Exterior Improvements to Add Value to a Home

Curb appeal is one of the first selling points an agent is going to look at when you attempt to sell your home. It’s the moment a potential buyer can see what your home may actually look like with them living in it, like their first time coming home. That front yard appeal doesn’t stop at the grass. It takes a lot to improve the overall appearance of your home. Here are some ideas on places you can start. Windows Windows are not as expensive as you might think. Most people don’t have irregular window sizes, and windows usually pay for themselves in energy savings. Wait until your tax return comes around if you truly fear the costs. The biggest way to save money is to get everything done at once. Buy the supplies yourself and either do the job, or pay a...

Saltbox Style Architecture: Phineas Upham House

Saltbox architecture is a specific design and style that was often used in Colonial times.  The Saltbox style received its name due to the similarity to a saltbox ornament.  The Colonial period was from 1680-1820.  The Saltbox style homes were extremely popular among the early American settlers. Saltbox style was one of three common styles of homes during that time.  The other two styles were the Cape Cod style and the Georgian style.  Most Colonial homes were two-stories high and one room deep.  The majority of homes in the Colonial Period had a wood frame and a simple floor plan. Saltbox style has a unique look to it because it has a sloping roof and it’s asymmetrical in nature.  They look very similar to sheds and usually came equipped with a central...

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