Debbie Blum's Blog

Posted on 11/28/2021
How to Create Your Ideal Living Room Layout
Your living room serves as one of the key areas where family and friends gather in your home. When you’re planning your custom home, you’ll be able to decide how you want your living room to look in terms of layout. Choosing a layout that works best involves taking certain factors into consideration, so that you’ll have a...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Here's What You Need to Know About Preventing Mold
Image by dmarr515 from Pixabay Mold can easily enter your home and it can continue to grow and develop sometimes without you even noticing. Whether mold gets dragged in on a pair of shoes that walked through the mud or starts to grow in a dark, moist corner of your basement, mold can become a problem for your...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?
Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels The concept of buying a fixer-upper can tempt brand new homebuyers. For those on a budget who enjoy DIY projects, it might make perfect sense to spend less up front on a home you can fix up yourself. However, there are some disadvantages to consider before making this important choice. Here we...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Learning How to Budget to Buy a New Home
Photo by Olya Adamovich via Pixabay You’ve decided to start the process of buying a home. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how much money you have, and what you can afford. The goal is to avoid purchasing more home than you can afford, but those variables change. In September 2019, the average price of a new...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
A Simple Guide to Land Use Definitions
Photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels If you’re planning to invest in land, it’s important to understand land use terminology. Land use is a designation that determines what you can build or develop on a specific piece of land. Another definition of the term from Land.com is “the total of arrangements, activities and inputs that people undertake in...
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Posted on 10/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 178 Pine Hill Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812
Looking for the illusion of seclusion, but still want to be close to life's necessities? With 4.5+ acres you will be in your own park-like oasis where you can enjoy some quiet space. This unique and private 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, with flexible living space is move-in ready. Bonus features include a screened-in porch, large back deck, balcony, grand stone fireplace, claw foot tub, and hardwood floors throughout the home. Recent upgrades are oil tank(2021), tiles in the upstairs bathroom(2021), gas/propane stove(2020), refrigerator(2020), water pump(2020), 3 programmable thermostats(2020), and the majority of the interior house...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
How to Build a Workbench
A workbench offers a handy way to store your tools in your garage or shed, as well as a place to work on tasks or hobbies. You don’t have to head to the store to buy a workbench for your home. Instead, put your woodworking skills to the test by building your own workbench. The following tips provide...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
DIY Ways to Integrate Solar Energy to Offset Cost & Improve Backup Power
Although adding solar energy systems to single-family dwellings can reduce utility bills and improve property values, a large installation's price tag sometimes proves prohibitive. Spending tens of thousands of dollars on state-of-the-art panels, wiring and equipment necessary to convert the sun's rays into lighting can easily exceed one's budget. However, increasing your renewable energy footprint does not necessarily...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Would An Attached Garage with Increased Accessibility Make Your New Home Safer?
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels For most people, inclement weather is an inconvenience when getting out of a vehicle and entering a home. When it rains, you use an umbrella or get wet. When it snows or sleets, you have to watch every step or suffer a slip and fall. But for people with a disability or mobility...
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Posted on 10/07/2021
30 Lake Drive North, New Fairfield, CT 06812 is now new to the market!
Welcome to the quintessential home in Candlewood Lake’s coveted community of Candlewood Isle. No expense spared renovating the property - including 2 additions - turning the cottage into a majestic home. Perfect full-time or weekend/summer residency. 2 oversized decks with mesmerizing views of Candlewood Lake. Dining deck accommodates 20 guests and upper lounge deck accommodates a sectional and chaise lounge chairs. Motorized Sunbrella awnings provide shade on hot summer days. New double hung and casement windows. security system. Low maintenance Leafguard gutters, irrigation system. Full-home Generac generator. Stone walls and steps,...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Is a Rain Chain Right for Your Home?
Rain chains are a popular feature of Japanese architecture and landscape design. They’re popular all over the world wherever homeowners want to turn rainfall into a piece of art or provide valuable drainage functions. While rain chains are a popular trend and have some real benefits, they may not be right for everyone. Here we’ll go over the...
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Posted on 09/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 29 Ball Pond Road East, New Fairfield, CT 06812
Designed purely as a guest cottage for seasonal use only (Spring, Summer & Fall). This beautiful small place has been greatly loved and has a special aura. With a quiet, spring-fed lake at your door you will be able to swim, go fishing, and launch that canoe or kayak anytime you choose. And, if you have an eye for beauty and the glories of nature, you will never tire of the songs of the birds and the ever-changing views of the water, sky, and cloud formations - and sensational sunsets across the lake to the west! Plan to make a garden, plant a tree, create something wonderful, as you reflect on the past and dream new dreams. Be happy. ...
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