Wendy McDonald's Blog

Posted on 09/25/2022
Which residential projects require a build permit?
Before you make any major changes to your property, investigate what type of build permit you need. Even if you’re just remodeling your home, construction permits are required for most projects. Here is a basic guide to the types of major home remodeling projects requiring a permit: Demolition If you’re demolishing any outdoor or indoor structure, you’ll need...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Outdoor living spaces: Outdoor furniture to refresh your space
When designing outdoor living spaces, outdoor furniture is often the best place to begin. There are classic must-haves for outdoor living, like tables and seating, but consulting up-and-coming trends can help you take your outdoor space to the next level. To help inspire you, here are three of the top trends in outdoor furniture: Comfortable colors Comfy hues...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
All about pool insurance: What homeowners should know
Do you know if you need pool insurance? While many...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Common hazards in older houses
Older homes might have high-quality, solid structures and seem to be in good condition. However, there are possible hidden hazards lurking in your older house. Knowing what these hazards are can help you make sure your older home provides a safe place for you and your household. These are a few of the more common kinds of hazards...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Home architecture guide: Cottage house design elements
If you’re fantasizing about a dream cottage house, you might be interested in the variety of styles, shapes and sizes cottages come in. While there are many more options than you might think, all cottage style homes feature some of the same key elements. Here is a short guide to the defining characteristics of cottage house plans: Architectural...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
3 Trending Home Improvement Projects to Try
Does your home need a refresh? If so, making some minor changes can have a significant impact. If you’re thinking about new ways to update your space, here are some ideas for modern home design projects you can DIY: Revamp With Limewash If you want something beyond just adding a fresh coat of paint, limewash might be a...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Modern Design Trends to Inspire Your Space
Designers are always finding new ways to explore and celebrate modern design. New trends are emerging every day and can provide excellent inspiration for home interiors and exteriors alike. If you’re interested in giving your interior design a fresh update, here are some of the biggest trends in modern design right now: Rattan Rattan has become popular for...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Expert tips for throwing a memorable outdoor party
Whether it’s a birthday party, pool party or other...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Outdoor decor ideas to improve your backyard space
Backyards, large or small, can provide relaxation and...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
The best outdoor fireplaces: Brick, steel & more
For homeowners considering outdoor fireplaces, brick is often the first choice of building material. Brick fireplaces are timeless and practical, adding cozy style to any outdoor space. However, there are other material options and designs to consider if you want to find the best fit for your home. Here is a basic guide to some of the most...
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Posted on 08/25/2022
Another Property Rented - 188 Reynolds Drive, Coventry, CT 06238
Welcome to 188 Reynolds Dr.! Situated in a wonderful, family-friendly neighborhood. Four spacious bedroom, updated bathroom, hardwood floors, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances are just a few perks in this well maintained home. Enjoy the Summers at Coventry Lake with your own private access! Coventry Schools rated among the best! Convenient to Route 31, Route 44 and Route 6. Easy access to I-384 & I-84. Schedule your private showing...
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Posted on 08/24/2022
Another Property Sold - 23 Olsen Drive, Mansfield, CT 06250
Well maintained and tastefully updated ranch style home with 3 bedrooms and 1 ½ baths. Modern slate floored entry leading to updated Kitchen with center island, granite counters, walnut open shelves, and soft-close cabinets, with lots of cabinet and counter space. Large Living Room with fireplace, built-in bookcases, and ample natural light opens to Dining Room. Hardwood floors throughout. Bathrooms updated with tile floors and shower. Peaceful backyard patio with mature perennials, and flowering bushes and trees. Sloping front yard with bluestone steps leading up to front door - very picturesque. New roof with 50-year transferable...
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