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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 8/26/2020

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Homeowners wishing to sell their home for top dollar might consider a kitchen remodel to increase its value and efficiency. Aside from the kitchen being the heart of the home, it also has several surfaces you can quickly upgrade that affect the entire space. The tips below give you a guide to which areas in your kitchen give you the best return for your investment.

Cabinets and Hardware

Cabinetry is often the primary component that determines the style of your kitchen. Replacing or refreshing your cabinets is one way to improve the look and feel of your kitchen. If the current cabinetry is in decent shape, refinishing or repainting the faces might achieve the look of new without the expense of a complete replacement. If you choose to tackle this project yourself, take the time to remove the doors, and hardware before you begin. For best results, closely follow notes for sanding and drying time for the paint or stain you’ve selected. Top off your cabinetry with updated hardware.

Paint or Wall Finish

A fresh coat of paint gives the house a clean, updated look. If you decide to paint your kitchen walls, create a neutral but inviting kitchen space. Colors trends are often regional, so let your realtor in on your plans and follow their lead for the best options. 

Another trend for kitchen walls is adding a backsplash. While its purpose is to protect the kitchen wall from water damage, the backsplash has become a modern kitchen focal point. Choose neutral materials that complement the counter and cabinet surfaces and show the kitchen in the best light.

Countertops and Fixtures

Of all the surfaces that add value to your kitchen space, countertops are most desirable. Materials like natural granite and marble give you a good return on your investment. For people who want a countertop that can resist scratches and stains and requires little or no maintenance, quartz serves perfectly.

Replacing tired or scratched faucets with new, updated versions not only enhances the look of your kitchen, but it also improves functionality. Consider a high-profile faucet with a pull-out sprayer and single-handle operation in a style that matches your kitchen’s aesthetic.

Light Fixtures

Lighting has a powerful effect on a room. It brightens your kitchen up, making it appear more inviting. Use lighting to create a vintage style kitchen with chandeliers and or give a modern twist with recessed lighting or pendants. Under-cabinet or task lighting gives a soft glow and makes meal prep easier.

Flooring

An overwhelming variety of flooring options exist for your kitchen; from vinyl and tile to laminate and hardwood. For stylish kitchen flooring design, choose a product that enhances the other elements in the room. A cohesive look is more important than spending all your money in one place.

There are many areas in your kitchen where you can make simple changes to add value to your home. Determine your budget and consult with your realtor on the best options for the greatest return on your investment.




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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 8/21/2020

Amazing opportunity to own a turn-key ranch! This home sits beautifully on a knoll with picturesque sunrises and sunsets! The expansive backyard offers privacy, playspace, storage shed, gardens and patio. Once you enter the home you are greeted with a large mudroom/enclosed porch with access to the attached garage and kitchen. The kitchen has lots of cabinet space, granite counters and sunshine! The dining room/family room combination boast hardwood floors and natural light. All bedrooms are good sizes and have hardwood floors and closet space. The bathroom offers an updated vanity and tub/shower combo. The lower level is partially finished and perfect for a playroom/gym/office etc. There is a pellet stove that is used as supplemental heat, storage space and laundry. The home is heated by oil by forced hot air and also has CENTRAL AIR! Roof, HVAC and septic are approximately 10 years young or less!

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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 8/21/2020


785 Fowler Rd, Northbridge, MA 01534

Single-Family

$314,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Amazing opportunity to own a turn-key ranch! This home sits beautifully on a knoll with picturesque sunrises and sunsets! The expensive backyard offers privacy, playspace, storage shed, gardens and patio. Once you enter the home you are greeted with a large mudroom/enclosed porch with access to the attached garage and kitchen. The kitchen has lots of cabinet space, granite counters and sunshine! The dining room/family room combination boast hardwood floors and natural light. All bedrooms are good sizes and have hardwood floors and closet space. The bathroom offers an updated vanity and tub/shower combo. The lower level is partially finished and perfect for a playroom/gym/office etc. There is a pellet stove that is used as supplemental heat, storage space and laundry. The home is heated by oil by forced hot air and also has CENTRAL AIR! Roof, HVAC and septic are approximately 10 years young or less!
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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 8/19/2020

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If you're looking to get creative but to do so on a budget, then one fun activity to look at is upcycling an old painting and making it more personal to your style. By old paintings we mean those $2 thrift store oil paintings and popular prints you nabbed for cheap at a garage sale last year. A lot of these paintings get tossed out because they are often plain and don't fit a lot of modern homes. For example, a woodsy oil landscape painting might be pretty but it can also be pretty boring. The following is a look at three ways you can tap into your creative side and transform those old paintings into talking points:

3 Ways to Update an Old Painting and Make it Yours

  • Add in your favorite pop-culture characters. This has actually become a popular art technique used by artists like David Irvine, but really anyone can do it. For those looking to expand their paint skills, simply use acrylic paint to paint your desired pop-culture character directly onto the canvas itself. If you don't trust your painting skills, then find or print and cut out an image of your desired pop-culture character(s) and use a product like Mod Podge to adhere the image to the oil painting. 
  • Invert it with word art. Two of the most appealing qualities of oil paintings are the colors and textures. The swirls of paint strokes and the gorgeous merging of bright and pastel colors. If you have a painting in which you love these qualities but find the general subject to be boring -- such as a bowl of fruit on a kitchen table -- then one great way of personalizing it is to invert it with words. In this process, what you do is consider a phrase you love. Print out that phrase in large letters and then use them to create an inverted stencil. So instead of painting in the letters, you'll paint everything else so that your desired phrase pops out with the oil painting colors and textures you love. This page offers a great step-by-step tutorial of this technique. 
  • Dip it for a new perspective. This technique has grown thanks to artist Oliver Jeffers who uses it primarily for portrait oil paintings. While his portrait technique is cool as it makes people appear as they are looking over a wall, it's not the only type of painting you can use it. Dipping a landscape or subject piece sideways or diagonal can also create a cool and more modern look. To create the dip look, you can either quite literally dip the whole painting into an appropriately sized bucket or you can tape off a line and paint on the desired side. 
  • Stay Creative and Stay Tuned

    These three upcycle tips are great to follow whether you're looking to release some creative energy or want to update your living room aesthetics. For more tips, don't forget to subscribe!




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    Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 8/18/2020

    This Single-Family in Sutton, MA recently sold for $660,000. This Cape,Contemporary style home was sold by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


    62 Hutchinson Rd, Sutton, MA 01590

    Single-Family

    $685,000
    Price
    $660,000
    Sale Price

    13
    Rooms
    4
    Beds
    2/3
    Full/Half Baths
    Enjoy this meticulously maintained Contemporary Cape sited along one of Sutton's prettiest country roads.Graced with uncommon warmth & character, this delightful home will capture your imagination & steal your heart.This sprawling 13 rm home offers privacy & flexible floor plan for indoor & outdoor entertaining. Cabinet packed kitchen w/center island & a generous dining area opens to the private back yard with ingrd pool and lush perennial filled gardens. Office, dining rm & living rm with fireplace directly off kitchen. Large fireplaced family room located at the end of the hallway for a more cozy setting. Retreat to your master suite by way of your private staircase. Enjoy your hot-tub directly off the master suite before retiring. Additional 3 bdrms & 2 full bths complete the 2nd floor, Amazing lower level offers a wonderful area for entertaining guests. Pool table, wet bar, half bth & the most desirable Wine Cave. Direct access to pool area. Benefit from Sutton's top rated schools.

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