5 smart ideas to refresh your deck

Top 5 smart and sustainable ideas to refresh your deck

Top 5 smart ideas to refresh your deck (BPT) – As the seasons turn, your focus begins to shift to the outdoors. Your deck or patio becomes your new living room — an ideal setting for memorable moments with friends and family. If you look at these spaces and long for a refresh, the time to start planning is now. You have options, and many you can do yourself with minimal effort. To start, if you don’t have a deck or patio, research materials carefully before making an investment. One prevalent building trend involves making the smart choice toward natural, […]

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime (BPT) – The country is filled with adventures to check off your bucket list this summer. From road trips to unique vacations, there’s something for everybody! With the help of your smartphone and dependable wireless service, you can stay connected and share the special moments along the way with family and friends. Here are four must-do summer endeavors that won’t break the bank. 1. Historic Route 66 – Historic Route 66 was one of the original American highways, extending all the way from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California. From a weekend trip […]

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Hudson Valley Home

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home by Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson valley Style Magazine Whether you are selling your home to move to a new city or just to relocate to the other side of town, you will no doubt want to receive as much money for the property as you can. Luckily, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure your final selling price is as high as possible, such as: •    Stage the Home in Style When a prospective buyer walks into your home, they don’t want to […]

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Why You Should Never Try to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent by Maxwell Alexander

Why You Should Never Try to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine When trying to sell your home, it can be tempting to go it alone. However, when you take a look at some of the things that can go wrong during a real estate transaction, you will quickly realize why this is rarely a good idea. Indeed, there are a number of excellent reasons why you shouldn’t attempt to sell your house without the help of an experienced real estate agent, such as: 1.    Professional Real Estate Agents […]

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Whether you are selling your home to move to a new city or just to relocate to the other side of town, you will no doubt want to receive as much money for the property as you can. Luckily, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure your final selling price is as high as possible, such as: •    Stage the Home When a prospective buyer walks into your home, they don’t want to see […]

How to create a DIY planter box for growing your summer herbs

How to create a DIY planter box for growing your summer herbs (BPT) – Do-it-yourself projects are more popular than ever, and it’s no wonder why; they make for a great weekend activity and are a creative way to add handmade touches to your space. Whether it’s gardening, cooking, or simply being creative, summer is the perfect time to combine your favorite passions into a DIY project. Chris Lambton, garden and yard care expert, suggests a seasonal project to kick off the summer months that is not only fun to create, but also will be useful for months to come. […]

5 simple steps to getting started with solar panels

5 simple steps to getting started with solar panels

5 simple steps to getting started with solar panels (BPT) – With more Americans “going green” than ever before, you’ve probably already started thinking about doing it yourself. Perhaps you’ve increased your recycling efforts, started using more Energy Star appliances and light bulbs or upgraded to other greener technology options. Chances are, you also may be thinking about using solar energy to power your home, but don’t know where to start. It may be easier than you think to have solar panels installed in your home. According to residential solar experts, here are the steps involved in going solar. 1. […]

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank (BPT) – Whether you rent or own, a happy home means finding distinctive ways to continuously improve your space. A full renovation or re-design can be pricey, but making your home feel fresh and current doesn’t have to be. We’ve thought through cost-effective solutions to make your home a place you love. 1) Measure your moolah Understanding the budget is a crucial first step to any home project and money can be a sensitive subject. To conquer the awkwardness, download a finance app to get a sense of your spending habits. This will […]

Money-saving roofing secrets every homeowner should know

Money-saving roofing secrets every homeowner should know

Money-saving tips about roof shingles (BPT) – Replacing an aging or damaged roof is an important step in providing crucial protection from the damage the elements can dish out — from heat, wind, and rain, to snow, sleet and hail. But homeowners may not realize that the type of roof shingle they choose can make a big difference, not only in the protection it offers to the home, but also in the cost of their homeowners’ insurance. Here are a few things homeowners should keep in mind when looking to save money with a new roof. Roof replacement can save […]

Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent by DA Aromatherapy

Spring is here! Hiking Adventure Awaits! Hiking tips and more from the Hudson Valley Style Magazine and DA Aromatherapy

Getting ready for an outdoor adventure? Here is a Companion you can count on: DA Aromatherapy Natural Insect Repellent is made with 7 Organic Essential Oils, it provides powerful protection and naturally repels mosquitoes and ticks, fleas and many other pesky insects when sprayed directly on your skin or clothing. The Best Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent Spray is 100% DEET-free and is safe for Humans and Pets. Unlike other (cheap big-box) brands, Our Natural Bug Spray smells amazing (see reviews below) and features the most powerful (on the market) blend of Organic Lemongrass, Eucalyptus Lemon and Globulus, Cedarwood (Cedar Oil), Rosemary, Clove Bud, and Lavender Essential Oils. Our signature Natural Tick […]

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High-quality, market-conscious renovation may increase your home’s value.

Convert to Landida™ Smart Landscapes Landida™ landscapes are designed to reduce or completely forgo the use of precious energy, fresh water, harmful pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. Yet they are human- and pet-friendly, visually pleasing, evergreen, eco-conscious and virtually maintenance free. Convert to Landida™ smart landscape with ToughConstruct™! HVAC Split Systems Installation Keep it cool in the Summer and warm in the Spring/Fall with the top of the line heat pumps or AC split systems. Modern Split Systems are much more efficient than other types of gas, oil or electric heating/cooling. Take advantage of the utility bill savings and conserve the energy! […]

(BPT) - So, you’ve been running your business from your home for some time now, and with the busy holiday season upon us, you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed and your office is a mess. When running a business, there are so many things you need to think about to maximize efficiency, from having a clean setup to ensuring that you are well equipped with the supplies you need to get things done. First things first. To help increase productivity and get things started, it’s time to tidy up your space. Start by going through any old files you may have and determining whether you really need them, then get rid of things that no longer are relevant. Next, start organizing and getting your layout set. Arrange your space in a way that is functional and will ensure that you are able to access the things you need easily, like your phone and computer. Once your office is cleaned up, it’s time to take a step back and ensure that your office is equipped with the latest equipment and stocked up on supplies. Your technology and hardware are key components to running things efficiently, so making sure your computer and peripherals are up to date will be crucial. A printer is a critical component in your home office setup and it’s important that it is compatible with the latest technology and that there is enough ink to fulfill your business needs. When it comes to smoothly running your business, there are many things you need to help maximize productivity, and replenishing office supplies should not be a worry. As it is, the holidays are a stressful time, and buying office supplies is an added stress you don’t need on your list. Say you need to print an important document for a meeting and you’re alerted that you are low on ink, but you are completely out, and you don’t have time to get to the store to replace it. According to a new independent study from YouGov, 57 percent of Americans find that it’s a pain to buy new cartridges for a printer. That is where a replenishment service comes in. Having your items delivered right to your doorstep will help alleviate the time it would take to do this on your own and eliminate the guesswork in knowing when you need to stock up on supplies. In fact, over one-third of Americans think that ink and toner replenishment is a good idea. All you need to do is enroll in the service and you are guaranteed to get your items right when you need them. You don’t even have to know what model your printer is and what kind of cartridge it takes. Services like Amazon Dash, Brother Refresh and Best Buy Easy Replenish allow customers to quickly and easily replace their ink and toner without having to think about it. “Running out of ink is always frustrating but it’s especially infuriating when it happens at an inconvenient time, like when you are in a rush to get a print out,” said Rafi Haqqani, Marketing Director, Brother Genuine Supplies and Auto-Fulfillment at Brother. “Through our Refresh service, we are helping office users run their business more efficiently by removing the bottlenecks and stress that comes with running out of ink and toner.” Don’t let the busy holiday season bog you down. Get your office set up right and your supplies and equipment in order so you can get your work done efficiently and enjoy your time with the family.

Setting up your home office for efficiency

(BPT) – So, you’ve been running your business from your home for some time now, and with the busy holiday season upon us, you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed and your office is a mess. When running a business, there are so many things you need to think about to maximize efficiency, from having a clean setup to ensuring that you are well equipped with the supplies you need to get things done. First things first. To help increase productivity and get things started, it’s time to tidy up your space. Start by going through any old files you may have […]

Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent by DA Aromatherapy

DA Aromatherapy Collection — The spirit of the weekend warrior and the expeditionary alike.

At DA Aromatherapy, our line of natural insect repellents embodies the spirit of the weekend warrior and the expeditionary alike. Maybe you’re training for an Everest Summit or thru-hiking the Continental Divide—as for the rest of us, we will take what we can get with what little time we have. Both ends of the adventurist spectrum share a common center point, and that is to preserve the environment which enables us to do what we love. In many cases that means making a sacrifice, but when it comes to our natural bug repellent with 7 organically sourced essential oils, it […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2019 Trend: The year of the space-age home

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2019 Trend: The year of the space-age home

2019: The year of the space-age home (BPT) – In 2019, the “space-age” home will become a reality with modern innovations that are poised to change the way we think about luxury, elegance and comfort. Incorporating advanced technology into your home is essential when elevating its overall style, design and functionality. What better way to create a futuristic environment than by living like an astronaut in your own home. You can do exactly that with the new Flotation Tub with ZERO DIMENSION from TOTO. Made from proprietary Galaline man-made marble, the stylish tub combines a luxury spa aesthetic with space-age technology that simulates […]