Dalton neighbors alert each other as fire ravages home under renovation | Central Berkshires

DALTON — An early morning fire devoured a home undergoing renovation in Dalton, as neighbors ran to warn one another. 

The structure, at 92 Central Ave., first showed wisps of smoke, then appeared to burst into flames minutes later, a neighbor said. 

Though the home was not yet occupied, its new owners had recently moved appliances and other belongings in.

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4 Outdoor Home Improvement Projects to Tackle this Summer – Home Improvement Blogs

(BPT) – When you think of summer cleanup, you likely picture decluttering and deep cleaning your indoor spaces. However, your outdoor spaces need just as much attention as your home’s interiors to get them ready for the warmer months. You can save yourself some headaches later by investing time in a few housekeeping tasks in your outdoor spaces, so as the weather heats up, it’s time to take stock of your yard space and lawn equipment.

Check out these four (relatively) simple projects that will set you up for success this summer.

1. Check your lawnmower

Inspect your lawnmower before you need to use it so it’s prepared when you’re ready to tackle your lawn. According to Consumer Reports, you’ll want to check or change your engine oil, sharpen the blades, fill it with fresh fuel, and change or clean filters.

For some, it may be time to replace your

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HGTV’s “Renovation Goldmine” Reworks Chicago Greystone

Jen and Mel Mihalek loved their classic three-story Chicago greystone, but realized, three kids later, that they needed to revamp the space if they were going to keep living in it with their growing family (and start renting out the top floor to tenants). With a $200,000 budget, Meg and Joe Piercy saw potential to rework some of the structure of the home and make it into a cohesive space that the whole family could enjoy.

In the latest episode of HGTV’s “Renovation Goldmine,” Meg and Joe focused on remodeling the entire home, with an emphasis on some select spaces. The living room was situated right off of the entryway and served as one of the first impressions of the home, so it was important to give the room a classy update.

The living room began as a functional-but-basic space, with plain white walls, dark wooden trim, and

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Detailed Interiors For Design Focussed Homeowners

A simple palette of warm beige tones and fresh white elements form a gentle interior backdrop in which smaller decor details can shine out. These three modern home designs each place a specific focus on high-end finishes, including beautiful modern wall panelling and classic boiserie, uber-stylish designer furniture pieces, and tasteful contemporary lighting solutions. In this creative collection, three different talented designers place their own spin on the theme, to provide us with a plethora of ideas for our own spaces. We’ll tour elegantly sophisticated open plan living spaces with chic kitchen designs, unique bedrooms with made-to-measure furniture, flawless washrooms, and inspirational home workspaces.

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