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Posted on 08/08/2022
Tips for Choosing a Bathroom Layout
When you’re having a custom home built, you’ll get to choose the layout for different rooms, including bathrooms. Deciding on a layout for your bathrooms involves knowing how to ensure that these rooms are as functional as possible. Understanding how to choose a layout can make this decision easier to make. Consider the following tips when you need...
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Posted on 08/01/2022
Basics for basement-to-rec-room remodeling
When growing households experience household congestion, expanding their usable living space footprint by remodeling the basement ranks among the best solutions, especially when extra recreational and lounging space is needed. Along with the increased quality-of-life benefits, a remodeled basement reportedly delivers upwards of a 7% return on investment. If you are considering transforming a basement into a rec...
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Posted on 07/30/2022
Another Property Sold - 41 Chesley Rd 2, Newton, MA 02459
Modern Townhome in a coveted Newton Centre location - steps from the best restaurants, shops and MBTA Green Line! Situated on a private lot, this 2017 constructed 4 bedroom residence offers the feel of a single-family home with 3,178 SF of indoor living, with expansive deeded outdoor space and unmatched custom finish-work. The first floor features an open layout, with gas fireplace, top-of-the-line kitchen and lovely dining nook, that flows out to the stone patio and fire pit within the fenced-in yard. The primary suite, with a custom walk-in closet, radiant heat floors and steam shower, is located on the second level, along with two...
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Posted on 07/25/2022
Feng shui plants: Luckiest plants to have at home
Feng shui principles have long been included in interior design to promote the best possible flow of energy in a space. While feng shui applies to furniture placement and layouts, there are also feng shui plants. Some plants are considered especially beneficial because they're thought to bring good fortune to your home. If you're interested in adding feng...
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Posted on 07/18/2022
How to design an art studio home
Many creative homeowners dream of having their own private art studio. Home layouts might provide the extra square footage, but how do you go about designing the ideal creative space? If you want to set up your functional art studio at home, there are plenty of ways to work with the space you already have. Here are some...
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Posted on 07/16/2022
Another Property Sold - 60 Oak Square Ave, Boston, MA 02135
Located in an Oak Square neighborhood is this charming Victorian home. Original appointments faithful to the period include tall ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, and natural woodwork. An appealing front porch leads to a formal entry foyer with closet and full bath. French doors open to a good sized living room that accesses a lovely heated sunroom. There is a formal dining room with bay window and chair rail. The kitchen, remodeled in late 1990's, includes a vaulted ceiling with skylight and accesses an enclosed porch that leads to the delightful rear yard with mature trees, plantings & patio. The second floor has 3 good sized...
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Posted on 07/16/2022
Another Property Sold - 27 Mechanic St 27, Newton, MA 02464
Set atop a small hill accessed by a private driveway is this beautiful three level townhouse condo. Brimming with natural sunlight, this delightful home offers a sensible floor plan with open concept living space. The 1st level entry foyer leads to a large family room with French doors opening to a stone patio. On the second level you'll find the living and dining rooms with double sided fireplace, tall ceilings and atrium door leading to a huge deck that includes a mechanical 'Sunsetter' awning. The lovely kitchen has a pleasant breakfast area with vaulted ceiling and skylight and features shaker cabinets, granite countertops, stainless...
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Posted on 07/15/2022
Another Property Sold - 204 Langley Rd, Newton, MA 02459
Located in Newton Centre, this stunning Victorian home has been skillfully updated, blending modern design with period warmth and charm. Tall ceilings and lots of natural light are found throughout. A welcoming front porch leads to a large foyer with pocket door opening to a bright turreted living room. The gorgeously renovated kitchen with marble countertops, custom cabinetry, commercial grade stove, high end appliances and pantry accesses a lovely rear patio and yard. The formal dining room features a fireplace with marble mantle, wine bar and bay window. A gracious stairway with leaded glass window leads to the second floor. The primary...
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Posted on 07/11/2022
Here's what to have on the day of closing
The day of closing is the goal at the end of a long and complex homebuying journey. Like every step of the process, closing on a new home has multiple smaller steps and variables to prepare for. Luckily, there are some simple ways to get ready for the closing process. Here are the most important things you should...
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Posted on 07/07/2022
3 Common reasons to refinance your mortgage
Homeowners refinance their mortgages for an assortment of reasons. Some reasons center around strictly wanting to pay off their homes faster and at better interest rates, while others may fall along practical life events or emergencies. If you find yourself asking, “should I refinance my mortgage,” try checking off a few boxes to help come to a decision....
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Posted on 07/07/2022
Home remodeling projects to make the most of your home
Home remodeling, also called home renovation, is one of the best ways to bring new life into an old house. Remodeling projects can replace outdated elements, boost aesthetics and increase functionality all at the same time. If you’re searching for new home renovation ideas to get the most out of your home or just hunting for a place...
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Posted on 06/27/2022
Bring Mid-Century Modern Design to Your Dining Room
If you want to explore the mid-century modern interior design style, the dining room is an excellent place to start. No matter if you have an open floor plan or traditional formal dining room layout, you can use elements of mid-century modern design to enhance your space. Here are some ideas for simple ways to add a modern...
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