How To Wake Up White Walls

When you think of sprucing up your home in its interior, the first thing you may think of is to paint those seemingly boring white walls. The truth is that white walls can actually be exciting when you learn how to make the correct upgrades. There’s so many ways that you can breath life into your white walls without ever picking up a paintbrush. Below are some ideas that you can use to make your white walls a bit more exciting. We want to help you think outside of the box when it comes to your home’s interior decor.

Find Nature Inside Of Your Home

Bringing touches of nature into your home help to brighten it up. Even colors that remind you of nature can help to brighten a room. A blue or green sofa, for example, could be the jumping off point for your design. Once you add in some live houseplants and wall art, your room will be completely transformed.

Think Geometric

Using squares, rectangles and circles in your design is a great way to make a room more attractive. Whether its hung on the walls or mixed in with other design elements, geometric designs draw the eyes to a certain point in the room. Square frames scattered on a wall, for example, is a great way to create a focal point and add personal touches, like photos.

Wake Up Walls

Colorful art is one of the best ways to wake up stale white walls. Keeping away from white furniture in rooms with white walls is also key. Contrast the light paint color with darker tones of tables and seating choices. If you want to get really creative, consider painting your existing furniture.

Think Outside Of The Box

If you have an idea to do with some art that you think will look appealing on one of your walls, give it a try! Your home is your own castle to do with as you please. White walls are a great chance for you to express yourself.

Choose Your Style

White walls are a great opportunity for you to get creative with your own style. Whether you want to go vintage, modern or a mix of a couple kinds of styles, white walls provide the perfect canvas. Whatever vibe you dream your home will give, you can achieve with white walls and a little creativity.

Express Yourself

Aside from expressing your own style, you can use your white walls to display things that mean the most to you. If you have a memento from a great trip you went on or a prized family photo, make sure that you show off these items. Install shelving on the walls for displaying glass items, plates, figurines and more. Your prized personal belongings should be a part of your home’s decor.

Open house on 12/4/2016 at 266 Lafayette St Salem, MA 01970


Date: 12/04/2016 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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First Showing at this Sunday’s Open House from noon till 2pm. Gracious 3 story home, Single Family (attached) in Salem’s Historic District featuring 11′ ceilings, grand entrance, 2 staircases, beautiful period moldings and built-ins. This spacious historic home has the character and distinctive style only homes of this period can provide. The entrance is exquisite! This home has had extensive upgrades for today’s modern conveniences.This home has been refurbished through out and has a 2015- renovated GORMET kitchen Including, Quartz countertops and island, custom windows, Stainless Steel Viking 6 burner, w 36″ vented hood,Thermador double ovens,, Miele Inspia dishwasher. The grand living room has working fire place. Electrical & lighting upgrades, laundry room, hardwood floors, and a covered back porch with 3 car garage. perfect for offices, in law, Air BnB. A great location, close distance to everything Salem has to offer.

Condo – 266 Lafayette St Unit 266 Salem, MA 01970 is now new to the market!

First Showing at this Sunday’s Open House from noon till 2pm. Gracious 3 story home, Single Family (attached) in Salem’s Historic District featuring 11′ ceilings, grand entrance, 2 staircases, beautiful period moldings and built-ins. This spacious historic home has the character and distinctive style only homes of this period can provide. The entrance is exquisite! This home has had extensive upgrades for today’s modern conveniences.This home has been refurbished through out and has a 2015- renovated GORMET kitchen Including, Quartz countertops and island, custom windows, Stainless Steel Viking 6 burner, w 36” vented hood,Thermador double ovens,, Miele Inspia dishwasher. The grand living room has working fire place. Electrical & lighting upgrades, laundry room, hardwood floors, and a covered back porch with 3 car garage. perfect for offices, in law, Air BnB. A great location, close distance to everything Salem has to offer.

This is a Townhouse style home and features 8 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 5 bedrooms, 0.13 Acres, and is currently available for $569,900.

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Open house on 12/4/2016 at 266 Lafayette St Salem, MA 01970


Date: 12/04/2016 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
For Directions: feel free to contact me.  
For more information: click here for the full details  

First Showing at this Sunday’s Open House from noon till 2pm. Gracious 3 story home, Single Family (attached) in Salem’s Historic District featuring 11′ ceilings, grand entrance, 2 staircases, beautiful period moldings and built-ins. This spacious historic home has the character and distinctive style only homes of this period can provide. The entrance is exquisite! This home has had extensive upgrades for today’s modern conveniences.This home has been refurbished through out and has a 2015- renovated GORMET kitchen Including, Quartz countertops and island, custom windows, Stainless Steel Viking 6 burner, w 36″ vented hood,Thermador double ovens,, Miele Inspia dishwasher. The grand living room has working fire place. Electrical & lighting upgrades, laundry room, hardwood floors, and a covered back porch with 3 car garage. perfect for offices, in law, Air BnB. A great location, close distance to everything Salem has to offer.

Single-Family – 266 Lafayette St Salem, MA 01970 is now new to the market!

First Showing at this Sunday’s Open House from noon till 2pm. Gracious 3 story home, Single Family (attached) in Salem’s Historic District featuring 11′ ceilings, grand entrance, 2 staircases, beautiful period moldings and built-ins. This spacious historic home has the character and distinctive style only homes of this period can provide. The entrance is exquisite! This home has had extensive upgrades for today’s modern conveniences.This home has been refurbished through out and has a 2015- renovated GORMET kitchen Including, Quartz countertops and island, custom windows, Stainless Steel Viking 6 burner, w 36” vented hood,Thermador double ovens,, Miele Inspia dishwasher. The grand living room has working fire place. Electrical & lighting upgrades, laundry room, hardwood floors, and a covered back porch with 3 car garage. perfect for offices, in law, Air BnB. A great location, close distance to everything Salem has to offer.

This is a Colonial style home and features 8 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 5 bedrooms, 0.13 Acres, and is currently available for $569,900.

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Open house on 11/27/2016 at 60 Rantoul Street Beverly, MA 01915


Date: 11/27/2016 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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First Showings at Open House Sunday 11/27 from 11a.m till 1pm~First Floor Unit at the Gateway Condominiums. This is an unapproved short sale. Will NOT qualify for traditional financing, looking for Cash Investors who are willing to by “As IS” Buyer to be responsible for any back Condo Dues and Late Fees. The unit needs work, Seller and Seller’s Agent make no representations whatsoever about unit, or building. Buyers and Buyer’s Agent to own due diligence. Offer will be reviewed on Wednesday 11/30. Currently approximate owed on Condo Dues is $7,300. Dues to be 317.35 per month per association.

Could the Sale of Your House Come Down to a Lucky Number?

Many people think seven is a lucky number but if you are looking to get the most bang for your buck the number you want in your address is an eight.

According to a study done by the University of British Columbia, houses and street numbers ending in eight sold at a 2.5 per cent higher rate than homes and street numbers ending with any other digits. In fact, the study also found homes and street numbers ending in four sold at a 2.2 per cent discount.

House numbers have recently become more important with the influx of Chinese buyers in the marketplace and the increasing popularity of Feng Shui. Numbers that sound similar to Chinese words that have positive meanings are believed to be lucky. The number eight sounds similar to the word for prosper or wealth. The fear of the number four, or tetraphobia, is because the pronunciation of the word for four is similar to the word for death in Mandarin, Cantonese and several Chinese dialects.

Thinking of rolling the dice on the number 13? Many large casino hotels in Las Vegas omit floor numbers 4, 14, 24, 34 and 40 to 49. The number 13 is not however, considered unlucky in the Chinese tradition.

Other numbers with perceived good luck are two, three, five and seven. Two because of the Chinese saying good things come in pairs. The number three sounds similar to birth and the number five is associated with the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth and metal). Considered the luckiest number in the West, 7 symbolizes togetherness.

Even though house numbers may influence a buying decision there is no evidence to support actual bad or good luck in homes with certain numbers. The thought of good or bad luck has more to do with the psychology of people than actual events.

 

 

 

Condo – 60 Rantoul Street Unit 106N Beverly, MA 01915 is now new to the market!

First Showings at Open House Sunday 11/27 from 11a.m till 1pm~First Floor Unit at the Gateway Condominiums. This is an unapproved short sale. Will NOT qualify for traditional financing, looking for Cash Investors who are willing to by “As IS” Buyer to be responsible for any back Condo Dues and Late Fees. The unit needs work, Seller and Seller’s Agent make no representations whatsoever about unit, or building. Buyers and Buyer’s Agent to own due diligence. Offer will be reviewed on Wednesday 11/30. Currently approximate owed on Condo Dues is $7,300. Dues to be 317.35 per month per association.

This is a Garden/Mid-Rise style home and features 4 total rooms, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, and is currently available for $150,000.

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Ten Storage Solutions to Clear Up Space in Your Home

Have you ever heard anyone complain about a house having too much storage space? Of course not. That’s impossible.

Storage space is one of the top features home buyers look for when it comes to shopping for houses. We tend to accumulate a lot of stuff, whether it’s kids toys, expired boxes of Rice-A-Roni or, in my case, roughly one million DVDs.

It’s hard to part ways with the things we love (who knows when you might suddenly have the urge to watch The Last of the Mohicans). So, what’s the solution? Better home storage, of course.

In this article we’ll cover ten of the best hacks–big and small–that will help you improve your home storage and organization.

1. Storage seating

If you need extra seating in your home office or entry way, why not go with something that includes storage space? Storage benches are increasingly popular and can be a good place to put your gloves and scarves in the winter time.

2. Roll your clothes

The next time you do laundry, try rolling up your shirts and pants and stack the rolls vertically. It will help you fit a lot more in one drawer and you’ll be able to grab your favorites without digging through a pile of folded laundry.

3. Make dividers for your clothing drawers

Is your underwear drawer an amalgamation of every different type of sock and underwear? Use makeshift dividers (cardboard or plastic will do) inside your drawers to keep things grouped the way you want.

4. Flip down desk

Instead of taking up floor space for the desk that you use once a month, install a fold down desk onto your wall and store the chair in the closet. It will open up the floor of the room.

5. Vertical storage solutions

Look around the room you’re in. See all that empty air up near the ceiling? If you’re really pressed for space, try incorporating vertical storage solutions in your closets and bathroom.

6. Magnets

You’ve probably seen those cool magnetic knife holders on the Food Network and thought, “I need this in my life.” But I bet you’ve never thought about using one for your tweezers or toothbrush. Placing a magnetic strip in your bathroom cabinet will free up space and allow for easy access to all of your bathroom utensils. Plus you can finally rest assured that no one else’s toothbrush touched yours.

7. Bed storage

Some beds pop up to allow storage underneath. Others include built-in drawers under the mattress. If a new bed frame isn’t in your budget right now, opt for storage bins as slim as you need to fit things like extra blankets and off-season clothing under the bed.

8. Hanging up your bicycles

Whether it’s in your huge garage or in your tiny studio apartment, you’ve probably lamented the amount of space bicycles take up. Bike hangers allow you to store your bikes vertically taking up significantly less room.

9. Slide out pantry

Slide out pantries allow you to store a lot more and bring all your food within reach. That means you have no more excuses to be finding cans of tuna fish from five years ago.

10. Cord organizers

The best way to organize cords is to eliminate them. Wireless controllers, speakers and headphones are now all quite affordable. But for things like cell phone chargers, there are several gadgets you can buy to keep your cords separated and tucked out of sight.