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Connecticut net zero ICF home wins another award

March 8, 2015 – 2:29 pm | 35 views | Edit Post |

What is a Net Zero home you ask? It’s a home where the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the …

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Small Kitchen Storage Ideas – HGTV Video

March 18, 2017 – 5:24 am | 6 views | Edit Post |

I live with a miserably small kitchen so I am always looking for small kitchen storage and workflow solutions like these…

It’s not you. Bad doors are everywhere. | Vox

February 24, 2017 – 1:42 pm | 5 views | Edit Post |

It’s not you. Bad doors are everywhere.
There’s a door on the 10th floor of the Vox Media office I hate so much. I can never remember which way it opens, and I get it wrong …

an interesting New England based (Maine) landscape design firm called Charles Hugo Landscape Design – Maine, NH, MA.

February 18, 2017 – 6:21 pm | 4 views | Edit Post |

Sitting at my desk watching Saturady morning TV after watching a repeat of This Old House I caught an episode of Growing A Greener World on Living Walls on one of my local PBS stations and caught wind …

How to Get Rid of Practically Anything – Consumer Reports

February 13, 2017 – 7:36 pm | 6 views | Edit Post |

How to Get Rid of Practically Anything
Consumer Reports has tips on how to get rid of stuff you no longer want. Reclaim space by selling, donating, recycling, or otherwise disposing of things.

When Boomers Inherit Their Parents Possessions

February 13, 2017 – 5:36 pm | 12 views | Edit Post |

Valuable article whose lessons I’ve been learning the hard way.

Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff
After my father died at 94 in September, leaving my sister and me to empty his one-bedroom, independent living New Jersey …

11 Inspirational Barn Door Ideas | This Old House

December 25, 2016 – 3:45 am | 10 views | Edit Post |

Here in the northeast the look of old barns is popular. Here is a good article on how to incorporate barn elements, either salvaged or created, can be incorporated into your home.

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Here’s How to Finance Your Remodel | This Old House

December 25, 2016 – 2:38 am | 21 views | Edit Post |

Here’s How to Finance Your Remodel
Financing a remodeling project doesn’t have to be a crapshoot. Here’s a game plan for choosing the best deal. By Sid Davis of Today’s Homeowner Loan shopping often starts with …

American Home: From Colonial Simplicity to the Modern Adventure Hardcover by David Larkin

December 19, 2016 – 10:13 pm | 13 views | Edit Post |
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From the Library of J. Jerrald Hayes, Builder,  Remodeler & Artisan with Paradigm Building & Remodeling:

American Vernacular: Regional Influences in Architecture and Interior Design by Jim Kemp

December 19, 2016 – 10:07 pm | 10 views | Edit Post |
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From the Library of J. Jerrald Hayes, Builder,  Remodeler & Artisan with Paradigm Building & Remodeling:

In the Arts & Crafts Style by Barbara Mayer & Rob Gray

December 19, 2016 – 9:55 pm | 18 views | Edit Post |
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From the Library of J. Jerrald Hayes, Builder,  Remodeler & Artisan with Paradigm Building & Remodeling:

Arts & Crafts Kitty Turgeon & Robert Rust

December 19, 2016 – 9:41 pm | 13 views | Edit Post |
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From the Library of J. Jerrald Hayes, Builder,  Remodeler & Artisan with Paradigm Building & Remodeling: