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Upcycling: Ideas for Reusing Your Stuff

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/23/17 7:30 AM / by Malta Development posted in home improvement, sustainability, Uncategorized

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We all have “extra junk” in our closets or garage --- a box of unused canning jars or lumber leftover from a recent home improvement project. Don't let these unused items take up valuable storage space and gather dust.  Instead, why not “upcycle” them? “Upcycling” is the process of turning seemingly useless items into something useful again. Here are a few of our favorite “upcycling” ideas.

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Home and Lifestyle

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/16/16 9:00 AM / by Malta Development posted in activities, home improvement, In The Community, in the community, Malta, Saratoga, saratoga springs

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The Home and Lifestyle Show is coming back in full force to the Saratoga Springs City Center, February 26-28. Whether you live close by or far away, this year is set to be the best one yet. Presented by the local Rotary Club, the event will feature booths ranging from garden care to decor to restoration, just in time for Spring home improvements.
 
Traditionally, the event only featured home-related exhibitors but has diversified over the years to include lifestyle booths such as family recreation & pets, media & entertainment, food & wellness, green living and more. Read on to find out what you can expect for 2016's Saratoga Springs Home and Lifestyle Show.
 

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Adding Value: Home Improvements that Increase the Value of Your House

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/25/15 4:54 PM / by Malta Development posted in home improvement, home improvements, home value, housing amenities, Tips + Tricks

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As your lifestyle and situation change over time, you may find you need more space, different amenities or simply a better home location. Although you may not need to relocate right away, you will need to make periodic home improvements to suit your lifestyle and fully enjoy your home. Whether you're welcoming a new member to the family or remodeling an empty nest, it's never too early to start thinking about increasing the value of your home. Here are some value-adding home additions for every stage of your life.
 

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Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/11/15 9:00 AM / by Malta Development posted in DIY, home improvement, homeowner, Malta, tips, tools

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Everyone needs a set of tools handy for minor repairs. These tools come with glowing endorsements from the pros to ensure you’re getting the best bang for your buck.

Home repair doesn't have to feel like rocket science. If you're an expert in home improvement, you're probably not reading this article. If you're a beginner, all you need is a comprehensive array of functional, sturdy, and basic tools to deal with minor repairs.
 
Whether you're working on a DIY project or a minor home repair, these tools stand the test of time and enable you to get the job done right the first time.
 

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Breath of Fresh Air: Cleansing Houseplants

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/3/15 5:23 PM / by Malta Development posted in garden, home, home improvement, life hacks, Malta, plants, Tips + Tricks

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Once winter comes, we’re all going to be spending a lot of time indoors. These houseplants not only add some much needed greenery to your day, but they also help improve your indoor air quality.

Plants save lives. In the '80s, NASA began research to study which plants helped purify the air in space facilities. With this knowledge in hand, we started filtering the air inside our own homes. Because citizens of industrialized nations spend up to 90% of their time indoors, air purification ranks as a top priority.

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Decorate Your Home with These Easy Crafts

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/16/15 9:00 AM / by Malta Development posted in diy, easy crafts, Holidays, home improvement

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What comes to mind when you hear the words "pine cone", "corn husk", and "pumpkin" in the same sentence? If you thought of Fall, you're on the right track! It's that time of year where your family and friends come over for some great-tasting food and wholesome festivities. It's your chance to decorate your home to go along with this autumn season.

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Get Cozy (and Clean!)

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/6/15 11:00 AM / by Malta Development posted in home improvement, storage, tips, Tips + Tricks, to do

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Fall is upon us and that means that the green leaves are turning crimson red and sun-kissed yellow. With the change of season comes the responsibility of having your home prepped for the colder months. A little bit of fall cleaning can go a long way in saving you money on heating bills, preventing home disasters, and keeping your family safe and cozy.

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5 Unique Home Improvement Blogs Worth Checking Out

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/2/13 6:00 AM / by Malta Development posted in blog, home improvement, Uncategorized

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Buying a new home is a fantastic opportunity to transform your new living space into a unique personal statement! Whether you envision a stately dining room, peaceful study, or man-cave lined with Yankees posters, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. To help you develop ideas for your perfect sanctuary, we've found four excellent design blogs that can help to point you in the right direction.

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