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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 12/12/2017

Moving into a new home is an exciting time. As you look at each potential house you imagine yourself living your life there. Eating pancakes at the breakfast bar with your spouse, watching you children run around the large backyard, turning a spare bedroom into your own personal space. The expenses that come with a move, however, arenít quite as exciting. If youíve stretched your dollar a little further than you would have liked but still want to turn your house into a home try these renovations that can fit any budget.

In the kitchen

Pick up some peel and stick vinyl from your home improvement store to add a new backsplash to your kitchen walls without the fuss of tiling. Upgrade your kitchen faucet to something sleek and modern or to a different finish that suits your taste. Install new drawer pulls to cabinets to add your own style to the room.

The Front Door

When you move youíll have lots of people stopping by to visit and admire your new abode. Make a great first impression by updating the front of your home. Paint the front door a bright, friendly color; yellow and red are two classic options. Installing a kick plate to the bottom of your door not only protects your door from everyday wear but also gives your door a more luxe look. Placing vibrant greenery and blooms by the front door, both inside and outside, makes any home feel more welcoming.

Bring new life to old furniture.

You donít need to rush out and buy all new furniture for your new home. Instead, alter pieces you already own. Give your worn-out sofa and arm chairs a modern update with slipcovers. Buy a colorful ottoman and some throw pillows to give your living room a whole new feel. Adding wallpaper or an accent color to the back of a bookcase gives the piece some flair for little effort. Artfully arrange books and knick knacks without overcrowding to bring a designerís touch to the room.

Tiny Changes, Big Impact

Sometimes itís the small things that make the biggest difference when updating a home. Swap out old, basic switch and outlet plates for ones with more style. With options spanning the ornate to imitation stone, youíre guaranteed to find a style that suits your decor. Add bold new house numbers in a bright color or arranged in a unique way. The more creative you get, the bigger an impact youíll make. Install new light bulbs designed to bring a bright but friendly warm light to make each room feel more inviting.

Even if your budget is tighter than you would like there are still small home improvements you can make your new house feel a lot more like your home. Sometimes all it takes is a dose of your favorite color or the simple act of putting your own personal stamp on the place.




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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 12/6/2017


45 Wellington Way, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$819,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Enjoy a Brand NEW home with the comfort of a well designed floor plan and this builder's fine attention to detail. Nine foot ceilings on the first floor: featuring an abundant cream cabinetry and walk in pantry kitchen. Step right into this expansive 16' X 24' family room with natural gas fireplace. Dining and Living rooms are enhanced by columns and custom moldings, along with hardwood flooring. Other features include: Tray ceiling in the master bedroom, walk up attic, 2nd flr. laundry rm, vinyl siding, 14X16 composite deck off kitchen slider, and walk out basement for future expansion. Last but not least, you will also enjoy the energy efficiency of this fine home. Another home being built by Bob Messina, who has built quality homes in the area for over 25 years. Some personal selections remain.
Open House
Sunday
December 10 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Beat the Spring Market and Purchase this beautiful new home on cul-de-sac street. Builder has designed much interior detail to this 3150 sf floor plan. Offers encouraged for winter sale before Spring.
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Location: 45 Wellington Way, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 12/5/2017

We all want our flowers to last forever. We want it so much that there are entire aisles in Michael's devoted to plastic flowers that will bloom for eternity. But when it comes to creating a warm atmosphere with pleasant fragrances, nothing compares to the real thing. Here's how to get the most of your potted plants and flowers.

Choose your plants wisely

All plants are different. Some flower for different lengths of time or even at completely opposite times of the year. When it comes to cut flowers, they too last varying lengths depending on the species. The time a cut flower lasts before wilting is called its†vase life.†The vase life is a hard life. But certain flowers withstand it better than others.
  • Chrysanthemums (25-30 days) - They're not a flashy flower, and they don't need much to survive in a vase other than fresh water each day
  • Orchids†(10-30 days) - There are countless varieties of orchids available. Aside from their unique form and appearance, orchids can also be surprisingly hardy
  • Anthurium or "flamingo flower" (15-45 days) - Flamingo flowers are a rare sight, and last quite a long time if maintained properly. But pet owners beware: they're considered toxic to dogs and cats

Preparing the vase

The first thing to remember is to clean a vase thoroughly before you put flowers in it. Once clean, start to prepare your water. Plants need food too. If your flowers came with plant food this is the best option for preserving your flower. Otherwise, there are homemade recipes for plant solution that usually involve something acidic and something sugary. Lemon juice and sugar work well mixed with water. Or you can mix one part lemon-lime soda (not diet soda) with three parts water. Next, cut the flowers slightly longer than the length of the vase and pop them in.

Caring for your flower

The job's not over once you put the flowers in the vase. The real trick to making flowers last longer is caring for them once in the vase.
  • Trim a centimeter or less off of the stems every other day
  • Add water as needed and refresh the water after a few days. Be sure to add your plant food solution as well
  • The flowers themselves can be maintained as well. Most flowers benefit from being misted with water once every day or two. Others recommend spraying things like hair spray which acts as a preservative directly onto the petals. Though it seems do defeat the purpose of taking such care to keep the flowers healthy.
  • Be sure to keep the flowers in a temperate place. If the flowers or water heat up or cool down too much the flowers could wilt

The flowers are dead. Now what?

Once the flowers have wilted (hopefully after a long amount of time due to†reading the aforementioned tips!) it may seem like you have no further use for them. But there are plenty of creative ways to repurpose wilted flowers on the internet such as making a wreath or even adding them to your bath. Let us know which flowers you've had the best luck with!    





Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 11/30/2017


45 Wellington Way, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$819,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Enjoy a Brand NEW home with the comfort of a well designed floor plan and this builder's fine attention to detail. Nine foot ceilings on the first floor: featuring an abundant cream cabinetry and walk in pantry kitchen. Step right into this expansive 16' X 24' family room with natural gas fireplace. Dining and Living rooms are enhanced by columns and custom moldings, along with hardwood flooring. Other features include: Tray ceiling in the master bedroom, walk up attic, 2nd flr. laundry rm, vinyl siding, 14X16 composite deck off kitchen slider, and walk out basement for future expansion. Last but not least, you will also enjoy the energy efficiency of this fine home. Another home being built by Bob Messina, who has built quality homes in the area for over 25 years. Some personal selections remain.
Open House
Sunday
December 03 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
New homes now available at Wellington Way. Beautiful detail throughout. Don't miss seeing this lovely property in a cul-de-sac neighborhood.
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Location: 45 Wellington Way, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 11/29/2017


36 Glen Forest Drive, Boxford, MA 01921

Single-Family

$490,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Looking for the perfect Boxford starter home in a highly desirable neighborhood? Well, welcome to your happy place! This delightful 4-bedroom Garrison Colonial is sited on 3+ acres in Boxford's magical Old Farms neighborhood. Located at the end of the cul-de-sac and right across from access to the trails of Wildcat Forest, a nature lover's escape. This home is loaded with updates and renovations: 2010 kitchen, 2003 Waterloo Biofilter septic system, 2016 Roof, 2016 playroom addition, 2015 water heater, 2011 windows throughout, 2014 Water Filtration system, 2003 new 200 amp Electrical plus a nice level yard for playtime. Check out the hardwood floors throughout and newer updated baths. All this plus a highly rated school system complete this package. This is one you don't want to miss. Showings will begin at Open House this Sunday, November 26.
Open House
Sunday
December 03 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 36 Glen Forest Drive, Boxford, MA 01921    Get Directions






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