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An organic lawn can be healthy for the environment and your family. Here's how you can get started.

Your lawn is your home's crowning glory. A beautifully manicured lawn is easy to achieve if you take care of it properly. If you have small children or pets, you don't want to use an excessive amount of harsh chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. There are many organic alternatives that can be used in place of the harsher chemicals that are equally effective if you use them correctly. Our real estate agents can put you in contact with a local nursery for recommendations.

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Looking for ways to make the most of your backyard and patio? Here are some ideas you can implement now.

Your home is your refuge, and your backyard is your place to enjoy nature and find peace. You can take the space you have and turn it into something unique and incredibly satisfying. Most projects are easy to finish on your own, and if you plan them right, easy on your budget as well. When you buy a new home, our real estate agents can help you come up with ideas on how you can best utilize your new backyard space.

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Looking for easy home improvement projects you can check off this spring? Here's where you should start.

Spring is a great time for renewal and beginning new projects. Our real estate agents can work with you to find the right home for you if you are thinking about moving. Whether you plan on buying or selling, there is a lot of work to be done to put your house in order. The following tips can help.

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Gardening season is upon, and we put together some pointers that will help keep your garden growing through summer.

When you buy your home in the winter or early spring, you can start making plans for where you want your garden to be. Our real estate agents can help you buy your home and get settled in time to start planning for your garden. If you've grown a garden in the past, you know how important it is to plan ahead and start early.

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If your home is feeling a bit congested, try out these smart storage solutions that will help you clear up space.

If your home lacks conventional storage areas, or if you're just running out of the space you need to stow away things, it's time to get creative with your storage situation. Our real estate agents know a few smart storage hacks that can instantly maximize the functionality of your home. So take advantage of these practical ideas to maximize your home's storage space.

  1. Utilize Narrow Wall Spaces
    Many homes have narrow walls that aren't large enough to hang wall decor or use for larger storage units. However, these walls are the perfect spot to hang floating shelves.

    Floating shelves are sleek and versatile, and they come in a variety of sizes, designs, and colors. Use floating shelves to stow books, video games, or photo albums.

    Or, put items that you would usually store on your countertops on the shelves. Cleaning products, beauty and skincare items, and small kitchen supplies are a few items you can house on floating shelves.

  2. Look Up for Additional Storage Opportunities
    Areas above eye level, like the upper portions of your walls and ceilings, are an often-missed storage opportunity. Suspend hooks or overhead storage mounts from the ceiling to house various items, including clothing, linens, toys, and extra household items. You can even add storage bins to many ceiling mounts to hide the contents.

  3. Break Up Large Shelves
    If you have shelves with a lot of space between them, consider adding additional shelves to these spaces. Then, you'll have more storage, and these smaller spaces work well for housing compact items.

  4. Install Some Strategically Placed Hooks
    Hooks are a simple, affordable way to add storage to your walls. They're a great alternative for items that tend to wind up on the floor or on your counters, like coats, dog leashes, keys, and bags.

  5. Find Furniture with Hidden Storage
    Many common pieces of household furniture, like end tables, ottomans, beds, and couches, have options for hidden storage.

    A coffee or end table with a lift top or drawer are excellent spaces to store books, school supplies, electronics, or gaming supplies. Couches with an arm that incorporates storage space ensure that you always have an area to stow your remote controls, snacks, and small hobby items. Some beds have pull-out drawers underneath them. These drawers work well for storing seasonal items, clothing, shoes, and extra pillows and bedding.

  6. Add a Storage Bench
    A storage bench is a relatively small item that most homes can accommodate. A storage bench in your home's entryway or mudroom instantly creates a space to store shoes, gloves, hats, bags, and jackets, as well as providing a convenient place to sit down and put on shoes. You can install bins or dividers to give each family member their own section of the bench.

  7. Buy Slimmer Clothes Hangers
    While larger clothes hangers are attractive and sturdy, they take up a lot of room in your closet. Teaneck homes for sale with uncrowded closets are more attractive to potential buyers than closets that are packed full of clothing. Slim clothes hangers allow you to store more while creating the appearance of a closet that's spacious and uncluttered. 

Feel like it's time to explore homes with more space? Contact us today to check out your options!


Many of us associate cold weather with relaxing in a warm, toasty house while watching our favorite movie or TV series. Achieving this, though, can be a bit of a challenge. Since we spend more time in our home during the winter months, it's easy to get a bit of cabin fever. This is why our real estate agents always recommend changing things up a bit and making your spaces as comfortable and cozy as possible. Here are some tips to help you do the same:

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Cooking with seasonal ingredients is the easiest way to upgrade your cooking. Here's what you should look for this winter.

Many people think that summer is the only growing season in New York. That's actually not true. There are many fall and winter vegetables that can be grown throughout the year under the right conditions. Many fruits and vegetables can be stored for long periods of time after they have been harvested. Herbs and spices can be grown throughout the year in windowsill gardens and harvested fresh as they are needed. If you're looking at Westchester County homes for sale, ask our real estate agents about local sellers where you can find these produce items.

  • Winter squash – Winter squash can include acorn squash, butternut, pumpkin, and spaghetti squash, as well as many others. They are rich in vitamins A and C. Because they are harvested in the fall, they can be stored throughout the winter.

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