Small kitchen improvements that maximize functionality

By The Home Monthly | November 1, 2018

Many homeowners wish for expansive kitchens. Modernized kitchens that include sought after features and showcase the latest trends go a long way to improving the overall value of a home. As desirable as such kitchens may be, some homes simply don’t have enough space for a centerfold-worthy kitchen featuring an island, wine refrigerator and walk-in … Read more


By Joe Brandt | October 29, 2018
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The following is a collection of random questions that have been posed by readers of this column during the past year. Q: I want to sell a few items that I never wear anymore, but the price of gold has dropped in recent months. Should I wait until gold goes up again? A: It is … Read more

A guide to safely removing fallen leaves

By The Home Monthly | October 25, 2018

Raking leaves is a chore many people immediately associate with autumn. Even though raking seems like a simple activity, it’s still possible to be injured while removing leaves from the yard. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center advises that pain from outdoor leaf chores can range from strained back muscles to twisted knees. Blisters on … Read more

Improving your entertaining spaces

By The Home Monthly | October 23, 2018

Some homes are seemingly built for entertaining, while others may need a little help to make them more fit for hosting dinner, holiday gatherings or an evening with friends. Overall, one-quarter of people entertain guests in their home either daily or weekly across the globe. One-third entertain monthly, according to findings from GFK Insights. People … Read more

Autumn is a prime time to tend lawns and gardens

By The Home Monthly | October 22, 2018

Autumn is gardening season. That statement may not seem right to those who think of the spring as the peak time to care for lawns and gardens. However, autumn is an ideal time to get into the garden and ensure that flowers, trees, and garden beds will over-winter successfully. A number of things make autumn … Read more

Sitting pretty

By Nancy Helle | October 10, 2018

The stately Italianate house at 528 Main Street has been a New Canaan landmark for many years. Built for a wealthy merchant in 1848, it was originally part of a 40-acre farm bordered by the Five Mile River in the rear. The home site is near the intersection of Main Street and Old Norwalk Road. … Read more

October 2018 Home Personality: “Homes with history”

By The Home Monthly | October 10, 2018

249 Nod Road, Ridgefield, Conn. Built 1790, $1,095,000 Jack Baldaserini, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 203-244-2243 Our “Home Personality” home of the month: Set on 3.3 acres of the scenic Nod Road, this circa 1790 center chimney Colonial with its Neo-Greek period addition comprises rooms are generous in size, which each encompassing a sense of pride … Read more

It’s the thought that counts…plan ahead for cold weather home improvements.

By Joanne Greco Rochman | October 10, 2018

Squirrels may be rushing around collecting nuts and acorns to store, but New Englanders are just as busy getting ready for old man winter. There are many home improvement projects that need to be addressed during the fall months, and there’s little time to waste. Here, then, is a checklist of just some of the … Read more

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