November 2015

Thinking About Moving Out for Your Renovation?

From BY KRISTINE HANSEN Should I stay or should I go? That’s the dilemma for many folks renovating their homes, but if you’re one of them, the question you should probably be asking yourself is: Where should I go? “People…

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Volunteering as a Family in Bergen County

From Come Thanksgiving, there are plenty of things for your kids to look forward to: time off from school, football on TV, all-you-can-eat pie after dinner, and, did we mention no school? This year, add something else even more…

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8 Hacks for Hosting Thanksgiving

from BY CELESTE PERRON It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. Harder still: the concept of having to host the holiday at your own home. Even if you love opening your home to friends and family, hosting…

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How to Get Kids to Save Energy

These switchplate stickers remind kids why it’s important to turn off the lights when leaving a room. Image: © Hu2 Design 2012 From BY COURTNEY CRAIG Kids have more important things to think about than turning off the lights.…

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How Professional Chefs Set up Their Own Kitchen

From BY STACEY FREED Chef Alysa Plummer says investing in durable countertops is a must. Her choice: compressed, recycled quartz, which sustains high heat and comes in a variety of colors. All photos in this article: Ralph Baleno for…

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Don’t Wait—Beat the Crowds and Buy This Winter

Snow globe Image: rakchai/iStock; sign: jdillontoole/iStock From BY JONATHAN SMOKE Now that the U.S. has regained its job-creation mojo, as the October employment report showed, the demand for housing is only going to grow. After all, when people have…

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Veterans Day Events

From Photo from Patriot Connections is dedicated to providing our veteran, military, first responder and patriot  community with a comprehensive resource for events in NJ, PA and the surrounding areas. CLICK ON TITLE OF EVENT FOR MORE INFORMATION about…

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Practical Reasons Behind Architectural Details

In high-traffic spaces like this mudroom, wainscoting protects the walls from dings and dents. Image: © 2014 Greg Perko Design with function in mind. These old-world features weren’t created just for their good looks. Each was designed with a specific…

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Open House Hacks: 9 Staging Tips

From BY CELESTE PERRON Whipping your place into its most marketable shape might land you a buyer with a dream offer. And it might all spring from a terrific  open house—the kind where every attendee is entranced, the hors d’oeuvres are delicious, and nothing…

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