By Kathryn Acciari Contributing Writer ASHLAND – Mr. Handyman Central MetroWest is not just about fixing things and maintenance. The team there has made extra...
By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - Typical of many seniors, George Downie has an aging home. Heating and cooling bills―which typically make up the...
By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - The housing situation in Boston and most of Massachusetts these days is best described as “sizzling.” Big demand...
If you own a home in an area of the country where you get cold and snowy winters, then you've probably already experienced ice dams. If, on the other hand, you are a first-time homeowner or a new transplant who has just purchased a home in a region of the country with harsh winters, then you may be unfamiliar with ice dams. If you fall into one of these two latter types of homeowner categories, then it's important that you become familiar with ice dams and know how to resolve them quickly.
Reading in a cozy chair is still desirable for a lot of people. Though you may be sitting with your Kindle instead of a bound text, the expression "curled up with a book" sounds so much more appealing than proclaiming that you are getting comfortable with your iPad. Right?
Buying furniture is an expensive endeavor, but living on a tight budget doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice your sense of style. It can be an opportunity to be creative. For those with small bedrooms, having too much furniture can make the room appear cluttered and even smaller. Fortunately, you can do without bulky items, such as a nightstand, dresser or armoire, and replace them with organizers to make the room appear more spacious.
Too much or not enough water and never when you need it. That seems to be the long time plight of gardeners. Add to these extended droughts, flooding and watering bans. What is a gardener to do? Become a waterwise gardener.
Gas-operated fire pits, fire rings and fire-pit tables are emerging as modern-day substitutes for campfires.
Remodeling a kitchen can be expensive and challenging, but you can make substantial cosmetic changes with just the help of a painter and electrician.
Painting the front door a color that packs a punch is one of the quickest and easiest ways to change a house’s look and help it stand out from the rest.