Home Care

How can I combat a dry house in the winter?

You Ask, We Answer: How can I combat a dry house in the winter? Winter is in full swing in Connecticut! The frosty outside temperatures may leave you seeking the comforts of the indoors, but cold air also means dry air. Low humidity levels from cold, winter air may lead to uncomfortable physical symptoms and can even cause damage to your home. Extremely dehydrated air can cause drywall and plaster to...

What Are the Best Home Organizing Trends for 2024?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Best Home Organizing Trends for 2024? If you’re anything like us, your New Year’s resolution included the lofty goal of keeping your home tidier. But it can feel overwhelming to overhaul your entire house in the name of keeping it more organized. Luckily, you don’t have to do everything all at once to feel and see a difference. Here are some of the best home...

How Can I Optimize Kitchen Counter Space?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Optimize Kitchen Counter Space? One of life’s most common truisms? No matter how big or small your kitchen, counter space is always at a premium. But before you give in to the frustration of trying to cook while constantly relocating countertop items, read on: We have some tips for how to optimize your kitchen counter space. Hang up your knives…and your pots and pans...

What Should I Declutter in the New Year?

You Ask, We Answer: What Should I Declutter in the New Year? Happy New Year! As we here at Calcagni Real Estate welcome 2024, many of us will make New Year’s resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to declutter your home so it’s organized for the year ahead, you’re in good company. Here are some of our favorite easy ways to declutter your house to make things feel neat, organized, and less...

How Can I Lower My Electric Bill?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Lower My Electric Bill? No doubt about it: Cold weather has arrived in Connecticut, and that can mean more expensive electric bills for our Connecticut homes! With a few strategic steps, however, you can actually reduce your electric bill, even during this time of year. Read on for simple ways to lower your electric bill–and keep it lower, all year long. Lower the...

What Are Different Types of Home Heating Systems, and What Are Their Benefits?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are Different Types of Home Heating Systems, and What Are Their Benefits? You’re ready to begin searching for a home and your Calcagni Real Estate agent has lined up showing appointments for you. But once you begin your home search in earnest, you may discover that homes in Connecticut don’t always have the same types of home heating systems. You don’t have to be an HVAC...

How Can I Organize My Bathroom So Mornings Are Less Hectic?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Organize My Bathroom So Mornings Are Less Hectic? If mornings in your house are anything like most of ours here at Calcagni Real Estate, they’re a hectic mix of never enough time, too many people trying to get ready at once, and “I can’t find my…”. While we can’t help you find your keys or homework and can’t add more hours to the day, we may be able to help you...

How Should I Ready My Garden for Spring?

You Ask, We Answer: How Should I Ready My Garden for Spring? While fall’s arrival may have us thinking about Halloween and Thanksgiving, it’s actually the ideal time of year to begin prepping your Connecticut garden for a successful spring bloom. By putting in some time and effort now, come spring, you’ll be in great shape to grow flowers, veggies, grass, and yes, even cut down on weeds. Here are...

Do I Need to Waterproof My Basement?

You Ask, We Answer: Do I Need to Waterproof My Basement? Though we’re only a week into fall here in Connecticut, it’s already been a wet one–and with all the rain we’ve had, some Connecticut homeowners may have noticed their basements are feeling more damp than usual. What’s more, some may have seen water seepage or standing water in their basements. If you’ve been noticing your basement...

Why Do I Need to Have My Chimney Professionally Cleaned This Fall?

You Ask, We Answer: Why Do I Need to Have My Chimney Professionally Cleaned This Fall? This weekend marks the fall equinox, and we here at Calcagni Real Estate couldn’t be more excited. Autumn in New England is a magical time; between the stunning foliage, pumpkins and mums, fall festivals, and the first fires in our fireplaces, it’s hard not to love this cozy season! But if you haven’t had a...

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