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Oil Furnance Maintenance Tips

Oil burners seem to malfunction in the middle of the coldest nights of the year and especially on weekends.  This was a sleepless weekend for Chris and I as we responded to emergency calls.  Here are a few tips that might … Continue reading

Saving money on your electric bill

Our electrician told us we could save a few dollars on our electric bill by going to www.electricityme.com.   You may also have seen the ads on TV or heard them on the radio.  It is easy to do and you can support … Continue reading

Bring the Outside In / Sunroom or Solarium? Which would you prefer?

The top ten building trends in the November Builder Magazine mostly deal with design elements that allow you to enjoy the outdoors either from the inside or from a protected area outside. A sun room with a covered roof or … Continue reading

Lighting Techniques

Lighting makes all the difference.   Imagine the holidays without lights!  We now have a 7′ christmas tree in our model solarium at Plants Unlimited in Rockport and are working with Mitch of Lighting Concepts to make it look even better.  You … Continue reading

Recycling Asphalt Roofing Materials

Daggett Builders, Inc is now able to recycle  your asphalt roofing materials.  This is something we’ve wanted to do for awhile now but it hasn’t been affordable.  Now it is.  We reshingled a lot of roofs in the last couple … Continue reading

Heat with wood without the mess

Nothing compares to the pleasure of huddling next to a woodstove and watching the flames dance through the glass.  The big drawbacks are the mess and the smoke, especially the smoke.  It coats the ceiling, creates dust, and is not … Continue reading

Traditional Wood Entry Doors

There is nothing quite like a traditional wood entry door, especially one festooned with a balsam wreath for the holidays.  Wooden doors are lovely.  We’ve installed and built a lot of them for our clients here on the coast of … Continue reading

The Design Contract

All projects large or small need to start with some type of plan.   A picture is truly worth a thousand words.  Do you want to run the risk of being surprised or disappointed with the final result?   A designer or … Continue reading

Paying too much for a service?

“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. Whenyou pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all. When you paytoo little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing youbought was incapable of … Continue reading

Idea Journal

Thinking about a kitchen remodel or a master bedroom addition on the ground floor?  If so, keeping an idea journal is a good first step. Check out Houzz.com to see lots of photos by category of home construction projects and to create your own … Continue reading