Where Do You Go to Find a Contractor?

June 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A new study shows digital-age home owners most often rely on old-fashioned means to find home improvement contractors. In the digital world of Craigslist and Angie’s List, how do home owners prefer to find and hire contractors? In a very non-digital way: by personal referral. In addition, to make their final hiring decision, consumers rank […]

Palm Beach’s Lake Trail

Palm Beach’s Lake Trail

June 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On a lazy day, hitting the Lake Trail is an ideal way to spend the day either walking, running, or on wheels (bike or skates, of course! No cars are allowed on this trail!). Palm Beach founder Henry Flagler built the lake trail in 1894 for a place for hotel guests to stroll. The paved stretch […]

Designing a Room from Scratch Doesn’t Have to Be Overwhelming

June 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

You signed the stacks of paperwork, picked up the keys and even begun unpacking a few boxes. A lot of “tough” work of moving is over. Then it hits you: What’s left to do —decorating your new space — can turn out to be the hardest part! You’re facing a blank slate when you’re eager […]

Options Abound for Kitchen Flooring

June 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While design, color, and surface appeal are important considerations, you’ll also wantkitchen flooring that can live up to your lifestyle and provide the comfort and durability you need. Here are some favorites, with their pros and cons: Photo by Armstrong Natural Stone Durable and easy to clean, stone offers a timeless appearance suited to most […]

Smart Options: Patio Pavers

June 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

By: Andrea Nordstrom Caughey A broad selection of patio pavers accompanies increased demand for outdoor living spaces. That variety is driven by considerable consumer demand. A 2009 Outdoor Living Trend Report by Researchandmarkets.com says that sales of outdoor living products accounted for more than 5% of all purchases at Lowe’s home improvement centers, and a […]

Outdoor Appliance Buying Guide: Specialty Items

June 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

By: Douglas Trattner Specialty appliances for outdoor kitchens are hot items but you’ll spend thousands of dollars for the added convenience. Note that with outdoor appliances, you will likely encounter the following additional costs for installation: $125 to $300 to add an outdoor electrical outlet. $400 to $800 to run a cold water supply line, […]

Villa Plati, 302 Atlantic Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Villa Plati, 302 Atlantic Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480

June 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Elegance abounds in this luxurious villa with magnificent water views, private pool, elevator,  and 4-car garage.  Boasting 3,847 sf. of living space with 4br/4.5ba this unique townhouse has it all. Relax in your private pool, watch the yachts float by, and enjoy Palm Beach at its finest!

Outdoor Appliance Guide: Sinks

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

By: Douglas Trattner Outdoor sinks are similar to their indoor counterparts; the real difference is the cost of running outdoor plumbing. Cost range: $100-$500 and up Likely additional costs: Faucet, sink strainer, plumbing Average life span: 5-10 years Material of choice “Sinks live in water all the time, so there really is no restriction on […]

How to Buy an Outdoor Refrigerator

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

By: Douglas Trattner Published: April 29, 2010 Refrigerators work harder outdoors than in so it’s important to seek out models designed specifically for the task. Cost range: $550-$1,800 and up Likely additional costs: 110-volt GFCI outlet, cover for freestanding units Average life span: 5-10 years Indoor vs. outdoor “There are two fundamental differences between refrigerators […]