamon and apples, but for a long time, it just smelled like yuck,” she recalled.
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Decorating trends go from simple to shabby

Soft colors and simple lines dominate the decorating scene this spring, according to Rudy Grant and David Siders, owners of Experience and Creative Design, Ltd.... Read More
Home Decor

Things to know before building a deck

Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau Housing Survey indicate that homeowners annually spend billions of dollars improving outdoor living areas.

One of the most popular ways to do just that is to add a deck to a home. Decks are beneficial in many ways. Grillmasters love decks because they make the perfect place to set up a grill and a table and cook for family and friends. Those who simply love being outdoors find decks the perfect place to relax and soak up some sun or idle away the evening hours.
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Greet Guests With a Touch of Glass

The trend of using decorative glass to create dramatic entryways continues to grow as homeowners choose to stay in their homes longer and remodel for extended personal enjoyment. Adding a "touch of glass" with a new front entry door can be one of the most effective and economical ways to enhance a home's curb appeal.
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What to look for in outdoor furniture

Outdoor entertaining areas have always been popular among homeowners. The ability to entertain friends and family or simply relax by yourself is something homeowners cherish, particularly during the warm weather seasons. Finding the right furniture to match your outdoor area, be it a deck, patio or poolside lounging area, is essential to making the most of this special area of the home. When shopping for outdoor furniture, consider the following.
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