By: mica On: July 20, 2017 In: News Comments: 0

In this month’s blog, Oxland’s Brad Sawler, President of the Seacoast NH Home Builders Association, talks about Tiny House New Hampshire, an initiative designed to renew interest in the building trades and develop the next generation of home builders. Nationwide, we’re experiencing a shortage of skilled tradesmen. “The existing...

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By: mica On: May 04, 2017 In: News Comments: 0

Welcome to the workshop! Dust off a bench and have a seat. We want to tell you a little bit about what we do when it comes to indoor home furnishings. Custom homescape pieces are something of a lost art. We have a passion for encouraging folks to keep...

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By: mica On: April 25, 2017 In: News Comments: 0

In last month’s blog, we explained how Remodeling magazine’s Annual Cost vs. Value Report is a great tool for homeowners to use when estimating home improvement project costs. In this month’s blog, we’ll discuss how homeowners can also use the report to estimate their return on investment for 29 common home improvement...

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By: mica On: February 24, 2017 In: News Comments: 0

We live in a do-it-yourself era: information is at our fingertips, tools and ideas are more available than ever, and everyone wants to try something new. It’s exciting and adventurous and most of us find it rewarding to say, “I did that myself.” But jumping into the home improvement...

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By: mica On: February 14, 2017 In: News Comments: 0

The do-it-yourself home improvement industry is booming these days, and it’s no wonder with the explosion of DIY television shows and internet sites. While entertaining, these shows and websites don’t always paint an accurate picture of what’s really involved in a project. Before you start building or remodeling, take...

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By: mica On: January 25, 2017 In: News Comments: 0

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY The month of January is rich with historic moments! Did you know that New Hampshire history stood out in the early days? It became the first of the original 13 colonies to set up an independent government in January 1776. Additionally, the New Hampshire delegation became the...

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By: mica On: January 11, 2017 In: News Comments: 0

Did you know? Contractors and home builders in New Hampshire are not required be licensed. Not only that, there is no single, industry-wide licensing program for contractors in New Hampshire, even though this is required in thirty other states. Contractor licensing was the subject of discussion on a recent...

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By: mica On: December 29, 2016 In: News Comments: 0

Brrrrrrr. The cold of winter is here and for most of us, this means spending the majority of our time indoors. With all that time spent inside, you may notice areas needing repair or come up with ideas for remodeling your home’s interior. For many, winter can be the perfect time...

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By: mica On: December 28, 2016 In: News Comments: 0

When winter comes rolling in with freezing precipitation, our houses take a beating. Those icicles might look festive, and may even be considered normal for this time of the year, but they can be silently causing some very significant damage to your house’s siding, roof, and gutters. They are...

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By: mica On: December 22, 2016 In: News Comments: 0

Welcome to part two of our short series on hiring the right contractor for the job. Let’s start off with another story. I have a friend who hired an electrician to do a rewiring project in her home. Like we talked about in last week’s blog, the contractor underbid...

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