Why You Need More Than Color On Your Walls

Do the walls of your home ever feel bland and uninviting? What you need for your home is to add depth to the walls. Everything from the colors of the walls to what you place on them helps to give your rooms a feeling of sophisticated complexity. 

Try Using Contrast On Your Walls

If you choose a dark color for your walls, you can use bright colors as a contrast to bring out the prominent features of the room. 

Use Texture On Your Walls

You don’t have to rely on paint to color your walls. It’s a good idea for you to use some tapestry or cloth and hang it on the walls to help add texture and depth to a room.

Reflect On The Room

Using mirrors can help to make any room appear bigger. Mirrors are deceiving in a way, but when placed strategically, they can really add a lot to a room. Allowing for reflections in the room also adds depth and a larger feeling to the space, 

Don‘t Make A Space Too Busy

Avoid using a lot of colors in a room. While contrasting colors add something special to a space, bright, mismatched colors will only make you dizzy. 

Make Use Of Tile

Particularly in kitchens and bathrooms, tile can help to add some depth to the space. Your kitchen can be painted a lovely color and finding tiles to match for a backsplash can really help the room to stand out. Even the color grout that you use can help add complexity to a room. If you have brick, wood, or any kind of stone present in a room, be sure to help those features stand out. The best way to approach design sometimes is to take what you see in nature and bring it into your space. From earth tones to highlighting the natural features in your home, you can really make your home feel well-rounded from the inside out. 

Try Painting The Walls Different Colors

There’s no rule that says you need to paint a room all one color. Often, you can add a lot to a room just by having that one accent wall. Putting the piece of furniture that will be the focal point of the room on the accent wall can really bring out the features of the room. If your color scheme is leaning towards blues and whites, for example, paint each wall white except for one. Choose an alluring shade of blue for the accent wall. Be sure that your furniture matches with whatever wall color scheme that you choose as well.                 

Whether you’re recreating a room completely, or simply re-purposing what you have, it’s easy to make your design work for you and provide complexity and depth.

How to Prepare for a Long-Distance Move

Moving is stressful at the best of times. But when you’re moving across the country rather than across town, it adds to the number of preparations you’ll need to make.

In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to best prepare for your long-distance move, whether it’s across the state, across the country, or to another country altogether.

Packing and moving

One of the biggest concerns you’ll have during a long distance move is the condition of your belongings.

If you’re using a moving company, you’ll want to make sure you trust them to handle your belongings with care. To ensure that they’re responsible movers, read over their reviews online. It’s also a good idea to review their contracts and to make sure you have enough insurance to cover any costly damages or losses. Speaking of moving companies, be sure to shop around to find out which one offers the best prices and delivery windows.

When it comes to packing your items, air on the side of caution and start boxing items well in advance of your move. Not only is it a good idea to label your boxes by room, but you should put your name and contact information on your boxes if they’re being shipped by a large moving company.

Remember that not everything needs to be in boxes. Soft items like clothing and towels can easily be packed in trash bags, suitcases, and duffel bags. You’ll be able to squeeze in more items and they’ll take up less space in the moving truck.

When filling the moving truck, be sure your fragile items aren’t the top box on a stack of boxes. Similarly, you don’t want fragile belongings underneath too many heavy boxes. Your movers likely have their own way of securing boxes, so be sure to indicate to them which boxes are the most fragile with labels.

Downsize your belongings

The month leading up to your move is a good time to sell or donate items you no longer use. It could save you space on the moving truck, and you could earn a few extra dollars before your big move.

Larger items should be your top priority. Bicycles, lawnmowers, and other big items that you’ve been thinking of replacing can be sold now and you can buy new ones at your future home. However, don’t discount the weight and size of things like DVD and book collections. Many people lug around bookcases from house to house and hardly ever touch the books on them. Furthermore, technology like Kindle and Netflix are making owning physical copies of your media less of a necessity.

Before you start packing the rest of your items into moving boxes, make sure you set aside a “survival kit” filled with your daily use items. Things like cell phone chargers, glasses and contacts, and sanitary items should be in your vehicle or carry on, not in the moving truck.

Saving money

Moving is expensive, but there are a number of ways you can squeeze some savings out of the experience. First, take advantage of free boxes from local stores and restaurants. Then, ask for friends and family to help you pack rather than hiring professionals, offer them lunch in exchange for their help.

When it comes to getting to your new home, don’t rule out flying as being the most expensive option. Hotels, gas, and eating out add up quickly if you’re making a road trip out of your move.

Finally, see if your move is tax-deductible. If you’re relocating for work, there’s a chance some of your moving expenses will be. If so, be sure to keep all of your receipts along the way.

Open house on 2/9/2020 at 40 John Dr Grafton, MA 01536


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You will love the convenience!! Just minutes to the MA pike and commuter rail. A step or two makes it easy to enter into this wonderful condo located in the sought after Forest Hills.Enjoy the beautiful hardwood flrs along with recently renovated kitchen:Quartz counters cherry inset cabs, paneled appliances,farmers sink, metal back splash,Advantium oven & some additional little spaces.Upstairs are the two bedrooms. Large MB with vaulted ceilings and double closets both with California designs Enjoy the spa like master bath with soaking tub,walk-in tiled shower and glass entrance. Second bedroom features a private full bath, large closet, a window seat with plantations shutters.Just outside the bedrooms is a area large enough for office space as it is currently used. Ease of second floor laundry facilities is a plus. If that isn’t enough space,meander down into the finished lower level and escape with a glass of wine in front of the fire place. Complete with cork flooring & full window

Condo – 40 John Dr Unit 40 Grafton, MA 01536 now has a new price of $324,900!

You will love the convenience!! Just minutes to the MA pike and commuter rail. A step or two makes it easy to enter into this wonderful condo located in the sought after Forest Hills.Enjoy the beautiful hardwood flrs along with recently renovated kitchen:Quartz counters cherry inset cabs, paneled appliances,farmers sink, metal back splash,Advantium oven & some additional little spaces.Upstairs are the two bedrooms. Large MB with vaulted ceilings and double closets both with California designs Enjoy the spa like master bath with soaking tub,walk-in tiled shower and glass entrance. Second bedroom features a private full bath, large closet, a window seat with plantations shutters.Just outside the bedrooms is a area large enough for office space as it is currently used. Ease of second floor laundry facilities is a plus. If that isn’t enough space,meander down into the finished lower level and escape with a glass of wine in front of the fire place. Complete with cork flooring & full window

This is a Townhouse style home and features 6 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and is currently available for $324,900.

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