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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 8/12/2018

You may be wondering what can be done with the room below the main floor of your home. This room is also better known as a basement. Most basements have things like the fuse box, your water heater, and a furnace in them. 


There is a possibility in many homes to transform the basement floor into another room. This can add immense value to your home, by providing additional space. By using this as a room, you can change the set up of your home and provide more living space without needing to move.  


Size Of The Room


The size of the basement area can vary widely. The ceiling heights can vary and there may be little to no natural light in the room, which can be a hindrance when it comes to certain things that you may want to do with that area. This means that the basement may not be suitable for all everyday living purposes, but it still can be used for some things, depending upon the space.    


In-Law Apartment 


Many people take the basement level of their home and turn it into an in-law apartment. This is where a relative can live independently. Many of these include a separate entrance, kitchen, and bathroom. Building this type of room may be costly. Keep in mind that it will add immense value to your home when you do decide to sell the home in the future. It will provide a comfortable living situation for everyone in the home. Even a small studio can add value a whole lot of value to your property. 


Family Room And More


Many basements have become prime examples of a family room. These rooms can house game tables, televisions, sofas, and more. From a dedicated game room to a manly man cave, everyone in the family can make use of a newly renovated space. Youíll just need to decide what to do before you start.  


Disguise The Look


The first thing that youíll need to do is completely disguise the look of your basement. This can require you to put up drywall and add some paint to the area. If the basement floor begins as simple concrete, youíre probably going to need to lay down carpet and put in some flooring, depending upon how in-depth your renovation will be. 


Appliance And Storage Area


If you canít make your basement into any type of living space per say, you may want to transform it into a laundry room, or house other appliances down there. Aside from your washer and dryer, you may need a freezer or an additional fridge for food storage. The basement is the perfect place for these items. You can use another part of the basement to keep off-season items like Christmas decorations and outdoor furniture.


No matter what you do with your basement, remember that itís a bonus room in many cases as far as your square footage is concerned. Get creative and make the basement your own!





Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 8/5/2018

You may take your front door for granted. Maybe you only use your front door occasionally when company comes or you have a gathering at your home. Itís amazing how much more curb appeal you can give to your home with a properly lit front door. Below, youíll find some tips to help you brighten your front door and the overall appeal of your home. 


Make Your Front Door Shine Through The Night


If you want your home to have curb appeal, you may think of the daylight hours. Sure, you want your home to look good during the day, but there are 24 hours! You can find plenty of ways that you can add nighttime curb appeal to your home with correct types of landscape lighting. Some ideas to help you highlight your front door can be found below:


Put a spotlight on the entryway


Using bold lighting like this can help you to enhance the features that are already present on the front of your home.     


Use sconce lighting

This type of lighting is easily mounted onto the side of walls or the side of your home. You can use these types of lights to add to the style of your home as they come in many different kinds from the stately to the fun and whimsical. These lights also provide quite a welcoming touch to the home.


Consider Lighting Your House Number


Wherever your house number is present, you should try to light it. This way, after daylight hours, guests can clearly see what house number is yours. You can do this with a lamp post or a spotlight depending on where you have your house numbers mounted. 


Use Lighting Variations


Just as you would on the inside of your home, the outside of your home should use variations of lighting. Use sconces for overhead lighting. Think of the lighting on the outside of your home based on the main types of lighting: task, decorative, ambient, and accent lighting. Using these basic design principles can help you to find where the need for light is in your yard.


Highlight Your Landscape


Your hard efforts at landscaping arenít just for the daylight hours. Use lighting in your yard as a way to highlight the beauty of your yard the whole day and night through. If you have particularly unique trees or bushes, or a nice statue in your yard, use lights to brighten the space and show off the best features that your yard has to offer.

When thinking of lighting your yard keep safety as your first priority and design as your second for a great outdoor lighting scheme.    





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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 8/1/2018

This Condo in Haverhill, MA recently sold for $225,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Jamie Dee Frontiero - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


20 Franzone Drive, Haverhill, MA 01835

Bradford

Condo

$209,000
Price
$225,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Opportunity knocks in Bradford! Two bedroom, three level spacious townhouse situated on a dead-end street. Natural light fills the first floor living space with the lower level layout consisting of an eat-in kitchen with exterior access to a maintenance free deck, living room with hardwood flooring and a 1/2 bath. The second floor has two generous sized bedrooms with large closets, cathedral ceilings and skylights. On the third floor you will find a loft which can be used as an office, den or playroom. Ample basement storage, two car off street parking, newer windows, roof, slider and heating system add to value. Conveniently located to highway access, shopping and restaurants. Bring your decorating and Pinterest ideas and make this townhouse your own!

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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 8/1/2018


435 Exeter Road, Hampton, NH 03844

Single-Family

$1,167,500
Price

15
Rooms
5
Beds
5/1
Full/Half Baths
OPEN THIS SUNDAY AT 1PM! Elegance & Tradition abound on this 6+ acre mini-estate. Purchased by its current owners in 2010 this landmark homestead underwent extensive renovations & mechanical updates. The owners took care to preserve historical details yet thoughtfully infused modern amenities such as: central air, a luxurious master suite, well-appointed kitchen & trendy living spaces. The home has a more classic layout yet provides a vast array of alternative/additional living spaces perfect for work-at-home professionals, extended family, caregivers or guests. The main level of the original barn offers a great workshop area, tons of storage & garage parking while the renovated 2nd floor wows w/ a super cool Great Room! The property continues to impress w/ an INDOOR-POOL-HOUSE complete w/ heated pool, entertainment space & a huge YOGA/WORKOUT ROOM! Avid Travelers/commuters will enjoy nearby train & bus lines as well as private livery services w/hourly & daily transportation.
Open House
Sunday
August 05 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 435 Exeter Road, Hampton, NH 03844    Get Directions

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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 8/1/2018


435 Exeter Road, Hampton, NH 03842-1004

Single-Family

$1,167,500
Price

5
Bedrooms
15
Rooms
5/1
Full/Half Baths
OPEN THIS SUNDAY AUG. 5th ! Elegance & Tradition abound on this country estate which majestically served as the Batchelder Family Homestead for many generations. Purchased by its current owners in 2010 this landmark property underwent extensive renovations & mechanical improvements. The owners took great care to preserve historical details yet thoughtfully infused today's modern amenities such as: central air, a luxurious master suite, well-appointed kitchen & trendy family spaces. This spacious home offers a more classic layout yet provides a vast array of extra living spaces, perfect for work-at-home professionals, extended family, care-givers or guests. The original barn retains authentic features yet boasts a renovated Great Room, studio/loft areas and a large workshop. The main level currently provides a ton of storage and 2-car tandem parking but, could be re-purposed to house small livestock once again. In addition to 6+ acres of lawns & gardens this home continues to impress w/ its very own INDOOR-POOL HOUSE! This multi-use building sits just beyond the main house & boasts: a heated pool, additional living space, 3/4 bath, kitchenette and a HUGE YOGA/WORKOUT ROOM, stunning w/ its great wall of windows showcasing garden views. Commuters will enjoy nearby services such as: The Exeter NH train station, the C&J Coach Bus Lines (located in Portsmouth NH & Newburyport MA) as well as convenient travel routes to either Manchester NH or Boston MA International Airports.
Open House
Sunday
August 05 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 435 Exeter Road, Hampton, NH 03842-1004    Get Directions






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