Saratoga Small Businesses for All Your Holiday Shopping

It’s that time of year already – the holidays are approaching quickly! If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone special on your list, but don’t have time to wait for ordering and shipping, don’t overlook the local businesses that might have the perfect gift you need! We’ve compiled some of our favorite Saratoga small businesses below that may have just the right item you are looking for.

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Winter Home Energy Saving Tips

Cool, crisp weather has arrived here to Upstate New York. With both falling snow and falling temperatures, homeowners have begun to turn their attentions to finishing raking leaves, covering lawn ornaments, and putting away lawnmowers and other outdoor equipment. These yearly yard-maintenance rituals help prepare homeowners for the inevitable snow that will blanket the area over the coming months. When the outside tasks are completed, homeowners should consider turning their attention indoors to prepare their home for winter as well.

Preparing your home for winter has many benefits, from keeping you warm and comfortable inside to reducing your energy bill all season long. A well-cared-for home should be optimized for saving energy, yet maintaining comfortability throughout the year. No one wants a home that seeps precious, warm air out into the cold winter nights. Nor does anyone appreciate waking up to find that their windows have a strong, cold draft next to their beds – not to mention frozen pipes and other cold weather issues that can arise.

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Winter Festivals and Events in the Capital Region and Adirondacks

Are you ready to chase away the winter blues with a local festival or event? Whether you are near Latham or Saranac Lake, Saratoga Springs or Lake George, there is a winter festival for you! Featuring events like ice sculpting, folk dancing, and holiday greenery shopping, these festivals, carnivals, and events are sure to amaze and delight even the biggest grinches this holiday season! Take a look at the many events below.

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5 Builder Trends from the 2021 Saratoga Showcase of Homes

With two full weekends to tour twelve premier homes in the Saratoga region, the 2021 Saratoga Showcase of Homes was back better than ever! This year’s Showcase, which was its 25th year of the annual builder’s event, featured both single family homes as well as two condominium projects. With a wide range of designs, located from Rexford to Saratoga Springs, New York, the region’s top builders had the opportunity to display the best of their projects and communities.

Did you miss the Showcase? We’ve compiled all of this year’s biggest home design trends from Saratoga builders – from kitchens to baths, and everything in between. Take a look below to see what trends stayed the same and what bold new designs builders created in 2021.

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8 Fall Décor Ideas for 2021

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are turning colors, there’s a cool crisp in the air, and – what’s that?- the smell of a pumpkin candle being lit in your living room? When fall comes around the corner, many homeowners start to get the new season itch to decorate. While it’s impossible to

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Family Friendly Fall Fun

Looking for some quintessential fall fun with the family this year? The New York Capital Region is the place to be! From festivals to Halloween parties and apple picking to leaf peeping, we’ve got you covered. So, whether you have just moved into the area or you’ve lived here your whole life and are looking

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8 Spring Maintenance Tips for HVAC & Plumbing

Cold temperatures and harsh winter conditions can wreak havoc on your home’s HVAC and plumbing. Now that Spring has officially sprung, it’s a great time to make sure your systems are working properly. Read below for 8 of our most important Spring maintenance tips. 1. Before the heat hits, schedule to have your A/C system

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Tips for a Stress-Free Move

1. Get Started Early Do not wait until the last minute to find a mover. As the busy season starts (Mid-May to Mid-September), availability of movers drops, and pricing goes up. Waiting too long to book with a mover will limit your options and can result in disappointment, when it comes to securing the services

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Get Ready for Summer with a Beautiful New Landscape!

Everyone wants to have an outdoor space that welcomes family and friends while at the same time placing your home on the list of favorite destinations people look forward to going to.   Here are some ideas to freshen your space: 1. Determine Landscape Needs vs. Wants Make a list of needs and wants. Do

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Fun Ideas to Keep Your Kids Entertained for Hours

Spending this time safely at home with your kids is something to cherish, but it comes with its own set of stressors; their rambunctious energy, for one! Keeping kids entertained is no small task, especially when your home is their only playground. So, we have compiled a few ways to keep the little ones occupied

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