All Sides of Siding….

Perhaps no other building material plays such as key role in your home as siding. It protects your house against the harshest elements and is a factor in your home’s appearance, architectural character, and value. Detail and quality are just as important on the outside of your home as it is within. That’s exactly why Navco developed Prodigy. Every detail of Navco’s siding is engineered to impart optimum beauty and performance.
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Kitchen Concepts

Today we are visiting with Kitchen and Bath World they are located at 1980 Central Ave. in Albany NY. Since 1983 they have been leading in design and customer satisfaction in the Capital District. Sara Bovee a designer at Kitchen and Bath World feels she can create the best possible space for her client’s taste and lifestyle by learning how they live, work and relax in their home.  She will be at Booth 111-113 at the Home Expo to help design a space that is beautiful and functional for you and your home.

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Super Bowl 50!!

It’s the biggest day in football—Super Bowl 50!! The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers face off tonight, which means we have more than a failsafe justification to do a little indulging. I thought I would share some super quick and good game day foods that we are making.. Starting with by favorite from Martha Stewart Pigs in a Blanket!
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Sunlight In A Bottle..Olive Oil!

Il Gusto della Vita” means to “savor life the Italian way,” our family enjoy’s life by experiencing good food and spending time around the table with our family and friends. Last year I stopped and talked with Mel and Terry Palmer the owners of Gutso Della Vita I was reminded of family gatherings as child, our table would be full of fresh tomatoes from the garden, sliced and drizzled with olive oil, and served with French bread like no other I have found. A large platter of soppersata and cheese would be the centerpiece, with my Mom’s homemade pickled-everything in mason jars spread across the table. The adults all drank red wine, which later in life, I have become quite fond of.  Back then, conversations would linger well into the warm summer nights..

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The Buzz on Generators…

Home generators are one of the most useful pieces of equipment any home owner can own! Home generators come in many different shapes and styles. Each make and model has some various strengths that can provide a unique, potentially beneficial experience. A1 Electric was established in 2007, they are dedicated professionals who provide their customers with all their standby electric power solutions.
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Do You Have House Envy? Lajeunesse Can Help!

This is exactly how it happens, isn’t it? You’re perfectly happy with your home until you see a new episode of “House Hunters,” crack open a new copy of HGTV magazine, or see an update or upgrade someone else has done and fall in love. Well Lajeunesse Builder & Remodeler has been helping clients bring their dreams to fruition since 1996, they have passed on their knowledge and experienced in the remodeling field, to help customers like yourself to choose the correct remodeler for your projects and inform you of the Do’s and Don’ts.

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Huff ‘N Puff… Not Just Insulation

You may not notice it, but your old windows might be costing you. Are you sure they still boost your home’s aesthetic appeal? Can they still protect you from harsh weather conditions? Due to their diminishing efficiency, you might be spending much more on your energy and maintenance bills then you should. Since 1973, Huff ‘N Puff has been serving customers in New York. In 1996 Ed and Ruth Minkiewicz expanded Huff ‘N Puff  from specializing in “blown-in” cellulose insulation into replacement windows, doors and seamless gutters. Huff ‘N Puff became widely known for its superior products, reliability and quality installation.
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Fascinating Facts About Maple Syrup

Mountain Winds Farm is nestled in the western hills of Berne, NY in the Heldeberg Hilltowns. The farm’s primary product is maple syrup.  Randy, a Master Forest Owner trained at Cornell University, started his maple syrup operation in 2005 with 50 pails, and has been growing the operation slowly and sustainably ever since.  Today, the farm has 50,000 feet of pipeline and 1,300 taps with the capacity to produce 500 gallons of syrup each Spring.

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News From the Block

I’ve heard the arguments that glass blocks are dated or that they are an “80’s” product – Kepple Glass Block would disagree, the people who make this claim are not aware of how this material has evolved. Glass Blocks come in various sizes, shapes, colors, patterns and designs, making it easy to match you interior design style or color. You can add a beautiful accent wall or invite more light into your rooms.

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The Story of Soapstone

As the granite countertop trend continues to slowly ebb in high-end homes, other alternatives are starting to pick up in popularity. Soapstone is a natural material, a metamorphic rock that is composed primarily of talc with varying amounts of chlorite, micas, amphiboles, carbonates and other minerals. It has been known for centuries for its ability to retain heat (for example, all of our original hearthstones in the farmhouse are made of soapstone). At Green Mountain Soapstone they are unsurpassed in quality, and the largest soapstone supplier to the USA and Canada. They are at booth 133A at the Times Union to help with more information about Soapstone in your home.

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