Sometimes All You Need Is A Splash Of Colour!!

Albany Center Gallery has provided a platform for 39 years for the work of contemporary visual artists to engage the public, Leslie Urbach opened the gallery’s doors in 1977.  The Albany Center Gallery (a non-profit art space) that is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art of the Mohawk Hudson Region. They have at least 7 major exhibits each year. Located at 247 Lark Street in Albany, the Gallery holds regular classes and workshops.      

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Barn Homes and Beyond.. Post and Beam

With wide open spaces, blurring the division between indoor and outdoor spaces using large windows, there is a certain beauty, and inner strength that matches the outer beauty of a Post and Beam Home. In contrast with the surrounding wooded landscape, absolute symmetry rules in this space, double-height living room, from the placement of the windows to the positioning of the furniture.
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Benefits of Panelized Homes

Builders and homebuyers today recognize that building a new home “stick by stick” is often not the most efficient building method. The most frequently used systems-built technology today is the panelized building system. A Panelized Building Systems is a form of construction in which all components of a house are prefabricated at their climate-controlled factory, using quality materials and then transported to the building site for construction. In most instances of Panelized Homes the weather-tight shell can be assembled in a matter of days.
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Stay Sharp..

There is nothing worse than trying to prepare a meal with a dull knife. If you’re knife isn’t sharp you might as well just try ripping apart your ingredients with your hands instead of cutting them. If it’s one thing everyone needs, it is good kitchen knives, American Made Cutco Knives have been around since 1949. Cutco has proudly made high-quality kitchen knives and products in Olean, New York. A local company right in our own backyard! Cutco sells more than just knives, they also offer cook ware, garden tools, flatware and more. See all their products at their location on the upper level at booth 338 in the Times Union Center.

This is the Feature recipe this month from Cutco:

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Boating Destinations.. Upstate New York

Great Sacandaga Lake

With Spring right around the corner, boaters flock to the waters throughout Upstate New York as soon as winter’s ice retreats and the shimmering waves return. We have some of the best lakes, canals and rivers in upstate New York,  for many people making time on the water is a favorite recreational activity with family and friends.

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A Patio for Every Season

We shared a lot of food and great wine with a huge gathering of friends and family over the long holiday. This year in Albany New York the temperature was a balmy 58 degrees! What better way to enjoy the holiday than sitting around the warm glow of a patio fire pit? Whether you’re entertaining a group or having a romantic evening for two, a fire pit provides the warmth and soft light needed to extend your time outdoors in comfort. Evenings and fire pits were made for each other.
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Love the House You’re In

Any HGTV viewer knows that renovating is far easier said than done. That doesn’t stop any of us from mentally making a few changes to our homes — whether we own them or not — even though we may not intend to hire a contractor anytime soon. Or, perhaps a renovation is actually within reach, but you’re not pleased with the generic inspiration found at your local home superstore. No matter which camp you’re in, you’re bound to love Otterbeck Builders, Inc. They began in 1988, currently serving the entire Capital Region. The Owners Dett and Julie Otterbeck holds informational workshops at their showroom helping consumers with their home improvements projects and questions. Their website is Otterbeck Builders. Visit them to inspire your renovations and remodeling projects, let the “Otterbeck Team” transform your ideas from dreams into reality!
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The Beauty of Windows..

Imagine a living room flush with natural light. Or waking up in the morning to soft sunlight streaming through your billowing curtains. Your backyard is full of gorgeous flora and fauna worth observing every day. In your hectic life, you’re typically too busy to enjoy it, and you’ve only got a few moments in a day to take it all in. With windows, the dream of a beautiful space can be realized. You can enhance your home’s exterior and interior while adding value to its overall price, just with the installment of stunning new windows.

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We’re Back!!! Times Union Home Expo 2016

Celebrating our 36th Anniversary Home Expo will make 2016 the year that you take your home to the next level!! Start the process by attending the building industry’s biggest and best event…The Times Union Home Expo in Albany New York at the Times Union Center, February 19-21st!

With more than 400 builders and suppliers exhibiting, The TU Home Expo is where new products are launched, the hottest trends are identified and top building professionals and home owners make connections.
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