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Posted on 10/24/2021
How to Make Universal Design Work For You
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Universal design refers to building a home that can accommodate people of varying ages, physical ability and lifestyle. If you are building a home that you intend to live in for many years, building it with universal design in mind can help it meet your needs and the needs of your family...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Kitchen Islands Explained
Kitchen islands have been popular in modern homes for decades. The appeal of the open-concept kitchen creates a need for more counter space while still keeping an open and inviting feel. There are many types of kitchen islands and different ways to implement them in your own space. If you’re thinking of adding a kitchen island as part...
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Posted on 10/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 44 Grand View Ave, Lynn, MA 01904
Ward 1 New Construction, Oversize Contemporary/Split Entry With exceptional views of the city . Featuring hard wood flooring through out. Open concept Living Room with / Dining Area leading to deck and Ultra modern kitchen featuring granite counters ( not to late to choose your favorite) Island with breakfast bar, Shaker style cabinets, recessed lights and Stainless steel appliances, Main Living Level has 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath with laundry , Third level Large master bedroom suite with Master bath featuring custom tiled shower , second full bath, and open concept family room/ office/ 5th bedroom, Basement has large family room and...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Countertops on a Budget: 5 Affordable Options
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you might need to choose new countertops. There are many choices, all with distinct advantages and disadvantages. Unfortunately, many of the popular options are expensive, which can make it difficult for homeowners on a strict budget. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable materials for countertops. Here are some of the best options: Paint...
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Posted on 10/09/2021
Video Tour - 48 Grand View Ave, Lynn, MA 01904
Grand View lives up to it's name! Last house on the street with panoramic views overlooking flax pond. Custom built expanded Split Entry with 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths. High end build with Brazilian Cherry Hardwood flooring throughout , All recessed led lighting, Open floor plan , Kitchen features Stainless steel appliances , quartz counters, White Shaker Style cabinets, Island with room for entire family, Dining area with sliders to 12*16 deck . Main Level bath with marble flooring and shower walls, plus laundry hookup, Ample Master bedroom with walk in closet, and custom tiled master bath with double sink and shower . Lower level family...
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Posted on 10/09/2021
48 Grand View Ave, Lynn, MA 01904 is now new to the market!
Grand View lives up to it's name! Last house on the street with panoramic views overlooking flax pond. Custom built expanded Split Entry with 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths. High end build with Brazilian Cherry Hardwood flooring throughout , All recessed led lighting, Open floor plan , Kitchen features Stainless steel appliances , quartz counters, White Shaker Style cabinets, Island with room for entire family, Dining area with sliders to 12*16 deck . Main Level bath with marble flooring and shower walls, plus laundry hookup, Ample Master bedroom with walk in closet, and custom tiled master bath with double sink and shower . Lower level family...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
DIY Attractive and Functional Basement Flooring Options
Flooring can add to the function of your finished basement, or it can take it away. Installing the wrong type of flooring material in a below-grade space could leave you open to costly water damage or even the growth of mold and bacteria. Even the best-built basements are sometimes prone to invasion by moisture seeping through concrete walls...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Blueprints & Key Terms: How to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Your Renovation
When dealing with blueprints and contractor jargon, it can feel like you're trying to read another language. Rather than suffer misunderstandings and end up with a newly renovated space that doesn't meet your needs, it's important to close the communication gap. Here are some tips for understanding blueprints and contracting terms so you can get the best results....
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Posted on 09/22/2021
Another Property Sold - 40 Waverly St, lynn, MA 01904
Well maintained family home, Eat in Kitchen/ dining area, Open Living room/ family room with wood stove, and new laminate flooring, 3 bedrooms up . Perfect for a young family with a fenced in yard on one-way street. Vinyl Siding and Windows, 3 zoned FHW X Gas, Gas Hot water, 100 Amp C.B. Plenty of off street parking plus 1 car...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Your Guide to Cleaning Houseplants
Few homeowners enjoy the idea of adding another thing to the list of chores. When cleaning and maintaining entire indoor and outdoor spaces, the thought of cleaning your houseplants seems tedious and unnecessary. However, regular cleaning of plant foliage is crucial to keeping them healthy and at their best. Why Clean Your Plants? The reasons for cleaning your...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Perfect Patio Plants: 3 Ideas to Try
Container planting is an excellent way to enjoy gardening without a lot of outdoor space. You can grow flowers, greenery and even vegetables in planters on your porch or patio. While you can find a wide variety of traditional pots and planters at your local garden store, it’s not always clear how best to arrange them. Here we’ll...
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Posted on 09/10/2021
Video Tour - 73 Rock Ave, lynn, MA 01902
Don't wait, Large Colonial featuring Eat-in country kitchen , formal dining room, living room plus den with 1/2 bath on the first level, 3 bedrooms plus full bath upstairs, Corner lot with 2 car garage and fenced in yard. Enjoy the farmers porch and nicely landscaped...
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