Do the rooms in your home make you feel depressed? Do you feel they need to be completely refurbished? Every home can be transformed with  little touches, making it an abode that you always desires to be in. Here are some tips on how to spruce up your home.

 

  • Maintain Simplicity: Some people have the habit of leaving furniture and items they have not used in ages in the home. This clogs the home, making it less desirable. Look around, can you find anything that you have not used in a while? If you have no use for one of your belongings, dispose of it, sell it, or simply give it away.  Simplicity is fundamental to sprucing up your home.
  • Painting: This is the first idea that comes to mind as it is the one improvement that if done right, would transform the look of your home completely. All you need to do is get the right colors. Light blue, cream and peach are great colors that inspire. A little touch here and there would transform the entire home.
  • Replace The Furniture: The home can be given a complete face lift by the total replacement of the upholstery or furniture. Be careful when selecting new furniture or fabric as the colors need to match or blend with the walls and window blinds. If this is done correctly, the room will get a perfectly new and rich look.
  • Flowers: Adding a few plants at strategic locations lights up the home in a manner that can seldom be explained. They add visual appeal, style and allure to the home. Some have an aroma that makes the environment smell pleasant. You can find a great variety of house plants not far from your home. Visit your local nursery, florist, or even  the big box stores. Place the plants throughout your house, in the sitting room, veranda and even the bedrooms. Remember to water them regularly as they are most enjoyable when healthy and vibrant.
  • Wash The Drapes: Depending on the size of the drapes, this could be tedious. However, you would be amazed by how a simple washing can restore brightness to the drapes and add freshness to the room.  Whether you wash the drapes yourself or have them professionally cleaned, it will still be less expensive than purchasing new ones.

Finally, for your home to have the look you desire, you must get the arrangement right. Place furniture in a manner that inspires ones thinking. Do not just place things anywhere for the sake of placing them. There must be a function attached to the positioning of every item. Sprucing up and refreshing your home does not require a huge budget, simple changes can make your home feel more desirable at a minimal expense.


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Fantastic, well-maintained home in the heart of Salem. From your new home you’ll have easy access to Salem’s vibrant down-town and easy access to the MBTA. You’ll love your manicured yard and its perennial flower garden. Enjoy the inviting and sunny front porch. Hardwood floors greet you from your living room and dining room. The beautiful wood trim throughout accents this house’s charm. Triple-pane replacement windows make this a good “cents” purchase. Your master-bedroom is spacious and sunny with hardwood floors. Custom built closets and cabinets have been installed for your convenience. Your clean and updated bathrooms make Prescott Street a Move-In-Ready winner! Value abounds with your upgraded 95.5% efficient York Gas Heat System and your upgraded tankless water heater. Central Air Conditioning will cool you on those hot, summer days. You’ll love the versatile bonus room in the basement. Make an appointment today for this great value!

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This Single-Family in Salem, MA recently sold for $361,000.

This is a Colonial style home and features 7 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.11 acres, and was sold by
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There are so many details that go into moving we often forget the emotional aspect of transitioning to a new home. For children this can be especially difficult. Often for children, the house and neighborhood they currently live in may be the only home they have ever known. Moving can be a particularly stressful event for a child.

Here are some tips to help ease the transition:

1. Have a family meeting

After you have made your plans to move, hold a family meeting to talk with your children. Share your feelings about the move and encourage your children to do the same. Expressing the positive aspects of the move can be helpful, also share that you may be feeling a little nervous too.

2. Make room plans

Take your children to visit their new home or at least show them pictures. This may help ease their concerns. Let them be involved in their new home by picking out the paint colors or the furniture layout of their new space. Children will often be more receptive if they feel included in the process.

3. Make a map of local points of interest

Your new home most likely has some fun things for children nearby. Go online or draw a map showing your new home and places that your children may enjoy like the library, soccer field, playground and other fun places. This will help your child feel excited and help them learn more about their new neighborhood.

4. Visit the new school

If possible take your children to visit their new school before their first day. It will be helpful to meet the teachers and see the school’s surroundings beforehand.

5. Throw a “See You Soon” party

One of the most difficult things about moving is saying goodbye. Hosting a “See You Soon” party helps your children understand that goodbye is not forever. Make sure to get all of their friend’s phone numbers and email addresses so they can keep in touch. Remember to take a lot of pictures at the party as well. Sending the photos to the friends they have left behind is another way of keeping in touch.

Most of all you should try to keep things as normal as possible. You may need to hug a little more and check in with older children to help ease the anxiety. Soon they will have new friends and new things to look forward to.

 

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