Getting the Right Light

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Choosing bulbs has gotten much more complicated as energy-saving technology becomes more common. Here’s how to make the smartest and most flattering choices for a home.

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If you’re thinking of Buying or Selling a home in Westchester NY contact Real Estate Expert for more information.
ANTOINETTE DEROSE Real Estate Salesperson
Chappaqua Brokerage (914) 263-8971


Home Office Ideas

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Whether you work full-time at home or occasionally need to conduct business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office a great way to utilize an extra room. A dedicated workspace in your home can be designed to increase productivity and comfort. Here are 5 ideas to get you started.

  • Invest in a good office chair. Investing in an ergonomic office chair is essential. You may be spending anywhere from 30 to 50 hours a week sitting in it, so your back will thank you. Purchasing one with multiple adjustments is ideal so it fits you just right.
  • Switch up your lighting. Fluorescent lighting has been proven to be hard on the eyes. Make the switch to LED or halogen light bulbs in your home office and try to let in as much natural light as possible. Also, consider finding a desk lamp to reduce headaches and eye strain.
  • Keep essentials in reach and organized. Nothing says productivity like a clean, neat workspace. Select a desk with a lot of storage or install creative shelving to keep items like pens, pencils, extra batteries, calculators, notepads, and more stored within arm’s reach.
  • Decorate bright. Pick a color you love and use it to spice up the room. Use cheery yellow or red or relaxing tones like green and blue, instead of beiges and browns.
  • Aim for the view. If possible, place your desk so you are facing a window instead of a blank wall. Natural light can do wonders for staying alert and you can give yourself a short mental break when necessary by looking to the outdoors.
If you’re thinking of Buying or Selling a home in Westchester NY contact Real Estate Expert for more information.
ANTOINETTE DEROSE Real Estate Salesperson
Chappaqua Brokerage (914) 263-8971

10th Annual “Castles of New Castle” Historical Society House Tour


2013 house tour showcases 5 fantastic homes in a range of architectural styles.  All homes are filled with the unusual and the charming.  We offer an optional buffet lunch at one of Chappaqua’s finest restaurants, Crabtree’s Kittle House.  click for more information on our wonderful houses!

Tickets are $50 for members;  $75 for non-members.  Members will be allotted tickets before non-members.  No more than 300 tickets will be sold.

2012 Garden Awards

Congratulation to the Winners of the Town of New Castle Garden Club Awards!

Beautification Advisory Board co-chairs, Monica DeJanosi and Phyllis Furnari, would like to announce the winners of the 2012 Garden Awards!

Timothy and Lenore Walding, 4 McKesson Hill Road
Lanny and Sharon Close, 1272 Hardscrabble Road
Brad and Gayle Ceisler, 2 Pondfield Drive south
Edward and Genevieve Foley, 28 Maple Avenue
William Gerstener, 46 Cross Ridge Road
Todd and Shari Krouner, 69 Ludlow Drive
Alex and Julie Levenson, 40 Smith Street
Edward and Jill Notarpole, 52 Roarding Brook Road
Mark and Renee Chimel, 29 Winthrop Road
Mike Malara, Millwood Lumber, 87 Millwood Road
Music in Chappaqua, 225 N. Greeley Avenue