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January
25

Westchester County has so many fantastic Italian restaurants to choose from. Here's our list of the best Italian places to warm up this winter.

Few things can beat a cozy restaurant and a warm plate of pasta on a cold winter day. Luckily, Westchester County has so many fantastic Italian restaurants to choose from. Whether you like Spaghetti with Meatballs, Penne with Vodka Sauce, or Gnocchi with Pomodoro, you won't have a problem finding your favorite dish. Our REALTORS® love fresh Italian food, so they decided to put together a list of the best places to warm up this winter.

  • Mulino's of Westchester - 99 Court St., White Plains, NY 10601
    Mulino's is an award-winning restaurant serving some of the finest Northern Italian cuisine in the area. The menu is filled with delicious pasta, seafood entrees, and special Italian wines. Reservations are recommended, but takeout is also available. On your way home, be sure to swing by these White Plains homes for sale.

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January
11

How do you know what to buy or how much to spend on a home gym? We give some tips for choosing a home gym setup right for you.

A home gym can be a great convenience, allowing you to work out at any time using the equipment of your choice. You'll avoid having to drive to and from a gym and having to wait for equipment. And in this continued time of social distancing, you'll feel safer by working out at home.

Our REALTORS® suggest the following steps to help you decide which type of home gym is right for you:

  • Figuring out your budget   
    Before you start planning your home gym, figure out how much you'll have available to spend. Keep in mind that while you may initially want a complete setup that will keep you motivated, you can always add equipment as you go. Don't forget that buying new equipment isn't your only option since some stores sell used equipment, and you can also check Facebook Marketplace, Craiglist, and other sites for used gear. And if you currently pay a monthly fee for a gym membership, you may be able to save that expense if you're happy with your home gym as a substitute.

  • Determining what available space you'll be using 
    The amount of space you have to work with will help determine what kind of home gym you can have. If you have only part of a room, for example, you can utilize equipment like yoga mats or light weights that can easily be stored off to the side, so they're out of the way. This also applies to a jump rope, which can be used instead of a bulky treadmill if you need to get your cardio in. You can also maximize your available space by choosing equipment that can be used for more than one type of exercise.

  • Choosing your equipment   
    Selecting your equipment depends on your budget and the amount of space you have, as well as what you'd like to work on. For example, a treadmill can help you work on cardio if you have enough space for it, and resistance bands can help you work on strength training. And don't forget to add some foam rollers to aid in your recovery.

  • Designing your space 
    In addition to your equipment, you can help transform a space or room into a home gym with some additional bells and whistles. Make sure you have window treatments that provide natural lighting if available and add plenty of artificial lighting. You may also want to add mirrors so you can check your form, and they also have the added benefit of making your space feel bigger. Finally, if you have an entire room to work with, consider covering your regular flooring with gym flooring to give you more of a cushion and to protect your floor from getting slippery.

Contact us at Park Sterling Realty for more information about how a home gym can not only benefit you while you own your Westchester County area home but also when it comes time to sell. We'll know how to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

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