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 …

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…

Super Bowl LI

I wanted to do a quick little post with some great ideas I found online for decorating your Super Bowl football party! Okay, admittedly, if you’re not already Houston-bound (because there’s this really huge sports event happening there this weekend) or setting up the solo cups and crock pot full of Velveeta and Rotel, at…

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…

Paving The Way

Creating a home with desirable curb appeal is a goal of most homeowners. As you are choosing trees, foliage and lighting, are you also thinking about your driveway design? Except for grass, your driveway probably takes up more square footage than anything else in your yard. The right driveway is a welcome mat for your…

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,…

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…

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