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…

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,…

Twas the Friday Before Christmas…

Twas the Friday before Christmas.. and all through the house, not a drill was drilling, not a noise from my spouse! If my husband starts a project, it will surely be… the last project he starts under our lovely Christmas Tree… His many trips to Lowes and Home Depot this year, have resulted in projects completed, my dear. With DeWalt and…

Durable Garage Flooring

We’ll start by ending some confusion about epoxy right now.  An  epoxy garage floor coating is not paint.  Paint for garage floors is a latex acrylic product. If you are ready to have your garage floor finished with an epoxy coating, then you should know that the right company will need to be hired.  A company…

4 Easy DIY Christmas Projects

Sure, you could buy everything at the store, but what’s the fun in that? I looked for some common household items that were around the house and transformed them into the most adorable holiday gifts!!! Mason Jars have been popular for many DIY projects; this is like a little magic in a jar… just sweet! Some…

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Nothing But Concrete

One option if you’re thinking of building a new home, is insulated concrete forms which is a cost effective way of installing your foundations while also providing the dual roll of insulating your basement at the same time. Insulated concrete forms (ICF) offer a high level of energy efficiency compared to traditional ‘stick built’ wood framed…

A Green Entrance

Get Inspired.. update your front yard or back yard design with shrubbery, gardens, walkways and more…Grasshopper has been helping clients create beautiful green spaces, making their outdoor spaces flow with the existing architecture. They offer Lawn Care, Design and Construction and Landscape Maintenance.  Create winding paths, with boxwoods whether rounded, squared off, or snaked through other borders, they can…

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…

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