Archive: September 2012

Macaulay Culkin Turns $2 Million Home Into An Art Studio

When I typically think of Macaulay swinging paint cans around it’s usually in reference to him smacking Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci with them in the comedy classic (yes, classic) Home Alone. Turns out Culkin is swinging paint cans for a different reason these days and it’s not just to redecorate his home…well maybe it is.

Blue Bloods: The Best Dining Room on TV

Tonight Blue Bloods makes its season premiere on CBS. The show about a family with a lineage in public service is entering its third season and while the story line of the show is interesting enough to keep viewers attention, it also boasts what is arguable the best dining room on TV.

September 28 / 2012

How to Lower Your Home Energy Bill By Changing Your Light Bulbs

As a homeowner, I’m well aware of my energy costs, especially as the colder months approach. I’ve replaced windows, sealed doors and made investment in ways to heat and cool my home more efficiently, but sometimes it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference. Changing your light bulbs might be one of the most overlooked areas to lower your home energy bills.

Rule Your Family Room With a Magic Wand

Everyone wants to be king of their castle, but wouldn’t it be a lot cooler if you were the wizard? You know I’m right. While you may call out “expecto patronum” from time to time in your house, chances are nothing happens. Well now you can become the Harry Potter of your living room with your very own magic wand remote control.

September 26 / 2012

Making the Choice Between Two Homes

Some individuals who are buying a home worry that they won’t find their dream house. However, many may not know how to proceed when they have fallen in love with two properties. Making the decision between two houses can be difficult when they both feature affordability, space and great features. To avoid feeling buyer’s remorse after purchasing a home, there are a few factors to consider when making your choice.

September 26 / 2012

Home of the Week: A City Escape in Chicago

Before we get into the details of the home I offer two words: putting green. What home in a city has a putting green in the backyard? This one. For those non-golfers, this home in Chicago, IL is truly an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. Situated on three city lots, this home has a mix of both space and design. The home has 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths, plus a coveted 2-car garage to avoid parking on the streets.

Best Places to Live for Suburbanites

Suburban life is all I have ever known and I couldn’t imagine it any other way. I was born and raised in Livingston, NJ and now live in West Orange, NJ. Grass, trees and non mass transit is what I know and love. As a self admitted shopping addict there is something special about having access to suburban malls. I know every crook and cranny of The Mall at Short Hills and could complete a full fledged shopping spree with my eyes closed.

How to Turn Autumn Leaves into Home Decor

Saturday was the first official day of fall according to the calendar although many of us feel like fall comes even sooner with the advent of school days, football weekends and pumpkin flavored treats on the store shelves. But probably in the next few weeks a trip to the basement or the attic will be in order as you pull out some of those autumn decorations. That’s why we thought it was a perfect time to share this video from Howcast on using autumn leaves in your home decor.

September 24 / 2012
Author David Marine
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Category Home Decor
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Real Estate Headlines for the Last Week of September

Fall is officially here and September is almost out the door. If you’re anything like me you’re trying to forget that you benched the wrong players in your fantasy league yesterday or dreaming of that pumpkin spice coffee in your Keurig. In either case, here are some real estate headlines to start your week:

September 24 / 2012

Who Wants A Rock Wall in Your Home? Me Too.

Who doesn’t love a rock wall? You feel like you’re climbing a mountain and you’ve got the luxury of not having to freeze your toes off while doing it. Backyard playsets have them. Indoor activity centers have them. But inside your home, you don’t. Well now you can.

September 21 / 2012
Author David Marine
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Category General
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