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Home Improvement Projects for the Environmentally Conscious

December 8, 2017 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you looking to renovate your home but worry about the impact your home improvement project will have on the environment? Luckily, there are eco-friendly products and materials you can use for virtually any project. Your home improvement project doesn’t have to take a toll on the environment. There are eco-friendly ideas and options for every stage of the project. Let’s take a look: Plan for eco-friendliness – The first step to any remodeling project is the planning phase. This is when you brainstorm ideas for the specified project, including looking at hiring environmentally conscious professionals, such as the team at Asher Nichols & Craftsmen. Throughout the entire project, we are constantly thinking about how we can leave the smallest... View Article


New Kitchen Technology for the New Year

November 16, 2017 2:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Just in time for the holidays and the new year, the big brands have released some great, new technologies in the world of kitchen appliances. This line up features trash compactors, a door-in-door refrigerator, and some new wine refrigerators. Each of these have their own advantages and benefits to make your life a little easier this holiday season, and all year ‘round. Let’s take a look:   Trash Compactors – Who enjoys taking out the trash? Not me! It’s gross and smelly, and even if you’ve bought new curbside barrells, they’ll get the same way soon enough. A fairly recent invention to help cut down on trash runs is the kitchen trash compactor. There exist both built-in and freestanding compactors,... View Article


What you Should Know Before Buying/Renovating a Historic Property in MA

November 2, 2017 2:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As outlined by the National Park Service, the body in charge of historic house listings in the U.S., in order to qualify for historic listing, a home must be at least 50 years old and still look the same as it did when it was first constructed, and it must have some historic significance within its history. If you’re looking to buy/renovate a historic home, there are some things you should know before you begin, according to both federal and state laws and regulations, as well as some general guidelines. Let’s take a look at both Federal and State, and choosing an appropriate color scheme:   Federal – Let’s start with Federal laws and restrictions. As long as there are... View Article


Kitchen Remodeling Tips

October 10, 2017 2:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Kitchen remodels are the most common type of home improvement project, which explains why homeowners spend the most money on them. The kitchen is the center of the home, and most everyone takes pride in theirs. Here are some of our best tips for making the most of your kitchen remodeling project: Plan ahead – The time you take to plan your kitchen remodeling project should be more than it takes to complete the project. A recommended amount of time just for planning is six months, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association. This way, you’ll know exactly what you want and you’ll avoid surprising the construction crew with new ideas, which would further add to the cost of... View Article