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Fall Home: Your guide to our 2020 big edition

Backyard renovations by homeowner Rocco Ricchiuti on Skyline Drive in Latham on Friday, September 4, 2020.
Backyard renovations by homeowner Rocco Ricchiuti on Skyline Drive in Latham on Friday, September 4, 2020.
Most of us have been home more than ever this year.

Because of COVID-19, our kitchen tables have become impromptu office spaces and our living rooms have become classrooms.

So without minimizing the emotional and financial toll the virus has taken, in this special 40-page special section we’re spotlighting stories of how people have either adapted or renovated their homes during this time.

And since this is also a historic time in our nation, we wanted to feature historical homes in the region, places that have witnessed other great American struggles  — and endured.

Wendy Valente of Middleburg moved her off to an area off the kitchen space.

Going through changes

Middleburgh designer shares tips for setting up schoolwork, office areas

Patience paramount when tackling pandemic renovation projects

Strategies help adjust kids’ rooms for successful virtual learning

Gazette writer makes his 1799 room a little more 2020

More time at home spurs bumper crop of backyard gardeners

With travel hampered by virus, Schenectady couple creates their own getaway

For Schenectady couple, new house means new projects, some prompted by pandemic

Latham resident transforms deck, backyard while stuck at home

From left, Emily, Mary and Caleb Einhorn pose for a photo outside their home on Stratford Road in Schenectady’s GE Realty Plot.

Local historic homes

Schenectady’s Col. James Andrews House home to family of four and 100 years of history

Despite fits and starts of recent years, Historic Hotel Broadalbin still on solid footing

Niskayuna home built by Winne family dates to 1840s, oozes history

No tree these days, but family still loves living in charming Burnt Hills home

Restorating historic Spa City home has been labor of love for local architect

Schenectady’s John Peek House, dating to 18th century, receives loving care from longtime owner

Restoring Gray-Jewett House in Amsterdam has been labor of love for longtime admirer

Swart House owners dedicated to Glenville home’s past while looking toward future stewardship

Saratoga Springs East Side home with rich history offers peaceful escape

Saratoga Springs B&B owners relish stories, rich tradition of 1887 Queen Anne-style house

Historic Stockade home features renovations, additions from various generations

Extensive antiques collection allows Schenectady’s Teller House to be doorway to the past

The living room of the Mallinson home in Voorheesville.


Home renovations, blog keep Voorheesville couple happily busy

As COVID hits, Glenville couple adjusts renovation expectations

With life on pause because of pandemic, Duanesburg homeowners tackle major renovations

Real estate maven digs into Stockade restorative work

Renovating parents’ house prompts writer to update her own home

Loudonville mom transforms backyard into destination — and house into a home

Immigrant has lovingly designed Saratoga Springs house in style of her homeland

Ballston Lake family helps get mom back on the water following debilitating stroke

Pandemic’s pause prompts further renovations for Florida home ravaged by 2011 flooding

Categories: Fall Home, Life and Arts, News

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