Maine Properties Blog


Recently, we considered how rising rental prices in the city of Portland have prompted more people making a move to Southern Maine to eye affordable rentals  outside of the city limits. Many newcomers to the rental market have found living in Portland’s surrounding communities fits their needs perfectly. Still, for some there can be concerns about staying connected – to the city’s culture, commerce, and employers. But growing options...

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Looking for a unique lighting solution for hard-to-light spaces? Try a light tube, also called a solar tube, sun tube, or tubular skylight. They provide high-impact light with a modern look – but that’s not the only reason to consider them. Tubes are a smart lighting solution with plenty of practical benefits for homeowners.   What is a sun/solar/light tube? This on-trend lighting design element involves adding a porthole-size hole in...

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Simple Home Modifications for Safety & Comfort Vision issues can seem to take center stage as we get older. As we age, we require 2 – 3 times as much light in order to see as well as we did in our younger years. Deteriorating vision affects our comfort, our ability to perform tasks, and our safety. Fortunately, home lighting makeovers and remodels can incorporate simple modifications that improve the lives of seniors and the...

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Home Remodeling & Improvement Expos Kick Off the Season This year’s popular Maine Home & Remodeling Show took place in Portland in February, but if you missed it, there’s still time to attend the Seacoast Home & Garden Show in Durham, New Hampshire April 1 & 2. Located at the Whittemore Center Arena, just about an hour from Portland, the show is billed as the region’s premier home and remodeling event. It features...

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These New Digital Tools Will Power Up Your Remodeling Project Homeowners who integrate technology into their bathroom remodels are finding some unexpected advantages. The latest high-tech features for the bath keep users plugged in, provide added luxury, and create a contemporary aesthetic. Enjoy trying the latest gadgetry? Integrate technology where you’ll use it most. Start with these popular bath tech trends befitting the most...

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2017 Trends in Decking

2017 Trends in Decking


Posted on Mar 13, 2017

Bye-bye boring decks – 2017 is the year of stunning new trends in decking that take full advantage of new alternative wood materials. If you’re considering a high-performance deck with flair, these trends are worth looking into:   More Choices in Capped Decking. Capped decking has a solid wood-plastic core but is capped with a full synthetic wrap. It can provide the best of both composite and PVC, and recent advances in capped decking...

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