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August New England Home Style of the Month: Italianate

The Italianate architectural style began in England in the early 1800's as a reaction to the formal architectural styles of the 1700's. It was inspired by rural Italian farmhouses that featured classic masonry techniques, square towers, and informal details. This style spread to the United States by the 1830's and was popular throughout our growing…
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Keep the Space Under Your Stairs Performing for You

If you're searching for a bit more storage in your home you may want to consider putting the space under your stairs to work. This spot in the house may be the prime location to add shelving, cabinetry, or customized storage. Our favorite ways to use this space include: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Contemporary Staircase by Los…
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The Details That Finish a Perfect Design for Curb Appeal

When you're planning your custom home, you should never overlook the importance of curb appeal. Curb appeal provides the first impression to your home and offers a welcoming exterior to friends and family.  Paying attention to the small details is the perfect way to ensure your home boasts excellent curb appeal. Our favorite tips for creating amazing curb…
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