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Maintaining your CT Home

Maintaining your CT Home Maintaining your CT Home. The New Year has arrived – is one of your resolutions to save money?  Here are some suggestions that should be addressed periodically any way and when done can actually save you money. Change Your Furnace Filters New Year’s resolutions don’t get much easier than vowing to…

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2014 CT Kitchen Trends

2014 CT Kitchen Trends

2014 CT Kitchen Trends 2014 CT Kitchen Trends.  It can get rather expensive to redo Kitchens with each trend.  According to Zillow Digs” Kitchens featuring black counter tops, open shelves or glass-front cabinets and darker paint tones are popular with homeowners,  as seen in Home Design Trend Report for 2014.  If you like black the…

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Downsizing Bathrooms

Downsizing Includes Bathrooms

Downsizing Includes Bathrooms.  Small, Efficient Bathrooms seems to be the trend along with a general downsizing.  It appears that more individuals are looking to move into urban settings which is accelerating this trend. The downsizing trend isn’t just influencing homes, it’s also showing up in the bathrooms inside those homes, says Remodeling blogger Lauren Hunter.…

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Mortgage costs could rise in the upcoming year!

Need A Mortgage?

Need a Mortgage – Check This List Out! From the time an applicant walks through the door to the actual closing, lenders have become very cautious about the entire home mortgage loan process. Even when an applicant has a good down payment and good credit, issues arising at the last minute can result in the…

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5 Apps For Homeowners

Owning and running your own home is both a rewarding and often overwhelming experience. With a seemingly-endless list of chores and things to do, it can be easy to forget something important. Luckily, technology today has made staying organized and on top of household chores available right on your smartphone. Below are five apps to…

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Home Maintenance

Weston CT Activities

Weston CT Activities Weston CT Activities. This month the Weston Library is hosting a number of art, entertainment and educational activities.  Here are a few of the offerings: Story Time for 2’s January 21, 2014 from 11:00am to 12:30pm OR January 22, 2014 from 11:00am to 12:30pm Weston Public Library, Weston, CT Movie Night –…

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CT Kitchen Trends

CT Kitchen Trends   Deborah Laemmerhirt  203-994-4297   www.HomesInConnecticutForSale.com

CT Kitchen Trends. It can get rather expensive to redo Kitchens with each trend. According to Zillow Digs” Kitchens featuring black counter tops, open shelves or glass-front cabinets and darker paint tones are popular with homeowners, as seen in Home Design Trend Report for 2014. If you like black the counter tops can be quite stunning, however this is still trendy. In my opinion open shelve in the kitchen is space that can be used for storage it there were doors but many like the open look. If you think that you could be selling your CT Home in the near future you may wish to consider a more neutral approach. But that is totally up to you.

Elle Decor predicts jewel tones and rich colors will dominate kitchen design in the year ahead. They describe Kitchens as becoming glamorous! Designer cabinets painted with jewel colors, shiny metal counters, back splashes and fixtures are select to create this trend. Dramatic and beautiful but very trendy.

If you can afford to update again in a few years, you can take the risk of putting in trendy counter tops that look like malachite, agate or other stones. A neutral Granite or Corian will outlive the trendy choices and still be upscale and purposeful. Painted cabinets go in and out. If you are updating with existing cabinets, painting would give you a different look for an interim feature. Again, if you think you might have to move and will be selling your CT home in a few years you are best to stay more neutral. This is true for the flooring as well.

CT Kitchen Trends. Go with the trend if you must, but, if you’re going to have to live with your kitchen for many years or you plan to sell in a few years and don’t want to have to remodel again, stick with neutrals for counter tops, walls, flooring and cabinetry. Save the bolder patterns for less expensive accents like paint, curtains, rugs and pillows.

2014 CT Kitchen Trends

CT Kitchen Trends

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Household Possessions Inventory

Household Possessions Inventory  Deborah Laemmerhirt  203-994-4297.  www.HomesInConnecticutForSale.com.

Household Possessions Inventory – in case of a disaster. Do you have a list of all your personal belongings in case of an emergency? Natural and man made disasters happen – are your ready to provide proof for any claims you may have to file?

Get this free and easy-to-use app that creates a quick inventory of your household possessions, including all the new home electronics and grown-up toys you bought during the holidays.

Setting aside a few minutes to create (or update) an inventory of your personal possessions can really pay off if you ever have to file a homeowners insurance claim. Video – Importance Of Doing A Home Inventory

Get the job done quickly and easily with the Know Your Stuff app for iPhone, androids and computers from the Insurance Information Institute.

If you’re not into apps, you can list your possessions in a notebook and keep receipts in a folder. Make a copy of the information to put in your safe deposit box or your can send it to a trusted friend or relative who lives in another area (if there’s a local natural disaster they can send you your information).

Inventory of Household Possessions Inventory of Household Possessions

No matter how you choose to do it, the important thing is to create a home inventory and update it when you make major purchases. An up-to-date home inventory will:

Help you purchase the right amount and type of insurance. Make filing a claim as simple as possible. Substantiate financial losses for tax purposes or when applying for financial assistance.

You can use the Know Your Stuff? – Home Inventory website to set up an online account and store information about your insurance policies.

The software guides you through the process of creating and updating your home inventory, allowing you to set up rooms and list items within those rooms. You can also upload photographs and scanned receipts or appraisal forms, and generate several types of reports once your inventory is complete, or if you need to file a claim.

The software includes free, secure online storage at Amazon, so you can access your inventory anywhere, anytime-which can be important should you need to evacuate your home in a sudden emergency.

Household Possessions Inventory.  If you are like me you will put this off until another day, however with everything happening around us and the ease of recording out belongings it is time to consider accomplishing this. One idea is to get together with friends and help each other.  Make a day or weekend of it and have fun while doing so.  With today’s technology you should be able to store and access this information at any time and from anywhere!

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Inventory of Household Possessions

Inventory of Household Possessions

Inventory of Household Possessions.  Do you have a list of all your personal belongings in case of an emergency?  Natural and man made disasters happen – are your ready to provide proof for any claims you may have to file? Get this free and easy-to-use app that creates a quick inventory of your household possessions,…

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