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The Friendly Market: The History of House 7

At 329 Boston Street in Guilford, CT, a faded sign hidden by brush reads “Friendly Market.” The yard is overgrown and filled with debris, and the dilapidated interior feels lonely and abandoned. And yet, as we walked through this property for the first time, we could...

House Number 7: Votes, Videos, and a Reveal

We are back in Connecticut with House Number 7, which means we will be back to our regular schedule this Spring and Summer. This week, we gave three clues about where our next house is located. Do you have any guesses? Here is what you can...

The Hope House Highlights

You voted to name it The Hope House back in November. As we sit in Texas for the reveal, we can’t help but reflect on the past few months. We embarked on a whole new journey, collaborating on our first St. Jude Dream Home Showplace...

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The House That Social Media Built Spring News

We love the spring because it means great weather for renovations, the high point in the real estate market, and summer fun! This spring is also a time of transition for us, as we will be heading to Texas one final time to see the...

Accent Walls in Every Room

Neutral colors ranging from grays to blues, and off-whites to beiges, are popular in interior design because they are calming, show off furnishings and textures, and allow you to play around with pops of color. Sometimes, all-neutral rooms can lack a focal point, causing them...

Don’t Underestimate Outdoor Entertaining Spaces

With a taste of warmer weather here in Connecticut and the completion of The Hope House set for the end of April, we can’t wait to see what the outdoor living space at the St. Jude Dream Home Showplace will look like when finished. Outdoor...

Casual Dining: How to Make Your Dining Space Stand Out

Let’s face it: most people have scarfed down a meal while standing at the kitchen counter or in front of the TV. And we’ve probably all piled up papers or mail on the dining room table as well. What is it about a large table...

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Why Carpet is Still Trending in 2019

The flooring options today are endless: wood, engineered wood, laminate, laminate that mimics wood, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, concrete, travertine, bamboo, cork, marble, vinyl….and of course, carpet. With so many choices, how is it that carpet is still one of the top flooring options in...

5 Shades of Gray

What gray is that?

What gray is that? It’s a question we get asked almost daily. As home renovators, gray shows up a lot in the homes we makeover. Whether we are choosing the paint color or leaving it up to a social media vote, gray is the color we...

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A/C, Air Quality, and Smart Controls – Oh my!

What’s most important for your home: High-efficiency air conditioning, indoor air quality, or a connected smart home? For our Trane vote for the Hope House in Texas, we are asking you to choose between these three. Many people are having a tough time deciding! We worked with...