The Perfect Home Gym

May 19th, 2020

If you’re the type who enjoys working out, today’s stay-at-home reality may have you missing your gym or yoga studio. 

Now’s a great time to plan to transform a spare room or basement into your own private workout space. Houzz Contributor Laura Gaskill shows you how, with 10 ideas to give your space (and you) a jolt of inspiration.  From mirrors to non-slip floors, equipment storage, music, art and more, learn how the perfect environment can contribute to motivation, relaxation, concentration or whatever it is that gets you in gear.  You might not be able to get out for building and decorating materials just yet.  But, put your vision on paper, and enjoy the anticipation of  lifting, lunging, stretching and downward dogging in a gorgeous new space that’s all your own.

Proud to Build Your Safe Haven

May 12th, 2020

There’s no place like home.  Today, that statement is truer than ever before, as COVID19 concerns keep us all homebound.  Home is now the place where we eat, sleep, work, play, relax and heal. Sal Paone Builders takes pride in creating homes perfectly suited to every dimension of this new normal Read More...

Buying a Home During a Pandemic

May 8th, 2020

Coronavirus has changed the process for buying a home in a number of ways.  If you’re in the market and hoping to continue your search – or if you’re already under contract – Business Insider offers four things you should know.  They include the fact that mortgage rates are volatile. Be prepared for rates to change and lock in if you have the opportunity Read More...

Can’t-Miss Family Movies

April 28th, 2020

Watching a movie together is a great way to pass the time when you’re cooped up inside.  With so many options these days, it might be hard to pick one that everyone will enjoy.  Here are 50 suggestions for movie classics that range from musicals, to princess tales, animated animals and holiday favorites Read More...

Recipe Rescues for Pantry Panic

April 21st, 2020

If you’re staying indoors during this time of COVID19, your pantry supplies may be dwindling in some ways, yet overloaded in others. You may be wondering what you can make that’s different from the same-old, same-old – or what you can possibly create with what you have on hand. Here’s good news:  the SuperCook app can help Read More...

Creating a Home Office in a Small Space

April 14th, 2020

Your employer is requiring you to work from home – but you don’t have a home office.  What to do? Create one, even in a small space, using a little creativity and elbow grease.  This helpful article from The Spruce will show you how.  Ideas include rearranging your living room to make an office area or creating a sit-or-stand-workstation in a corner of a bedroom Read More...

Mortgage Help During COVID19

April 7th, 2020

Whether you’ve recently purchased a home, or you’ve been in your home for many years, the mortgage comes due every month like clockwork.  Unfortunately, paychecks aren’t as predictable during this time of COVID19. If you anticipate having trouble paying your mortgage, your bank or mortgage holder may be willing to work with you during this difficult time Read More...

Which Mortgage is Right for You?

March 24th, 2020

Unless you’re wealthy enough to be a cash buyer, purchasing a home will inevitably require getting a mortgage.  But, there’s  more to mortgages than you might think. Depending on your circumstances and qualifications, there are actually five different types of mortgage financing. They include conventional mortgages, jumbo mortgages, government-insured mortgages, fixed-rate mortgages and adjustable-rate mortgages Read More...

Six Trends in Kitchen Design

March 17th, 2020

< As the most popular place in a home, kitchens  are always top of mind when it comes to what’s trending.  For  2020, it looks like neutral colors and engineered quartz will reign in kitchen remodels.  That’s according to the 2020 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study.  The study identified six of the most popular style and design preferences from among homeowner’s who had recently given their kitchens a new look Read More...

New Homes Go Rustic

March 10th, 2020

If you have fond memories of Grandma’s house, with its lovely Craftsman style and welcoming ambiance, you’ll be happy to know that this warm and wonderful look is a trend that is gaining steam in new home building. The same is true of the rustic Farmhouse style that combines a feeling of strength and permanence through the use of natural materials Read More...