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Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
   

Summer Projects

Summertime is here and the days are longer. What better time to tackle some of those home renovations. Don’t know where to begin? Here’s some ideas… ~Remodel That Old Bathroom The average bath remodel results in a 60% investment return. It doesn’t have to be grand. Just something up to date. You could even create a new half bath by converting a spare closet with have no additon to the home. ~Install Central Air   Installing central air results in greater cooling capacity and lower noise levels. Plus it’s just convenient. If you’ve ever had it, you’ll know what I...

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It isn’t easy being green

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Everywhere you go these days you hear the word “green.” But what does it mean and how do I do it? Webster’s dictionary defines GREEN as: a :  relating to or being an environmentalist political movement (often capitalized)  b :  concerned with or supporting environmentalism c :  tending to preserve environmental quality (as by being recyclable, biodegradable, or non polluting)   That’s all well and good but what does being GREEN look like and how do I do it? Well thankfully, there’s an app for that. As a matter of fact, there are several. Here are just a few… Goodguide: The GoodGuide mobile app...

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Save the environment AND save your money!

  Heating and cooling are two of the most expensive and energy consuming things in your home. The U.S Energy Information Administration states that the average U.S. power bill will be $395 per month from June through August. That’s A LOT! Next to heating/cooling are HDTVs and computers. It may not seem like they use much, but over time these things can add up. Here are some simple steps to help you save the environment AND your energy bill. Cover those windows! Cellular shades, or “honeycomb” shades are a great way to keep the heat in in the winter and...

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Garbage Disposal 101

A garbage disposal is a great addition to any kitchen. It cuts down on waste and reduces any lingering food odors from the trash can. The problem is though, they can become easily clogged if not taken care of properly. Today we will include ways to clean your disposal, what not to put it in and even a how to video, should yours ever clog. NEVER PUT THESE ITEMS DOWN YOUR DISPOSAL Grease or Oil: They can solidify and build up on your pipes. Vegetable Peels: This is ok for some fruits and vegetables, but not the tougher skinned ones so choose...

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DIY Patio Cooler Table

The nice weather is here and there is nothing like enjoying the nice weather with friends. Give your guests something to gather around with a DIY patio cooler table. It’s refreshingly convenient! For step by step instructions, click here!

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Picking the right color for your front door

Your front door is a great way to make a bold statement without going over board. Think of it like a man's suit. Most men wear black, grey or navy suits yet their ties are bold, expressive and show your personality. This is how your front door should be. The paint for your front door must be tough enough to withstand wind, rain, scorching sun and would-be intruders but also make a great first impression! Here are some ideas to help you think outside of the box!

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4 Easy Deck Upgrades

Summertime is almost here! That means BBQ's and relaxing weekends. One thing you should do is take a good look at your deck. See if it needs any repairs or upgrades. Here are a few tips on making your deck come to life again. Don't have a deck? Not a problem. Just give us a call and we will build one for you. (617) 522-6116 Can't you just smell those hamburgers already?

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