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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 12/5/2017

A small space can seem to be an unsolvable challenge. There are ways that you can work with your home and adapt to the space to suit your needs.

Arrange Furniture Wisely


If the furniture in a room isnít arranged properly, it can really put a damper on a small space. You donít want your furniture to be so far apart in a room, that people canít carry on a conversation, but you also donít want the room to appear cramped. 


In the living room, for example, youíre going to want to keep some open space but also have a strategy to arranging the furniture to set it up for company and space. This means that you need to pull furniture away from the walls. This will create more depth for the room, without adding anything. Also, donít fill any room with too much furniture. If a room feels stuffy, see what pieces of furniture aren't essential and take them out. 


Use Solid Colors For Your Base In A Room


If a small room has large pieces of solid color on the wall open, youíll have the freedom to add patterns if you want. This also gives the room the illusion that itís larger and has more open space available. 


Place Your Bed In Front Of A Window


It may seem strange to place a bed in front of a window, but in many small bedrooms, this is your only option to give you space for both furniture and a bed. The bed actually becomes the focal point of the room when you arrange it this way. 


Get Key Pieces To Help Maximize Space


 There are a few pieces that you may not even think belong in your living room that actually can help you to maximize the space. Instead of a sofa, for example, get a love seat. There are even pull-out versions of love seats that can accommodate overnight guests. Now, youíre saving space with a purpose. 


An armoire is typically thought of as being in the bedroom for clothing storage. You can use an armoire to hide things like games, liquor and bar tools, or even books. This can help you to hide things, reducing clutter, creating the illusion of more space in the room. There are dozens of other great pieces that save space and serve a purpose in a living room. These include sofa tables and side tables.


The Basics


In small rooms, the most important thing to remember is that simple is best. You donít want much beyond the essentials. If you get creative with the space, youíll be able to make the most of every inch that you have to work with.




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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 11/28/2017

Pets are part of the family. They look to us for food, protection, and a daily routine. In return, we get the joys of having a tiny, furry best friend (or in my case a huge, slobbering goofball of a dog). When you want to go away on vacation, however, pets become an added layer of planning that makes the process much more stressful and†complicated. The good news is you have options. Depending on your pet, your destination, and your financial situation, some options may be better than others for you. In this article, we'll go over pet planning for when you go away on vacation so you can rest assured knowing your pet will be safe so that you can do what vacations are meant for: relax.

Where are you going?

Depending on your destination and the type of pet you have, it might be possible to bring your animal friend along. Pet friendly hotels, bed-and-breakfasts and rental homes are all ways that allow you to keep you and your pet together during vacation. If you don't have the money to spend on expensive hotels, you could try out campgrounds or staying with a friend or relative in the area. There are also websites designed for couch-surfing that sometimes allow pets.

What's your pet's personality?

We hold pets to a pretty high social standard. If someone scooped you up and took you to a strange place away from your family for a week you might be a little nervous, right? Your pet is no different. Depending on your pet's comfort level, boarding could be an option. However, it's a good idea to test this out for just a night before going away on a long vacation. Similarly, you could try having your pet stay at a friend or relative's house for a sleepover to gauge their reaction.†Training and conditioning could be all it takes to help your pet feel comfortable away from you or your home while you're on vacation.

Calling in a sitter

A†less expensive option to boarding your pet is to have a pet sitter stay at your home while you're away. Odds are you might have a teenager or college aged relative who wouldn't mind having your home to themselves for a week to get away from their parents and siblings. If you†aren't lucky enough to have a relative who's up to the job, you can almost definitely find someone on†pet sitter websites or on Craigslist. People who work from home, or college students are often happy to stay at your place and watch your pets for a small fee. They get free TV and WiFi for a week, and you get the assurance that your pet and home is being taken care of; everyone wins. If you're worried about leaving your pet with a stranger, don't worry--we understand. Fortunately, most sites come with references and testimonials and you can always meet your pet sitter in person before handing them the keys to your home.




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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 11/27/2017

PRICED TO SELL!, All the big stuff has been done here! Windows, Roof, Circut Breakers, Furnance all done in the last 4 to 6 years! Home has 2 wood stoves to help with heating costs! Large rooms and plenty of space! Looking for a big home? This one is not to be missed! Bring your updates and call this house HOME!

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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 11/27/2017


555 Willard St, Leominster, MA 01453

Single-Family

$350,000
Price

10
Rooms
6
Beds
3
Baths
PRICED TO SELL!, All the big stuff has been done here! Windows, Roof, Circut Breakers, Furnance all done in the last 4 to 6 years! Home has 2 wood stoves to help with heating costs! Large rooms and plenty of space! Looking for a big home? This one is not to be missed! Bring your updates and call this house HOME!
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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 11/22/2017

This Single-Family in Leominster, MA recently sold for $298,000. This Cape style home was sold by - Mary Foley Real Estate Inc..


5 Forsythia Rd, Leominster, MA 01453

Single-Family

$300,000
Price
$298,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
REMODELED CAPE STYLE HOME OFFERING THREE BEDROOMS!! Freshly painted inside and out, with remodeled kitchen, new flooring, newer boiler, water heater and more. Large eat-in kitchen, family room with wood stove, separate dining room and living room that leads out to the sunroom.The back yard is fenced in with a patio on the side of the home with lawn irrigation. Partially finished basement could be used as an office, bedroom, or rec room. Home is located on a corner lot with .29 acres of land and large fenced in yard. Convenient location, minutes to schools, T station, highway, shopping and more.

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