What a wonderful idea this is! I wish we had this years ago, we had to have a company come dig up my yard and it was a mess to fix the leaks… Maintaining your investment is important, you need a solution that will last and protect the finishes you install in your space.
Did you know that roughly seventy percent of our planet is water covered at any given time. So what makes us think we can build a simple structure, using the most basic of materials, and have even the slightest chance of stopping water from intruding? Read more “Keep your Basement Beautiful..”
Sleepy Hollow Lake tucked away in Athens New York, is virtually an unknown obscure spot. A beautiful 2 1/2 mile long lake, with a view of the Taconic Mountains to the east and the Catskill Mountains to the west. The community was featured in a 2015 episode of the HGTV series Lakefront Bargain Hunt.
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.
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. Read more “Barn Homes and Beyond.. Post and Beam”
Okay… So I’m the kind of woman that is very meticulous when it comes to the cleanliness in our home. I basically drive my family insane…Nevertheless, I believe that cleaning floors and other surfaces shouldn’t be a horrendous chore. A great working vacuum makes my role as a wife, working mom, and housekeeper pretty sweet. Read more “To Love, Honor and Vacuum”
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. Read more “Benefits of Panelized Homes”
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.
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.
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. Read more “A Patio for Every Season”
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! Read more “Love the House You’re In”