The “Fab” In Prefab

Modern prefab homes are making cutting edge design and beautiful, sustainable  living accessible to more and more homebuyers. The “prefab” in a prefab home means the home’s shell is constructed (fabricated) off-site and shipped to the home’s final location. The term prefab encompasses both panel homes and modular home. Panel homes involve shipping and placing…

Are You Comfortable?

Most of us can’t imagine living in a place without available heating and air conditioning. After all, there is much to be said for being able to step inside on a hot summer day to find a cooling break or walking into a toasty warm room after spending time in blustery wind and cold. When it…

Beautiful Garden Paths…

Get Inspiration for your spring planting! Are you ready to update your front yard or back yard design with shaped hedges, quiet gardens, walkways and more…Grasshopper Gardens has been helping clients create beautiful green spaces, making your outdoor areas flow with the existing architecture. They offer Lawn Care, Design and Construction and Landscape Maintenance.  Create winding paths, with boxwoods whether rounded,…

Summer Nights…

One of my families most cherished memories is of our camping trips. With no money for trains and planes we opted to purchase a pop-up camper. It slept 6 comfortably, but it seemed to hold more than that on occasion, if you counted the neighbors kids and our two dogs.  Today’s fast-paced life often leaves busy parents searching for…

A Trip Through The Artisan Market

A trip to the Artisan Marketplace leads you to the intersection of craft, local and small batch, where every artisan has a story, and each item has an authenticity and soul. Items like beautifully hand crafted sterling silver jewelry, by Lisa A. NeJame embellished with semi precious gemstones, to handmade chocolates by Isn’t It Sweet -including assorted filled chocolates,…

The Extras…

  A luxury bath is known for certain design elements that elevate it from a simple washroom to a relaxing oasis. It’s The Extras… • A Spa-Inspired Shower Area: Your luxury shower may be custom built and walk-in; a large soaking tub and have a variety of shower heads from overhead to handheld wands to…

A Girl In Pink

Mesmerizing Works of Art..

You can’t help but be drawn to the display by Albany Center Gallery this year. I’m pleased to announce that  Jae Schalekamp’s work, will be featured this year at the Times Union Home Expo. So much of Jae’s work captures Mother Nature, she opens up a whole new view to an environmental focus. Jae Schalekamp’s work goes beyond canvas, to a living…

Garden Design… Where Do You Begin?

While choosing your dream garden design, its crucial to keep in mind the character, style and personality of your home. Versatility is the key to creating a garden where you and your family will spend many memorable hours together. Pulling the elements that are unique and eye-catching is what Jerry Parmenter owner of Elemental Landscapes…

My Exquisite Room…A Design By Michele

Hi and Welcome! I’m so excited to take a moment and share a bit about myself with you today! I’m Michele Conti, my company is Designs by Michele. I’ve been Blogging for the Times Union Home Expo for three years now and love sharing informative tips and ideas from the vendors attending the Expo each year.  Today…

Sun Worshipers Rejoice!

Here in the Northeast, we are in the middle of winter and enjoying the warmth of cozy fires, while looking at the beautiful blanket of white that covers the earth outside our windows. Hmm…but is this what we see? Are you a sun worshiper and love large windows, but feeling the sun will do more harm than good? Do you have…

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