Category: Helpful Tips for Homeowners

April Home Maintenance Checklist

April Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring is officially here! And if there’s one thing that spring brings to the home, it’s a refresh. Spring cleaning is likely top-of-mind for most homeowners right now. But, there are few other items you should add to your April to-do list. From getting your garden planted to maintaining your HVAC, these are tasks that […]

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Is Now the Time to Remodel? – CCI Management Memo

The Greater Boston residential real estate market is still going strong. That’s great news if you own a home (perhaps less so if you don’t own but are looking to buy).   Now suppose you own but think you want something bigger, more updated or simply different. Your best option might be to sell — […]

New Deck

15 Spring Home Maintenance Musts

To do a thorough job of spring home maintenance and cleaning, follow these easy and smart routines. By Merv Kaufman Roof 1/16 With binoculars and a keen eye, you can generally spot roof problems. Cracked or missing shingles should be replaced, and if you see any shingle-shift, it may mean you need to install new […]

Prep for your home for Spring

Done With Winter? 12 Things You Can Do Now to Prep for Spring

Don’t wait until spring has actually sprung to get ready for the change of seasons. As milder weather approaches and you await the return to outdoor living, there’s more to do around your home—both indoors and out—than just spring cleaning. Here are 12 tasks to tackle now to make springtime safer, easier, and more enjoyable. […]

March Home Maintenance Checklist

March Home Maintenance Checklist

After a cold winter, it can be thrilling to see the temperatures climb just a bit higher. This might also get you thinking about your spring cleaning. While the weather might not be warm enough for you to relax outside, it could be the perfect time to get a few things done so when the […]

The Wall/Weng Home

How to Get the Latest Design Trends into Your Home

We all want a little luxury in our lives, and staying up-to-date on current design trends is just one way to incorporate a bit of style into everyday décor. Whether you’re just looking for a few new pieces to spice up your living room or you’re ready to revamp the entire master bath, taking a few design […]

Kitchen & Bath Remodel

The Most In-Demand Home Upgrades for 2018

Hope to enhance your humble abode to be somewhat less humble? You’re not alone. Residential improvement and repair expenditures are expected to rise through in 2018, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), recently released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. “Recent strengthening of the U.S. […]

Kitchen & Bath Remodel

Choosing The Best Finish For Kitchen Cabinets

 One of the largest decorative elements in your kitchen is your cabinetry. It can easily set the style of the room. If you’re considering replacing your kitchen cabinets or remodeling, you have a big decision to make ahead. One of them is the finish. After all, you must consider color, style, quality and durability. There […]

How To Clean Granite Countertops

How To Clean Granite Countertops

In many people’s minds, granite means strength and resilience. But if you want to know how to clean granite countertops successfully, the watchword is caution. The stone can actually be damaged by many of the products and techniques that are perfectly safe to use on other kitchen surfaces. You don’t have to be a genius […]

Hardwood Floors

All About Hardwood Floors

One of the most popular and attractive flooring options in the home is hardwood. Unlike some of its competitors, there are a plethora of hardwood flooring types to choose from, ranging from pine and oak to maple and cherry. Needless to say, each wood flooring type offers a unique set of characteristics that separates itself […]

Create A Minimalist Kitchen

How To Create A Minimalist Kitchen

Have you been inspired by the minimalist home movement to start to reduce the number of unnecessary items in your home? Many are finding that the minimalist style can not only improve the look of their home, but the function as well. The kitchen is no exception. As a commonly cluttered area of the home, […]