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Spring Cleaning? Try These All Natural Tips

27 May, 2016, 06:00AM by Amy Wood in New Construction, in Home Decorating, in Home Remodeling

Spring is here! Time to throw open the doors and windows, clear out the cobwebs and get your home shipshape for the summer. If you’re one of the many people who would rather not use potentially dangerous chemicals to do that, then these natural cleaning tips should be just what the doctor ordered.

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Tags: New Construction, Home Decorating, Home Remodeling

Can You Still Have Character in a New Home?

23 May, 2016, 04:01PM by Amy Wood in New Construction, in Home Decorating, in Home Remodeling

Many people mistakenly equate character with age. They immediately think of the quirks and oddities found in older homes when the word “character” is mentioned. However, there are many ways new homes can be infused with character, and here are a few of the more common and easy-to-implement options.

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9 Tips for Cleaning Granite Countertops

20 May, 2016, 06:00AM by Amy Wood in New Construction, in Home Decorating, in Home Remodeling, in Granite Countertops, in Cleaning Granite Countertops

Granite countertops have become a must have in updated kitchens throughout the U.S., and with good reason. They look great and they last much longer than most other kinds of countertop. However, many people still aren’t sure how to clean them properly, so we thought we’d give you a few top tips on how to keep your granite countertops clean, hygienic and looking great for years to come.

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Tags: New Construction, Home Decorating, Home Remodeling, Granite Countertops, Cleaning Granite Countertops

11 Tips for a Closet Makeover!

10 May, 2016, 06:00AM by Amy Wood in New Construction, in Home Decorating, in Home Remodeling, in Luxury Closets

One thing will always be a mystery: how your wardrobe manages to go from a carefully curated selection that fits neatly into the available storage to a wild collection of escaping articles seemingly overnight. It happens to the best of us, though, and no matter how much storage you think you have when you move into your home, in a few years’ time, you’ll wonder where to put everything.

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Tags: New Construction, Home Decorating, Home Remodeling, Luxury Closets

Used Home Problems: Plumbing Nightmares

10 April, 2016, 06:00AM by Amy Wood in New Construction, in Home Decorating, in Home Remodeling

There are people who, when considering buying a new home in New Jersey, decide that they are looking for an older home with character. They love the more traditional architectural styles and want a home with history. We understand. It’s why we always bring old-world charm and details into our modern, efficient homes.

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Exciting Kitchen Design Trends for 2016

08 March, 2016, 06:00AM by Amy Wood in New Construction, in Home Remodeling, in home décor

Whether you’re considering custom homebuilding or just trying to find inspiration for a home remodeling project, 2016 has some interesting trends and ideas you can use in your kitchen to stay stylish and up to date. Remember that with all home décor, however, you want to balance fashionable and trendy choices with classic quality to get the best of both worlds.

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Timeless Design: Why It Pays to Go Classic Rather Than Trendy

04 March, 2016, 06:00AM by Amy Wood in New Construction, in Home Decorating, in Home Remodeling

Whether you’re talking about new construction or home remodeling, one of the biggest decisions you will make when it comes to home decorating is the style you choose for your home.

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Building Materials: Why Quality Matters

26 February, 2016, 06:00AM by Amy Wood in New Construction, in Home Decorating, in Home Remodeling

When you build a new home, you have two basic options: do things the right way, or do them cheap. Cheap rarely ever equals well made, and it’s a careful balancing act to choose the right materials and finishes, and still build a new home that is affordable. Here are a few reasons why choosing quality building materials for your new home just makes more sense:

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How to Get a Better Fence for Your Money

14 February, 2016, 06:00AM by Amy Wood in New Construction, in Home Decorating, in Home Remodeling

Whether you’re building a new home, renovating an existing one, or just looking to upgrade your outdoor space, at some point, you may start thinking about fences.  If and when you do, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you get the best fence for your budget.

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Why the Quality of Your Windows Matters

11 February, 2016, 06:00AM by Amy Wood in New Construction, in Buying a New Home in New Jersey, in Home Remodeling

The picture to the left shows the inside of a window. As you can see, windows are complex structures that help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter while allowing a clear view to the outside world and a steady stream of light coming in. When it comes to building a new home, renovating, or adding to an existing one, there are some things that get a lot of thought, and others that get hardly any.  Bathrooms, kitchens, paint colors and flooring definitely fall into the former category.  Plumbing, electrical and things like windows tend to fall into the latter.

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Tags: New Construction, Buying a New Home in New Jersey, Home Remodeling