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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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    Practical Sustainability for Your Landscaping

      By Spencer Aaltonen, MCLP, MCA, MCH Sustainability. We’ve all heard the word, but how do we apply that to our own lives, and more specifically, our landscapes? Being residents of the Cape, we should all remember to appreciate the natural …

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  • Do's and Don'ts of Landscape Lighting - photo taken at Wequassett Resort on Cape Cod in MA

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Landscape Lighting

    Photos taken by Schumacher Companies at the Wequassett Resort in Harwich. Landscape lighting involves more than just focusing lights on trees or along walkways.  At its most basic this may be true, but a well-designed system provides benefits far beyond …

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    The Picket Line

    The other day as I was riding through my neighborhood I marveled at all the different styles of picket fence that adorn our Cape Cod traditional architecture. Certainly the picket fence is quintessentially “Cape Cod” as it is a perfect …

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    Why Conduct a Home Energy Audit

    Why conduct a home energy audit 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.  …

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    Support Local, Fresh, Organic — Not Higher Energy Bills

    By Dave Murray As our customers at KAM Appliances become more aware of the food they eat—organic versus processed, locally grown versus shipped—they also are seeking ways to improve the life of the food they store, and improve energy conservation …

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    Along Historic Route 6a – Pairpoint Glassworks

    Pairpoint Glassworks www.pairpoint.com In the shadow of the Sagamore Bridge in Sagamore, you can purchase among the best American glass in the world, all custom manufactured right on the premises. You can watch accomplished glass makers working at their craft …

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    Deck Foundations Without the Digging

    Deck foundations without the digging John Lavendier of Finish Carpentry LLC has been building and reconstructing decks in the Outer Cape for many years, but this project at a house built in the 1920’s was particularly challenging. The home in …

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  • The New World of Roofing

    The new world of roofing By Joe Santangelo For 2014, roof shingles come in more styles, textures and colors to accent the home than ever before. Cedar shingle roofs on Cape Cod style houses date back more than 400 years …

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  • Kitchen Remodeling Trends - Gail O'Rourke

    Kitchen Remodeling Trends –

      What’s hot in kitchen remodeling from the Homebuilders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod and  member Gail O’Rourke of White Wood Kitchens .   Simpler, with less elaborate detail and trim, is the trend. The National Kitchen and Bath Association …

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