Home Improvement

Planning a New Home or Remodeling?

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These details make the difference. Whether you are planning a new custom home, designing an addition, or remodeling an existing space, Hammond Lumber Company helps you envision how Marvin Windows and Doors can change the way you live in your home. The tiniest details can create the look and feel you imagine. That’s why it’s […]

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Ask a Lighting Pro: Selecting a Ceiling Fan

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In a regular column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating — and, this month, cooling — your home. Q: How effective are ceiling fans and what should I look for when shopping for one? A: Ceiling fans have a place in every home. While they do not lower […]

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Ask a Lighting Pro: Planning Landscape Lighting

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In a monthly column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. Q: What’s a good strategy for lighting a yard? A: I suggest following a less is more approach. You don’t want your yard to be lit up like a theme park, and I promise your neighbors […]

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Choosing the Right Area Rug

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Wondering about size, quality, materials, and more? Beth Ross, of Bradford’s Rug Gallery in Portland, breaks down the options underfoot. Being good, practical Mainers, Beth Ross’s customers frequently ask her to recommend an “indestructible” floor covering. Her facetious answer? “Tile.” But since they have stopped into Bradford’s Rug Gallery, the Portland store Ross owns with […]

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Rethinking the Asphalt Roof

Home Improvement

Camden architect John Morris on why he no longer specifies a ubiquitous building product Architect John Morris works out of a renovated 19th-century woolen barn, once part of the Knox Woolen Mill on the tumbling Megunticook River in Camden. It’s a handsome building, with clapboards painted a warm, rosy brown and a dentil molding trim. […]

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Ask a Lighting Pro: Positioning Bathroom Fixtures

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In a monthly column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. Q: What’s the proper way to light a bathroom? A: While the most critical need is adequate lighting at the vanity, I recommend incorporating additional layers of ambient and task lighting in a large space. In […]

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These Two Families Help You Make a Home

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Nice guys don’t always finish last. In fact, in Maine, they finish first and help families build homes throughout the region. In a world of e-commerce and faceless corporations, it’s nice to know that family businesses like Hammond Lumber still succeed and foster a culture that puts customers first. This personal approach is ingrained in […]

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The Lowdown on Colossal Doors

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Want to erase the boundary to the outdoors? Here’s what to know about materials, cost, energy efficiency, and more. Architect Philip Johnson famously remarked, “I have very expensive wallpaper,” referring to the four see-through walls of his Glass House, completed in 1949. Even today transparency defines modern architecture. And our desire to connect our interior […]

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Ask a Lighting Pro: Choosing Exterior Fixtures

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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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A Unique Perspective on Coastal Living

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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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