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Welcoming Marble Back To Interior Design

Before granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, before everything was painted slate gray, marble was the go-to designer choice for those with taste. Walk into the right house and you’d find gorgeous marble countertops in the kitchen, shimmering marble flooring, and tiled marble backsplash. Of course, like all good things, the marble trend died out in the early 2000s. READ MORE

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Small Home Upgrades Worth Your Time and Money

When it’s time for home renovations, most real estate experts prioritize bathroom and kitchen upgrades. These offer the biggest bang for buck, and instantly up the resale value of your home. However, these types of upgrades are both costly and labor-intensive. If you’re planning to stay in your home for at least another year, there are many other impactful upgrade projects that are well worth your time and money now, and will also return on your investment later. READ MORE

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What Sellers Should Know About Green Upgrades

If you are environmentally conscious, you may be interested in outfitting your home with green upgrades. Green upgrades can help your home run more efficiently and they can decrease some of the regular bills that come to your home. Performing improvements for efficiency will help decrease your utilities in a climate like Maine. Here are four things that you should be aware of before outfitting your home with green upgrades. READ MORE

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Top 5 DIY Home Skills You Should Know

A plumber uses a plunger to unclog a toilet.

When you live in a house, you don’t have the comfort of knowing that the property manager will help take care of any repairs you need. But sometimes it’s nice to not have to call someone for help and then wait for the handyman to arrive. If you want to feel fairly self-sufficient as a homeowner in Maine, it’s time to make sure you know these basic home skills. READ MORE

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The Top Renovations to Make Before You Sell Your House in Maine

If you’re about to put your home on the market, or even if you just want to keep the future resale value of your home in mind as you renovate, it’s important to know which renovations are recommended. More specifically, what renovations will add value to your Maine house? Here are some of the best changes you can make to your home if you want to increase its value. READ MORE

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Living Large in a Small Space

If your Southern Maine home is not as large as you’d like it to be, there are a few fixes for that. And the best part is that you can make several changes yourself, even while on a budget. So if you’re looking for a few ways to make your house or apartment in or around Portland, Maine feel bigger, these tips can help. READ MORE

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Signs you might need a new roof

Whether you plan to be in your home in Maine for years to come or want to try selling it soon, you might need to replace the roof before your wish can become a reality. But if you’re like many homeowners, you don’t exactly know how to navigate your roof, let alone figure out if it needs to be replaced. Here are a few signs to look for when determining if you need a replacement. READ MORE

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What to look for when shopping for Energy Saving Appliances

Energy saving appliances can definitely be a good choice. They can cost a little bit more to purchase, but they’ll save you a lot of money in the long run. Energy Star requirements are mandated, so you know the appliances with the EnergyGuide label are going to save you money. They are also well made in most cases, so they last longer than less expensive appliances that aren’t energy efficient. An energy efficiency label is something to look for when you’re purchasing appliances for that great Maine house you just bought. The appliances that came with it may not be new, so upgrading can be a good choice. READ MORE