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Surface Lighting Strategies

Sponsored Content: Fogg Lighting

In a monthly column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. This month, Fogg talks surface lighting strategies.

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Movers and Shakers

Sponsored Content: Chilton Furniture

To come up with their fresh, modern designs, Jen and Jared Levin, of Chilton Furniture, draw inspiration from a 300-year-old religious sect.

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Straight-Up Advice for Downsizers

Sponsored Content: Endicott Home Furnishings

Small-space experts Ross and Christine Endicott of Endicott Home Furnishings candidly deliver their top five tips for downsizing.

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Banishing Ice Dams

Partner Post: Maine Preservation

This month, Maine Preservation tackles your questions about ice dams.

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Hannah Holmes

How to Make Sense of a Maine Home

Home Improvement

Why is this house attached to a barn? What does that light switch do? And, um, what’s with the tarp? Let an expert walk you through it.

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Reading Historic Roofs

Partner Post: Maine Preservation

In a monthly column, the experts at Maine Preservation answer your questions about maintaining antique and vintage homes. This month, we discuss the roofs of historic houses.

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So You Want to Live in a Tiny House?

Home Building

They’re cozy, efficient, economical — and, in Maine, the subject of much haggling over zoning and building codes. Here’s how to prevent your tiny house from becoming a big headache.

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Light Pollution Solutions

Sponsored Content: Fogg Lighting

In a monthly column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. This month, Fogg tackles light pollution.

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5 Items to Snap Up at a Vintage Shop

Decorating

Forget theme — the secret to distinctive decor is knowing how to pull off a hodgepodge. These on-trend, timeless pieces will help you get started. We’ve all been awed by them — those talented homeowners who somehow manage to turn a tangle of styles, eras, and shades into a whole greater than the sum of [...] Read More
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Lean and Green

Home Building

Architect Harry Hepburn shares eco-friendly design ideas for the budget-conscious homeowner. Photo by Trent Bell As a college student studying in England, Harry Hepburn marveled at the ways in which pioneers of the high-tech architecture movement, such as Norman Foster and Richard Rogers, incorporated energy efficiency into their modern steel-and-glass buildings. Post-graduation, Hepburn was eager […]

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