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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 Tips

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

Ask a Lighting Pro

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

Home Decorating Guide

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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Restoring a Buckled Barn

Partner Post: Maine Preservation

In a monthly column, the experts at Maine Preservation answer your questions about maintaining antique and vintage homes. My 2 ½-story carriage barn, built in the 1890s, has walls that are bulging outward on the upper floor, just below the roof line. I am told that the building is “balloon-framed.” What does that mean and can […]

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Lessons from the Louvre

Ask a Lighting Pro

If you’ve invested in a beautiful piece of art, you want to display it in the best possible light. Here are examples from our store of Tech Lighting’s Georgi lamp mounted on track and “monopoint” canopies.

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