Good Bye Sweetly…

For the 37th year the annual Times Union Home Expo came off without a hitch and lived up to all that we would expect.  A vibrant atmosphere was created among the vendors showcasing their most innovative home improvement services at this year’s show. The attendance was once again great despite the weather.  The number of visitors who have…

Industrial, Urban Furnishings…Beekman Boys Trending

The Beekman Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge are our guests at the Times Union Home Expo. They will be hosting a book signing (Beekman 1802 Style ) on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2pm in the Artisan area at booth #161A. Beekman products will be on display and on sale during Expo hours on Saturday, Feb. 11 and…

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…

Beautify Your Home…New Windows and Siding

When It comes to improving the appearance of your home, the greatest visual impact comes from updating the exterior of your home. Vinyl Siding gives you a great way to add color and definition to your house. There are lots of options these days to help you create the perfect façade and you want to…

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,…

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…

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…

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