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    A Designer’s Touch

      Spend the day touring the shops of the Cape’s finest interior designers. Whether your taste is for custom or casual, classic or contemporary, you’ll find high-quality furniture and gorgeous accessories to accent your Cape Cod home. Each shop also …

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    Outdoor Kitchens

    Outdoor Kitchens A recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects revealed that outdoor kitchens and entertainment spaces (92.0%) have almost equaled gardens and landscaped spaces (94.2%) in popularity.  The 2014 Houzz Spring Landscaping Trends Study reflected this trend, …

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    How Safe is Your Home in a Storm?

    How safe is your home in a storm? Sponsored by Shade & Shutter Systems in Hyannis Do you have a NOAA Weather Radio or other battery-operated means of monitoring the weather? Cape Cod’s changeable climate demands careful attention to the …

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    Design Tip: The Nasturtium…Nature’s Forgotten Fashion Genius

    The forgotten flower that is often overlooked…the Nasturtium.  This bright beauty brings a pop of color to any planter or window box.  Its striking orange bloom is contrasted by a silver-green leaf.  We all could learn a thing or two from nature.  Make a fashion statement and see …

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    Home Energy Assessments

    By Richard J. Lorenzotti, P.E., C.E.M., LEED AP With current economic realities, everyone is looking for a place to save money.  A good place to identify cost savings is in your home’s energy-consuming systems.  But, before investing in any expensive …

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    What to Look for in Home Automation

    What to look for in home automation By Steve Marchessault You already know that home automation is the best way to enjoy advanced security, comfort, convenience and energy savings at home. Now you need to decide what qualities are most important in …

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    How to Choose the Right Windows for Your Home: Quality, Contractors and Warranties

    Window Quality When choosing windows, one tried and true rule of thumb is that you get what you pay for. While cost is certainly important, it’s even more important to choose a quality product made by a well-known company. It …

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    Planting a Seed – Why Building a Premium Landscape Starts Now

    Planting a Seed By Tracy Milot How many times have we put off planning a landscape project till warm weather arrives only to discover that we’ve “missed the window” of opportunity and needed to wait till next year? A garden …

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    Powering Your Home Through Storm Outages

    Powering your home through storm outages By Bernadette Braman After such a cruel winter and a July tropical storm whose winds gusted above 60 miles per hour, thoughts of a generator may be very much on your mind. If so, …

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    Restorative Renovation

      By Chris Dallmus Most of the so-called historic building restorations of today are not, quite simply,  restorations. Look closely and you’ll see that, unless the restoration is being done by a museum, the buildings are being modified to work …

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