Melissa Kaspern - RE/MAX Executive Realty - Holliston, MA Real Estate, Medway, MA Real Estate


Moving into a new home can be an overwhelming time. You’ll be trying to match what you already have with new pieces, meticulously decorating the blank canvas that is your new space. Every task that you complete, you do to make your home your own. 


One part of decorating your home that you’ll definitely want to take your time with is that of choosing artwork for the walls. You don’t just want to take any piece of art to fill up the blank spaces. Choosing artwork should take some thought and time. Below, you’ll find tips on picking the right artwork for all the rooms of your home. 


Use What Inspires You


The artwork in your home should remind you of what you love and jog your creativity and motivation. A picture or piece of art can bring you peace and joy just by viewing it. That’s why you wouldn’t want to put just anything on your walls. You’ll be looking at whatever kinds of pictures and statues that you put up each day, so make sure that it’s not something that bores you!


Art Is More Than A Museum


When the word “art” is mentioned, it’s more than being about paintings or classic versus contemporary. Art can be a photograph that you have taken or a small figurine that you bought while on vacation. These are the things that bring you joy after all! The bottom line is that artwork in your home doesn’t need to be fancy, it just has to represent you.


Take The Time To Shop


You may be tired of shopping after looking for the perfect sofa or bedroom set for your new home, but the shopping should continue. It’s best to take your time and not make impulse buys when it comes to buying artwork. Consider where a picture will go before you purchase it to place in your home.    


Know The Focal Points In Your Home


It’s much easier to choose artwork if you know where the focal points are in each room of the house. A room with a fireplace, for example, should have the fireplace as the center of attention. Any art that is placed in the room is complementary to that main piece.     


Go With Your Theme


If you have a theme going throughout your home, you’ll want to find art to match. A western sunset might not match too well with your mid-century modern styled dining room.


The key to finding artwork and decor for your home is to know what you like. Knowing the scheme and makeup in each room is a great start to decorating right.   

  


Doing a home improvement or renovation is a great way to add value to your home while learning something new. If you decide to DIY, you can enlist the help of your family and learn together.

But, when you’re taking on a task you’ve never done before, there’s a lot that can go wrong. You might go over budget, or the project might take significantly longer than expected. Sometimes we start jobs that we don’t have the expertise (or permits) to finish and have to call in a professional sinking more time and money into what was supposed to be an inexpensive renovation.

To help you avoid some of these common pitfalls, we’ve provided these tips for running a successful home improvement project so you can focus on your renovation and not on the headaches that come with it.

1. Know when to call the experts

Undertaking a do-it-yourself project can be fun and rewarding. However, some tasks are better left to the professionals. Plumbing and electrical mistakes, in particular, can be dangerous and costly if you get it wrong. You don’t want to disregard the safety of you, your family, and your belongings just to save money on hiring a professional.

2. Call the best expert for the job

Call multiple professionals for a quote before accepting an offer.

If you received what seems a very low quote for a job, make sure to call other experts in the industry to see how much they would charge for the job. Getting an unusually low offer could be a sign that the contractor will rush the project or use cheap materials.

Alternatively, if you receive a quote that seems too high, the contractor may have a busy schedule or might not really want the job, so they’ve offered you a price they don’t expect you to take.

Regardless of who you choose, see if you can find reviews and testimonials to make sure you’ve selected a contractor who is professional and has good customer feedback.

3. Aim high with your budget

When homeowners take on a renovation, they tend to underestimate the costs. To avoid being shocked by going over budget, estimate what you think the total costs would be and then at another twenty percent. That twenty percent could account for damaged building materials, mistakes, or last-minute changes and customizations--all are frequent on DIY projects.

4. Don’t work without a design or blueprint

Even for simple home improvement projects, it’s best to start out with a plan. Having detailed measurements and drawings to refer to will help you avoid costly mistakes. We’ve all felt the temptation to “eyeball it” when working on a project--taking the extra few minutes to measure and refer to your plan will save you time in the long run.

5. Relax and focus on the results

Home improvement projects can be a source of frustration for many families. If you aren’t an expert, it’s easy to get angry when things aren’t going as you planned. If you find yourself frequently hitting a wall-literally or figuratively--step back from the project and refocus on the end goal, improving your home for years to come.


This Single-Family in Medway, MA recently sold for $565,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Melissa Kaspern - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


1 Broken Tree Rd, Medway, MA 02053

Single-Family

$549,900
Price
$565,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Meticulously maintained corner lot in desirable Medway neighborhood. Room for everyone in this 5 bedroom colonial with finished basement rec room. Main level features hardwood floors & crown molding throughout, bay windows in both dining & living rooms, fire-placed family room. Updated cherry cabinets in kitchen w/ SS appliances, granite counters and gas cooking. Screen porch with skylight provides perfect space to enjoy the beautiful yard and your dinners outside. Four carpeted bedrooms upstairs share two full baths, then walk into the expansive master suite addition with large walk in closet and en suite bath. Freshly carpeted (2019) lower level with ship lap detail provides area for toy room/teen hang out/man-cave and additional storage. In addition to all this home has easy to maintain vinyl siding, solid 6 panel doors, new A/C unit (2018), furnace (2018), updated windows (2002) and newer roof (2011). Don't delay and spend the holidays in your new home!

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This Single-Family in Natick, MA recently sold for $460,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Melissa Kaspern - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


1 Point St, Natick, MA 01760

Single-Family

$449,000
Price
$460,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Don't miss this lovingly cared for and cute as can be, Natick Home! By far the best offering in Natick for this price. Conveniently located minutes to Natick Center and all major routes. This lovely home is situated on almost a 1/4 acre corner lot. Features include a bright living room fireplace and lovely bay window. A spacious dining room and updated eat-in kitchen all have a nice flow and floorplan. Two spacious bedrooms and updated full bathroom complete the main level. The finished lower level is a great additional space for a family room/play room. An additional room ideal for an at home office space is also in the lower level. Plenty of storage in the unfinished basement area. Detached one car garage! A fully fenced backyard and central air are amongst many of the perks! All of this within close proximity to downtown Natick, route 9 and the Mass Pike, Dug Pond, Natick High and so much more!

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This Condo in Ashland, MA recently sold for $572,500. This Detached style home was sold by Melissa Kaspern - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


45 Braeburn Ln, Ashland, MA 01721

Condo

$579,900
Price
$572,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Gorgeous stand alone Model C unit available in popular Cookingham Greene. This fully detached, light filled home has upgrades throughout to meet all your needs. Builder upgrades include recessed lighting, surround sound, custom moldings, cabinet upgrades, casablanca ceiling fans, beautiful 3-season room, french doors, wall safe and hardwood floors throughout main level. Kitchen features granite counters, natural gas cooking and breakfast area which leads into vaulted family room w/ elevated gas fireplace. Main level master bedroom offers walk in closet along with additional closet storage. Three season room is a perfect way to enjoy the natural beauty of your surroundings. Upstairs includes loft area, large second bedroom with full bath and walk in closet. Relax outdoors in your fenced in yard with paver patio and direct connection for natural gas grill (included). Vibrant community clubhouse allows more space to entertain indoors and out. Nothing to do but move right in & enjoy!

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