There are several reasons homebuyers consider purchasing homes that need some work, “fixer-uppers” as they’ve come to be known. Sometimes, it’s a matter of saving money. A fixer-upper might be priced at a bargain, and the new homeowners are handy enough to do some work themselves. In other cases, it might be a matter of few homes on the market in an area they really want to live in, or they love an architectural style that exists only in older homes. Whatever the reason, fixer-uppers […]
Give Your Home Some Space! by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander (Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio) Whether your house is big or small, a stand-alone structure or an apartment, it will go through a facelift sooner or later. You will have to repaint the walls (or get rid of the wallpaper), jettison junk that as accumulated over the years, and perhaps go in for some new furniture. It is easier for us Millennials, just because we used to “living small”, however, it applies to everyone who’s […]
High-quality, market-conscious renovation may help to increase your home’s value. Alexander Maxwell Realty’s Preferred Renovation Partner ToughConstruct | Hudson Vally is an award-winning, Authentic Hudson Valley Style certified general contractor with world-class construction team and years of experience in the industry.
Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui by Hudson Valley Style Magazine Editor, Designer Maxwell Alexander Designer Maxwell Alexander / Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Just a few months ago we featured Villa 9W – one of the Duncan Avenue Design Studio projects and analyzed it from the Feng Shui perspective. I like using Feng Shui concepts to make overly complicated scientific ideas more relatable and down-to-earth. It is fascinating how our knowledge of home design circled back thousands of years just to see […]
Real estate insight: Green home improvements boost value, shorten sale time (BPT) – Are you thinking of selling your house and want to know some of the best ways to boost your home’s value, demand top dollar and potentially inspire a bidding war? Whether you’re selling in a few months or a few years, there is one strategy that gets noticed in real estate markets across the United States: green home improvements. Green homes can sell faster and for more money than comparable houses without […]
(BPT) – With daylight saving time in full effect, sunlight can be harder to come by. According to a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), humans spend an average of 90 percent of their days indoors, so savoring every opportunity for natural sunlight is more important than ever, especially during winter months. However, more time spent indoors and longer nighttime hours can mean fewer opportunities to soak up the benefits of natural light. But did you know that you can enjoy all the […]