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Posted by Marianne Avila on 8/13/2017

Furniture could help you to love your house that much more even if furniture isn't the first thing that you thought about when you bought your house. Awesome landscaping might actually be what attracted you to the house that you just bought. But, it's not outside where you're likely to spend most of your time.

Quick ways to furnish your home without sinking into debt

Most of your time at home may well be spent indoors. Get the wrong furniture and you could hate your house. Spend too much money on furniture and you might love the decor but feel sick each time you think about the price. These tips may keep you from spending too much while you furnish your entire home:

  • Buy major furniture pieces for prominent rooms
  • Focus on furnishing your living room and bedroom first
  • Next, furnish rooms that see lots of use but not as much as the living room and bedroom
  • Save finished basements and finished attics for last when furnishing your home
  • Choose durable, year round outdoor furniture when buying seating pieces for your front porch and back yard patio
  • Go for simple to keep your room spacious and open
  • Measure room spaces that you plan to put certain furniture pieces in. Don't guess as to whether or not a chair, sofa, bed or table will fit into a part of your house. Also, make sure that furniture will fit through your front door.
  • Consider waiting until after you buy large,expensive furniture pieces before you fill your house with paintings, ceramics and other art pieces

Take your time choosing the right furniture

Admittedly, a great yard, flowers in bloom and grass green and luscious, give nearly any property a value boost. But, it's the furniture that you choose that is going to help determine how comfortable you are when you're at home. Furniture that you place in your house will impact how much you actually like your house.

Old, worn furniture could cause you to regret a house, making it tough to separate the actual house from its interior design. Stylish, modern or futuristic furniture can help to make you feel in tune with popular trends and cultural changes that are on the cusp of happening.

The right furniture also provides your guests with enough space to sit or recline at your place without feeling cramped. If you've ever had guests sit on the floor because you ran out of chairs or didn't have a large enough sofa, you know how important furniture size is.

In addition to thinking about size and style, when selected furniture think about the size of your home. If you shove furniture into corners or tight spaces, you could damage chair and sofa arms. You could also chip expensive wood at the edges of end tables. Be smart when choosing home furnishings and you could fill your home with traditional or trendy furniture that you'll love, furniture that will hold up for years.




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Posted by Marianne Avila on 8/11/2017


28 Hovey's Pond Dr, Boxford, MA 01921

Single-Family

$889,999
Price

14
Rooms
5
Beds
3/2
Full/Half Baths
Extraordinary Custom Colonial on a cul-de-sac w/overland views in one of Boxford's most desirable nghbrhds. Extended Family? This purpose built, beautifully proportioned, home w/a full 2nd kitchen provides the answer. Whether you are a young couple just starting out or parents that desire your own living space this home provides an exceptionally spacious solution replete w/high end amenities throughout. Au Pair/Parent living area, entry & kitchen w/an open floor plan offers gracious entertaining & flexible living. Gleaming hrdwd, crown moldings, cathedral foyers, custom cabinets, Jenn-Air kitchen, gas & wood fireplaces The 2nd flr complete w/spacious BRs graced by window seats & cedar closets. Master Retreat? Soak in a Spa tub gazing out to natural views. Prof landscpd 2 acres includes a hot tub for relaxing under the stars, 2 decks & 4 stall garage. The perfect location for country tranquility yet minutes away from metro living.
Open House
Sunday
August 13 at 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 28 Hovey's Pond Dr, Boxford, MA 01921    Get Directions

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Posted by Marianne Avila on 8/11/2017


7 Seneca Street, Methuen, MA 01844

Single-Family

$320,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Wait until you see this storybook Cape on a quiet, dead-end street in a beautiful nghbrhd. You won't find a nicer 4 BR home in this price range! The 1st floor features a formal LR w/ambiance setting fireplace & sconces, wall air-conditioner, ceiling fan & oversized windows, DR w/large windows soaking the room w/sunlight and hrdwd floors, 1st floor BR, renovated eat-in kitchen w/an abundance of cabinets & counter space offers decorative lighting & ceiling fan, breakfast bar adjacent to a garage being utilized as an Xtra BR & updated 1/2 bath w/laundry. Atrium door leads to a screened room w/ custom tile & hot tub, patio, in-ground pool & fenced yard for BBQ's or to enjoy the outdoors. Upstairs there are 3 generous BRs including a Master with a true walk-in closet dressing room & renovated family BA. This home is a true gem, private yet close to major hwys, amenities, parks, shops. You will be pleased to discover the potential this home has to offer.
Open House
Sunday
August 13 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 7 Seneca Street, Methuen, MA 01844    Get Directions

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Posted by Marianne Avila on 8/11/2017


7 Seneca Street, Methuen, MA 01844

Single-Family

$320,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Wait until you see this storybook Cape on a quiet, dead-end street in a beautiful nghbrhd. You won't find a nicer 4 BR home in this price range! The 1st floor features a formal LR w/ambiance setting fireplace & sconces, wall air-conditioner, ceiling fan & oversized windows, DR w/large windows soaking the room w/sunlight and hrdwd floors, 1st floor BR, renovated eat-in kitchen w/an abundance of cabinets & counter space offers decorative lighting & ceiling fan, breakfast bar adjacent to a garage being utilized as an Xtra BR & updated 1/2 bath w/laundry. Atrium door leads to a screened room w/ custom tile & hot tub, patio, in-ground pool & fenced yard for BBQ's or to enjoy the outdoors. Upstairs there are 3 generous BRs including a Master with a true walk-in closet dressing room & renovated family BA. This home is a true gem, private yet close to major hwys, amenities, parks, shops. You will be pleased to discover the potential this home has to offer.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Marianne Avila on 8/6/2017

For some people, cleaning the house is a relaxing way to pass the time. It's a mindful activity and living in a clean space can help improve your mood and focus. However, for many of us it can be hard to find time to clean after a long day of work, cooking dinner, caring for kids and pets, and so on. Many people try to keep up with the mess by cleaning one room at a time. However, it actually takes much longer to clean if you do it on a room-by-room basis. The most efficient way to clean is by chore. You wouldn't dust or vacuum just one room; you'd do the whole house because it saves you the pain of taking out the vacuum cleaner every time one room needs to be vacuumed. In this article, we'll go over how you can avoid having one long, excruciating cleaning day by spending 5-10 minutes per day cleaning your house.

Monday

Today is pick-up day. After the weekend your home is likely to have a lot of things laying around out of place. Do a quick tidying up in each room of your home. That includes: picking up clothes, clearing off tables and surfaces, and putting away any children's or pet toys that might be on the floor.

Tuesday

Dusting. With your duster in hand, run through each room of your house hitting all of the surfaces. Grab a microfiber cloth for things like TVs and computer screens that might have fingerprints and put it in your back pocket. In your other pocket, keep a lint roller or lint brush for your sofa, bed, chairs, etc.

Wednesday

Floors. Get out your Swiffer, mop, vacuum cleaner and whatever else you use to clean the floors of your home. Sweep each room into a pile, starting from the walls and working your way in. Once all rooms are swept, grab your dustpan and pick up each pile. From there you can run your Swiffer or mop through your rooms with wood floors or tile. Finally, vacuum any carpets or rugs you have.

Thursday

Kitchen day. Mix some white vinegar and water, toss in a few drops of lemon or lime juice, and you've got an all-purpose kitchen cleaner that's free of any harsh chemicals that you don't want going near your food. For areas that need to be scrubbed, like your sink or countertop, sprinkle some baking soda down after you spray the vinegar solution. Once you're done, tuck your spray bottle and baking soda within reach under your sink--you'll need it again tomorrow.

Friday

Bathroom day. There's no denying it--it's the worst room in the house to clean. But, think about how you'll have the next two days off from work and cleaning and you'll have the motivation to get through it. First, go grab your rubber globes, vinegar spray, and baking soda from yesterday. Today, you'll need them for the sink, tub, and toilet. Other useful items to keep for cleaning your bathroom: an old toothbrush for scrubbing tile grout and baby oil for polishing the chrome on your sinks.   Follow this schedule and you'll be on your way to cleaning the whole house in just 5-10 minutes per day so you don't have to dread those marathon cleaning days.




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