Pandemic Potties?

January 19th, 2022

Pandemic Potties?

With people spending so much more time at home due to the pandemic, one room in the house has taken on more significance.  It’s the bathroom!  Two in five homeowners report renovating their bathrooms to create a Zen-like space for rest and relaxation.

Terri Akman, writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, notes that other pandemic potty upgrades include a focus on cleanliness, lack of clutter, dimmable lighting and greenery.  According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, these design ideas are being influenced by hotel experiences, technology, nature and European trends. Millennials are looking for larger showers, storage/dressing areas, energy and water efficiency, and smart features. Read about all the trends here.

If you’d like to upgrade more than the bathroom, consider a new home from Sal Paone Builders. Our designs deliver everything on the wish lists of today’s buyers —and more!

Take a Hike

January 12th, 2022

During this time of COVID resurgence, getting outside for a walk in the woods is a safe, enjoyable way to pass the time. If you live in or near Montgomery County, you can take advantage of almost 60 miles of regional county trails connecting greenways, waterways and heritage corridors. This map shows all of the county trails and how they connect far and wide Read More...

Don’t Call It Purple!

January 5th, 2022

Pantone has announced its 2022 color of the year. It’s “Very Peri,” a periwinkle blue with violet-red undertones. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } The company says  Veri Peri mimics the glowing screens of our digital world, and is designed to “evoke the transition we are going through Read More...

Marvelous Midcentury Modern

December 7th, 2021

Wood Stove Warmth

November 30th, 2021

Adding a wood stove to your home is a great way to save on energy bills while adding the beautiful glow of flickering flames to your favorite room. Whether you’re adding a stove for heat or beauty, there are a lot of factors to consider about your purchase. Bob Vila offers great advice on woodstove pros and cons, along with options for maximizing heating capabilities Read More...

Montco Small Business Saturday

November 26th, 2021

For this year’s holiday shopping, Montgomery County invites you to Make It Main Street on November 27. That’s the date for this year’s Small Business Saturday, an event that encourages you to skip the mall and get away from online shopping. Instead, take a stroll through beautiful towns, browse unique shops and support Montco’s many small businesses Read More...

Easy Thanksgiving Décor

November 23rd, 2021

What’s easier than cooking a turkey, appetizers, stuffing, veggies and desert for Thanksgiving?  Lots of things – including dressing your home for the big day. Take the road less stressed and use these 15 fun and easy decorating ideas  from HomeBNC to create a welcoming atmosphere. Pumpkins, fall-colored leaves and scented candles placed about are quick additions that create a seasonal accent Read More...

Let’s Cook!

November 19th, 2021

Fall is for cooking and football.  If you love a home filled with the sounds of the big game in the family room and delicious aromas wafting from the kitchen, here are some recipes to get your imagination going. Taste of Home offers a new take on some classic fall ingredients, with suggestions for BBQ chicken and apple bread pudding,  pumpkin bisque with smoked gouda, spicy touchdown chili, beef and black bean spaghetti squash, and so much more Read More...

Magic Cleaning Sponges Can Do That?

November 12th, 2021

Chances are you’ve used those white magic cleaning sponges to get marks off of walls. But there’s a lot more you can do with them! Check out this video from Realtor.com, that shows you some surprising uses for these little miracle workers. For example, you can clean aquarium glass, oven windows and bathtub stains with them Read More...

Fall Home Fixups

November 5th, 2021

We’d all like to spend the fall frolicking in freshly fallen leaves. But, if you own a home, the reality is that you’ll need to spend a day or two giving your home some TLC. For a good list of fall fix-up must dos, read these Autumn Maintenance Tips from DIY network. The tips include cleaning gutters and downspouts, inspecting the roof and flashing around skylights pipes and chimneys Read More...