Steve Kleber


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The Skilled Trade Labor Shortage

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The Skilled Trade Labor Shortage

We recently talked with Erik Listou, Co-Founder of the Living In Place Institute, about trade professionals. He shared with us his insights and piqued our interest in his organization’s education, which provides practical tips for tradespersons, elevates respect for this vital pillar of the housing industry, and helps skilled trade professionals network within the rest.....

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Saved from the Wrecking Ball, Victorian Cottage Gets Second Life in Cape May

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Avalon House

Left: Avalon House Circa 1945 and Right: Avalon House 2020 Like many items of the Victorian Era, the Avalon House was built with painstaking detail: Black exterior scrollwork; stained glass windows; decorative exterior corbels; interior molding with bullseye plinth blocks; a pebble dash exterior finish incorporating beach stones, shells and sea glass from the Jersey.....

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How Giving Back Pays Meaningful Dividends

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Two Building Product Brands Paying It Forward

If nothing else, the year 2020 has taught us that the world is an increasingly interconnected place. And that corporations play a major role in keeping society functional. As much of the country continues to shelter in place, many of the world’s challenges in turn, have felt even more pronounced. In response, some important building.....

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Create a Spa-like Experience at Home

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Amba Poolside Rack

Now more than ever before, our homes have become our treasured sanctuaries. Taking a stress reliever for even 10 minutes a day can help make anyone feel better. Enjoying the amenities of a spa-like experience in your bathroom can be an easy transformation without breaking the bank or hiring a contractor. A few ideas include.....

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Newest Finishes for Kitchen and Bath Worth Celebrating

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Newest Finishes for Kitchen and Bath Worth Celebrating

Just in time for the holiday season, it’s possible to enjoy champagne every day! Appliances and kitchen and bath fixtures are moving toward softer finishes – in particular, a champagne, or soft bronze, finish. A mix of silver, bronze and rose gold, this latest trend in finishes pairs easily with almost any design aesthetic –.....

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Outdoor Living Spaces, Low Maintenance Solutions

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Outdoor Living Spaces, Low Maintenance Solutions

During the past two decades, outdoor living has evolved to become an increasingly important focus for homeowners. Viewing the deck or patio as an extension of their residences, homeowners are using outdoor spaces as additional entertaining areas where they can spend quality time with their friends and family while also connecting with nature. In fact,.....

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