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Cool Products: Faucets of the 21st Century

Lately, there seems to be a lot that’s “new” about faucets. That might seem strange to you. It’s a faucet – water comes out, end of story, right?  In fact, there is a little more to it than that as technology has become more prominent in the kitchen…right down to the once-simple faucet. Touchless Faucets […]

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Getting Ready for the (14th!) Ride of a Lifetime

Every year I try to think of something inspirational to say about why I ride for MS. As some of you may know, my mother has MS, and is benefitting from the therapy she has undergone over the years – therapy that’s possible in part because of the money we help raise. Having Multiple Sclerosis […]

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Reducing the Carbon Footprint of a Remodeling Project

Last month we attended the BuildingEnergy Boston Conference at the Westin Waterfront hotel. Attended by builders, remodelers, and energy experts, the focus of the conference is to learn and share new ideas and research on sustainable, “green” building and high-performance building. In other words – it’s a conference about everything we believe in here at steveworks. […]

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What Do Remodels Really Cost?

Often, homeowners have no idea what a remodel is going to cost. After all, if you haven’t done one recently, it’s hard to pull a number out of thin air and the information you find online can be unrealistic. Worse yet, television shows do not reflect “reality” and are very misleading. No, we can’t actually […]

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Cool Products: Low Energy Usage Light Bulb

We saw this when trolling the aisles of a home improvement store: a low energy usage light bulb that uses “new” technology. It’s not LED – instead, it’s based on Nikola Tesla‘s AC coil technology that dates back to 1891! These are different than LED (light emitting diode) bulbs, because the Tesla technology (not to be confused with Tesla […]

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A Little Summer Reading: A Glimpse at Steve’s Bedside Table

Did you ever wonder what remodeling contractors read when they’re home relaxing? No???? Well, that’s ok, we won’t hold it against you, but Tova and I realized that we actually have pretty interesting piles of books on our bedside tables and thought we’d give you a little glimpse into the inner world of Steve and […]

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The Secret Door

Is there anything more delightful to children, and children-at-heart, than a secret passage? Very few of us are lucky enough to have one in our own homes, but we recently completed a home renovation where you’ll find something hidden behind a seemingly ordinary chalk board located in the kitchen. This home originally had a servant’s […]

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Don’t Ignore Your Tankless Water Heater: Yearly Maintenance Reminder

Aaaaahhhh the tankless water heater. Conjuring images of hot, steamy showers and luxurious baths…even after all the kids have bathed. Tankless water heaters promise an endless supply of hot water. Plus, there’s the energy savings that comes along with a system that isn’t required to keep a huge tank of water hot, and the water […]

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Just a Bit of Comic Relief

Just found this again ( Tova had it buried somewhere in her office)  Enjoy:  

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Just Add the Bubbles!

At a recent EMNARI meeting, sponsored  by DesignerBath , Tova relaxed in a hand carved sandstone bath tub. If you would like one made for you it can be yours for the bargain price of $22,000. (delivery is extra!) Tova commented that a nice glass of Chardonnay would have been an excellent addition.

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