New Home Trends
The Emergence of In-Law Suites in New Construction Homes
Families are continually changing the way they live in their homes and communities. Just a generation or two ago, it was common for entire extended families to live in the same city or town, and in some cases, even in the same multi-family home. As education and career opportunities drew individuals to relocate outside their…Read More
Home Design Trends for 2020
A new decade calls for fresh touches around the home. How would you like to update your interior? We have the low-down on this year’s design trends. First, color. The color of the year as named by the Pantone Color Institute is Classic Blue. It’s a deep shade, some say reminiscent of the sky at…Read More
Today’s Home vs. the 70’s TV-Show Ideal – What’s Changed?
Did you watch “A Very Brady Renovation” recently on HGTV? For many of us who grew up in the 70s and 80s as fans of the family sitcom in syndication, the episodes that featured the transformation of the beloved Brady home were a nostalgic trip down memory lane. In the end, the house we recognized…Read More
Fall 2019 Interior Design Trends
Recently, we shared a glimpse into our model home at Greenfield Farms in Merrimack, NH, which was styled and staged by our friends at New England Staging & Interiors. You might have been surprised to see it features wallpaper in some rooms, a design element that has fallen out of favor in recent decades. After…Read More
What’s Ahead in the 2019 Real Estate Market?
A new year means new predictions for the housing market, and experts are giving us a look at what’s ahead in 2019. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you’ll want to know what to expect. Overall, while home sales in some areas of the country are slowing down, New Hampshire has a projected…Read More
How Smart is Your Home?
Smart technology has taken over almost every device and appliance we own: phones, cars, televisions, and even refrigerators. That same technology can be used strategically in your home as well. Do you know what options are available to make your home more functional? There are install-it-yourself products that make them more affordable than they used…Read More
Remote Workers Rejoice! How to Create the Ideal Home Office
The ability to work from home is a benefit many professionals embrace. But productivity is only as good as the environment we work in. No matter how frequently you work without leaving the house — whether you’re self-employed and home-based full time or if you telecommute just a couple of days a week — it’s…Read More
2017 Home Trends – Hot or Not?
Think green in 2017. Varying shades of green are hot this year in home decor, either on your walls, furniture accents or in an area rug. That’s not the only trend you’ll see or want to incorporate into your own home. We’ve got a short list to get your creative juices flowing. Marble isn’t new…Read More
Stretching Patio Season Into The Fall
This time of year, many New Englanders mourn the fact that deck and patio season just feels too short. Temperatures are cooler, days are shorter, and we long for the warm summer weather we enjoyed from Memorial Day to Labor Day. When autumn arrives, it’s easy to think we have to shutter ourselves in the…Read More
2016 Home Trends: Love It or Leave It?
Each year we attend a three-day event through the NAHB’s International Builders’ Show® (IBS). This year, the theme was Discover the Building Universe and IBS kicked-off with comedian Jay Leno. Each session was jammed packed and full of interactive conversations. We took several hours each day to explore unique products and innovative concepts. We carefully selected products…Read More