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5 Reasons to Choose PVC Over Wood for Custom Exterior Millwork

For some, a drive up the coast from Boston to Portland offers stunning views of rocky Atlantic cliffs, ocean vistas,…

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5 Challenges to Renovating a Historic Home

And how to turn those challenges into rewarding design opportunities.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know Your Smart Speaker Could Do

The power of voice-command smart homes: six things you didn’t know your smart speaker could do according to the experts at Smart Home and Theater Systems.

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Luxury Home Construction Redefined

How would the business of luxury home construction be different if it was viewed not as a project based on contracts, but as a creative and enriching experience and the beginning of a trusted relationship?

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Five Essential Elements for a Home that Nurtures the Spirit

What really evokes contentment in the places that you love? What is it, really, that enables you to feel happy and at ease when you cross that threshold? Cushman Design has some answers.

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An Urban Renaissance in Boston

Boston’s housing stock is undergoing a shift, thanks to young families sticking it out in the city for the long haul. Here are the biggest trends inspired by family life in the heart of Boston, from our partners at Catamount Builders.

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How to Build the Classic, Custom Cape Cod Home of Your Dreams

McPhee Associates designs for the long term.

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Design Trend: Semiprecious Stones

North Shore stone fabricator Cumar creates fabulous––and functional––statement surfaces from semiprecious materials.

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Mid-Cape Home Centers: A Century of Success

On the eve of its 125th anniversary, the team at Mid-Cape Home Centers reflects on more than a century of success.

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Hiring a General Contractor? These 5 Steps Ensure You’ll Choose the Right Person for the Job

Hiring a contractor to work on your home is a major decision. You’re not only trusting the person you hire…

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Is Your Home Healthy?

Here’s how one New Hampshire company is ensuring the answer is a resounding “yes”—for both inhabitants and the environment. If…

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Tyler & Sash: Perfectly Tailored

In a retail world that’s increasingly moving toward a mass-market strategy, Tyler & Sash is succeeding with a business model that’s anything but.

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How to Create a Realistic Building Budget

If there’s one thing Glenn Farrell, owner of York, Maine-based YFI Custom Homes, wants all homeowners to know about building…

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Rooms with A View

Beauty and beneficence go hand in hand at Southport’s annual Rooms with a View.

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5 Ways to Create Meaningful Spaces

Homeowners are surrounded by beautiful design recommendations daily. However, many homeowners crave more than beauty; they are

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