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Custom Houses: Matching Exterior House Style with Location

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Custom houses are something we all dream about, yet few people turn those dreams into reality. What if you want a contemporary, custom house but most of the custom houses on the street are traditional? This happens a lot in New England if you don’t want to move into a development of all new homes because they look too much alike.

An experience architect will help you explore different exterior home styles and design a home that meets your taste and fits your  neighborhood. You see, it’s not just the shape of the house, but also the windows, siding, front door and... 

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What is Curb Appeal … Exactly?


Sometimes we use terminology common to our industry but not well understood by others. Curb appeal is most commonly used by realtors to refer to the  first impression a home makes from the road or driveway, an appearance that says your home is clean and well maintained, that motivates a prospective buyer to study your house  more closely. While more people talk about curb appeal when buying or selling a house, curb appeal is also felt by your guests and neighbors who drive or stop by … so yes, curb appeal is important.

Tips to Create More Curb Appeal

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Water Damage: Composite Wood Trim (Part 4)

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We like our homes to be unique, to reflect an era or lifestyle that compliments our personality. There are many ways to add unique touches to your homes. You must remember that even though these elements are decorative, they must still need to be maintained.

For years homeowners have had a choice in materials for shutters – wood or one of the new vinyl products that won’t rot. Now we have similar choices for many of the exterior trim pieces. My favorite is Azek which offers a growing selection of trim pieces for the most common types of water damage found:

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