First Day Of The 37TH Annual Home Expo!!

What an amazing day! I got to meet and interact with so many wonderful and amazing people! There was a steady stream of people coming through the Times Union Home Expo this afternoon. The crowd was in good spirits despite the brisk 20 degree temperature. There was a great amount of anticipation as the last few …

Are You Going to The Home Expo?

Despite what the weather might suggest, spring is right around the corner, inspiring lots of families to start thinking about ambitious interior and exterior home improvement projects. In anticipation of the coming renovation and installation season, many home shows are starting all over the country. These exhibitions feature an array of product vendors and professionals, so…

Snuggle Up Fireside…

  What better way  is there to spend a cold Valentine’s Day than siting by a nice warm fire? Our friends at Matchless Stove and Chimney are ready to help warm your toes this Valentine’s Day! It’s the most romantic day of the year…and here in Albany, New York we are definitely in need of some warmth. The…

We Gotcha Covered!

Awnings are a type of cover which is generally made of fabric is used as shade and shelter from scorching heat in the summer and huge downpour of rains during the rainy season. It extends over an area and does its magic; you can see them often on windows, decks, and doors. At first awnings…

Otterbeck Builders…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,…

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,…

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…

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