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How Can We Add Instant Fall Curb Appeal?

Posted by Laurie Donofrio on September 04, 2015 in  Uncategorized
To make the most of your home’s outward appearance, it’s important to implement seasonal curb appeal. With autumn approaching, consider sprucing up your home’s exterior with these fall touches: • Replace your front door with an ENERGY STAR® alternative, complete with decorative glass accents or sidelights to keep cool weather out and natural light in. For entry door inspiration, check out Pinterest, your resident showroom or your local home improvement store. • If a door replacement is out the budget, swap out door... read more
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Gardeners: Don’t Fear Fall Frost

Posted by Laurie Donofrio on September 04, 2015 in  Uncategorized
As summer winds down and frost threatens, even avid gardeners may be tempted to pack up their trowels and call it a season. You may think it’s better to leave the victory garden gracefully than risk the disappointment of watching crops wither in chilly temperatures. But fear of frost and failure don’t have to stop you from enjoying a fruitful fall garden. With the right plant choices and a few tricks, producing a hefty harvest can be easy. Frost occurs when temperatures drop enough to condense and freez... read more
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How can we Save on Bank Costs?

Posted by Laurie Donofrio on September 04, 2015 in  Money
Did you know the majority of Americans spend more money on milk than they do on banking? According to a recent American Bankers Association (ABA) survey, nearly three-quarters of bank customers spend $3 or less in monthly banking fees, and approximately 60 percent pay nothing at all for banking services. “We’ve seen tremendous innovations to bank services over the last decade that have allowed our customers to bank in the way that is most convenient for them and at little or no cost,” says ABA Senior Vice President... read more
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A:  Plan ahead.  Since your home will become a worksite once the remodeling begins, inconveniences will arise that can be minimized with a little planning.  Begin by having a frank discussion with the contractor to set guidelines and develop a clear understanding upfront about the various project stages and the processes involved.  Talk, for example, about where building materials will be stored, how to best protect your belongings from dust and debris, areas of your home that will be off limits to workers and whet... read more
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3 Inspiring Ideas for a Kitchen Redo

Posted by Laurie Donofrio on September 04, 2015 in  Uncategorized
(Family Features) Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to be expensive. Draw inspiration from these ideas, offered up by the experts at Lowe’s (Lowes.com), purveyor of the Frigidaire Professional line, among other housewares.

 • Incorporate the farm-to-table trend with a farmhouse sink, which will work in kitchens with existing farmhouse or transitional styles. Go for classic white or a darker metal finish, such as an antique copper single-basin, to make a vintage statement.
 • Don’t get voted off the island –... read more
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