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heating a home with kerosene

Home Rx

Ask Hannah Holmes

Hannah Holmes on smart real estate investments, what a seventh-grader can teach us about deer deterrents, and more.

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The Strawbridge family gathers around the heirloom-quality, oak Huston & Co. kitchen table in their former South Portland home.

All Together Now

None: Huston & Company

A customized dining table from Huston & Co. will last for generations — just like the memories you create there.

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Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes shares three ways to build a sustainable landscape

In a chef’s Kennebunkport vegetable garden, compost does double duty as a fertilizer and water saver. “Nutrient-rich soil with good organic matter can store up to three times more water than depleted soils,” Carter says.

3 Ways to Build a Sustainable Landscape

Sponsored Content: Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes

Creating eco-friendly grounds and gardens has never been simpler — or more important, landscape designer Ted Carter says.

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how to ventilate a camp

Home Rx

Ask Hannah Holmes

Realtor/science writer/self-proclaimed “house geek” Hannah Holmes on home buying during a pandemic, oak trees’ survivalist instincts, and more

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Sarah Storms of SGBMade

Photographed by Meredith Perdue

Five Minutes with Sarah Storms

Q & A

The co-founder of creative content firm SGBMade on pattern mixing, the power of a great table runner, and her Babar-inspired living room

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living large in a small space, hurlbutt designs

Photographed by François Gagné

Living Large in a Small Space

Sponsored Content: Hurlbutt Designs

Louise Hurlbutt, of Hurlbutt Designs, tells how to make the most of tight quarters.

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Garden by Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes

Carter created a casual cottage-garden feel in a Kennebunkport yard with stone outcroppings interspersed with climbing roses, Hillside creepers, hydrangeas, lavender, and verbena. Photographed by Charlene Clark.

Growth Mindset

Sponsored Content: Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes

Landscape designer Ted Carter shares his recipe for creating a dream yard. Hint: the most important ingredient is you.

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antique windows, coyotes, modular construction vs stick-built, allergies

Home Rx

Ask Hannah Holmes

Realtor/science writer/self-proclaimed “house geek” Hannah Holmes on conventional versus modular construction costs, fending off wily coyotes, and more.

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home organization tips

9 Tips for Organizing Your Maine Home

Expert Advice

Small office? No office? Jumbled pantry? Local pros address these and other organizational challenges with stylish ideas tailor-made for Maine homes.

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