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Posted on 05/22/2022
Is a Walk-In Closet Right for You? What to Consider
Walk-in closets continue to be a popular trend for home upgrades and renovations. They can be an excellent addition to your lifestyle and a significant selling point for potential homebuyers. However, when determining whether adding a walk-in closet is the best idea, there are many things to consider. Here are the key advantages and disadvantages of walk-in closets...
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Posted on 05/16/2022
Another Property Rented - 106 Old Sea Lane, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Shoreline Short-Term Rental and Move In Ready — This rental home is Absolutely Gorgeous this short-term rental is beautifully furnished and immaculate. This turn-key rental is ready for immediate occupancy … nothing to do but bring your suitcases and enjoy the beach community in Indian Town, Old Saybrook and all the Beach Life Community has to offer! Main floor has an open kitchen, living room with a gas fireplace and a main floor bedroom. The master bedroom is on second floor with full bathroom and lots of storage space. Plenty of space to relax in and have a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle. Still working from home this home...
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Posted on 05/16/2022
Another Property Rented - 106 Old Sea Lane, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Shoreline Academic Rental and Move In Ready — This rental home is Absolutely Gorgeous this rental home is beautifully furnished and immaculate. This turn-key rental is ready for the Academic Rental Season … nothing to do but bring your suitcases and enjoy the beach community in Indian Town, Old Saybrook and all the Beach Life Community has to offer! Main floor has an open kitchen, living room with a gas fireplace and a main floor bedroom. The master bedroom is on second floor with full bathroom, washer and dryer and lots of storage space. Plenty of space to relax in and have a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle. Still working from...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Relaxing & Eco-Friendly Ideas for Your Bathroom Renovation
Renovating your bathroom is a big undertaking. Not only can this be one of the most costly home improvement projects to take on, but it also can provide you with one of the biggest returns on your investment. Your bathroom is a high-frequency room, and therefore it is a drain on your energy resources. It also is one...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Ad valorem tax, millage rates & more: Key terms to know
Ad valorem is a Latin term meaning "according to value." In tax language, ad valorem means a flexible value dependent on the specific asset. Ad valorem is just one of many important terms related to property taxes you should know. Here are a few more examples of important property tax terms: Assessed value Assessed value refers to the...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Should You Bottom-Water Your Houseplants?
Plant owners have likely encountered the term "bottom watering" concerning houseplant care. The method works by watering your plants using the drainage hole at the bottom rather than pouring water in from the top. There are many benefits to bottom watering, but there are also some downsides worth considering. Here is a basic guide to the pros and...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
Another Property Rented - 263 Main Street #300, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
This lease space has 748 SF with 3 rooms pus wait entrance room area. It is in the heart of Old Saybrook on Main Street opposite Town Hall and the Kate Hepburn. It is a great value space for your office/business...…....Heat, A/C, and Electric included.......Tenant responsible for their communications. It is a third floor suite w/elevator access. Close to route 1, I-95, Route 9 and Amtrak which is at the north end of Main...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Wood Crafting DIY Ideas for Your Workspace
No matter where you work, it’s important to love the look of your workspace. Being in an aesthetically pleasing and refreshing environment can help with productivity and focus. If you’re looking for ways to add some organization and flair to your office environment, there are plenty of wood crafts you can DIY. Here are some ideas for crafting...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
5 Houseplants That Will Clean Your Air
Houseplants can add color and natural beauty to our living spaces, but can also improve our health. By converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, plants provide us with fresh air to breathe purely by living alongside us. Some plants can even filter harmful chemical compounds and pollutants from the air. Here we will go over some of the best...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Advantages and disadvantages of umbrella insurance
Umbrella insurance, sometimes called personal liability insurance, offers coverage beyond the limits of your other policies. It can help cover the financial gaps and protect your savings and assets in the event you’re liable for damages. Umbrella insurance is not required, but many choose to purchase a policy for greater peace of mind in answering some of life’s...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
How to expand your existing living space
Homeowners face significant housing decisions as their ranks grow. It may be worthwhile to consider making strategic home improvements to maximize the space already present in the house for new additions to the household. Cost-effective investments into a starter home can increase property values. These rank among the top renovations for giving growing households more breathing room. 1:...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
3 Indoor flowering plants to bring home today
If you're interested in adding some color to your home, consider indoor flowering plants. There are a wide variety of flowering plants to choose from, all of which can adapt comfortably to life inside your home. Unlike cut flowers that fade within days, you can keep your flowering houseplants blooming again and again. Here are some suggestions for...
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