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    How to Build Your Dream Wine Cellar at Home

    Cape Associate’s Matt Cole shares his thoughts on wine cellars.   Wine cellars do not necessarily have to be large cavernous places as the name implies. A cellar project could be as small as a few cabinets, or a reach-in …

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    WeatherRail Louvers Can Extend Outdoor Living to Late Autumn

      Shade and Shutter Systems WeatherRail All-Weather Louvered Railing is a brand new product application expanding on our louvered plantation shutter series. WeatherRail is a fully-adjustable louvered deck and porch railing system that will provide you with increased privacy, and extra …

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    The Best Wear Resistant Tiles

      By Bert Czuchra of The Tilery at Tree’s Place How do I find out which tiles are the best when it comes to wear resistance? The wear rating of a tile is its most important factor. The wear rating …

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    A Commitment to Green Building

      Although all things green are the latest trend in a broad and diverse construction industry, Cape Associates’ commitment to energy efficient, sustainable construction (green building) on Cape Cod is as old as our roots. In the early 1970′s soon …

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    A Perfect Path to the Garden

    At the heart of it, a garden path is very practical.  It provides direction to your guests by showing them the way to go, and it provides a level of safety by giving your guests a stable platform to walk …

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    The Winter Garden

      “What fascinates me about the garden in winter is that it is the true test of garden design…like a church in Lent, stripped of its furnishings, so that one falls back on the purity of the architecture, devoid of …

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    How Changing Flood Zone Maps Can Affect Your Insurance Rates

      A new federal flood insurance law scales back what could have been huge premium increases affecting thousands of Cape Cod homeowners. It reverses much of a previous law aimed at weaning across the country off subsidized rates. Had the …

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    How to Maintain Your Roll Shutters

      Shade and Shutter Systems Metal roller shutters may collect dust and debris over time. It is important to check your installation regularly to make sure you are prepared when storms come rolling up our coast. The key is not to …

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    Decoding Energy Efficient Lingo

    Decoding Energy Efficient Lingo The terminology for energy-efficient homes can be very technical and confusing to home owners. Here are some simple definitions to help you understand popular energy-saving options for your home.   Energy-Efficient Home A home that uses …

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    Proper Planning: A Case History for Making Energy Decisions

    Proper planning: a case history for making energy decisions By Nicole Goldman A man and a woman walk into a design center, and the man says, “What do you know about geothermal?” This couple is going to build a new …

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