Incandescent Light Bulbs

The incandescent light bulb. Once a symbol of American ingenuity, it is now under attack as a wasteful. Just about everyone I know has strong feelings about the incandescent. Most prefer the light they provide. Most would also agree that they are inefficient compared to compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and light emitting diode (LED) technologies. Some argue that the newer technologies are inferior due to their color spectrum and their turn on time, though both

Questionable Upgrades: Pocket Drawers

Have you seen the commercial for the Pocket Drawer? I look forward to watching each time it comes through the ad rotation on HGTV. For those not familiar with the product, it is basically a drawer mounted into the wall. From the company website, “it is 14 inches wide by 6 inches high by almost 5 inches deep.” The idea is perfect for marketing – it fills a plausible need (can take advantage of unused

I Love My Table

Buyers have different “deal breakers” when it comes to searching for the right house. Sometimes they must have a garage. Sometimes they need a fourth bedroom. Sometimes the yard has to be a certain size. And sometimes they just need to find a dining room large enough to hold their dining room table and 10 chairs. The last “deal breaker” might seem like a unique one, but it’s really not uncommon for buyers to pass

Presto, Change-O in West Hartford, Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about a home in West Hartford that was staged for selling. This sale recently closed, so, as promised, here’s my follow up blog. Some people commented on the fact that this was much more than staging. There are various levels of staging and this home had more than furniture moved around. As far as the extent of the work performed, the interior of the house was freshly