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Pets and privacy. For most homeowners, a fence serves the dual purpose of keeping Fido safe in the yard and carving out space away from the outside world. Practical, yes, but functional doesn’t have to mean bland. Charlie Reid of Picket Fence and Exteriors in East Amherst said most of his customers look to find a balance between affordability and curb appeal. Beyond mat…

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A scenic drive up New York State Route 425 will lead you to a charming crossroads of new and very old: the Wilson House at Lake and Main Street in the Village of Wilson. The restaurant and inn, which boasts a rich history, opened its doors again in the spring after an extensive renovation. For new owners Jon Pashong and Chris and Tim White, the goal was to bring the bui…

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When Carrie Zepp’s dad’s health declined to the point where he required extended hospitalization, it meant an hour’s drive each way between her parents’ home and Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo, which put a lot of stress on Carrie and her parents. But then someone told them about Grace Guest House. “It’s a beautiful, warm and welcoming house with phenomenal staff and vo…

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There’s a two-story brick building with a bright red door near Larkinville, just down the road from Flying Bison Brewing Company. Like most structures in the awakening former industrial district, its century-old neighbors have long been reduced to rubble-filled lots, and its own walls have enclosed countless establishments including a saloon and a shoe store, then for deca…

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Chris Naugle remembers his first investment, a modest house in Gasport in 2006. He laughs about it now — with his wife, Lorissa, the Lockport native works with over 100 hungry, inexperienced property flippers, coaches, contractors and project managers at FlipOut Academy in the Eastern Hills Mall, with their own television series soon to follow. But that first property i…

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Your refrigerator is suddenly making a strange humming sound. Your dishwasher goes through the motions for 90 minutes, but your plates and cups are still filthy. Your Blu-ray spits the disc back at you like a baby tasting asparagus for the first time. If you’re like me, your second thought when it comes to home appliance repair is the inconvenience. Your first is, “Oh l…

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Sure, the kitchen sink is a place to wash your dishes and prep your meals. But it also serves as a design focal point that should harmonize with your appliances, countertops and cabinets. Whether you’re building a new kitchen or remodeling an old one, think about the look you’re going for —sleek or homey, contemporary or nostalgic — and choose a sink to match. The 20…

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Chris Naugle knows what you are going to ask. When is the show going to air? It was supposed to be in February, then March. Now it’s scheduled to premiere June 24 at 2 p.m. on HGTV. Chris and Lorissa Naugle’s Williamsville enterprise has caught fire in Western New York, with local media attention surrounding the debut of their home-flipping TV pilot featuring Buffalo, “…

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This distinctive French Second Empire brick home is an architectural standout in the historic Fargo Estate district on Buffalo’s West Side. The neighborhood’s heterogeneous mix of long-time residents, young entrepreneur types and refugees is mirrored by homeowner Vanessa Fineberg’s diverse and vibrant tastes. The 33-year-old’s playful design style is evident throughout …

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Sometimes the most interesting and dynamic things come from some of the most unassuming spaces. Custom lighting designer Andrew Emerson of Emerson James is a perfect example. Though he works out of a sparse, unadorned warehouse space on a residential street in Lockport, he produces some fantastic, and extremely unique designs. “It’s a creative outlet for me,” Emerson sa…

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As Buffalo becomes better known for its gardening scene — Garden Walk Buffalo is the biggest in the country — more people are getting into the act. Their reasons, motivations and results vary: Some do it for joy of nurturing life, some to get closer with family. Most seem to enjoy the reward of seeing others appreciate what they’ve created. Here’s an introduction to a few …

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For many of us, pickles are a comfort food that remind us of our parents and grandparents, and the fermented foods they kept in jars on the shelves in basements. Just one sight, or more likely one whiff, of those jars of vinegary, preserved foods brings us back to our childhoods. Now, the pickle lovers among us have a home on Buffalo’s West Side in the form of Barrel + …

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From the front of the hardware store, you can already tell which fixtures in the home lighting section are going to be the perfect fit. Little LED bulbs, matte black finish – the kitchen is going to pop as soon as they’re installed. And that’s where the trouble begins. You bought the light fixtures, so why not save a few bucks and install them yourself? How hard can it …

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Clutter. It’s the nemesis of every homeowner. Let it get too unruly and you’ll end up in a never-ending spiral of disorganization. That extends to the garage, especially in a region like ours with four seasons. From lawnmowers and snow blowers to garden tools and snow shovels, there’s a lot to store. Creating a storage system that is both functional and practical can ma…

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See the form and function hiding behind closed doors at three local homes — from a slope-centric hangout and a car lover's workshop to an organizational dream.