Q & A

Ask an Old House Pro: Caring for Historic Windows

Partner Post: Maine Preservation

In a new monthly column, Christopher W. Closs, an expert with Maine Preservation, answers your questions about maintaining antique and vintage homes. Q: Our 1923 shingled house in Cape Elizabeth still has its original wooden windows. I love them, but they’re not energy efficient. Some window companies claim I’ll save a fortune with vinyl replacements. […]

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Ask a Lighting Pro: Choosing Exterior Fixtures

Sponsored Content: Fogg Lighting

In a new monthly column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. Q: What should I consider when selecting fixtures for the exterior of my house? A: The first step is determining the type of fixture, or fixtures, that best suit your house. This is, of course, […]

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Curating a Collection

Sponsored Content: Littlefield Gallery

You don’t have to have an art background, or a voluminous budget, to appreciate and acquire works by Maine artists. Public school teachers turned gallery owners Jane and Kelly Littlefield lead by example. Twenty years ago, an acrylic seascape by Mary Bourke launched Jane and Kelly Littlefield’s sprawling contemporary Maine art collection. Their love for […]

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A Unique Perspective on Coastal Living

Advertisement: EBS Building Supplies

Looking for inspired ways to bring light, sea breezes, and a feeling of expansiveness into your home? At EBS Building Supplies, the motto is “Can do! Just ask.” That kind of positive spirit and dedication is exactly what Maine homeowners are looking for when it comes to reimagining the places they live. EBS has 10 Maine […]

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Ask a Lighting Pro: Illuminating a New Home or Remodel

Sponsored Content: Fogg Lighting

In a new monthly column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. Q: What’s the most important thing to consider when planning lighting for a new home or remodel? A: Bringing in a lighting designer at the start of a project is key. This is not a […]

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History at Your Feet

Sponsored Content: Bradford's Rug Gallery

Is an antique or vintage rug right for you? Bradford Ross of Bradford’s Rug Gallery in Portland takes the floor to help you decide. Twenty years ago, a refugee from Afghanistan helped Bradford Ross find his life’s work. The man imported rugs from his home country and sold them to the owners of the carpet […]

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Sea Change

Q & A

Height requirements and insurance premiums are rising along with the water levels in Maine’s flood zones. We asked architect Kristi Kenney how homeowners can prepare for the next round of regulations. For many, the Maine dream culminates with a waterfront home. But surging water levels effected by climate change can add challenges to owning a […]

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Knickerbocker Group

Team Building

Sponsored Content: Knickerbocker Group

What happens when pros traditionally ensconced in different worlds work together under the same roof? Architect Rick Nelson and construction manager Steve Berger of Portland and Boothbay-based Knickerbocker Group hash out the advantages of the design-build process.

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Quality Control

Q & A

Ben Block of Block Brothers Custom Cabinets in Searsport discusses the benefits of custom casework and dispels the myths. (Hint: It’s more affordable than you might think.)

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East Meets West

Q & A

Landscape architect William Carson Joyce of Edgecomb brings eco-friendly design and a clean, SoCal aesthetic to Maine.

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