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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 2/8/2018

Choosing outdoor furniture for your home can be a challenging task. You might not even know where to start. What type of furniture do you need? What colors should you choose? The process doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If you take it step by step, and look at your own needs, the process will be easier for you. 


Pick Your Colors


The outdoors have a bit more flexibility than the indoors of your home. There are no wall colors to worry about, only the natural landscape and the shade of your deck. You can choose from a spectrum of colors to suit the feel you want to create in your outdoor space. Color will provide everything from a fun party atmosphere to a classy, refined outdoor space. Don’t be afraid to mix and match as well.


The Outdoors Are Your Indoors


If you have the style of your home down to a science, don’t be afraid to carry that look over to the outside of your home. You can use the same types of fabric textures and colors. Keep in mind that you’ll want a more durable fabric since your furniture may be exposed to the elements. 


Use the same design principles outdoors that you would with your indoor furniture. If you have an outdoor fireplace, for example, you can use that as a focal point to gather your furniture around. Don’t be afraid to have a setup similar to that of your living room including a coffee table, sofa-like chair, and other cozy seating.       


Keep It Visually Stimulating


Just like the inside of your home, the outside of your home is also a reflection of your personality. You can embrace the feeling of fun, bright colors, and contrasting shades. Use what makes you happy and the rest of the design will fall into place! 


Remember one of the simplest design principles when designing your outdoor space- use throw pillows! Throw pillows can add so much to a space. Find colors that bring out the best in your outdoor furniture and desired color patterns. When it comes to the outdoors, know that the bolder you go, the better your space will be! 


Forget The Rules


Your outdoor space is a place where you can just “forget the rules.” Go with what feels right for you. The outdoor space is less “stuffy” than the indoors. Not that the inside of your home isn’t comfortable, but the outdoors is a place where an “anything goes” attitude can really work for you.




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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 2/1/2018

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For home sellers, transforming an ordinary kitchen into one that garners homebuyers' attention is no small feat. However, there are many quick, easy ways to clean your kitchen and ensure it will dazzle homebuyers any time they visit.

Here are three kitchen cleaning tips that every home seller needs to know.

1. Eliminate Wall Splatters.

Wall splatters can be major eyesores in any kitchen. Fortunately, home sellers who spend a few minutes identifying and addressing wall splatters can beautify their kitchens with ease.

If you notice waterborne kitchen wall splatters like ketchup, mustard or wine stains, you can use a wet cloth or paper towel to wipe away these problems immediately. Or, if you find grease stains on your kitchen walls, be sure to utilize a mix of dishwasher soap and water to minimize such issues.

Try to eliminate kitchen wall splatters as soon as you notice them. Wall splatters may become more difficult to minimize over time, and the sooner you identify them, the sooner you can eliminate them altogether.

2. Clean Out the Refrigerator.

Homebuyers will examine every nook and cranny of your house, so don't be surprised if they take a look inside your refrigerator. However, if your refrigerator is messy, overloaded with leftovers or has not been cleaned out in several years, it could negatively affect a homebuyer's impression of your residence.

Even devoting a few minutes to cleaning out your refrigerator daily can make a world of difference for home sellers. Wiping down the refrigerator shelves, cleaning the refrigerator drawers and getting rid of outdated products can give your refrigerator a clean, streamlined appearance.

Don't forget to place an open box of baking soda inside your refrigerator every few months too. This box will help absorb and eliminate odors consistently.

3. Check Out Your Dishwasher and Sink.

If you run your dishwasher daily, you'll want to clean it out and ensure there are no dishes, pots, pans or cooking utensils inside of it when homebuyers visit your residence. Instead, you should try to keep your dishwasher looking pristine, as this will help you show homebuyers exactly what your kitchen has to offer.

Plus, you should keep your sink as clean as possible. Be sure to clean the sink itself after you wash dishes in it. Also, try to avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink, as this may cause odors to form that could move throughout your home.

Maintaining a clean, beautiful kitchen can be tricky, but there is always extra help available if you need it.

For example, your real estate agent may be able to offer kitchen cleaning recommendations and ensure you can find a professional cleaning company to help you beautify your kitchen. That way, you can reap the benefits of an immaculate kitchen, one that homebuyers are sure to appreciate and may enable you to speed up the home selling process.

Conduct an in-depth review of your kitchen today, and you can move closer to transforming a bland kitchen into a fabulous one.




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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 1/31/2018


27 Winding Cove Road , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$625,000
Price

8
Total Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Sun filled open 4 BR contemporary Ranch with finished bright walkout garden level.South of 28. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, windows and sliders along the rear South facing side means natural light fills the living spaces. Expansive 44'deck overlooks private wooded yard. Substantial 1st floor MBR suite with fireplace opens to small sunny & private deck. Renovated kitchen gleams with SS appliances, granite and Shaker style cabinets. This is a welcoming home for any guests-for the evening OR weekends or longer-with generous living and sleeping spaces. 4(yes 4!) car garage-2 on main level+ 2 car under make this a unique property for car or 'toy' collectors. Very desirable neighborhood-- short walk to Prince Cove deepwater marina and boat ramp. Inlaw potential-garden level.
Open House
Saturday
February 03 at 12:01 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunny and bright South of 28 Contemporary Ranch. 1st floor living, plus additonal BR and living on garden level walkout. 4 car garage, too-2 car garages on each level
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 27 Winding Cove Road , Barnstable, MA 02648    Get Directions

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 1/31/2018


27 Winding Cove Road , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$625,000
Price

8
Total Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Sun filled open 4 BR contemporary Ranch with finished bright walkout garden level.South of 28. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, windows and sliders along the rear South facing side means natural light fills the living spaces. Expansive 44'deck overlooks private wooded yard. Substantial 1st floor MBR suite with fireplace opens to small sunny & private deck. Renovated kitchen gleams with SS appliances, granite and Shaker style cabinets. This is a welcoming home for any guests-for the evening OR weekends or longer-with generous living and sleeping spaces. 4(yes 4!) car garage-2 on main level+ 2 car under make this a unique property for car or 'toy' collectors. Very desirable neighborhood-- short walk to Prince Cove deepwater marina and boat ramp. Inlaw potential-garden level.
Open House
Saturday
February 03 at 12:01 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunny and bright South of 28 Contemporary Ranch. 1st floor living, plus additonal BR and living on garden level walkout. 4 car garage, too-2 car garages on each level
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 27 Winding Cove Road , Barnstable, MA 02648    Get Directions

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 1/28/2018


65 The Heights , Mashpee, MA 02649

Mashpee (village)

Single-Family

$1,179,000
Price

14
Total Rooms
4
Beds
6/2
Full/Half Baths
As stunning as it is livable, this Willowbend contemporary is functional for a couple or a crowd. Open floor plan living spaces with soaring ceilings and sun drenched rooms.Tranquil views over golf course and small ponds from inside and from expansive deck. Best of all, you will be part of the Willowbend lifestyle which affords many options for membership and welcomes varied ages and interests. Home has 1st floor living with large ensuite MBR on East side of home, so you will wake early and won't miss a minute of your day on Cape Cod. 2 ensuite BR 2nd floor, multiple sleeping and recreational spaces on Lower level walkout & ensuite studio over garage accommodate short or long term guests & family. Mature landscaping creates sense of privacy while enjoying large windows and 4 season porch.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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